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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. After conversing with Colton at DA, I will be getting a new set in the mail as he also thinks they are for the DA-100. Kudos on the awesome customer support!
  2. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Batteries for my buddies MXSR finally got here :woohoo!:. He ordered some too and the race to see who's order got here first was a tie:twins:. Actually he won because he called me and told me he had just got his as the FedEx truck was pulling into my drive way :rolleyes:. He got the plane back over to my shop and we went to work getting XT60's installed on the batteries then tucked them in their bed on the plane. Of course I remembered to charge em up this time :attaboy:. So what actually happened here was validating a good cg point (plane was very nose heavy when I gutted it to do a new install). Then we went off to the field and all I can say is Charlie is one happy camper with his MXSR now:).

    I did get a little something for me too with them "other batteries" that will be a nice addition to my shop tools and utilities......
    Should come in quite handy when installing the BLS H50B servos in my next plane.

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  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Ok what is it and what can you do with it ??????. Cannot read the picture.
  4. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    LOL.... Ok it's a 20amp wattmeter for servo testing. Plug it between the RX and servo and see how many watts or amps it is drawing during servo operation. Could also be used to help / hunt down those pesky "connector" problems that harass all of us.

    To @pawnshopmike .....SEE!!! Told ya SO :spongebob:.
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  5. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I made a shim to add 1 degree of right thrust to my Hangar 9 Extra 300X. I've already added 1 degree of down. I'm not sure 1 degree right will be enough, but it's all I could get out of the plastic shim I had. Hopefully this will help the pull to the left in a vertical line.

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  6. With working on the frint end of the ARS out of the question I went for the wings. I got the servos installed and linkages set up and matched on one wing tonight.
  7. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I need to do this to my sukhoi. Down thrust is fine but it as well has a strong pull to the left in an upline. I did a rudder to throttle mix but to get it to go away I have I think almost 15% rudder input at full throttle which I feel is a bit excessive.
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  8. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I've also noticed the pull to the left in things like the amount of rudder it takes to do a right rudder knife edge as apposed to left, and the nose pulling to it's left when going from inverted to the third point in a four point roll. Holding a straight line is harder than it should be.
  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Ok started building a stand for the Skybolt so that I can transport it to the field without having to disassemble and assemble it at the field again. Will take some pictures when done.
  10. AKNick

    AKNick 100cc

    Okay so I have some sort of results from my primitive testing. I installed a new ignition cap and carb. left the extreme flight flowmaster filter in the tank. so that didnt change. I choked the engine, flipped and flipped and flipped (did I say flipped??). No fuel getting picked into the line at all. SO I plugged the vent line with my finger, and blew through the filler line, zero sign of fuel trying to get through to the carb - I then let go with my finger to depressurize... okay. I took the old fortitude clunk and put it in the tank. within five flips I saw fuel working its way in. SO there you have it. For some reason this DLE35 does not like to suck fuel through that Flowmaster clunk. Blowing through the flowmaster and the fourtitude - fourtitude did indeed have less resistance. I tuned the plane with the cowl off, started putting the cowl on and it started to rain.... sigh. But at least I figured something out!!! I am kind of surprised there are very few reports of this happening to other folks.

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