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Old 04-28-2014, 09:25 AM   #31
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Motors are instaled and I made holes in the firewalls to allow some cooling for the ESC's. Just trying now to figure out how to balance those 4 blade props...

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Old 04-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #32
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Looking good

A couple suggestions. Try to find some corrosion X and soak both of your ESC's The stuff really works. ( There's lots of information on the web including some of the other RC forums) I dunked my 215 on the first take off and cooked an ESC. After that I soaked both of them in corrosion X and have never had any more problems with water even after getting the ESC's completely wet.

I opened up nacelle air inlets and outlets to maximize the air flow. The inlets were not very clean to start and I cleaned them up with a dremel so they looked good with just a thin even black line all around. I opened up the outlets and replaced the plastic exhaust piece with a couple cut off and painted kids drink cups. I gives me more air flow and I think looks a little better.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:52 AM   #33
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

SLow progress as life gets in the way but still, some progress...

Thanks Bill for the suggestions. I looked for Corrosion X, no luck so far but I live in the middle of nowhere...Will look for it next time I go in the city. I did the same than you for the inlets.

I had one of those "Oups" moment as I was trying the bend the water rudder rod so the rudder would be following the shape of the fuselage...

Therefore I decided to make a new one out of a coat hanger and some fiberglass. It turned out being not too bad.

Almost ready for the maiden...
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #34
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

I had the same thing happen with my rudder. I ended up silver soldering the rudder on to a piece of piano wire. I like the fiberglass idea, should be light and easy to work with.

You may have to order the corrosion X, I got mine from a friend who ordered some for himself.



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Old 07-27-2014, 02:56 PM   #35
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Mercury Marine dealers carry a product called Corrosion Guard in their lineup. Top of the line stuff. I used it on my boat for years, and every year for several years I spent 3-4 weeks salmon fishing on BC coast ie SALT water. fwiw flytwice
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

I realize I'm a couple of years late...but I find myself in the middle of this build.
If possible, Shotgun, would you have any interior pics showing how you handled the battery installation also pics of how you attached the canopy.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:46 AM   #37
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No problem Rick, I will take some pics this week and show you what I did.

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Old 06-04-2016, 09:21 AM   #38
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For the battery installation I made a tray out of 1/8 plywood simply glued to the bottom of the fuselage.
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

For the canopy, the kit comes with 4 little wood blocks that you glue inside the fuselage where you want to hold the canopy, drill some small holes and install the canopy with the provided screws after trimming the canopy to shape.

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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Shotgun06, What happened with your build?
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