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Member postings for DAVE MATTHEWS 2

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Thread: Hammer F3F
18/04/2019 08:57:00

E-BAY.... I think it's arservices that are the sellers. That's how got mine

22/02/2019 09:02:31

Sadly my local hill doesn't produce lift like you're used to but soon I hope to launch her off better hills and get some weight onboard (only a little, don't want to ruin her). All in all, more than pleased

21/02/2019 17:20:03

FINALLY got the Hammer maidened, 15mph, no ballast. Flew straight as an arrow, two clicks down and that was that. Beautiful bit of kit, try it with a bit of ballast next time!

06/01/2019 18:40:52

Looks a cracking spot mate. We're are in winter now 2 degrees today and next to no wind. Still haven't flown her, let you know when I do tho.

18/12/2018 15:03:46

Cheers Phil, I'll keep you posted. Might be a while, nothing but rain and inconsistent winds here at the moment.

Dave

18/12/2018 09:29:59

DONE!! Sadly the nose came out dark because I only had grey primer (needed white), but that can be resprayed easily enough later.20181217_193520.jpg

16/12/2018 12:45:57

moving on, decided to use multiplex mpx connectors to keep wiring simple and tidy. A handy hint (probably from this site somewhere), to pot the connectors with hot melt. Not only does it prevent flex and eventual failure at the solder point, it provides a good grip . I didn't use a mould (haven't got one!), just pump the glue in there then, while it's soft, form it with a couple of bits of aluminium flat bar. Not as tidy as a mould but hey.... cheaper lol.20181213_162211.jpg

14/12/2018 08:56:30

Phil, cut down on the caffeine at night-time bud! I thought I had weird dreams lol. Just got the second wing to wire up, then it's wait for the right conditions time.

13/12/2018 09:37:10

20181213_085012.jpg20181213_084828.jpgfuse and tail feathers all done, with 20mm ballast tube (should be good for about 670g ish max.)

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09/12/2018 10:15:06

Phil, I did toy with the idea of aluminium bolts by way of compromise. I have the same problem with the white plastic ones supplied. Just working on ways to get the rudder arm tucked away inside the fuse.

I'll keep you posted

08/12/2018 23:51:29

Guys, are we using nylon wing bolts or ......?

02/12/2018 17:52:55

Thanks Phil, top is the same and looks awesome varnished (pictures to follow)

02/12/2018 14:30:40

20181202_135959.jpg20181202_135741.jpg20181202_135649.jpgmade a start on the first one. just skimmed the existing tow that comes from the joiner box to bind it all together. cutter is from set off pcb cutters from ebay.

01/12/2018 10:04:51

Guys, I am going to do it, because it wont add any weight and can't hurt. I don't expect to use the full ballast load( i have slopers that love that kind of thing). I have done it before by routing a 1.25mm slot in the wing,piping in epoxy and letting the blade in. Smooths off to a nice finish. Keep you posted !

30/11/2018 22:38:04

Peter, I have emailed the creator Artur, who informs me he hasn't folded a wing yet. But I've bought the carbon, so it might have to have it lol.

Cheers, Dave

29/11/2018 07:41:09

Thanks for that Phil, epoxied in the joiner last night, which worked out great. Going to varnish my wings, the veneer's too good to cover! Might have a word with Arthur, but I'm quite happy with the strength now.

Cheers, Dave

28/11/2018 17:35:43

Phil, just done the torch thing, and it looks like the tow extends 450mm along the line of the joining box (looks like top and bottom). might just leave it, especially if no-ones folded the wing yet!

28/11/2018 17:28:57

Thanks for the reply Phil, didn't know the wings were layed up with tow. I was thinking single blade underneath starting off laying along side the wing joiner box then out about 800mm, bonded in with epoxy. Is yours ballasted?, if so, how much? Cheers, Dave

28/11/2018 15:29:51

Hi, has anyone thought about setting a 6mmx1mm carbon blade along the span? or doesn't it need (overkill), I do intend fitting a 20mm ballast tube.

Thread: Panther Trainer Autogyro
16/10/2018 08:57:56

plug :- I have a completed, flown, balanced ready to go Panther in the classified section of this site. £100 without Rx. East mids area.

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