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« on: July 17, 2009, 11:11:23 AM »

Am about to start to build the Fantom 438 loc/precision kit. Will post progress as it goes! If anyone has any tips feel free to post suggestions  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 02:21:32 PM »

is she a 38mm or 29mm motor mount
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 06:47:21 PM »

38mm mount but have an adapter for 29mm  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 11:40:58 PM »

At this stage have completed the motor mount section. As per instructions I sanded the inside rings and the outside of the motor tubing for better adhesive and have used 2 part Araldite epoxy glue! Will now wait for this to be completely hardened before proceeding.  Smiley





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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 11:39:02 AM »

As per instructions have now placed the motor mount tube into the main air frame! Trying to get epoxy 18" up inside the tube was found to be tricky. Has now been placed aside for drying. Also applied epoxy on the bottom end where the motor inserts.

The first photo which may be unclear shows the epoxy fillets inside the tube while looking from the top.





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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 02:45:44 PM »

lookin good dude so what colour you going with
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 04:21:37 PM »

Same colour as their photo shows  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 05:29:17 PM »

As per instructions fins were sanded using 80 grade sandpaper. This gave them a good shape! Using a much higher grade sandpaper these were smoothed out to allow a better paint finish.









Next as recommended by instructions epoxy was placed at ends of fins as when they are placed into the body tude the fins actually touch the motor mount.



Upon waiting for this to harden the fin was given a smear of epoxy fillet to ensure increased strenth as recommended by instructions!





Shall repeat this for the other 2 fins!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 08:37:20 AM »

Fins all complete  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 11:28:14 AM »

looking good rocketballsa hope you didnt get any glue on your pool table.lol
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 09:34:11 PM »

Not yet Dazza  Smiley Next item as per instructions was the launch lug. Instructions recommended cutting the top at an angle to reduce drag. This was epoxyed to the air frame!

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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 11:01:45 AM »

nearly done your fins look not to bad  Smiley Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 11:16:10 PM »

Appears a very simple kit to build Wolflair.

Next item is the shock cord mount. The instructions recommend "FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY"

As per instructions had made an approx 1 inch loop at centre



Instructions also stated to make a knot approx 1/4 inch away from end which was done



Recommendations next were to use a piece of masking tape at a certain lenth and thickness. Knowing full well if this procedure was not done correct the fantom could come down in two pieces. Was not satisfied in using plain masking tape so used somethink stronger as shown in photo



As per instructions this was taped inside the tube with recommended distances





Last procedure was to place lots of epoxy over this tape to ensure it wont give way! Instructions recommended to be gernerous which was.



That concludes the shock cord mount. Next process will need sanding sealer. Crap I dont have any of that so will need to get some!  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 11:20:57 PM »

what size motors dose it take?
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