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91" SkyWing ARS 300 Assembly Thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by AKNick, Sep 16, 2019.

   
  1. Snoopy1

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    Looking good. We’re do you get the sticky heat shrink from and cannot find it.
    Like the wheels.
     
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  3. AKNick

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    1/4” adhesive heat shrink tubing. Or marine heat shrink tubing. Should be lots online from multiple sources. I bought a kit on amazon.
    Ginsco 270Pcs 3:1 Shrink Ratio Dual Wall Adhesive Lined https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073R69KNB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JBjHDb7Q4E318

    Found that I use the 1/4” and 3/8” the most.
     
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    The spinner back plate comes with a template for drilling. And yes it’s perfect for the GP76 and is aligned so the prop is indexed correctly with the backplate. Pretty neat.
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    Been working on mounting the engine. The alignment came in close. But just a tiny bit off. It bugged me. So I epoxied the holes to drill it again tomorrow.
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    I also spent a great deal of time making G10 spacers for the engine mount. I’ll talk about that later. Basically you’ll need a little more than an inch for spacers.
     
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    I’m happier with the mount adjustment. But still a little bit off. Calling it good enough! To my delight, the 110” Timber ARF included some engine mount standoffs that were 1” in which I never used, I added a carbon G10 spacer and it gave the me the clearance I needed. OAL is 1.037” or 26.35mm. The DA60 Blazing star mount (1”) would work as it also includes some delrin spacers.
    Used M6-1.0mm x 50mm bolts
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    Ha ha ha I just realized through my own photo that I need to adjust that engine mount washer whoopsie!
     
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    Was the cowl pre drilled and fitted.
    Well the final install looks good to me. Like the blue really a nice colour and the metallic looks nice.
     
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    Cowl is ready to rock when you get it. Pretty nice actually. The mount holes I think were 1/8” off. Not a big deal, mostly cosmetics. The spinner is slightly smaller than the cowl front face, so it doesn’t look too out of place.
     
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    Lol, you are not the first to do that and it look's very accessible to correct.
     
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    Fuel tank. It’s round fellas! It’s heavy duty plastic, aluminum cap with an o-ring, poly fuel line, and a heavy clunk. But there is more! Depron foam fuel bottle keepers. They have interlocking tabs that link into the airframe to glue in place. Add Velcro to the bottom and top of the bottle, and to the airframe... this keeps it from rotating and the straps hold it down tight. Genius and light.
    I’ve never come across a full metal clunk that didn’t have some sort of debris in it. I chased it with a drill bit.
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