The first video is up! I go in-depth and walk you through the entire build of a techpod wing, from soldering servo extensions to  laying in the spar. 

enjoy!

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Comment by james sowell on February 28, 2013 at 2:38pm

I like the rubberband on the pliers trick

Comment by Nick Weber on February 28, 2013 at 9:13pm

thanks. it's served me well.
unfortunately the fuselage build video is going to be delayed, i accidentally cut my only motor mount hardware too short, so i'm going to run down to home depot and pick up some more. i got the tail all built though and it's starting to look like an airplane!

Comment by Stephen Gloor on February 28, 2013 at 9:18pm

6-Pin MPX connectors make it a whole lot easier to plug in your wings when you have flaps and ailerons.  Just solder the two extensions in the wings to a 6 pin male and the cutoff plugs onto a 6 pin female.  

This way when the wings come off you only have to remove one plug for each wing and you can't get them the wrong way round when you plug them in again.

I get the connectors here:

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9638__MPX_Connector_Male_Fem...

Comment by Nick Weber on February 28, 2013 at 9:21pm

yeah i have a setup like that in my DLG. i'm going to color code them with heatshrink for this build. i'm also going to do some fancy aile-flap-eron mixing glider style as i plan on flying this one as a motor glider.

Comment by Tilman Baumann on March 1, 2013 at 3:48am

I have seen this MPX plug hack a few times. Seems to be quite popular.

I love the idea, but I would rather use a purpose build plug to be honest.

Ideally, the plug would be integrated in the wing so it makes contact when the wing is pushed in. This obviously puts high demand on the plug. But has anyone perhaps already succeed in doing something like this?

Comment by Nick Weber on March 1, 2013 at 12:04pm

Tilman - people do this all the time on gliders, it's very popular. just look around the sailplane forum on RCgroups and you'll find plenty of examples.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21365753&postcoun...

unfortunately i don't know if this would be possible with Techpod because the wings butt up against eachother in the fuse.

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