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10-25-2009 06:06 AM  8 years agoPost 21
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fuselage is easy, 3 pieces per side and some triangle stock like the big cobra.

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10-26-2009 04:59 AM  8 years agoPost 22
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more pix tomorrow. This thing looks like a FAST build!

I have a lot to learn about the larger electrics. I've been through about 10 T rexs and they all did great on a 2200 mah pack. Now I have to learn all this high-voltage electric stuff. Gonna be interesting.

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10-26-2009 04:44 PM  8 years agoPost 23
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I'll try this clipboard thingy instead of photobucket

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10-26-2009 04:58 PM  8 years agoPost 24
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very quick build, everything fits nicely

grant, remember this, dont add this little plywood piece until you bend the nose to shape. I made this mistake AGAin!

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10-26-2009 05:00 PM  8 years agoPost 25
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fuselage lower box. As fast as you can grab parts and appyly CA it goes together. Wood quality is SUPERB, laser cutting is phenomenal!!

There is brown laser dust everywhere though. Hazmat?

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10-26-2009 05:44 PM  8 years agoPost 26
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the canopy and doghouse are retained by these balsa strips. The canopy and doghouse front are one piece, split from the rear of the doghouse right at the mainshaft line. pretty cool.

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10-26-2009 05:52 PM  8 years agoPost 27
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These are the cheek cowls. just a bunch of blocks. Also the TSU and gun fairings are little blocks. I LOVE CA glue!

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10-26-2009 09:20 PM  8 years agoPost 28
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Nice Jan.. Did you have trouble bending the nose section with the doubler in there? I remember so well..

Great pictures.. keep them coming..

Grant

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10-26-2009 11:54 PM  8 years agoPost 29
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yes i blew it and forgot. but warm water fixed it

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10-27-2009 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 30
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How you find the build compared to the Cobra 60?

Grant

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10-27-2009 12:17 AM  8 years agoPost 31
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easier!! smaller, less parts

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10-27-2009 03:10 AM  8 years agoPost 32
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Tail assembly is belt instead of shaft. I am told this is the same as the E-cobra. you can use either a nyrod, or tail bellcrank for the rudder control

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10-27-2009 04:33 PM  8 years agoPost 33
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under the nose, behind the gun you dremel out this little air scoop. it feeds right into the battery compartment

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10-27-2009 04:40 PM  8 years agoPost 34
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its not as big as the 60 cobra, about a foot shorter. but this picture makes it look as big. This is a FAST build, especially with CA. The tail tube isnt in yet, but its a telescoping tube that tensions the belt. The clamp for the telescoping tube is really high quality. There was no suggested tail height measurement in the 60 cobra, in this kit there is.

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10-27-2009 10:09 PM  8 years agoPost 35
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tail gets pulled together around the ply tail support. Tail blocks go in the back like the big cobra.

here is the hatch on the bottom. There is a LOT of room in there for the esc and rudder servo. I am going to put a little antenna on the bottom so I can grab the hatch and pull it open.

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10-28-2009 06:05 AM  8 years agoPost 36
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all of the fuselage upper and lower skins are pre cut to size, except for whats in front of the hatch area. Thats just standard cross grain from the stock supplied. There is ample stock in these kits for some goof ups on the grain direction. The upper fuselage skin has a pre-cut hole that fits exactly over the vertical tail assembly. You need to think about the nyrod installation for the tail before sheeting up the bottom though. There is some close routing so that the nyrod will clear the belt idlers and not have a tight bind. It took me several trys on the nyrod, it really needs to be relaxed or its going to bind up the servo. I think I have it though

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10-28-2009 06:01 PM  8 years agoPost 37
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heres the lower skins, they just pop out of the sheets and CA into place. Moving to the upper trans housings and canopy area.

there is a bend in the fuselage, so i inserted the wood into the lower fuselage and then scored it slightly, and bent it over the sharp edge of a table, I did the same with the ply pieces. the fit right into the lower fuselage slots without any binding. I am doing a lot on this cobra that I wish I did on my big 60 build. As I look at the box and the remaining parts left I'm thinking "man thats it?" this thing will be done in just a few days

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10-28-2009 08:40 PM  8 years agoPost 38
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Like the build Jan.. The hatch is a great idea..

Grant

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10-28-2009 09:52 PM  8 years agoPost 39
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wait till you see the forward doghouse/canopy section. If I built another 60 cobra, I'd incorporate everything from this build into it. Even the canopy is SO much simpler.

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10-29-2009 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 40
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to me this thing builds like one of the old Ace simple series kits. But nicer of course. As fast as you can grab a part and CA it, its together. Epoxy is needed in some spots.

you can see the canopy/fwd trans housing sides, and then the whole upper together with the bulkheads. Its already split for you at the mainshaft line. This is really cool!

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