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12-23-2008 12:54 AM  8 years agoPost 1
jeff1

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Approach Engineering e-Apache build - Logo 10​mechanics

Ordered the e-Apache from starwood about a month ago. Went to start building tonight. Everything was well packed. Lot's of good stuff in the box. Started with building the sides. Surprise though, the sides didn't match the plans. Not even close. Checked all the balsa and found that most of it didn't match the plans. Seems I may have balsa for the 50 size in my kit by mistake.

I've sent an email to Approach Engineering to discuss the situation with them. I assume the will put the situation right. Just very disappointed as I wanted to build while off work over Christmas.

When I get proper parts, I'll continue to document the build of my e-Apache.

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12-23-2008 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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As expected, excellent customer service from Dr Tim at Approach Engineering. He called me back within 45minutes if my sending him an email about the problems I was having. He spent a good 45 minutes on the phone with me trying to figure out what was wrong. Seems I got one of five kits which may have had mismatched parts. Rather than trying to figure out what sheets to send me, he is going to send me a completely new set of wood parts. That is what I call excellent customer service.

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12-23-2008 08:58 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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No surprises here. Dr. Tim supports the product line from his company Approach Engineering like few others.

Cheers - Boyd
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12-23-2008 10:49 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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What can you say other than he's just a nice guy
Crazy as a loon but a nice guy
Merry Christmas Dr Tim
Cheers
Joe

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12-23-2008 11:18 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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Agreed

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12-24-2008 04:39 AM  8 years agoPost 6
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Well, Spent all day cutting a new set of wood, Got it all boxed up and realised it's 8:30!! Funny how a couple bottles of good brew and the sound of a laser can make the time pass .. you did get 2 sheets (3/32 sides) from the 50 size ... no problem though ..All is good!!
Crazy! You Bet!! Love this stuff!!
Merry Christmas all and Stay Safe!!
Joe, You have me pegged! Hope to see you again soon!

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12-24-2008 01:01 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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yeah that doc is a crazy mofo but never a dull moment. happy holidays doc and to all!

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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12-24-2008 04:43 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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Thanks Emily!! Hope your Chrismas is full of Family and friends!! Your in my thoughts!!

Merry Christmas!

Dr.Tim

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12-29-2008 02:08 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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Funny how a couple bottles of good brew and the sound of a laser can make the time pass
I find that Sam Adams goes quite well with balsa dust.

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12-29-2008 03:29 AM  8 years agoPost 10
WrenFlyer

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I'll be watching this thread, building an Approach Cobra now and already looking for my next Approach kit to build!

Mr. Haney

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01-14-2009 12:01 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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First care packaged arrived

Took a while for replacement wood kit to arrive, but starting to build in earnest. Still waiting for the replacement tail parts to arrive, so I started building what I can.

I'll be using Logo 10 mechanics rather tha a Swift, so it will be interesting to see how their installation in the Apache will be different than the Swift build in the thread by DogWood

Dr Tim, if you read this, some comment on the new wood parts. Check the size of the rear fuselage sides. The left side and the right side are not the same length. One of them is about 3/32 inch longer than the other one. This could account for the problem with a crooked fuselage in the other build thread (the one using a Swift). Also, the ply firewall that mounts on the bottom of the fuselage seems to be too narrow by about 3/16". It slides right through the fuselage rather than sitting where it should according to the plans. Nothing major, I just added a piece of 1/8" ply that fit the bottom of the fuselage properly and carried on building.

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01-14-2009 12:26 PM  8 years agoPost 12
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Some more photos. Enjoy.

Cockpit almost done

Doghouse done, but still needs sanding

Still need to start the tail

Underside details

Time to start the engine nacelles next

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01-14-2009 01:21 PM  8 years agoPost 13
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Logo 10 in Approach engineering Fuselage

Hi Jeff! I follow your posts now with interest, as I plan to build my next ship when my e-cobra is finished. And it will be the Apache...

Maybe some hinsts for the Logo Mechanics and the Kit: Look at the photos my friend sent me, he first did put the Logo Chassis on the plan and measured the distance to the bottom, which was 10mm for the fron and 5,6 mm in the back! I think with the Logo Chassis in the Apache it will be pretty the same!

Good luck,

Peter

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e-Cobra (w.i. progress)

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01-14-2009 02:34 PM  8 years agoPost 14
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Looking Good Jeff

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01-14-2009 03:08 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Dr.Tim

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That looks great Jeff!! The Issue with the bottom plate has been addressed. Keep the pictures coming!!

Dr.Tim

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01-14-2009 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 16
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One suggestion I'll make, when it comes time to do the doghouse, put some cross bracing under the doghouse tops in the areas that get sanded to a taper. Since the wood grain on the top pieces run the length of the doghouse, it is difficult to sand the taper in the balsa without the doghouse tops bowing. The cross bracing prevents the tops from bowing when they are sanded.

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01-19-2009 11:45 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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Leave for the weekend and my thread gets buried four pages back. Means a busy scale forum. Love it.

Some updates:

Got the last care package from Dr Tim last week, so was able to carry on with building the tail. Found out I was missing one of the flange bearings from my kit. Luckily I had the pulleys, shafts and bearings from my crashed e-Cobra, so I just used them instead of the ones I got with the e-Apache.

Some pictures below.

Once I finish sheeting the back of the fuse, I can get on to installing the Logo 10 mechanics and getting a few test fligts in.

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01-19-2009 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 18
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Looking really good Jeff, moving along nicely
when it comes time to do the doghouse, put some cross bracing under the doghouse tops in the areas that get sanded to a taper.
what I did was sand the taper before I glued it down, that way I could support it with my fingers.

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01-20-2009 11:53 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Seaviper

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Crashed eCobra ? What happened?

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01-21-2009 01:53 PM  8 years agoPost 20
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Crashed e-Cobra

Crash due to improper pre-flight check. Back when I was using a 72MHz radio, had the wrong model selected. Cyclic was reversed for aileron. During initial hover, it started going left, gave some right, it started going left more, gave more right. You get the picture. Blade strike on ground and wrapped itself up in a ball.

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