The way some of these are built on Video, doesn't compute with me!
Anyone who REMOTELY knows me, knows that I can't afford much....
But SOME THINGS don't need to be economized!!
Like Coffee Stirrers!
That wicked bend bothers me. Looks like it would put undue stress on the Servos...
.063" is actually WIMPY! 😋
I had a Servo BREAK OFF just plugging in the Batry!!!
Same fix, foam wedged between the Servos. 😉
Great Minds... Or just a Common Sense idea? 😜
I used the 10g Servos you gave me inside the Fuse, HOPING that Futaba quality means not having to cut them out so quickly....
Hardly a weight gain!
Even all that extra Foam supporting the Stirrers! Used Gorilla Glue, sparingly to attach it all.
..... I may second guess the Rx location. Maybe stick another piece of Foam ACROSS the Fuse, under the Wing. That way, plugging and unplugging the ESC will be a bit easier, if the plugs are pointing Down, towards the vent hole.
Progress looking good! Don't forget to check that the wing actually fits in the fuselage slot before getting to far along too - I find that usually my wing shape doesn't match the slot for whatever reason and I need to do a little carving of the slot to get it in there.
Oh yeah, and don't put in the aileron servos until the wing is installed. Don't ask me how I figured that one out
"Oh yeah, and don't put in the aileron servos until the wing is installed. Don't ask me how I figured that one out "
Check and CHECK ✔
Being a "Lone Wolf" (not by CHOICE), I've learned several things that way.
I'll make sure to check the Wing fitment. If Tubby Cubby flies half as good as I HOPE... I didn't do that DOUBLE thick C Fold on the underside of the Wing. I didn't like the LOOK of that enormous Step under the Wing, PLUS I didn't want the induced turbulence under the Wing.
I KNOW... I'm applying too much 1:1 thought and Work. 😲😋
I'm hoping that at least You have figured out that to me, these are much more than just "build, fly, crash, repeat disposable Foamies" like 95% of the others treat them...
Neither way of thinking is WRONG. Although so many don't get what I'm trying to do...
It's just a different approach, fueled by a STAGGERING LACK of Money. You know what though, I'm really enjoying it!! 👍👍
As a tip to help prevent ground looping (like that other plane did to you) go with a live axle setup - lock the wheels to the axle and let the axle turn both wheels at the same time. Really helps keep things pointed the way you want them to go!