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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Yep and I would get it in white/red.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Another interesting video recommended for me by YouTube.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Dang, I wish there were some good slopes nearby! I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I've had a decent slope experience, none of which were at a site like that!

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:06 pm 
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I got the Motrofly put back together today. The new bearings went it really easily and I only need to push them a little with the drill press.

Once I got them in, the rest was just putting the motor back together. So I could get the wiring right, I numbered 2 of the 3 wires so it should turn in the correct direction when I fly it next. The EF Yak 54 as all back together and ready to go. I need to get a new battery for it though. Instead of getting 2, I am thinking of just buying one battery this time around.

I also tried to replace the shaft in a Hacker A20 motor I have but the set screw seems to be stripped. I will do some research on how to get it out now that I have a drill press to push the old shaft out with.

Lastly, I cleaned up the shop. Now I feel like I have a good bit more room.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:54 am 
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A little work on getting the Sabre 47 ready to fly again.

I had it setup to route the fuel tubing through the fuse just to try and avoid having fuel lines that can be cut by the prop. I put in new brass tubing and put some fuel barbs on to help hold the fuel line with the pressure the YS will produce. The barbs are a little too small to go on the fuel tank tubing so we will see how well the fuel lines hold on.

I just need to figure out what I am going to do for a receiver battery and then I can put the prop and spinner on the motor to try and figure out where the CG should go. On a profile, you typically mount the motor last to use it to get to a neutral CG without having to add any weight.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:44 pm 
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I've been working on the Sabre 47 some. I got the fuel tank on temporarily and the preliminary balance to drill the holes.

I need to get some 6-32 hardware to mount the engine so I'll have to order that from Tower.

I also figured out what I'm going to do for a battery. I'm just going to use a Smart Fly Regulator I have and use the battery from my pattern plane since I can't take both to go flying.

I'm also thinking of getting a Tower Hobbies Kaos 40 to move the YS 63 in to. I'd still rather find a Funtana 40 or Ultra Stick 40 if I can though at this time. I'm just thinking of something that I could take both the pattern plane and a plane with the YS 63 in it. The Kaos has the advantage that it is also Senior Pattern Association legal so those would be additional contests I could go to.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well I had surgery yesterday so I won't be doing much building or flying for a little bit. I tried to stay away from the computer yesterday because of the pain killers they had me on and I wanted to avoid cruising the internet while high.

I was feeling better today so I ordered the 6-32 hardware to mount the YS 63 with.

I guess that is all for now!

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Dang, Ben! Hope you're ok!


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well, I started snoring about 5 years ago and it's progressively gotten worse.

A part of this surgery included taking out my tonsils which is a lot easier on children and very hard on adults. I am recovering well and just taking it easy. I'll be back to flying hopefully next weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Well, I'm kind of getting out of the funk of the surgery and feeling a little bit better. I've been trying to decide what to do about my field charging setup. I have 2 of the Revolectrix CellPro 10S chargers which are now outdated since they can only do 12V input. I wanted to use them but I didn't want to pour a lot of money in to a charger case for them. Additionally, I needed another power supply because the 350 watt one I have been using can only really power 1 so then what would be the point of having 2 at the field with me to charge my heli packs or another battery.

So I pulled the trigger on a converted 12V 75 amp power supply from feathermerchantrc.com this morning. Another cheap 350 watt would have been $45 and I would have to buy another case. I asked the supplier to include a second set of 4mm connectors and I will mount it in my current handgun case that I use to transport my power supply and one of the CellPro 10S chargers. By mounting the new power supply in and not having to carry the 350 watt one, I will be able to transport both CellPro 10S chargers with support gear in one case.

This will meet my needs with the generator I have and the chargers I already have too. I will work on a maybe putting together a nicer setup with one of the PRC cases and 24V chargers later.

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