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Pilot 40% 330 Recover and Build

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

  1. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yes. . . . . :laughing:

    Hey Rob,

    I love the bolt in the end of the axle idea. I may have to "borrow" that idea for my Monster GP Stick. . . . . :way_to_go:.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
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  2. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    29 dolla my friend. Anyone else would be foty nine ninety five.
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  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Rob I'm not going to say " I told you so" just yet but as I type this I bet your busy turning green with envy over your painted cowl and oh so close to being finished.

    I did start the wing repair on my 330sc today but a little over 3 months and still "no fuse for me" . The Fuse Nazi going to get a spoonful of my soup! :dancing-chicken:.....:laughing:.

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  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    I wouldn't necessarily say green with envy... maybe a little "An-ti-cipation… An-ti-cipation is making me wait. It's making me waaaait...ing. A little strange you should make the comment you did. I was actually just thinking tonight, "Oh how much I am so ready to have this thing done!" It's a little spooky that we are on basically the same wave length. I am ready to get few laps on her and start/finish that danged Velox. Seems all my waking hours have been on that damn 330. I just hope it will be worth it in the long run. I fired up the 157cs again tonight. I guess just to hear it run. Oh my, what an animal. Soon enough and it will be done.

    I am sorry to hear that your fuse is.... "Lost In Space". The space somewhere between where it is at present and you. Not a good place to be. Have you contacted them to see what the hold up is? Anything I can do to hep ya out? At least you have a few extra minutes to get that wing repair done. I would dare say a spoonful of soup is much better than a spoon full of sugar. Course it does help the medicine to go down right? Oiy...where did this tangent come from? LMAO
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Here's my "theory"....... I ordered it through Chief (where I bought the plane) and in all honesty they said probably "July when the next container comes in". Now I know Toni has a new warehouse in SDCA and I bet one is just sitting there while mine is sitting in a hot container waiting customs. Logistics :rolleyes:. :laughing:
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  6. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Silly you. Now you're getting the picture. Hee hee.
    But only cause it's you! Suicide.gif
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  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So I thought about my little..ugh..beginner mistake, two hole
    choke rod dilemma for a minute. And much like @pawnshopmike suggested, I came up with a variation of his superb idea. Rather than having a much larger hole than I would like, I chose to still conjoin the two holes. But first let me say, a single choke rod
    invariably pokes me or scratches me or... I know, I sound like I need to pull my big girl panties up huh?!? Or I can put a wheel collar on it to grap on to and also protect my delicate (old) skin. Hee hee... Ooorrrr.... I can put a 90 degree bend in it. Thus giving me something to pull on and at the same time protect my princess flesh. But wait...how do we get a bent rod through a round hole, you may ask? Not too unlike putting a square peg in a round hole, I think. Oh, it fits. Trust and believe. As long as your hammer is big enough, "anything" can be driven into home plate!
    That said, I chose a more gentle, (delicate) approach. Hence, conjoined holes.
    Now I can simply slip the cowl on with the bent rod in place. Once cowl is bolted down, a small piece of full tubing slipped over the rod will give me a sure grip and protect the sharp end of the rod. Or I guessss... I could grind the end of the rod so it is not sharp. Naa... too much work. Lmao.
    20180710_201928.jpg 20180710_201911.jpg Ah ha! No more scratches and pokes!

    That problem solved, I merrily smiled and promptly took the two cowl halves to the kitchen sink and proceeded to do a final 600 wet sand of the primer. Once a light rub over was done, the cowl parts were rinsed in warm water and set aside to dry.
    20180710_200622.jpg 20180710_202731.jpg
    For on the morrow surely as the sun rises in the East, we will be laying down green paint fo sho!

    Stay tuned everyone...it gets pretty(er) from here.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  8. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Question....... Where can I find "Apple Green" spray paint ?

    Thinking of painting the LG on the Extra to match the fuse bottom. Just not sure. What ya think brutha ?

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  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Rob, I put a piece of shrink tube over the 90 degree end on my choke rods. It also protects the cowl a bit.
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  10. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Oh I like that idea! Mind if I borrow it? Oh yeah... almost forgot. Yo 29 dolla check is in the mail.
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