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  • LET DG808B

    Finally getting started on my LET DG808b
    Had to set it up in the yard and get the winglets on to help the process
    Could'n bring myself to completely unwrap the bubble pack of the one piece wings as 'hanger rash' is a major concern.

    Scott

  • #2
    Pretty she is!

    Are you bringing her down to Horizon Hobby Aerotow Scott? We can then make a family picture with my Let DG800S

    Teaser to get you motivated

    Stéphane
    Stéphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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    • #3
      Nice DG Scott, what span is that?

      Jeremy and Ben
      SCC AAA TT

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      • #4
        Planning on bringing it to Horizon Hobby Aerotow so a "family" picture would be fun - maybe even a tandem landing again.....
        Span is 6 meters - wood/carbon/foam wings - with water ballast system.

        Worked on the landing gear system - as you can see its one of the original units
        this was my first attempt but I found that the servo was drawing 1/2 amp trying to keep the gear retracted.

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        Here's the final version with 180 degree movement and minimal current draw in either position.

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        Scott
        Last edited by MarnochS; 05-15-2015, 05:03 AM.

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        • #5
          For some reason I cannot see the pictures you posted Scott!

          Jeremy and Ben
          SCC AAA TT

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          • #6
            Hopefully you can see the photos now as I was trying to be "fancy" and put them in the text.

            Moving on to the wings - I got the servo boxes that LET has on their website - had to do a little shaping and thinning to get them to press in.



            I mixed up some west systems +406 Colloidal Silica for installation.


            Then it was just a matter of sanding down to match the wing surface.

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            • #7
              You're gonna need a longer trailer...

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              • #8
                Hi Scott.

                Geez, love the 808.. Thats right up your alley.
                Really looking forward to seeing that one this summer.

                6 METERS BABY

                LEN
                Team Horizon Hobby

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                • #9
                  Scott, I presume we will see it at the Horizon event!

                  Jeremy and Ben
                  SCC AAA TT

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                  • #10
                    Scott,

                    Are you set of a scheme or are you going to LET it white?

                    Stéphane
                    Stéphane
                    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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                    • #11
                      Going to the Horizon event and hoping to bring the DG-808b with me. Just picked up the Baltic Birch 1/8" plywood for the shipping box. I'm going to LET it be white for the time being.....but will be putting some black on the bottom of the wings (visibility)

                      Little bit of progress, wow that rudder servo installation is just a "peach"......good thing there are allen head servo screws. The curve of the fuselage made the rear screw installation a test. Used 0.060 UHM carbon rod and bonded the clevises on with IC2000 rubberized CA.


                      Setting the TEK probe on the fin

                      Last edited by MarnochS; 05-21-2015, 04:59 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Scott
                        Is that a steerable tail gear or does it have suspension?

                        Jeremy and Ben
                        SCC AAA TT

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                        • #13
                          Scott..... throwing down on the uber high-tech TE probe! gg

                          Originally posted by MarnochS View Post
                          Going to the Horizon event and hoping to bring the DG-808b with me. Just picked up the Baltic Birch 1/8" plywood for the shipping box. I'm going to LET it be white for the time being.....but will be putting some black on the bottom of the wings (visibility)

                          Little bit of progress, wow that rudder servo installation is just a "peach"......good thing there are allen head servo screws. The curve of the fuselage made the rear screw installation a test. Used 0.060 UHM carbon rod and bonded the clevises on with IC2000 rubberized CA.


                          Setting the TEK probe on the fin

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                          • #14
                            808 has a steerable tail wheel that's forward of the rudder ( springs attached to the rudder on both sides )

                            Working on the fuselage wiring harness, found the Harbor Freight monical magnifying (7.5X) really helpful in soldering things together.
                            I did have to drill some holes in it though - it kept fogging up.

                            Last edited by MarnochS; 05-27-2015, 01:34 PM.

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                            • #15
                              found a Pilot for the DG 808b

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