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01-18-2009 06:07 PM  9 years agoPost 1001
monterey_tip

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Savage,
I'm staying away from 2.4ghz for AP. I suspect that is what killed my Logo 500. I think it's great at a flying field since there is a much better chance of getting nocked down by a fellow flyer.
Yesterday, Troy called me on my cell right before I was going to shoot a job. I had him on my handsfree wireless bluetooth. I decided to hover the heli and see if there were any glitches....rock solid. Then I flew up about 15 feet from the power lines and inbetween some trees...all while talking to Troy on the bluetooth. Rock solid...72mhz. Now, I don't recommend talking on the cell while flying...and he asked me if he was distracting me. I told him no, but if he were standing next to me jabbing me in the ribs...that would be different. It kind of reminded me of flying on the G3 simulator while on Skype. Lots of fun. I just had to remember there is no reset button.

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01-18-2009 06:24 PM  9 years agoPost 1002
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what dept they have that in?

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01-18-2009 06:28 PM  9 years agoPost 1003
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Damn dudes, we missed it, Tip did the 1000th post in this thread.

Happy Birthday SS-Thread!

Daniel

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01-18-2009 06:32 PM  9 years agoPost 1004
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I've flown over wires before.. but these are hich voltage main wires I guess.. here i'm standing in front of the building (center Left) notice the wires? no problems there..now had them wires been between..

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01-18-2009 07:25 PM  9 years agoPost 1005
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I see one potentialy huge problem on your horizon though. Beleive it or not that Park 480 has enough torque to take that CF tube you have it mounted on and twist is like a candy cane when you give it full throttle. You are for sure going to have to reinforce that somehow.
Thanks Kevin. I'll check at Lowes to see if I can replace it with the aluminum channel.

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01-18-2009 07:39 PM  9 years ago •• Post 1006 ••
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gorilla glue injected into the Fiberglass channel, popsicle sticks glued on outside for reinforcements.. I think I'm good temporarly..

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01-18-2009 09:04 PM  9 years agoPost 1007
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Hey Dan, I think the CF is ok to mount your engine to. Believe it or not, aluminum will do the same thing. That piece can't have ANY movement or disaster is coming trust me. What happens is the motor will twist that CF tube a little bit and then the entire mount CF tube and all will like to just about tear itself apart. I have had this happen and it is downright dangerous. You will need to get that motor as solid as possible. A good test will be to hold on to the wing, and then see how much play is in your mount and CF tube when you move the motor. There shouldn't be any at all. Should be solid as concrete. When you move the motor it should be solid enough that it moves the entire plane wings and all.

Savage, I know that it wasn't meant for custructive critisizm, but that picture is great dude. Man its clear, no blur, nice good job.

Hey Troy, would you reccomend JB weld to harden the ends of my CF tubes. Let me explain. The front of my 8x7 CF tubes will have a removable cross member. The reason for this is so that I can take it off and replace a cracked or broken wing mount if need be. So what I was thinking is this. Stuffing a piece of paper tightly into the ends of those CF tubes like say an inch or so down. Then mixing up some of that JB weld and filling up the ends. Hopefully this would give me a rock sollid base for drilling a couple holes and putting in some screws without collasping my CF tubes. Will that work?

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01-18-2009 09:11 PM  9 years agoPost 1008
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Haha Kev, thanks for the gift.... I think it just dropped

haha get it... come on guys you gotta get it.

Kev that design looks awesome. My twin boom design was very similar but didnt have the new improved sliding wing I think you gonna probably copy my design and put a red SS wing onto it... hehe

Savage did you sort your mysterious grainy problem?

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01-18-2009 09:18 PM  9 years agoPost 1009
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Jason, dude, you cut me deep bro. I am hurt, I mean HURT! I went through all the pictures you have sent me of your SS projects and I can't find any with a dual boom design. Which means you've been holding out on me bro. I'll tell you what, to show I have no hard feelings, I will paint my wing orange, would that make you happy?

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01-18-2009 10:00 PM  9 years agoPost 1010
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Hey, my other wings are orange, copy someone else. lol

Savage, I fly at my parents house all the time, Take off and landings are done in a stretch about 30 feet wide between a few rows of trees, over one of those lines is some high voltage power lines with the big metal towers, fly over them all the time. I've never had a glitch on 72mhz.

Burnt, the glue I use is heat activated if you mix it up and put a little heat to it it will become runny. Scrape a bunch in there, plug the end (cover with tape) then stand it on end and slowly bring it up to about 180 for about 10 minutes. It will dry fast without foaming. I've used it for years so I can get it to dry in about 2 minutes. If you try to speed it to much it will foam, then you have to grind it out and start over.

You could also take a carbon rod or possibly a wood dowel and glue that in the end too. Wood or carbon would weigh less than solid glue. Plus it may cost less too.

Troy

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01-18-2009 10:49 PM  9 years agoPost 1011
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Hey, that wood dowel glued in the end might work to stiffen the end of my CF tube for the motor. ? hmmm. Maybe 3 or 4 inches ?

