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Reply #6 - Aug 7th, 2014 at 1:32am

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thymekiller wrote on Apr 14th, 2013 at 8:11pm:
As it turns out, she needs alot of nose weight. If I build another I will use MUCH stronger, thicker wood.



Silly wabbit! Just cover the balsa with tissue or silk.
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 20th, 2014 at 3:19pm

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I looked at my PF, and the front wing mount is about 1 inch behind the TE of the landing gear legs (at the fuselage join).
 

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Reply #4 - Mar 18th, 2014 at 5:57pm

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Well done Thyme!!! I agree with Staubkorb...move the wing back.
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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2014 at 1:32pm

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NO nose weight!  Slide the wing back a bit.
 

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Reply #2 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 8:11pm

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As it turns out, she needs alot of nose weight. If I build another I will use MUCH stronger, thicker wood.
 

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Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 6:07pm

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Nicely done Thyme!!!

I'm surprised that the gear doesn't call for 1/32 lamination cross grain for that type of gear.  I assume the sheet balsa was 1/16 in balsa? 

She looks good as new now!  Can't wait to see the video of her circling the socker court at your next flying session.

Still have the PB ruber powered as well.  They would make a nice combo.

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Apr 14th, 2013 at 3:56pm

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The Phantom Flash needed a new leg so I thought I would share with you how I did it, This works for alot of pieces.

Cut a new piece.

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Shorten it.

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Making sure the damage is removed.

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Mark and remove the damage.

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I used gap filling CA. Kinda heavy but the jewel needs nose weight anyway. Remember, the better the fit, the better the finished joint.

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Same thing for a wing tip.

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There, all done and ready to crash again! Grin

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Comments are welcomed. 
Hope this helps.
 

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