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Posted February 16, 2015 - 09:52 AM

Chris, you can make those your self easy with solartex or coverite and actually come out almost perfect.

 

I got rolls of Solartex material and a wife who is an excellent seamstress.  :thumbs:



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 11:19 AM

I had a friend when who spend months building an RC plane from scratch. He took it out to the RC club (that was oddly enough on the edge of the lake) for its maiden flight. He crashed it in the middle of the lake. IT took them three weeks of hunting around with a big hook on a fishing pole to find it. He redid the fabric and never flew it again.

 

 

Moral to this story. Don't make a maiden flight over a lake.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 11:43 AM

I took lessons a few years ago with club. I have built scale display planes most of my life and figured i would give r/c a try. It was fun then i watched this dude with a huge stunt plane doing all crazy stuff. All of sudden he yelled watch out as he lost control of it. It nosed dived into the dirt a total lost. Then he told us he had close to 10 grand into it and acted like it was no big deal as he got another plane out of his trailer. After that i put all my r/c plane stuff on ebay. I still build display models.

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 03:02 PM

I've wrecked my fair share, for sure, and even have a few scars from the prop zinging my arm as I reached over to hold the plane, minor , no blood, just burned me a little. Just because some other person wrecked his doesn't mean you will ruin yours!! I would never give up because I crashed, hell no !! Good excuse to build something else;-)

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:31 PM

If you don't want dings in your car don't drive it. Me, I like to drive and fly so everything ends up with dings in it. Fortunately crashes have been very limited. Building something with your own hands and seeing it fly is very rewarding to those who still build from scratch or kits. Arf's have taken over the hobby which I feel is a shame. The first meet at the field in the spring was a lot of fun as everyone was there with their newly created aircraft. 



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Dont get me wrong i got other toys that i drive and have fun with. As for flying rc planes i didnt really enjoy it. A stiff neck and a blink and its gone. I guess too its the modeler in me. I built some really impressive scratch/plan builds. I enjoy the research and history behind the plane
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Posted February 16, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Well I hinged all the tail components with Dubro hinges and started to get the controls figured out. I had a pile of Robart hinges and now can't find them... DOH!! I am going to keep looking, as they are what I need for the wings.
The tail will be all pull pull to be scale looking and easy to hook up.
One thing i changed on the kit was dihedral in the top wing, i didnt like the look so i made the wing straight with only the bottom wing having dihedral. I think the plane looks much better and it should fly a little more like its on rails.we shall see. :-)
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Posted February 16, 2015 - 08:13 PM

What's a 'dihedral'? Can't hardly spell it, much less pronounce it!



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 08:19 PM

What's a 'dihedral'? Can't hardly spell it, much less pronounce it!

http://en.wikipedia....l_(aeronautics)


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 04:26 PM

Well things are going slowly right now,as I try to recover from a $ setback..... Anyways, I did manage to get my engine reduction system made up and now all I need is a prop to try it out on the test stand and see if it will work or not? I'll snap a few pics tonight or tomorrow so you can see.


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 11:05 PM

 I did manage to get my engine reduction system made up

 

Can't wait to see the reduction drive. I've never used one. 

I don't want to steal your thread but I'm just about finished with my project.

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 04:57 AM

Ok a few shots of what I did, the tube has 3 bearings in it, 2 at the prop end and one at the back that has a ring in the outer race to keep things in place.

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 05:02 AM

Nice job Chris , that should fly like a dream, and the covering looks good too! I like the gapless hinges ,how did you end up doing them?

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 06:50 AM

I'm at the stage of build where I need to buy the covering and some more pull-pull control cables. I need to cover the tail before glueing it on,same thing for the fuse. That needs covering at the tail as well.. This thing is going to be a real pain to cover the wing center section as it is fastened solid (epoxied) to the cabanes.
I'll assemble it today and small a photo of it with my son standing next to it so you will get an idea as to how big and bulky this thing is. LOL

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Your reduction drive really looks nice. The extra weight will probably help keep your CG close. I like the reliability of the these engines and fuel cost. 






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