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01-15-2009 04:09 AM  9 years agoPost 61
troadus

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Dogwood thanks I just ordered a bucket of the clamps. Now I'm about to order the Apache in a couple of weeks. Still working on the Cobra. I see you've been having problems with yours, anything else I need to know about the build?---Leon

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01-15-2009 04:28 AM  9 years agoPost 62
DogWood

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Most of the issues I've had have been due to the first 5 kits out the door had some problems( I got kit #2), Dr. Tim has been working hard to correct them and I do believe most, if not all of the problems are taken care of.

The one thing not really a kit problem that is affecting my build was the hardwood cross beams that you mount the Swift to.

I didn't check them for square or length and they turned out to be a bit long, so my fuselage is a tad wider than it was supposed to be

so far I've been able to work around that goof though

the manual assumes you have some building experience and isn't as in-depth as it could be and me not having any experience makes things a bit tricky at times

But Dr, Tim is always been there to answer my questions no matter how stupid

LOL I'm already thinking about doing a Cobra too.

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01-15-2009 12:03 PM  9 years agoPost 63
René N.

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As to the lights, there's a thread about it on RR: http://runryder.com/t481196p1/
You can also find some info here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=8136137

Good luck,

René

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01-15-2009 02:42 PM  9 years agoPost 64
DogWood

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Thanks René,
Very helpful, clears up the last remaining questions, well, except for "how the hell am I going to make that?"

Actually I have an idea on that as well I have access to some vacuum forming equipment, might give that a try.

-Doug

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01-17-2009 07:43 PM  9 years agoPost 65
DogWoodrrApprentice - Bend, OR. USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Did a bit more work on the transmission bay, got the upper deck mounted and sanded, though it seems to me that the pieces running fore and aft are about 1/8" short for a perfectly smooth transition.

With some creative sheeting and it also being behind the exhaust ti really shouldn't be noticeable.

Front part seems lined up correctly

all sanded

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01-18-2009 03:15 AM  9 years agoPost 66
Seaviper

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I am going to build a vac machine. Got to do it.

Looking good Sir!

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01-18-2009 03:28 AM  9 years agoPost 67
DogWood

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I am going to build a vac machine. Got to do it.
Sweet! got some parts I need made

actually there is a place here in silicon valley called the "tech shop"
it has all kinds of goodies you can use as a member, vacuum formers, lathes, mills, sand blasters, powder coating, 3d printer, laser cutter -almost everything you need

hoping to make some parts for the Apache
Looking good Sir!
thanks

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01-18-2009 08:42 AM  9 years agoPost 68
troadus

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Seaviper----- I made a vac machine for under $50.00 and it works. Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGBRiYhxRTM ---Leon

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01-18-2009 05:07 PM  9 years agoPost 69
DogWood

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Nice link troadus

I need to make some more room in my garage

Last time I went to the tech shop it was to take there class on metal milling, I then went out and bought a mini-mill (which I have since converted to CNC)

So I have the feeling that if I take their class on vacuum forming I'll end up building on in my garage LOL

and it's cheap enough to do, why not?

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01-21-2009 04:21 PM  9 years agoPost 70
Seaviper

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Thanks for the link Troadus. I like the one that uses a WalMart oven mounted above the machine. Looks like a weekend project right there.

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01-21-2009 05:24 PM  9 years agoPost 71
DogWoodrrApprentice - Bend, OR. USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Got the first cross sheet on the upper transmission bay.
Looks like with a bit of filler and some sanding it will be nice and smooth

I have a new swift 16 on the way to use as the mechanics for this bird,
Got it from rcsupersales for $145 shipped!

I'm waiting on some gold-n-rod before I sheet up the rear.
I may or may not completely replace the stock setup, we'll have to see how smooth it is.

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01-22-2009 07:19 PM  9 years agoPost 72
DogWoodrrApprentice - Bend, OR. USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Got started on the Cannon

This is as far as I can go right now, going to make my own barrel, complete with compensator

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01-22-2009 09:44 PM  9 years agoPost 73
drken

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Great job! But, if you're going to make your own barrel, might as well go whole hog and set up a system so it can shoot. All you'll need is a CO2 canister, some bb's, and a solenoid.

Then you can set up some model tanks at the field and go to town!

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01-22-2009 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 74
patsyw26

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Seaviper
Will you post the link to the vacuum forming machine you are talking about?

Thanks, Patsy

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01-22-2009 11:48 PM  9 years agoPost 75
Seaviper

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01-23-2009 07:45 AM  9 years agoPost 76
troadus

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Ok I have a dumb question how do you hookup the receiver. I know where the elevator, rudder and aileron goes. But where do you plug in the Pitch servo. On my receiver I have ch-1 aileron, ch-2 elevator, ch-3 throttle, ch4 rudder. there are three servos on the frame and the rudder servo by itself. I really need help on this one. I'm using the swift 16 and a eight channel radio ....Thanks---Leon

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01-23-2009 12:06 PM  9 years agoPost 77
René N.

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Troadus
Though off-topic: my Gyro is on 5 and Pitch on 6.
Back on topic, good luck.

René

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01-24-2009 02:13 AM  9 years agoPost 78
Dr.Tim

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URGENT !! PLEASE READ !!!
I feel I need to post this here .. If anyone has purchased an E-Apache please email me your address so I can ship you the Proper Belt!! It seems I miss calculated the length and a longer belt is needed. My Email is Dawson.Superscale@gmail.com ..

Regards,

Dr.Tim

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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01-24-2009 02:36 AM  9 years agoPost 79
Hoverup

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Dr.Tim gets my vote for vendor support team leader.

Cheers - Boyd
AMA 80393
IRCHA 3355
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Major USAF
Retired

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01-24-2009 04:51 PM  9 years agoPost 80
DogWood

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Patrick, thanks for the vids, I saw where a guy was just doing some experimentation with a small one (4"x4" or 6"x6" before building a larger one, got me thinking that I could make a nice small one for the work room, only need some rather small parts made at this point, Could be fun.
Dr.Tim gets my vote for vendor support team leader.
Second

While I would love to see fewer mistakes in the early days of new kits, the man does stand 100% behind what he sold and fixes any issues.
Now that is customer service.

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