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Old 11-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #561
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Steph Morin, who is a member of our club (GSM) gave me a good tip today, I think it's an excellent idea and I'd like to pas it on, it has to do with making "z" bends for CF push rods.
I bought straight pins at a Dollar Store, cut the heads off and the sharp end for safety and made "z" bends, the pins I bought are .030in diam. and 1inch in length, they are softer than piano wire but I'm sure very strong for foamies. I use 1mm CF and 1/16in shrink tubing and a drop of CA before using the heat gun on the tubing...
That'll work , But I prefer to take a ‘T’ pin from my modelling supplies and “Unbend” the top of the ‘T’ .
-this will leave you with a ‘Z’ bend connector (Trim to length)

Then install as per normal.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #562
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That'll work , But I prefer to take a ‘T’ pin from my modelling supplies and “Unbend” the top of the ‘T’ .
-this will leave you with a ‘Z’ bend connector (Trim to length)

Then install as per normal.
That sounds like a great idea also but the "T" pins I have are .045in diam and would not fit in the HXT500 servo arms without drilling them, if you have smaller "T" pins, it's certainly a good tip, I'll look for smaller ones.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:27 AM   #563
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That sounds like a great idea also but the "T" pins I have are .045in diam and would not fit in the HXT500 servo arms without drilling them, if you have smaller "T" pins, it's certainly a good tip, I'll look for smaller ones.
Thanks for the tip.
Hi Gaston
Have to get the camera charged up for one of our indoor nights!!
I thought I would have access to a video cam but that fell through.

About the T pins The 1 1/4 inch pins should be the right size for the hxt servo arms.
I've been using them since I started building with blue foam.
I've supplied at least 6 or 7 to the club guys here so far but we have yet to all be at the same place at the same time.
Even my son has built one. He was never very interested in the fuel planes but has taken an interest in the small electrics.

Try not to have to much fun!!!!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:58 PM   #564
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Hi Hugh

We're all patiently waiting for you pics or video
Thanks for the info on the "T" pins.
I'm happy to hear about your son, he'll probably fly better than you and me in no time.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #566
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GSM Nov 28 page 2
Sorry not many pics to choose from this time.

Showing his colors


Perfect hover


Checking out the new design ailerons


A bit of bad luck
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:43 AM   #567
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Hi Dan

Those pics are very well done, thanks for posting them and keep up the good work.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:27 PM   #568
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Gaston, have you ever tried to put down thrust on the Click? The one I built at your place flies nose high all the time when throttle is ON, but noses down Ok when throttle removed. I have to rebuild the nose on mine so thought I would put a fair bit of down thrust and try it out. I think it will fly better!!
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #569
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Gaston, have you ever tried to put down thrust on the Click? The one I built at your place flies nose high all the time when throttle is ON, but noses down Ok when throttle removed. I have to rebuild the nose on mine so thought I would put a fair bit of down thrust and try it out. I think it will fly better!!
Hi Ron

Sorry if I didn't answer earlier, I was in a meeting in Toronto and came back late last night. In regards to your question, I've always had some kind of angle of thrust and I never know which way, it depends on what angle I was at before I hit the wall, the ceiling or the floor but seriouly, I try to get a couple degrees down and to the right, it seems to help.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #570
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Today we had a few new models to see.
Here is Steph and his latest. It is only slightly smaller than our blue foamies but just as light.






My experiment with white foam. It is a bit heavier than a foamie, due to the larger profile section and the toilet paper tube engine mount, but it has outlasted my previous models. Very durable.
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