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  • Kevin K's CARF Models DG-800 Build

    Will be a while before I actually get to this, but wanted to celebrate the forum being back. Coming soon...







    Kevin K

    Kremer Aerotowing Team

  • #2
    Nice Kevin,
    Looking forward to having a down hill race..
    Orange Crush vs Big Red

    Len Buffinton
    Team Horizon Hobby

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    • #3
      Kevin, you really think red is faster???

      Steve K
      Steve K

      Kremer Aerotowing Team

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      • Sinkhappens86
        Sinkhappens86 commented
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        Yes. Red is always faster.

    • #4
      Awsome looking!
      Gunny
      Aviation Concepts rc

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      • #5
        Made some progress on the DG while I was at home. I swear every once in a while I have to stop and just stare at this thing. It just looks so effing cool!!!!



        All the parts and hardware came packaged in plastic bags that are labelled to tell you what part of the assembly process they're for. Pretty convenient. You'll also notice that on the right there are 2 different mounts for the aileron servos, one for standard and one for thinner servos.

        Since I plan to fly this thing at ludicrous speed, we'll be going with the full size servos.



        Now thats a servo! These will be on all surfaces. Also went with metal SWB arms, these things are awesome!

        Starting with the wings, seriously this thing just looks so awesome!









        Ailerons were first, I didn't get very many photos during the install, but you cut a notch for the servo arm in the mount, rough up the inside of the bay, then glue the mount in. I used the servo and linkage to help position the mount, you can see the plastic wrap preventing the servo from being glued in.



        Spoilers and flaps were next. Each hatch already has a servo mount installed. Spoilers use a very short linkage and a Z bend. Was tricky to get it right, but they work great! Flap linkage was set up the same way as the aileron.



        Kevin K

        Kremer Aerotowing Team

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        • #6
          Last thing I got done was the wiring for all 6 servos. Using the Hansen Hobbies connectors and tools. This is the 9 pin connector in progress. You can see my notes so I don't screw it up!



          And the finished connector

          Kevin K

          Kremer Aerotowing Team

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          • ARUP
            ARUP commented
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            'F', 'S', 'A'... full speed ahead!

        • #7
          ...and this is the build that he threw under the bus to start this new thread!!!

          https://forum.scalesoaring.com/forum...-skylark-build


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          A Site for Soar Eyes

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          • Tom
            Tom commented
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            As I was reading I was thinking.....”What happened to the Skylark?”......says the guy with 5 projects in various stages of completion! 8-)

          • Sinkhappens86
            Sinkhappens86 commented
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            How's that 2-33 coming Jim?

          • JimD
            JimD commented
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            #Sinkhappens86...I'll let you know about the 2-33 in a little bit...right now I'm busy fixing a window in my glass house!!! 🙄😜😂

        • #8
          Heading for the main event I see Kevin!! Have a blast! They do tend to go a little fast, occasionally... If you get tired of picking little bits of plastic wrap out of the epoxy, you can paint a little vaseline on the servo surfaces that could contact the epoxy and then just wipe it off when you pull the servo out afterwards. Absolutely nothing wrong with what you are doing, just a different way from an OCD guy who can't live with scraps of plastic wrap pinched in hardened epoxy. Neat color scheme, but I am pretty sure the fastest is actually white. Ask Len, it sure seemed that way to our eyes, bu they are old and don't see so well any more. Oh and one last thing, no ludicrous speed on the first flight, John Force will be the first one to tell you that you need to be able to drive a tricycle before a hot fuel dragster, all in little increments.

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          • Steve P
            Steve P commented
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            Somebody feels the need. The need for...

            FWIW — Cutting squares from plastic shopping bags is the way to go for potting servos/frames in epoxy. They are much stronger, stretch less than plastic wrap and resist ripping into pieces.

        • #9
          looks great Kevin.....can't wait to see it in action! Interesting tidbit Steve...

          Please note: the white DG-800 flies even faster when you put a different color stab on it for some reason....

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          • lenb
            lenb commented
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            OMG.
            What have you done to my poor plane???? Seriously, you need to spend a little time and get that poor thing cleaned up. It's so sad to see such a nice plane look like FrankinDG. We need an intervention.

        • #10
          Hey Kevin,
          The assembly looks like it coming along well. Happy to see the Red Tide going together. It really does look great now, but wait until you add the graphics. Its a two tissue moment.
          Len Buffinton
          Team Horizon Hobby

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          • #11
            That Pawnee has been on the shelf awile

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            • #12
              just remember the race track pattern when you guys go race.. no mid air's please.........i will bring up the slow lane with the green monster blanik

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              • Sinkhappens86
                Sinkhappens86 commented
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                Wouldn't be the the first time the Blanik has gone head to head with a DG800!

                Last edited by Sinkhappens86; 01-29-2020, 12:16 AM.

            • #13
              that was awesome.. thanks for posting the video.. keep thinking on putting a turbine on the green monster but it already goes plenty fast i see

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              • #14
                Finally after several delays, making some progress on the 800. Elevator servo is installed and wired.




                Retract is ready to be installed



                Spent some time figuring out where I wanted to run wire and mount batteries and receiver.



                Rudder installed and pull pull cables set up.





                Wiring harnesses for the fuse are made and installed.



                Then these came in the mail just before I had to go back to work. Wiring holders, battery trays and holders for the satellite receivers. Hopefully should make for a very clean radio installation.

                Kevin K

                Kremer Aerotowing Team

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                • #15
                  Looking sharp Kevin!
                  Gunny
                  Aviation Concepts rc

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