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02-07-2010, 12:13 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Sigh...I can't wait for summer :(. I haven't had...

Sigh...I can't wait for summer :(. I haven't had a chance to fly the Edge since the maiden. Any of you guyz been flying yours?
01-19-2010, 02:14 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

LOL, yeah Dave hopefully I can smooth those...

LOL, yeah Dave hopefully I can smooth those landings out as I get a little more comfortable with it. And yes I do need some color on the bottom of the wing, at least a couple of black stripes.
01-17-2010, 06:19 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Hate to hear of your problems Dave. If you ever...

Hate to hear of your problems Dave. If you ever get it lined out it is a sweet plane.

Here is a video from yesterday. This is actually the second flight after I turned up the expo. At the...
01-17-2010, 03:17 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

I love this plane :$ I'm not sure if my buddy got...

I love this plane :$ I'm not sure if my buddy got any video today or not but I will get some.

The Super Tiger motor did great, hovers at just a little over half throttle with plenty of power to...
01-16-2010, 01:38 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

30% chance of rain today and it's raining :(. Oh...

30% chance of rain today and it's raining :(. Oh well maybe later today I will get a chance to maiden.

I was just barely getting anywhere learning 3D until I started building and flying the EPP...
01-14-2010, 10:59 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Congrats Gramps. Sounds like with some fine...

Congrats Gramps. Sounds like with some fine tuning you'll have you a sweet flier.

Dave my weight is with an 1800mah 3S but like I said it is going to go up.

Saturday will be the day for me, the...
01-14-2010, 02:10 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

The weather is suppose to be great around here...

The weather is suppose to be great around here this weekend so be looking for the flight report :D. I have a friend that is going to shoot some video to post.

I still need a rudder push rod and...
01-09-2010, 02:42 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

I agree Gramps. I always like to apply decals,...

I agree Gramps. I always like to apply decals, covering, or paint on the individual pieces before I glue them all together. It's just easier that way for me.

All I have left is to hook up the...
01-07-2010, 02:53 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Don't do it Gramps. I was steady gettin her done...

Don't do it Gramps. I was steady gettin her done until I took her off the bench. Now all I seem to want to do is work on my indoor foamies :Q.



Show off :p>:Q

It's 10 degrees outside with a...
01-07-2010, 12:38 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

It's hard to get motivated to work on anything...

It's hard to get motivated to work on anything that flies outdoors when it is so cold and miserable outside :blah:.

How much longer till spring ????
01-05-2010, 01:51 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Like Dave said, add a little white paint and...

Like Dave said, add a little white paint and that's a fine repair job.
01-05-2010, 01:14 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

No I still haven't finished mine, been busy.

No I still haven't finished mine, been busy.
01-04-2010, 10:41 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

I made sure there was no foam dust but I didn't...

I made sure there was no foam dust but I didn't wipe down the surface with anything. Hopefully I won't have problems later on but they sure do seem to be sticking good for now.
01-04-2010, 09:49 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Not sure Sarge, mine have been sticking good.

Not sure Sarge, mine have been sticking good.
01-03-2010, 10:07 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Been awhile since I posted pics

Here you can see the shorter lead on the HXT servo. I could have maybe moved things around to get it all to work but it's too late now, I will just use an extension.
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01-03-2010, 09:36 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Dave your HXT 900 must have longer leads then...

Dave your HXT 900 must have longer leads then mine. Especially the aileron servos.

I will be running a UBEC. Using one from Jeff at Heads Up.
01-03-2010, 04:04 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

I am going to need to do the same thing Gramps. I...

I am going to need to do the same thing Gramps. I have 3 9gr from Jeff with the longer leads and 1 HXT 900 with the short wires. I am going to need a 3" extension to reach my Rx.

Dave I should be...
01-03-2010, 01:54 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Congrats Dave :D I made some good progress...

Congrats Dave :D

I made some good progress on mine today but I doubt there will be a maiden tomorrow...I'm not that close.
01-02-2010, 02:38 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Nice job Dave, the graphics look good.

Nice job Dave, the graphics look good.
01-01-2010, 03:52 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

White Gorilla Glue is one of my favorites, I have...

White Gorilla Glue is one of my favorites, I have some on just about every plane I build. Once you get use to working with it the expansion doesn't seem so bad. Keep it light, don't use water, and...
01-01-2010, 03:25 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Now you tell me :eek::blah:...j/k I think it...

Now you tell me :eek::blah:...j/k

I think it will be alright. Doing 1 side at a time so right now the hinges are glued in the stab, when it dries I will glue on the elevator.
01-01-2010, 02:46 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

I still haven't glued any hinges in but I was...

I still haven't glued any hinges in but I was thinking of using white Gorilla Glue.

As far as paint goes, I was never able to get the finish I wanted on Depron. I always had problems with the...
12-31-2009, 02:20 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

If you have another day like today I am sure you...

If you have another day like today I am sure you will be flying by Saturday. :)




The owner cut it out I just glued the pieces together. It's pretty easy to glue one up in a day.
12-30-2009, 10:15 PM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Had to take a small break to help a buddy with...

Had to take a small break to help a buddy with his Yak, I should be back on the Edge tomorrow and hopefully be ready for maiden this weekend.

Anybody other than Gramps started on theirs yet?

No...
12-30-2009, 01:40 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Dave I see that you received your plane today,...

Dave I see that you received your plane today, that's a relief huh? Have no fear, the majority of the weight for the graphics comes from the paper backing. Once you cut them to size and peel the...
12-29-2009, 01:47 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

LOL I'm just excited to fly it. I know...

LOL I'm just excited to fly it.

I know talcum powder works with WBPU on silk to help smooth out the grain...I'm not sure in epoxy.
12-29-2009, 12:37 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

moving right along

Wing is glued in complete with epoxy/micro balloon fillet. Horizontal and vertical stabilizers are glued in. Ailerons and elevator are hinged but not glued in yet...I still want to double check...
12-28-2009, 02:31 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Some pics.

Some pics.
12-28-2009, 01:44 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

LOL I am looking over the directions and in...

LOL I am looking over the directions and in bright red letters it says "DO NOT FORCE" , talking about sliding the wing in the fuze. It will cover with the decals so I guess I lucked out.
12-28-2009, 01:08 AM
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Posted By smokejohnson

Thanks for the tip Gramps. I know all about...

Thanks for the tip Gramps.

I know all about baby patrol. I have a 15 month old son and a 5 year old daughter...yeah my days are pretty busy until around 7:30 or 8:00 :Q.

Oh yeah I had a Homer...
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