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Posted February 07, 2015 - 06:53 PM

That is looking really good.

:ditto: Looking like it will fly now!



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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:11 AM

Well I got the wing struts figured out and mounted along with all the wire hardware,but but, the wire and hardware that came in the kit is at best horrid.. Wire is more like cable...no turnstiles,but instead solder links with 4-40 televised. Ah....this isn't going to work... I can't even get the cable through the holes in the hardware, and they are 1\16" holes....so Pr9ctor Enterprise's here we come.
Dang hold ups, well at least I can get the landing gear made up with all the wood glued to the music wire.
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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:20 AM

I hop you let the co that made the kit know the troubles your having . This sure doesn't make me want to buy one of their kits :(



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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:54 AM

For sure. But it all needs to be taken with salt, as this kit is quite old now, it was purchased back in the early 90s. I sure hope it's been upgraded by then??
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Posted February 10, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Does that come apart to get it out of the basement?



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 07:08 PM

We sound an awful lot alike. The Curtiss Robin I'm finishing was one I framed up over 15 years ago. 

It would be interesting to know if the quality of their kits has improved. Do you get the AMA publication? This months issue covers the Dawn Patrol and should be of real interest to you. If you don't get it let me know and I will send it to you. Says most of the planes were built from Balsa USA kits and has a bunch of really good photos.


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 04:09 AM

Tom, it does come apart, and takes about 15-30 minutes to put back together again at the field. So it will only be an occasional flyer, but it is something I have always wanted to build but never had the time or place to do it. Now I at least have the place... LOL.
I just renewed my AMA, And they sent it to my old adress, i sure hope they get my publication correct?? Would that article be available online ? I would love to see that. And boy I wish we lived closer too, what kind of fun could we have !!!! Diesels, planes, building xool things, dang!!! Maybe it is a good thing we're not closer LOL
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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Yah it would be fun. 

It looks like it is available online. I can't open it as I'm not a subscriber to the online edition. It is listed though.


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Just went and checked out the article, pretty cool stuff for sure! I'm going to try to go to Riegnbeck new York This summer to check out all they have, as they do was reenactments every summer. Should be pretty cool stuff for sure.
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:25 PM

Well we got wailed with snow again so I had some time to play, and got all the important wires done and started on the landing gear and getting ready for the servos and such.

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:45 PM

Boy that looks nice. Can't believe how much progress you've made in such a short time. Thanks for the photos.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 06:29 PM

I actually can't believe how far I have gotten either! I still need to figure out how I want to hinge the surfaces. I might go with Robart hinges?? The Dubro 1/4 scale hinges are a pain to cut in the slots at angles for the ailerons so I'm still pondering this. Also need to cut out aluminium for the fusalage cowling and get all the radio gear mounted. Still a ton left, but almost all the heavy construction is done.
I thought the landing gear would be tough, but it wasnt bad, I would have liked to make it scale and shock absorbing but didnt have any documentation to alter it by. If it flys good ill make another one from scratch built plans right to scale. The only other plane that really gets me giddy, is the Chance-Vought Corsair "The Whistling Death" We shall see??
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 09:58 PM

I was considering Robarts also but decided to give the fabric hinges a try. Used to get them from Charlie's RC goodies and Granite State products. Now the only one making them is http://rchingetape.com/ . I'm not real happy with this product and may have my wife make me some of the type I used to buy. They are very easy to install and leave no control surface gap. Control surfaces move with out any binding. Robarts have an excellent reputation. 


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Looks good from here.



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 07:18 AM

Chris, you can make those your self easy with solartex or coverite and actually come out almost perfect. And as long as you don't paint them, they will last .
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