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Old 12-31-2019, 11:18 AM
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Jereme,

Maybe you answered this in a different post but why are you using a different nut than what the plans call out for?
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:31 AM
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Jereme,

Maybe you answered this in a different post but why are you using a different nut than what the plans call out for?
Bill, the only reason is that they give me the warm and fuzzies. I would be ok with an AN365 but I like the added safety of these. There are a few of them bolts that if they come loose it would not end well, I feel the added safety was worth it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:13 PM
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I did have to take off about 1.5 inches from the stock length of the sticks which I really didn't want to do. I wanted to keep the sticks as long as possible but there was interference with the controls.
If the -7 stick length is similar to the -6 then I'll bet you won't miss it. I cut my stick off for panel clearance and even then, RV controls are so light and responsive I fly most of the time with my hand on my knee -- so, below where the grip would be if I had one. Maybe if you're into serious aero (and maybe not even then, but I couldn't say for sure) the extra leverage isn't needed and would get in the way more than not.

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Old 12-31-2019, 06:35 PM
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If the -7 stick length is similar to the -6 then I'll bet you won't miss it. I cut my stick off for panel clearance and even then, RV controls are so light and responsive I fly most of the time with my hand on my knee -- so, below where the grip would be if I had one. Maybe if you're into serious aero (and maybe not even then, but I couldn't say for sure) the extra leverage isn't needed and would get in the way more than not.

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Randall that is good to hear! Glad I won't be regretting it.
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:31 PM
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It's been cold in the garage lately but no excuse not to get out there!

Decided to finish up the FlyLEDs kit. Soldering these things together is probably the funnest part of the build to date. Very well thought out kits and I highly recommend.

The classic inside view. Those heat sinks mean business!

20200101_105435 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I decided to wire up a taxi light which is why the outboard light lens looks different.

20200101_105442 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Oh daaang, the lens even fits still. Now I just need to learn to dust off the part before taking a picture of it. haha

20200101_110007 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:32 AM
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Just back into Beast mode, I see!

Thanks for ALL the help on the wiring I am trying to figure out, still knee-deep but working as diligently as I can.

Here is to a great new year of building and flying!
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:49 AM
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That looks great! I ordered the FlyLeds kit for my 10 several months ago, which was way earlier than I needed it. I've been itching to solder it together ever since so that I could see them light up but I've been holding off since the instructions say to trim the boards to fit the wing tips first. I'm not even close to doing that yet so I'm going to have to wait a while longer.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:00 PM
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Just back into Beast mode, I see!

Thanks for ALL the help on the wiring I am trying to figure out, still knee-deep but working as diligently as I can.

Here is to a great new year of building and flying!
Haha yep just in time for going back to teaching.

No problem man, keep textin away!

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That looks great! I ordered the FlyLeds kit for my 10 several months ago, which was way earlier than I needed it. I've been itching to solder it together ever since so that I could see them light up but I've been holding off since the instructions say to trim the boards to fit the wing tips first. I'm not even close to doing that yet so I'm going to have to wait a while longer.
I found that you can also trim them a bit after soldering. I had to do this to one of my boards. Trimming them isn't a big deal, just bust them tips out and go to town. Then have fun soldering!
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