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08-06-2009 11:49 PM  8 years agoPost 1
bow2986rrNovice - australia - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

hi people, i have started my cobra fuse build and have an issue. on the large plan and assembly book it shows my rear engine mount up against the rear former,as you can see in the photo posted i have about 10mm gap from engine mount to rear former, is this kit the 'upgraded one' couple of minor changes? i won't have my swift 16 mechanics for a few days so not sure if i should glue it together, although the mechanics aren't even used in the build until it is glued together. help please anyone 'Dr Tim'.

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08-07-2009 03:44 AM  8 years agoPost 2
DogWood

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Have you pulled down the latest PDF of the manual?

He likes to hide stuff there :-)

(doing the Apache so can't help directly sorry)

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08-09-2009 11:16 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Dr.Tim

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Go ahead and glue those rails into the positions shown in the Ply sides. The square blocks were the landing gear go are up against the formers .. your doing fine, Keep at it!

Dr.Tim

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08-10-2009 11:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
pvande

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I just built this kit for my swift 16 mechs - great fit - don't worry.

The only part I'm having problems with is the vertical components of the tail that fit around the tail rotor shaft. Will have to rebuild those as I screwed up the original build.

The rest of the build has been a lot of fun - my first balsa kit and it was much easier than I expected.

Maiden flight was this weekend... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6DJ2WU7FuY

Not balanced yet but it flew great with the skookum 360.

Can't wait to do the apache...

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08-11-2009 10:54 AM  8 years agoPost 5
bow2986

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pvande, great job on your build, can't wait to see it painted up with rockets and stuff' i have just completed the tail section and am about to start my sheeting. i have had no problems at all, everything fits nice and snug, the only place i have used a square or needed to were to glue formers and mounts in, other than that if you push parts together correctly it builds it self square "like the tail".....post some of your finished heli pvande when you are done please, again top work mate

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08-11-2009 02:27 PM  8 years agoPost 6
WrenFlyer

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Hey,if you have any questions..I'll try to help. Still need to completely finish mine, my work slows down in November and I'll have the time to finish it up then.

Make sure you cut and fit your windows to the canopy before you FG it.

Mr. Haney

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08-11-2009 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 7
pvande

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bow2986 and Alan - quick question for you...

Were you happy with the landing gear - I'm working on mine right now and it looks like I will have to significantly shorten the section that goes into the fuselage to get a scale look and to reduce the amount of bending when it gets weight on it - did you have the same experience...

I'm thinking of getting somebody to manufactur a new set of landing gear from brass tubing instead of using the crappy molded plastic...

That is the only part of the kit that I really dislike.

Paul

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08-11-2009 04:56 PM  8 years agoPost 8
WrenFlyer

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I just kept shortening mine until they looked right. After they are the correct length, you will not have a problem with them squatting.

Mr. Haney

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08-12-2009 02:36 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Dr.Tim

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The legs are long in the kit, they are that way so you can adjust them to the proper length for your build. Looking Great!!

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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08-12-2009 03:12 AM  8 years agoPost 10
pvande

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I take back what I said about the landing gear - should keep my mouth shut until I have all of the details...

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08-12-2009 03:55 AM  8 years agoPost 11
WrenFlyer

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Dr. Tim, I should see you on Saturday! We should arrive around midnight Friday. Cobra will be in the scale area!

Mr. Haney

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08-12-2009 07:39 AM  8 years agoPost 12
bow2986

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alan, your cobra is what made me buy this kit. i spent every night on this forum for hours at a time and for months before deciding to build the cobra, i had your heli in my favourites and looked at it every night, awesome, had to get my own.......and something i could afford, thanks for the tip on the windows, i and everyone else building one of the approach kits certainly appreciates any tips or advice on this build..........is this stupid but what if the belt breaks? does the shell become useless "display" i see the belts are pretty heavy duty so i don't plan on it breaking but..

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