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#1
Taxi test today.  Very good, but I'm not happy with the way the landing gear attaches to the servoless retracts.
It's just a 3mm bolt going through plastic against the retract flat spot.
Retract 3D landing gear is always an issue.  If you over tighten just a bit the plastic is stripped.  If the wheel turns at all while landing you'll tear out a whole wing and then things get really bad.
I'm trying a 100% solid part instead of a 15% infill that is originally called for.
I'm also going to try, for the first time, threaded inserts.  I have just enough room... I think.

My only other complaint about this plane is that is requires an 8 channel Rx.  In most planes the Aileron servos are installed opposite to each other and so a "Y" cable can be used.  All good in this plane.  Normally, the Flap servos are installed in the same direction... again a "Y" cable can be used.  In this plane the Flap servos are installed opposite to each other... no "Y" cable.  Also, the front gear steering servo is installed so that it's backwards to the Rudder... again no "Y" cable.  Count 'em up and you get an 8 channel Rx.

I toyed with, and actually installed, 2 servo reversers.  They worked and all is good... but... I don't quite trust them.

The difference in cost between an AR620 and an AR8020T is $40.  This pretty little plane is worth a few more dollars.

#2
General Discussion / Re: Runway Rolling
Last post by GuyOReilly - Today at 12:56:45 PM
Thank you @davidk !!
#3
General Discussion / Runway Rolling
Last post by davidk - Today at 12:06:55 PM
We were thinking of rolling the runway this week but the rain over the last several days has left the field and runway too wet.
It's raining from Wed on for the rest of this week.
When we get a run of dry weather and the runway is still pliable we'll start rolling but I've no idea when that will be.
When we do start rolling, the field will be closed while the equipment is active and on the field.
This means that while we are working on the field there will be no flying.
We'll post here at least a day before we start and put a call out at least a day ahead for help.
Post here with any questions you have.
#4
General Discussion / Re: NO GO tomorrow- Flying thi...
Last post by davidk - Yesterday at 09:29:16 PM
Yes, it was the prettiest plane out today... so happy to see it.  It's a Hobby Lobby.
#5
General Discussion / Re: NO GO tomorrow- Flying thi...
Last post by Michael - Yesterday at 08:55:56 PM
Nice Telemaster.
#6
General Discussion / Re: NO GO tomorrow- Flying thi...
Last post by davidk - Yesterday at 06:15:02 PM
I did... and I needed it.  I wish I'd worn my shorts.  Kenny and I were in T-Shirts.
Winds never got above 5kph... and every 10 minutes it would change direction... we got all 4 today... too funny.
Got busy around 4pm.
I got 10 flights in today... stunning day.
#7
General Discussion / Re: NO GO tomorrow- Flying thi...
Last post by Frank v B - Yesterday at 03:34:07 PM
David, did you bring your suntan lotion?  ;)

It got nice in midtown at noon.
Hope you enjoyed the flying.

Frank

#8
General Discussion / Re: NO GO tomorrow- Flying thi...
Last post by davidk - Yesterday at 12:05:57 PM
Only 40% chance from around noon on as of last night... and now no rain at all.  It's sunny here in Stouffville.
#9
General Discussion / Re: NO GO! - Flying this comin...
Last post by Frank v B - April 13, 2024, 09:29:06 PM
No Go!  Sorry.  The POP is listed at 90%. I live at Yonge and St. Clair so it is a bit of a hike to get rained out.

Sorry from the guy who does not look at weather forecasts..starting Wednesday May 8 when training starts.

Frank
#10
General Discussion / Re: Flying this coming Sunday,...
Last post by Noah - April 13, 2024, 10:35:59 AM
I'll try and make my way out there for a few flights. Hoping to get my wings maybe.