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Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Bipeguy03, Mar 18, 2015.

   
  1. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 100cc

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    Thanks @stangflyer!
    Size is 100cc, 85" span. This is a Python ARF from Quique's Aircraft Company, designed before Beast, Viking and Mamba, with colors known as the Kimball scheme.
     
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  2. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 100cc

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    Short answer is that cross bracing depends on the design.
    The only bracing on this 100cc version is the I-struts, which aren't attached in my photo above. All loads are carried through the wing tubes.
    I'll measure the diameter for you when I'm back in the shop, but upper tube is slightly larger than lower one.

    I've seen other designs which depend upon the flying and landing wires to carry the load, functioning the same as full scale.
     
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  3. My 50% goes together fast at the field do to quick fasterners at the end of the cables. My cables are 400 lb rated stainless steel braided cable. Doubt if fishing tackle is going to replace that. I can put it together faster than my Aeroworks 222cc Ultimate with no flying wires. All depends on design
     
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  4. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    Would you kind enough when you get a chance to take a picture of the quick fastener. Thanks.
     
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  5. Here you go. I have 2 wires for each wing but only 1 quick fastener. It’s a matter of 30 seconds to clip.
     

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  6. Are those fasteners store bought or home made? I would like some of them..
     
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  7. Mine came with the Bill Hempel ARF I bought but I believe they come from Exclusive Models in Germany. Bill may be able to sell them to you though, as far as I know they are made for models.
     
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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    Ok I need some of those they look great and real easy to assemble. Same request as @acerc who, where and how. Thanks for that the pictures.
     
  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    If they are available in the states @acerc can we talk a deal on getting them please.
     
  10. Thanks, I'll send him an email tomorrow to find out if available outside of kit's.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2018
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