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02-04-2015 02:22 PM  3 years agoPost 61
don s

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They're talking about polycrylic water based stuff.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

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02-04-2015 03:39 PM  3 years agoPost 62
Dr.Tim

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It's Wood Floor Sealer! Works great! Been using it for years now.

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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04-02-2015 05:50 PM  3 years agoPost 63
coptercptn

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I use "Minwax"..water based polycrylic.. brush on, add cloth 3/4-1 oz.
brush it in with more minwax to set the cloth. When that layer hardens (Depending on the strength you need) either add another cloth layer (at 45 degrees to previous web)or..for the final coat mix some baby powder in and give it a good coat.
This last coat (with the baby powder) will fill all the weave and sand smooth (As a baby's...??) the other benefit is it "Smells" sooo good when you sand it.!!! prime,paint, DONE!

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10-20-2015 03:28 AM  34 months agoPost 64
eyefly3d

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Now that the weather here is cooling off I figured it was time to get back to the build. I never did get a test flight in because the skids wouldn't cooperate. I finally glued them together so they will hold tonight and I plan on testing it tomorrow. If all goes well it will get torn down and I'll start on finishing up the woodwork. I picked up some high fill primer that I'm going to try to use on the glass. I've read it works well for filling the weave of the glass but it's a lot of sanding. I did get one of the horizontal stabs glassed and I'm going to use that as my test bed. Hopefully another update tomorrow.
Chris

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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03-03-2016 06:36 AM  29 months agoPost 65
eyefly3d

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Finally back to this build. Decided I wanted the gun to move but didn't want any more intrusions on the cockpit area to have to hide. Came up with hiding the servo in the turret and mounting the control horn to the fuse. Carved out only what was needed to fit the servo in the turret sections one at a time for a tight press fit. I then glued the lower sections together and drilled a couple holes from the bottom to screw the lower sections to the upper. This gives access to the servo for future replacement but holds it in nice and tight. I then screwed the horn to the bottom of the fuse being careful to line up the existing hole with the hole in the servos output shaft. I can now run a screw from the top down and that will hold the turret top the heli. After mounting a ply ring to the fuse,which will get filled and blended to the fuse later, the entire assembly rotates and all mechanical parts are hidden. A few pieces of aluminum for barrels and it's starting to take shape.


Short video of it working

Watch at YouTube

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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03-03-2016 12:41 PM  29 months agoPost 66
Copter Doctor

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cool deal! that's always a good technique for hiding the servo. did the same thing with my apache

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-03-2016 05:33 PM  29 months agoPost 67
Sidneyw

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How do the dog house and canopy attached to the fuselage? Magnets?

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03-03-2016 06:18 PM  29 months agoPost 68
eyefly3d

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Yup, I have not gotten to that point yet so I'm not sure exactly how or where I'm going to mount the magnets.

Emile, great minds think alike.

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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03-03-2016 06:36 PM  29 months agoPost 69
old nitroman

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cool to have pilot head follow the gun

E5s and E7se,and a 766, Roban bell 222 800 superscale,450 bell 4 bladed head,gobby 380and 420 ,180cfx

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03-03-2016 06:42 PM  29 months agoPost 70
eyefly3d

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That may happen, a ways away from that point still

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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03-03-2016 08:53 PM  29 months agoPost 71
coptercptn

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I have a different idea on the gun I will share on my build when I get to that part.

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

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03-04-2016 02:03 AM  29 months agoPost 72
eyefly3d

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Looking forward to it Jim

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12-15-2016 12:55 PM  20 months agoPost 73
goodhunting

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It's been a while... any updates on this build?

gh

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12-15-2016 03:53 PM  20 months agoPost 74
Grimracer

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Something to ponder.. Pololu has some VERY simple driver circuits that allow you to run a pattern. I have a few and have one in my BAUSA D7 pilot. He looks around and checks the guns.. stuff like that. Here is a video.

SUPER EASY and fun to program.

Watch at YouTube

Grim

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12-15-2016 06:21 PM  20 months agoPost 75
eyefly3d

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Gh, no progress lately. Started a new job that's taking up all my time. I did get the gun mounted and moving a while ago. I'll find the pics and video of it.

Thanks for that video, that's cool and something I'm going to look into.

Chris

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12-15-2016 07:43 PM  20 months agoPost 76
goodhunting

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Don't you just hate it when this thing called work keeps cutting into your hobby time...
gh

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12-15-2016 09:41 PM  20 months agoPost 77
eyefly3d

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You know it's really getting old.

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

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12-15-2016 11:01 PM  20 months agoPost 78
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Yep, but I do have to say that unless you happen to win the lottery or be born into wealth, I just don't know of any other way to fund this addiction -- uh, hobby.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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12-16-2016 05:20 AM  20 months agoPost 79
coptercptn

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Or "health issues"??? Frustrating to no end!!!

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

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02-18-2017 05:43 AM  18 months agoPost 80
eyefly3d

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FYI for anyone building this kit. The swift carbon 550 is not the same as the swift versions with the plastic frames. I originally bought the 550 without this info and built the fuse with those mechs. I've been struggling to get the tail sorted during the final fitting so I could get it flying. The 550 sits at enough of a forward lean that the belt was rubbing on the top tail sheeting. I picked up a swift 16 from a member here and it drops right in and everything lines up much better. I do have to get the servos installed still and will have to make some adjustments to the upper doghouse for clearance. Now I can finally continue the build. Hope this is helpful to anyone.

Chris

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