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Rich too12/09/2016 19:58:44
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i know I am still putting my Wots Wot together, but I just could not resist getting started on my recent birthday present so here it is.

The hardware appears to be excellent, and the cowl is like a bucket! I'll be using a dle55 and Hitec servos for the first time!

I love the Yak 55m, I think it's lines are much nicer than the 54 that I have. And that colour scheme.....yes

Ps would a moderator please correct Aeroworks in the title. Thanks 

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Rich too12/09/2016 20:02:16
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Rich too12/09/2016 20:04:13
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Adrian Smith 112/09/2016 20:56:14
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Good on you Rich! You can see the AW quality shine through can't you? Looks like it will be a good assembly if it is any thing like my experience with AW kits. I will watch with interest.

Rich too12/09/2016 21:18:15
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Cheers Adrian. Yes, first impressions are really good. From the gauges they supply to set up the surfaces and the cog, and the pre-hinged surfaces look excellent. I am looking forward to putting it together, and it should be a quick build even for me! Well, not too quick wink

Rich too18/09/2016 20:37:22
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Got started, it's lovely to work on, like a mechano set!

Installed the elevator servos, made so much easier by the (new to me ) servo tester. Made up the pushrods, I also really like the adjustable pushrods, no need to remove from the control horns - they use left and right hand threads.

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Adrian Smith 119/09/2016 14:43:02
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Yes Rich, the adjustable push rods with a small spanner are a boon. I just have to remember which way to turn them when I want adjust. I tend to attach the clockwise thread to the working surface and the anti-clockwise to the servo so I know whether the turn will shorten or length the push rod. I guess you remembered to cyano those control horn screws in for added security?! thumbs up

Adrian Smith 119/09/2016 16:39:25
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Also just to let you see my AeroWorks Edge 540 is flying as good as ever!

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Rich too19/09/2016 19:24:23
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Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 19/09/2016 14:43:02:

Yes Rich, the adjustable push rods with a small spanner are a boon. I just have to remember which way to turn them when I want adjust. I tend to attach the clockwise thread to the working surface and the anti-clockwise to the servo so I know whether the turn will shorten or length the push rod. I guess you remembered to cyano those control horn screws in for added security?! thumbs up

Oh yes, I am trying to follow the manual to the letter wink

Your Edge looks great, how long have you had it?

Adrian Smith 119/09/2016 21:14:42
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wink 2 smileAW manuals are quite good as manuals go. I have had my Edge for about 18 months or so with about 7-8 hours logged flying time. I got it from IAD Model Designs in Scotland but there are no stock to speak of left. It costs a lot to import small quantities from the US so there is no time line for when some more will come into theUK. Shame really as I would buy another tomorrow if they were in the UK. Using my OS 60 in it I had to put all three batteries towards the front of the hatch (2 rx, 1 ignition) to get CoG right. It doesn't disappoint though

Rich too20/09/2016 06:13:53
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Yes, it does not appear to be easy to buy them in the UK. AW do sell directly to the UK but I am guessing that with import duty, VAT and postage, the cost of a 50cc sized model would be around £1,000.sad Shame, as I would buy another.

Rich too01/10/2016 20:14:51
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Got the motor mounted and made a start on the throttle linkages.

 

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Rich too01/10/2016 20:17:09
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Rich too01/10/2016 20:17:16
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Rich too16/10/2016 19:48:18
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Made a start on installing the throttle servo and linkage. It seems a little odd that once installed it is not possible to undo the servo and servo arm screws!

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Rich too16/10/2016 19:50:34
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The instructions say to screw the servo mount to the fuselage side using 10mm screws. The only ones I can find are in a bag on their own with this odd looking item - any ideas what it for? I cannot find it in the instructions...

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Adrian Smith 116/10/2016 20:30:44
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I must admit Rich from what I can remember I used 30 minute epoxy to mount both the throttle servo and choke servo mounts in the fuz. The reason for that is the configuration of the OS engine is completely different to the one you are using. I am going up the workshop tomorrow to fly and I will look in my Edge to see what I did. I think I used a piece of hard balsa block to mount the servo in the front.p1020416.jpgAh! I found this picky from my blog. It's not very clear but you get the idea. I drilled holes in the firebox side to get a screwdriver in to tighten the servo screws. Hope that helps.

Adrian Smith 116/10/2016 20:31:50
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No idea what the spare item is though, unless it's for the filler tube but I am not convinced.

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Rich too16/10/2016 20:49:23
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Thanks Adrian. I posted in the FG forum too and apparently the round thing is a fuel dot. It seems a bit large for that but is the correct shape so I guess it must be..

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Rich too19/10/2016 19:42:26
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I am not keen on the throttle arm supplied with the DLE 55, is this normal? I prefer the throttle extension method, as this arm is secured only by two grub screws stopping it turning. Any thoughts? It is also not a very snug fit on the shaft.

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