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Rudder post to carbon

Mounting the rudder post to the the carbon boom. Just using two blind nuts glued into the post itself, then drilled straight through the carbon. The bottom of the bolts can act like a landing wheel. Sweet! The only small issue i have is as you can see on the video, there is a small gap between the post and the carbon.

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TUG Time

After having a discussion with the lads, it’s time to put together a tug that we can all use to launch scale and semi scale gliders. We tossed around the idea of a winch, but we agreed that the tug would be much more fun. So amongst all the other projects we will just have to squeeze this in. Below I picked up the model really cheap, so happy there. To pull it I went for a 30cc donk, now…

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Parts

A few small parts, 2 x Corona RX’s. I must say these are great value and for smaller planes, Pick them up on banggood or Aliexpress betwee $22 and $25. 8 Channel and compatible with the Futaba 10J Some small earth magnets, the door hatches on the FMS P-51 dont close properly, one the servos are just cheap, so i’ll swap those out with some metal gear ones and two, the earth magnet will completely close it stopping the air…

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P-51 Almost there

Almost completed the FMS P-51, it’s a big bird with a lot of weight. I’ve installed an ESS Air Sense sound module which on the video is at half volume. Next up is to cycle the retracts 10-15 times to make sure they don’t stuff up. Painted control horns to match the paint Exhaust smoke, so love detailing the planes.

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