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Old 17-01-2016, 11:56 PM   #1
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Here are some things I have found that may help others in their build, feel free to add your own:












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Old 18-01-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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Here is one I had forgot about since I plan to glue the nose in place on mine, thanks to Robert Hobby on the facebook Space:1999 props and ships group for this image:


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Old 18-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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Here is an idea that I have about attaching the nose as well as where to put the battery for lighting:


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Old 18-01-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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I dont see any of the images you are trying to post?
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Same here - Klee how are you hosting these pictures ?
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I think the site you are hosting them on is blocking 3rd party linking as if I copy the URL from the HTML I can see the image, but as soon as it is put in the page it fails.

Yep thats what the problem is - I just ran this page though FireBug and the image requests to the server you are hosting from returns the following URL instead of the one you are trying to use

www.hobbytalk.com/aboutpics/stolenimage.gif

and this image doesn't appear to exist. You need to host your photos elsewhere and not on hobbytalk as they are blocking 3rd party linking.
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Old 18-01-2016, 09:45 PM   #7
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Strange, they show up for me. I have them hosted through the hobbytalk forum, I will repost them through facebook instead.
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Old 18-01-2016, 09:54 PM   #8
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Another modification I made on mine, not necessary but I feel like it will make for a sturdier landing gear spring mount:

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And another minor instruction sheet error:

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They will show up for you as they are in your browser cache - these ones are working now.
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Old 18-01-2016, 10:18 PM   #11
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Thanks Klee for these - really helpful.
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Old 24-01-2016, 03:57 AM   #12
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A few more tips:



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If you plan on leaving the passenger pod windows clear don't make the same mistake I made. The eight openings in the bottom of the passenger pod for the legs and engine bells are large enough to allow a dusting of paint through to the inside of the windows, plug those holes before painting!

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:23 AM   #15
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This may not apply to all of the Eagle Kits, but I noticed it on mine and had to fix it:

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These are really useful - thanks Klee
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Hi all,

I put together my "fore and aft hallway sections" and quickly realized that the top and bottom cages did not line up and would skew the command mudule!

How could the back fit and not the front? all the parts are the same afterall? knowing that the fault must lie with me and not a mass produced kit I looked into it further to find that I had put the top panel of the front section on in reverse!

I hope these pictures clarify what I am tryig to explain and can help someone else from making this rookie mistake!
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Old 19-05-2016, 04:52 PM   #18
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I think its been pointed out in the FB group that you've got the top panels on the wrong way around hence why the top frame doesn't line up properly. Fixing that is going to be a bit of a bugger if its been glued for any length of time.

If you can't fix that then the next best alternative will be to cut the locating pins off the upper frame and use the lower frame and the connecting pillars to align the upper frame correctly.
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