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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. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    Rewired the entire airplane. Had fun with soldering, crimping, and routing. Almost where I want it...then need to fire it up and see if the problem is solved.

    Does someone have a tip on terminating snake skin? You can see mine looks horrible at the moment.

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  2. I use shrink tube to terminate snake skin. Works like a charm.
  3. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Mustang or 3w? Like that is a bad thing? LOL.... Seriously, when the new little "Stang" gets here, I will retire the ole Blue Nose. Maybe give her to someone that would like to try it on and see how it fits. I will take the equipment from the Blue Nose and put it all over into the new one. And yes, retracts included. Really Snoops, they are not hard to fly at all. You just have to remember two things. One, the weight can be an issue. But as I mentioned, my little Blue Nose came in just shy of 11 pounds. And I stuffed a "LOT" of crap in there. A LiIon 5200 2s for flight and a LiIon 2600 2s for ignition. Yeah, I know...way over kill. But I used what I had so I didn't have to buy anything. The AUW suggested from H-9 is 8 to 11 pounds. So I hit it pretty good this time. Which is a first for me honestly. The heavier they are, the faster they need to land. Pretty much all the manufacturers of these small warbirds have designed them so well that the weight is cohesive to the airframe. Second thing is this and it is really important to remember. 3d planes and lighter aerobatic planes will float a little when on final approach. You can basically let the speed bleed off and they will settle in for a nice flared landing. A warbird..."OF ANY SIZE", doesn't matter how big or small...have to be "flown" to the runway. In other words, keep your speed on until you turn on final. Start bringing your throttle down. Most all warbirds will start losing altitude with the decrease of throttle. But keep a little power on to keep her pulling through the air. Just when you get the wheels over the end of your apron, bring your throttle back gently and let her settle until you are ready for your flare. Just takes a little practice. A warbird just doesn't have the wing area for lift like the aerobatic planes we "huck" around. Some have some really nasty slow speed characteristics. The Mustang was notorious for dropping a wing. Keep the speed on and she will never do it.

    What snakeskin are you using? I hate to admit it, but there are some brands out there that just really "SUCK" when it comes to getting a nice finish on your project. Ask me how I know this. And then you have this: https://www.cableorganizer.com/cable-sleeving/side-entry/
    It truly is the best my son and I have had. The ends do not unravel as badly as some of the others. And a gentle warm flame will seal the ends quite nicely. For ending them, see @pawnshopmike post below.

    This is also exactly what I do.

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  4. Here is the work that happened up through today on my laser-works.com Slim Jim 20. Just pics. Ask if you have questions.

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  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    A little maintenance on the 330 after flying today. I noticed after being in the sun a little while, I had one spot on the turtle deck that the covering had blistered. Not too big of a deal. Warm iron and cool wet cloth... fixed. The decal dash panel on the other hand did not like the direct sun too well at all. But easily fixed by removing the pilot temporarily so I could get access to it. I didn't get to the 85cs install I planned to do. I decided a nice little Sunday afternoon nap was more relaxing. LOL.
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  6. Looking good! :way_to_go:
  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    A nap? I'm jealous, thought about it myself but too busy. One of the top 4 things to do on a Sunday afternoon.
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    That's what I was thinking too. Lol
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  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    That is coming alone nicely. Looks like a nice quick build, you may even be able to get up and flying before the snow starts.
  10. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Ok have a question when fixing a wrinkle on the covering I normally heat it with an iron and when it smooth I have found rubbing it down with dry cloth till it cools helps a lot to make the covering stick to the plane. But never heard of wiping it down with wet cloth does that shrink down better or make it stick better or both.
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