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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Worked a little on the Nike today. I got the aileron linkages set up and the servo covers on. The instructions said to use hinge tape to hold on the covers so that's what I used. I also glue in the lite ply for the wing mounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:20 pm 
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Finally ordered the motor and ESC. I'm going with the Turnigy Competition Glider Drive and a YEP 80 amp ESC. My goal is to finish this before January 28th since I'll be traveling for a couple weeks for work.

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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:13 pm 
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I've been doing some work here and there between yesterday and today. I got the holes for mounting the wing to the fuse drilled and blind nuts installed.

After that, I got the horizontal stab mounted to the bracket. The Nike 2 uses a single screw to hold the stab to the bracket. Once I checked the alignment with the wing, I wicked some thin CA between the stab and bracket to help hold it in the correct position.

Next step is to set up the incidence on the stab. I will be using a couple meter bars (one from Robart, one from H9) and an Aeroperfect angle meter.

The tedious part will be getting the angle right since it's a tight working space in the back of the tail and the stab will have to be removed when I make an adjustment to the pushrod.


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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Looking good, Ben! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:10 pm 
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Just a quick update.

I got the motor and ESC right before I left for work for 15 days. The motor didn't come with bullets so I pulled some 3.5mm females off of ESC that wasn't being used and put them on the YEP 80. The ESC should have plenty of capacity. With a 13x11 and 50% charged 3S pack, I'm only pulling 35 amps and about 360 watts.

The motor is rated for up to 830 watts at 45 amps which would be a 5S battery. I'm thinking because of the altitude of going up to a 14x11 or another prop to try to get it up to 500 watts minimum. Not sure which prop combination would be best for this though.

I also had to break the battery tray loose and lower it down. My 3S 2200 was fitting too tight. I cut some holes in it to try to move the ESC wires that go to the motor around so the insulation won't be rubbed off. I just put some fuel tubing on the wood or the wires themselves to prevent chafing.


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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:30 am 
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Looking good! I took the Tiger / Wilco out this weekend, logged 35 minutes of flight time on one battery pack. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:40 pm 
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I wish I could find some 5S 1400 or 1500maH packs to put in it. Of course, that's assuming I could find something thin enough to be able to load.

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 Post subject: Re: Build: Top Model Nike 2
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:25 am 
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Superb build with accuracy.


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