73" AJ Laser 230Z

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  1. Apr 12, 2015 #1

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    I went and did it yesterday. Bought my first 35cc plane in 5 yrs. Wanted an AJ Laser since the first time I laid eyes on one. I like the looks. Picked up the plane and the engine yesterday at Toledo.

    The newest thing to me was a Pin Switch with a Batt Share built into it. Steve from Bobs RC Center in Orlando sold me on trying it. Steve is more known to you guys as the Falcon Prop Guy. Who is also a heck of a modeled on the Scale scene. Yes I did get a Falcon Prop but forgot to take a picture of it. It's a Falcon 20-9 Carbon.

    Servos are Savox from Brian at Code3Innovations.com. 1258 for flying surfs and 1257 on throttle.

    A DA 35 with a J-Tec pitts muffler is the power source. Control is by Futaba.

    I have to go flying now so more on this later. :)
     

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    That's really cool Tom. Looking forward to seeing this one go together.
     
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    Yay! More toys!
     
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    You will love the booma switch , I've sold alot of them with zero complaints.
     
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    Thanks That is good to know...

    I have the batteries ordered today. They should be here before the weekend. I forgot about the spinner. I'm pretty sure I have one but I don't know what size I need. I'll check on that tomorrow.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2015 #6

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    I had a goal of mounting the Engine tonight. Couldn't find templates anywhere for the DA-35... I was probably looking in the wrong places. I made some measurements and made my own. Got it close but not right. Had to open up the holes a little. It ended up in the right spot.

    Had to cut the clearance for the Engine in the cowl. Don't get exited Its only roughed in with some tin snips. I ran out of time to finish it... The engine came out in the perfect spot.

    Nice Stuff AJ.
     

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    Looking forward to seeing how you intend on baffling this plane, or if you need to.
     
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    One thing I always liked about AJ's designs is that he makes sure the fuselage has enough side area for knife edge flight. The firewall on that plane is sooo tall! The cowl is definitely a different shape. But, it looks pretty close to scale, and know it's going to fly awesome!
     

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    Same as the rest.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2015 #10

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    Here is the 120-cc Prototype from the Toledo show. A lot more scale looking if that's what you're looking for.

    Mounted the muffler and cut some clearance for it. I'm busy with other stuff so I get a few minutes here and there. That's all I had time for today.
     

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    Wicked I just noticed the thread and you are almost finished. :willynilly:
     
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    Nope. Not even Close. I had to print out the Instructions. Not sure how the Linkages work. I'll figure it out once I read the how to do it. :)
     
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    After reading the instructions I need 250 oz Servos... The ones I have a are 180 oz. Have to call Brian Tomorrow.
     
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    Well sure, if you are going to follow the instructions and all. Lol.
     
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    LOL Pam :D
     
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    LOL. I usually follow the directions. However they are sometimes my own. In this case I'm electing to listen to AJ. I truly believe that he knows more then I do. :)
     
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    I did Talk to Brian today and I have some servos coming. He is so easy to deal with. If you're getting your servos from somewhere else then you're making a mistake.
     
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    I asked if he would like to sponsor a throwdown a couple years back. He promised 4 servos. Never made good. He more of a talker then a flyer, but yeah, nice guy.

    Looking forward to your new laser. Gotta let us know how it flies!
     
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    Here is an update. Saturday night I glued the Stab on... Last night I glued the hinges in the Horizontal and the Vertical Stabs. I used Terry's method of putting vaseline on the hinge pivots This evening I glued in the Control horns on the Tail Surfs. Firs time for me working with this Type of Glue in Control Horns. Most people love them however I prefer the PAU Screw type control horns. They are much easier to mount and are less work... Plus I like the adjustability of the screw type. I'll glue on the Elevators and Ruder before I go to bed tonight.
     

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    The Second Edition for tonight. Finished glueing on the Elevators and The Ruder.

    The Elevators were designed for a single servo and the 2 halves joined with a hardwood Joiner... I decided to split the Elevators and use two servos in the tail. Only worry I have is that it may be to tail heavy building it this way. Hopefully I can still balance it without any more additional weight.
     

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