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"The Grass Is Brown Everywhere"

Year's ago I took a job in Texas and when I started work I discovered that I had been "sold" on the job as much as I had been selling myself to the company.

After 2 weeks of discovering how this new job was even worse than my previous one, I returned to the former job (with a big pay increase) and coined the phrase "The Grass Is Brown Everywhere" to explain why I returned.

The acronym TGIBE became my username on many forums and accounts over the years...
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500 Build Part II

Posted 04-11-2008 at 12:51 AM by TGibe

Finished the frame and tail boom block tonight. Installed the servos, main gear, etc. It is starting too look like a real heli now

Some of the ESD work I did tonight:

-Installed metal bearing blocks and sanded them and the frame and verified continuity.
-Installed rdlohr's receiver mount.
-Installed a wire in the tail boom block to get continuity between the bearings and the boom.
-Used Aluminum hex bolts in the tail boom block.
-Enlarged the boom end so the belt will not rub.
-Installed the Gforce ESD plate.
-Removed the anodizing from both ends of the boom.

I now get less than 10 ohms from the tip of the boom to either frame side

Other interesting items:

-The metal tail assembly makes the belt too tight so I need to grind a couple of millimeters off of the boom tomorrow to give me some adjustibility.
- The canopy pins were a bear to get into the anti rotation
- I currently have the 500 landing gear, but plan to install a set of 600 gear to give it a more stable base and more agressive look.
-I bought couple of G-Force static wicks as well and will install one of them at least...

Cheers

Allen
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