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  1. Jul 9, 2019 #21

    Karolh

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    It was the norm for me to go flying alone but stopped after I had a nasty accident when my right hand came in contact with a 16" APC prop that was vigorously defending it's air space.
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2019 #22

    ben_beyer

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    Not RC related per se but I ordered and received my copy of the Saturn V flight manual. Not too expensive on Amazon and the 50th anniversary is coming up of course.

    I started working on the dimensions for the servo mounts for the horizontal stab yesterday. I took some basic measurements and came up with a design. I then traced the top of the servo to see how far above it could possibly stick. The stabs will have 1/16" sheeting so I'm thinking I should consider lowering it by a 1/16" at this time. Before I proceed I will throw a servo arm and ball link on to make sure though.

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  3. Jul 19, 2019 at 3:39 AM #23

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    I've been trying to get back to work on the Cadence but work keeps getting in the way.

    I made some tweeks to the design and decided to cut a sample tonight. The primary change is I lowered the servo mounting points 1/8".
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  4. Jul 21, 2019 at 3:50 AM #24

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    Our club had the annual Big Bird Fly In today so I took my son out to see that in the morning and then I returned in the afternoon to do some flying. I don't have a Big Bird per se so I just took the EF 48" Yak 54 and flew that. I just did 2 flights though.

    I also finished up the prototype of the servo box today. I used my scroll saw to rip to some of the 1/8" lite ply. I also had to sand a little on the lite ply after it was installed to be able to drop the servo in but after that it seems to be a good fit. I also need to check on the servo horn clearance and remember to make a hole for the servo wire before I glue them in. 20190720_110421.jpg 20190720_202327.jpg 20190720_204038.jpg 20190720_204655.jpg 20190720_205230.jpg
     
  5. Jul 22, 2019 at 3:24 AM #25

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    Well I didn't work on the Cadence today but I did go flying. I put 4 flights on the DeJaVu working on the Intermediate sequence. The first few flights went surprisingly well considering I haven't been through the sequence in over a month. Then I started trying to fine tune and that's where I put a lot of pressure on myself and started making minor mistakes that put me off more than I would've liked.

    I also believe a cell in one of my packs is starting to go bad. I'm going to individually storage charge the packs in the set and monitor so I don't have LiPo fire. 20190721_160637.jpg
     

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