Ya Think?

dan

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01-18-2009 11:27 PM  9 years agoPost 1012
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Damn dudes, we missed it, Tip did the 1000th post in this thread.

Happy Birthday SS-Thread!
Sweet! This thread has become colossal no doubt. The slow stick bible lead by our fearless leader, Burnt. I'd ask if I get a prize for the 1000th post, but I'm afraid of what Kevo would come up with.

Tip

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01-18-2009 11:41 PM  9 years agoPost 1013
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Aluminum Channel
SAVAGE 40: There will be a bin of various metal extrusions and such labeled "Steel Works". I have also found it at our True Value hardware store. I tried the belt sander approach to cut it down and tore up the belt! OOps!! Then my dad said use the table saw. Worked great.

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01-19-2009 12:08 AM  9 years agoPost 1014
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Jason, I took your advice and doing my own pusher design. What the heck, design should be half the fun. I bought 3 arrows at the local sporting goods store to make the twin booms and the rest the parts are from my one and only slow stick. I’ll post a picture when I get a little further along.

Kevo, I’ll have my weekend assignment done an emailed to you first thing tomorrow morning.

Tonic

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01-19-2009 12:51 AM  9 years agoPost 1015
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I completely missed Tips post,
It kind of reminded me of flying on the G3 simulator while on Skype. Lots of fun. I just had to remember there is no reset button.
And you can't just pick a different aircraft, like your super advanced 3d Blimp. If anyone wants to play rabbit, I like to use my blimp as a missle. (400mph blimp = 1, full scale P-51 = 0)

Troy

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01-19-2009 02:03 AM  9 years agoPost 1016
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Tip did the one thousanth post? Right on! I don't know if all of you know it or not, but Tip has inlaws up here. Anyway, last summer he came up and we went flying together, and man we just had a blast. Tip has never said so but he does AP with Kites. He brought one with him and it was one of those rare occasions when it wasn't brezzy enought to fly it. Regardless we had a great time and Tip I hope you give me a call next time you come up. This time we will have your whole family over for dinner. I have made some great friends as a result of this thread, I want to thank all of you for making it what it is. All I did was post an experience I had with my first SS and it just took off from there. I guess it just goes to show you there really is a need for an alternate to a heli for AP.
The slow stick bible lead by our fearless leader, Burnt.
Thats way to much of an endorsement. Thanks to all of YOU! Thats where the the honor truly lies.

Lee is dead on with the Steel works at Home Depot. Its also where I get my steel landing gear. Hey Lee what kind of blade on your table saw did you use to cut your aliminum? Man that sounds like a noisy prospect! I bet some hearing protection is in order for that! I remebember 20 years ago I worked with a guy who did metal roofing. He cut the lengths of metal long ways with a friggin skillsaw with a wood blade on it. Without question one of the loudest things I have ever heard.

Robby, I will look for your email in the morning buddy!

Kevo

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01-19-2009 02:06 AM  9 years agoPost 1017
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I use carbide tip blades on a skill saw to cut .080 aluminum. It is loud, but I know of a few things much louder.

Troy

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01-19-2009 01:54 PM  9 years agoPost 1018
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Go Tonic I think you will be very happy you did. I think u will like the fwd camera and FPV as well. Some info on those stadium pics that you were looking at. That center section of the arch was 360m from our flying point. If you saw some of the close photos, that was all done by flying FPV. When looking at the plane it was small and looked like it was going to hit a crane or the stadium but the view from the plane showed us we were safe After checking on google we flew about 700m away at our furtherst point.

Kev I would neva dude You see its like this I placed 2 booms parallel onto a table while I was thinking. Then I got bored and stuck them in the box. When I saw your pictues I rem the booms I had placed on the table. See the similarity Well just in case, you can get SS in 4 colours already. You went red and we've all copied you. Pls tell us you had a scientific reason for doing that and it wasnt just coz you like the colour red

The dowel idea is what I use as well Envision. I like that it is simple and light. I use it in the standard boom that comes with the SS's. I get a dowel that is slightly bigger and square it up by slicing a little off 4 sides. I very rarely go longer than 1". Even when it comes to motor and undercart mounts, it just helps to spread the load. It is very easy to over structure these little aeroplanes

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01-19-2009 02:15 PM  9 years agoPost 1019
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Jason, that stadion is a vary cool project. Start to finish I would think could take a couple of years, keep posting updates on how that's comeing along. I be watch that big World Champship in 2110 and showing your pictures off to my buddys, while drinking an ice cold Budweiser.

FPV? What's that? I'm a dead-reckoning shooter.

Tonic

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01-19-2009 03:44 PM  9 years agoPost 1020
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Thanks Tonic dude.

FPV is First Person View. Basically flying a plane like you sitting in it, viewing using your camera. Like flying a simulator.
Stadium I think will be finished in 6 - 8 months.

TtT

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