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04-06-2017 06:58 AM  4 months agoPost 101
helirocky

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San Diego, Ca. USA

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Thanks rotorhead, that's a good idea to save some time.

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04-06-2017 07:37 AM  4 months agoPost 102
coptercptn

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Mesa AZ. USA

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Ordered some tape on amazon.. will have it tomorrow and give it a try on "Cobra 2.0"

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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04-08-2017 01:20 AM  4 months agoPost 103
Mojave

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Palos Verdes, Ca. USA

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Thanks Gary. I use the hot glue gun all the time. It's great when the wife isn't home to hold something for "just a minute"...

Jim, let us know how you like the tape.

Office clips, your best friend. They come in all sizes. One pic is worth a thousand words...

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-10-2017 08:52 AM  4 months agoPost 104
PETER ROB

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Vario tail bearing inserts

I have found great difficulty in the past with trying to get the inserts into the tail drive tube, even shaving off the rubber "O" ring because of the sharp edge on the tube
I am in the process of re building a Vario Acrobat, with my own thicker walled tube
Decided to bevel off the inner edge to allow the "O" rings to compress evenly
Peter R

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04-11-2017 03:38 AM  4 months agoPost 105
Mojave

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Palos Verdes, Ca. USA

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That is a great idea Peter!
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-11-2017 03:40 AM  4 months agoPost 106
Mojave

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So I'm fitting the doghouse panels on my 212 and I want a flush installation with no screws showing. I decided to use a combination of magnets and hook latch. So I bonded a strip of wood under the area where I want to use magnets. Then I drilled a pilot hole for the pilot on the drill to follow. Then I used a flat bottom piloted drill bit to counter bore the area just deep enough for a magnet to sit in. Then I bond the magnet in the counter bore and it sits flush with the surrounding fiberglass structure. I custom ground this drill bit at work because I didn't have the correct size counter bore handy and I had zero patience to wait for the tool to arrive. But I have included the link to buy the correct tool for the job. This makes everything flush and the install looks great. I will space these magnets at 1" intervals along the rail.
Barry

http://www.victornet.com/detail/CBSS-1/4.html

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04-25-2017 07:55 PM  3 months agoPost 107
aashu

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scotch plains, NJ

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Nice

Barry

Do you have a zoomed out picture with all parts together ?

Also, any tips for making a sliding door silky smooth ? last time I used Vario's I shaped brass pieces glued to doors and were sliding through the cut made on body panel. They were not very happy being operated that much.

Garden State, NJ

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04-29-2017 02:17 AM  3 months agoPost 108
Mojave

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Palos Verdes, Ca. USA

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Sorry for the late reply. Here's the first row of counter bores ready for bonding the magnets in. The I beams that come in the Vario kit aren't the smoothest... You may want to substitute them for a round pin. Less surface area to rub in the track and the radius won't hang up so easily.
Barry

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07-02-2017 03:18 PM  46 days agoPost 109
DARTHTAC

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brooksville, fl. u.s.a.

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something worth looking into

yeah, i'm still at it. i got a hold of a "micro mark" catalog. { omg, more tools!!!} they have a 3-d printer in a pen. that's right. a 3-d pen printer for about 79 bucks. this thing is the cat's a.. comes with a small supply of feeder material and some comprehensive instructions. you actually build 3-d objects in "empty" space with your hand and this tool. check out you tube " 3-d pen printer" the applications for scale are wide open.

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08-16-2017 08:45 PM  1 day agoPost 110
jbewley

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Fairfield, PA

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Great tips here for sure. Is here a source for exterior fuselage parts, like handles and antenna? RC Aerodyne has them listed, but always out of stock.

Jim

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