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  • #46
    I have used the Multiplex 6 pin and a servo connector. On the fuselage side the connectors are epoxied into a fixture that is bolted to the fuse. This allows the harness to be removed. On the wing side, the connectors are loose but contained in a box so that they cannot fall into the wing. The box must be securely attached to the wing root. I used epoxy on my ASW 22 but I am going to try tape on the ASH 31.

    Last edited by RickS; 01-18-2019, 12:38 AM.
    Rick Shelby
    Team Horizon

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    • #47
      I used a S6270 servo for the tow release because I just happened to have one in my stock but it is no longer available. I also drilled out the hole the tow release rod goes through and inserted an oversized brass tube. The rod seems to slide with much less friction in the brass tube than it did in the wood.

      I elongated the hole that the tow loop goes into to make it an oval. I then filled in the space between the wood and the bottom of the fuse with epoxy and cabosil and extended the oval hole out the bottom. This provides one continuous oval hole for the tow loop to pass through.

      Rick Shelby
      Team Horizon

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      • #48
        Has anyone successfully removed the florescent sticker on the nose and rudder?

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        • BryanB
          BryanB commented
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          I asked about the "florescent" orange awhile back and was informed it was "Safety" orange. I haven't got after it yet. I want to just get it up flying before I start experimenting with different solvents. I really don't want to have to sand it all off but with a repaint there's going to be much sanding/primer/sanding anyway. Maybe I'll start with the bottom of one of the wingtips.........

      • #49
        Got an opinion question:

        What's everyone's thoughts on installing the wingtip wheels? I'm going straight sailplane and fly off mostly grass. What do you think would be more prone to catching a wingtip in vegetation? The wheel or the curve of the winglet? If I were going with the powered model and/or fly off asphalt or concrete the decision would be easy. The only negative of installing them is drag but does this outweigh potential damage to the wingtip or would it make it more prone to catching on something? Things I've been pondering,,,,,
        BB

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        • Ed DeRossi
          Ed DeRossi commented
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          Bryan, I didn't install them on mine. I don't plan on flying from blacktop but if I do, I will glue them on.

      • #50
        Originally posted by mtnbiker63 View Post
        Has anyone successfully removed the florescent sticker on the nose and rudder?
        It’s paint....not a “sticker” if you wish to remove sanding and repainting is your best bet......you could possible vinyl wrap over the orange also....
        TEAM GORGEOUS

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        • #51
          I couldn't resist.....

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          • #52
            Has anyone else had issues getting the elevator servo in? Mine does not fit through the top of the fin. Theres are some pretty large globs of resin where the stab bolts go, thinking I can grind some of that away but am worried about the bolt not having as much to bite into.







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            • #53
              That servo doesn't want to go in easily. I tried every way that I could think of. I ended up grinding a little bit and it finally went in. I don't remember the sequence but I do remember that I dropped the servo inside about fifteen times. Maybe more.

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              • #54
                I first lightly sanded the front and back of the pocket so the servo would fit in the slot. Then dremeled out the pookie on the front elevator hold down just enough so the servo spline shaft would clear and it dropped right in, wire end of servo first so you can tuck the wires under the mounting edge before dropping in the rear end. They really aren't needed but I used the rubber grommets and Dubro hex drive servo screws. I ran a small round file in from the rear to open the left side of the rear elevator hold down pookie for the elevator pushrod to clear.
                At least that's how I got mine in. Snug as a bug.
                Last edited by BryanB; 01-21-2019, 03:38 AM.

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                • #55
                  The globs are holding the screw nuts, or whatever they are using in there,. Its not unusual to grind those areas a bit if needed, don't go crazy.
                  Len Buffinton
                  Team Horizon Hobby

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                  • #56
                    Pretty happy with the progress today, leaving for work tomorrow so it will be another week before I get back to it. Have the radio layout basically figured out, tail surfaces completed and tow release installed!







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                    • #57
                      very nice Kevin


                      Len Buffinton
                      Team Horizon Hobby

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                      • #58
                        Originally posted by Sinkhappens86 View Post
                        Kevin......does your seat pan clear with the batteries on top of the plywood like that? I tried that and he pan would not fit with them on top like that.....
                        TEAM GORGEOUS

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                        • #59
                          It seems like it does, though I haven't trimmed it to fit under the lip yet.

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                          • #60
                            I went straight sailplane so no motor,ESC or big battery install.

                            I made the little shelf removable in case I need to access the tow release servo, which I oriented further forward. I also like to have easy access to my receiver. Voltage regulator velcroed to the bottom fuselage. Cockpit tub fits in very nicely.
                            Only thing left to do is balance it and figure out how much lead I need in the nose and do final adjustment of control throws!
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                            • Mark9
                              Mark9 commented
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                              I'm looking forward to seeing it Bryan. Been working on my Ventus this week, installing wing servos. Spacer wedges to shim up four of the eight frames for the MKS HV6100's, designing and fabricating the horns. I always get apprehensive when gluing in frames...don't want to glue the servo in too!

                            • edfmaniac
                              edfmaniac commented
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                              Looking good. I've been slacking on the Antares build lately but I feel some inspiration building up.
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