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Pilot 40% 330 Recover and Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by stangflyer, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks for taking the time to do that for me. The reason I asked is that I am in the process of getting my big Stick back in the air and was putting the wing together and thought that it was very heavy. Weighing the wing assembly it came in at 12 lbs and 12 oz. it is on the heavy side but not outrageous. It does have a aluminum tube and is painted. I have been toying with the idea of building a 3D type of wing for it, just not sure if I am just throwing good money and a lot of work into a bad idea. Thanks for the help.
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  2. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Where's the BEEF??? I ate it of course! :sneaky: :laughing:
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  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Nope. No ketchup, mustard, mayo or pickle doors but I do have hamburgers going on a future plane!

  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

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  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    What do normal people do at 3:30 in the morning? Sleep right? What do abnormal people do at that time of the morning? Well, a variety of things. For example, they are probably waiting for their Behemoth Yak batteries to charge. While that is going on, you might find them working on a Behemoth 330. Lol. Such is the case of this slightly less than normal and somewhat normal life challenged plane driver.

    A little progress this evening. I ran the rudder cables...
    Temporarily attached to rudder horns...
    Drilled and tapped the rudder servo arm to accept 3mm bolts...
    Mapped and placed the aileron Multi-plex plugs...
    And opened the elevator servo leads for access in the fuse. Everything is layed out and all I need to do is go back and attach everything.

    Ah but for now...sleep. I need to be rested when my son and I head for the field with two planes and 8 cylinders.
    More later fellas. Sleep well all.
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  6. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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  7. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    I would have to take 8 planes to the field to keep up with you , well have a good time I am up to my neck trying to re plum a well and it is giving me headache.
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So this 4 in the morning bedtime thing is becoming a habit it seems. I guess as long as I make progress, it's all good right? So what progress you may quandary? Well let's just say we're getting there.

    Rudder cables adjusted and attached...
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    Tail wheel installed... Oh yes, that would be the "BIG" green man in the back ground that will be piloting this red headed powered beast. 20180610_032204.jpg
    Fuel line run and attached to the Tillotson Carby…
    Since the fuel line is attached, that must mean the 157cs is once again mounted on his new home...
    And the throttle linkage attached...

    I have more photos from the day long marathon assembly... stay tuned.
  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So after a short nappy-nap... I took my youngest to breakfast this morning then got right back on the 330. Wow! For all that has been done, there is still so much to complete. This is what I accomplished today.

    Most everything in the forward nose of the motor box is done, so now it is time to epoxy on the motor box top.
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    Cutting away the bottom of the cowl to allow for the carb air snorkel. The previous owner had a DA 150 on the nose and it looks as though his choke rod was brought through the bottom. Unfortunately my 157 choke is on the opposite side so I will need to fill this small hole before painting the cowl.
    Test fitting the cowl and checking spinner back plate clearance...
    Dang...that came out really nice...
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    Checking the rudder full throw. I think... it will just about be enough. LOL...
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    Time to flip the fuse and open up the vent plate accesses...
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    She now has landing gear again...YAY!
    And a new set of Airman 5.25" racin' slicks...
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    Oh look...she is on here legs once more. Last time she sat on her wheels was coming up a year ago.
    She is starting to look like a plane...
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    A little peak inside the nearly completed fuse...
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    Unfortunately the 3W headers I have been saving for this project are not going to work. They don't allow ample enough clearance for the throttle linkage and choke pull rod. Sooo…. I will be talking to my "Dub" guru in Florida tomorrow. I will be ordering up a brand new set of KS Comfort Headers for the beast one fity-seven cs. About all that is left on the fuse is to attach a rudder steering arm for the tiller on the tail wheel, Install the ignition and connect to system. Install exhaust system, (when headers arrive), And lastly... install the flight packs and the ignition battery. This girl has come along way in the last week or so. She is just almost there. Over the next week I will be installing servos in the wings and stabs and programming. I don't expect that to take long however. So far, all the programming has been "Duplicated" from the SD 260 program. I simply "RENAMED" the 260 to the 330. So everything will be basically plug and play. I am hoping to have everything done so I can test run the 157 next weekend. I am going to try to start working on getting the painting done on the cowl and canopy. Once the sanding and painting is done....this monsta will be ready for a June Maiden. I can hardly wait to "mash" the gas and yank on the elevator. LOL.... Stay tuned fellas.
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  10. Great to see her back on her feet again.

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