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Posted January 02, 2015 - 06:51 AM

I still need to figure out that tablets linking function LOL this is what I have in mind, http://www.horizonho...-engine-evoe777
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Posted January 02, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Boy has Evolution come a long way with their engine options. It's been a few year since I've flown wet engines and nothing like was available them. Beautiful looking engine. 

Are you going to run this on glow or Gas?



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Posted January 02, 2015 - 05:24 PM

Glow fuel, I don't want to fight ignition issues causing radio interference.

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Posted January 02, 2015 - 08:29 PM

That engine is going to sound awesome. I've got a Robinhood 80 that I scratch built many years ago. Now you have me thinking I should cover it and get it in the air. 33cc gas engine set up for it. 

That Sopwith is going to be a real winner. 

Don't know if you have seen this or not, I thought it was real interesting.


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Posted January 02, 2015 - 08:34 PM

That big radial motor is sick. I watched a few you tube videos on those. Very impressive! !

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 08:44 AM

Well,I. Have started,got all the bulkheads and die cut parts marked with their proper #s,
Let me say this,the box of parts is huge! I now need to glue up all the laminations for the vertical fin,rudder,and wing corners. Then it will be on to the wings. I should have a few pics for you guys later today if all goes well. One thing I need to get before I start is some way topin down the structures. Hopefully i can find some homasote at the lumber store.
Wish me luck..
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Posted January 03, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Your going to have to buy your CA and kicker by the quart to glue up all the joints in that plane.  :smilewink:



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Posted January 03, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Your going to have to buy your CA and kicker by the quart to glue up all the joints in that plane.  :smilewink:

Lol, you know it!! Well i found the homasote material and have it all down and started epoxying up the laminated parts only to find my epoxy very low...nuts.... Well going to place a large order to Balsa USA for some building supplies tonight.
I will limp along until my supplies come in as supporting the local hobby shop is out of the question.... The good one is 70 miles away and the ones close to me only do rc cars and the other one just does helicopters,plane stuff has to be ordered.
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Was finally able to start assembly of a few parts. Boy I forgot how much time you can burn getting ready . Getting good joints takes a few fancy items like a right angle sanding fixture and a good miter box for these little saws.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the pics.

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:23 PM

That stab. Has about 3 hours of steady work and at least 3 more before it will be ready for covering , then on to the rudder and vertical fin. Then its off to get the wings done. By this time I should be ready to purchase the engine... Ouch!
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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Spent time last night and tonight framing up the fin and rudder and removed the elevator and stab from the bench. Still need to sand and hinge these surfaces then i will get to the wings. Boys there is a TON of mitering on this thing...
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Posted January 06, 2015 - 09:38 PM

Wish we lived closer together I would lend you my miniature disc sander. I made it especially for mitering balsa sticks up to 5/8".

Really worked slick when building stick planes. I hated sanding those joints by hand. If you take a little bit to build one of these it actually makes the task enjoyable.

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:05 AM

I used to have one, but over the years and especially when Imoved... Most of my goodies got lost or tossed...

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 11:44 AM

I showed my wife this thread and the pictures of the plane  and we watched a video of the radial model engine . I told her I wanted one , then she just about threw something when I said the engine is worth my then my car lol  


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