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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    If you want to fly it whilst waiting for the new cowl to arrive.......Just wick in some CA on the damaged areas. Use toilet paper to fill in larger holes and cracks. Use accelerator. Gently sand down rough areas. Wont look as bad as you think and it will get you in the air.
    If color matters then just use red /white/ blue paint pens on those spots. They are inexpensive at Walmart.
  2. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    I’ve done CA before and thought it was too brittle. Interesting idea with the TP... never thought it would be a decent filler!
    I ended up using some epoxy paste, we’ll see how it turns out.
    My Walmart is vacant here.... closed doors quite a few years ago.
    I have some sharpies that might do the trick

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  3. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Put this little guy together last night. There was a box of parts (ok, several dozen huge boxes..) that was set to be tossed out at work so I grabbed it and some spare parts for it. Believe it or not it had a brushed speed 400 motor, a 16 amp brushed ESC, and a 7 cell 850mah NiMH installed in it! 2 HS-55's were in the fuselage as well, so I dug out 2 more HS-55's to put in the wing and put it all together with a Castle Creations Thunderbird 18 ESC and a Himax HB2815-2000 inrunner that bolted right in place- it would've flown on the brushed combo, but not with aileron servos and it would be hand launch only, so those parts were pulled and set aside in favor of a brushless system. On a 2s 5000 pack (same weight as the stock 7 cell NiMH) and 7x4 propeller it should make about 150w of power, and I think I should get 20+ minutes of stick time out of a pack. Not bad for a little 4 channel airplane that's about 10 years old :)

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  4. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    AWESOME! You get promoted to product regressive development o_O.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Had to pull the motor on my CAP and send it in :(. I think one or both bearings loosened up causing power loss and vibration. Only 4 flights. I hope they don't take long because this plane is a pleasure to fly. I really need to get busy:dancing-chicken: and swap engines on the Alien since I'm now in the "Removed motors " mode :dancing-poop:. Not only can things change in an instant at the field but also in the shop! :cautious:.

    Since the Cap is down for a bit I might paint the front cowl portion and wheel pants to make it a bit more custom. I got a bunch of yellow paint from a previous project (Yea, cub still not finished lol) :rolleyes:.

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  6. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    Epoxy paste did the trick.
    Had some Top Flight Luster Cote white, duplicolor red, and some short cuts silver.
    Ready to go!

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  7. Nice. Sure beats paying and waiting for a new one. :way_to_go:
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  8. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    That looks pretty good for quick fix. Got you back in the air quickly the match looks good or did you paint the hole cowl.
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  9. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Red is off just a bit but WHO CARES??? It's going to FLY!!!:woohoo!:
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  10. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Nice work BTW :attaboy:
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