Super's Pilot 40% Edge 540 Assembly

Classclown

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But those have got to be nice and light!!! Cool way of seeing what fits, but man, those look scale! No smoke fittings?
 

Super08

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They should be the exact same size as the real ones. (90mmx300mm) The only part not exact is the ends need to be domed out a bit so I just subtracted the distance that the domed ends would take up from my overall length to calculate how long of headers I can fit in. As for the smoke fittings they are extra money so I left them out. ;)
 

Classclown

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Good thinking man. Just imagine, the paper you saved, not going with smoke, you saved about an eighth of a toothpick!! :thumbsup:
 

Super08

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Hey gotta think about saving as many trees as I can.....NOT. Damn things are always getting in the way at the field.
 

aussiesteve

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Now one of those paper cans "packed with stuff" would make a great smoke (system) :biggrin:

Bill
I asked Ernie if there is any truth in the rumor about him giving up the 3W dealership - It is not true (Thank goodness as they are my favorite brand).
If you are looking at the 150 for the big Bipe it is a good choice for it and if it is in reasonable condition, it is a good buy at that price.
 

Super08

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That would give spending a day at the field flying a whole new meaning. :D
 

Super08

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They haven't found my engine yet in the back log of parcels. They found the box with the prop in it but not the engine. :(
 

aussiesteve

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uh oh
Ya might need to get some 10mm allthread and 4 nuts to suit it - bolt one end with one nut on each side of the firewall and the other end with one nut on each side of the prop - at least it will look the part fom a distance :yikes:
 

Tired Old Man

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If you are looking at the 150 for the big Bipe it is a good choice for it and if it is in reasonable condition, it is a good buy at that price.
I agree, it will handle the plane well. Unlimited IMAC vertical sequences it would fall a little short but nobody flies big bipes in unlimited IMAC except Chip Hyde.
 

BillFromPerth

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I agree, it will handle the plane well. Unlimited IMAC vertical sequences it would fall a little short but nobody flies big bipes in unlimited IMAC except Chip Hyde.
It's going to be more of a freestyle type plane will stick to monoplanes for IMAC
Ok cool Steve I thought if he was pulling out of 3W you would know.
Apparently the motor had been rebuilt and only bench run since rebuild.
I Emailed DH models about a canopy but got no reply.
 

Super08

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Pat remember the discussion we had about the throttle servo being part of the engine mount? This isn't exactly what we discussed but is based on the idea. The servos, linkages and ignition are all mounted inside the nose cone. So for most things all required is to unplug the servos and power lead to the ignition to remove the engine from the plane. It will allow for most small repairs or if access to the front of the fuselage is required.
 

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Tired Old Man

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Although not exactly what we were talking about it definately serves the same purpose. For those that don't know, there's absolutely no reason to be concerned about how close a throttle servo is to the engine if linkage is set up to avoid noise. When you think about it, a throttle servo could be 5' away from the engine but if the linkage was designed and installed in a manner that generated RFI you'd still be glitching the receiver. The wire goes to the same place regardless of how close the servo is to the engine.

Doug, That's going to make for some very convenient "servicability".
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
It's not the radio interference that bothers me. It's the vibration. I've had two digital servos mounted to the firewall to keep the linkage short. Both gave out after about a season. Not saying what brand cause that wasn't the problem. They were two different brands. Now I moved them back and use braced carbon impregnated nyrod. No problems since. Guess we all have different experiences.
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
You will have it hidden and won't be able to see it. Things that happened to me is that it was running bad in the midrange. Popping and not taking throttle properly. It was almost like it was to lean. The Servo arm was jittering back and forth like a glitch. The other one just Quit working one day. Each time changing the servo out cured the problem.

Just keep an Eye on it.
 
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