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Projects RC-Help Trainer V.3.1 Build Log

Discussion in 'Airplanes' started by bigone5500, Sep 11, 2017.

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    I started work on rebuilding today. I will cut the old fuse 3" back from the front skewer hole. Reinforcements will be done with either basswood or balsa.

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    Hell I would have just patched that nose back together lol. I thought it was much worse than it actually is.
     
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    Progress. Fuse is cut out waiting on glue.

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    Them some purdy lines!!!
     
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    Yeah. I got me this here faintsy pinsel... it shore does a fine job!

    A little more progress. Gonna call it a night though. I'm trying to design a battery tray that doesn't break as bad. The other one allowed the battery to bust through the front possibly damaging it. I'll build the next one from balsa and see what happens. Word to the wise...hot glue, they call it that for a reason, a good reason.

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    Awe, do you have girl hands to go with your girl phone? lmao. So sensitive hahahahaha.

    And try putting expanding foam in the nose. I did that to the FF-22 that I build and that sucker could take some nose hits lol. But you would have to use blind nuts for the motor and extend the wires for the ESC or just put it on the outside.
     
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    I was hoping for a snappy comeback to that last post :biggrin1:
     
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    Unlike an iPhone, it takes a certain finesse to be able to operate an Android device.

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    That's more like it hahaha.
     
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    I'm curious, would it be better to extend the power or motor leads? I was thinking the motor as the power leads are on the same side as the Rx wire. I'd like to have the ESC as far into the fuse as I can get. I can solder new wires on the motor due to the fact that they have cheap leads and are not silicone coated.
     
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    If you can get past the enamel coating, then do the motor wires. Just make sure you keep airflow going to the ESC, otherwise, this happens....

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    I was thinking of just soldering an extension to the existing wires. They are small at around 18ga. I got plenty of that size wire.
     
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    Progress. Got the battery tray made. I'm happy with it. I also gained a good bit of room under it. That will give the ESC plenty of airflow. Maybe I won't need to extend the motor wires after all.

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    Oh yeah! There's plenty of room.

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    Got the nose done and motor mounted. Not pictured is the skewers with balsa gussets.

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    Nice. We need video of the maiden flight...
     
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    Couple more photos to wrap things up. Maiden flight 2.0 coming soon...and yeah, the tail is a wee bit crooked.

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    I got around to putting some bling in the RCH Trainer. I like it!

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