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02-07-2006 10:58 PM  12 years agoPost 1
CLSSY56

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What do ya'll think. I haven't flown it yet. It's a black drinking straw... I didn't have black zipties though.

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02-07-2006 11:03 PM  12 years agoPost 2
heligrom

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looks pretty ok, i'd personally take off that black wrap and just put it tightly around the frame

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02-07-2006 11:48 PM  12 years agoPost 3
CLSSY56

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I've been told many times that would be a bad idea since carbon is conductive. Hence this idea... and looks cleaner then wraped around the skid.

Another shot after I installed the aluminum swash plate (christmas present ) and main gear/shaft. The shear pin was bent and the shaft distorted, was fun getting the bearings off.

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02-08-2006 12:06 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Bill8Bud

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It should work great, I have done 3 Blades like this with no issues.

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02-08-2006 12:29 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Gary Hoorn

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I use a Black MAP antenna mounted at the bottom of the right landing skids. Plenty of distance from the motor and 4-in-1. Works great and looks very neat. Have never had a glitch.
Gary

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02-08-2006 02:05 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Renfield

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Much cleaner looking. Nice job, Travis. Any flights/glitch tests yet? Almost afraid to ask, but where'd you get the black straw?

Cheers,
George

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02-08-2006 02:17 AM  12 years agoPost 7
CLSSY56

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A local fast food chain called Lions Choice I haven't seen them anywhere else. So if ya want one, ya got to buy me lunch hehehhehe.

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02-08-2006 03:33 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Renfield

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Mmm, Roast Beef. We're traveling this week, but no stops in Mizzou. I'll just have to break out the sharpie. LOL.

At least I've got the black zip ties.

-George

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02-08-2006 06:11 PM  12 years agoPost 9
CLSSY56

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Lions Choice has the BEST roast beef sandwiches, IMO!

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02-17-2006 06:28 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Renfield

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Okay, I found the black straws (Sundance!) and here's my version of your idea. http://www.desertjazzparty.com/bladecp.html

It has been flight tested through several packs without incident. Best of all, it still fits the box it came in. Take that Trex!

Thanks for the cool, free Blade mod!

Cheers,
George

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02-17-2006 07:36 PM  12 years agoPost 11
CLSSY56

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I mounted mine above to ease skid replacement.

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02-17-2006 10:19 PM  12 years agoPost 12
bbeverlie

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Real nice idea guys! very clean with high or low
mounting...Guess I'll have to do it this weekend!

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02-18-2006 12:59 PM  12 years agoPost 13
Renfield

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Skid replacement was easy in the low position, too. They slip right off. No need to replace zip ties.

I decided to keep the antenna as far as possible from the battery/motor/main gear. Call me superstitious.

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02-19-2006 01:10 PM  12 years agoPost 14
Jimmi

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Great idea guys, I have to try that very soon. Getting tired of looking at the mangled mess on my skids Jimmi

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