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Old 08-29-2011, 07:26 AM
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I bought some Sure Starts a few years ago when they were around $6. Last fall when MAN was having a sale on their plans I found the Kadetito which looked interesting. I tore apart the .049 to clean out, I didn't find any shavings but there was some metal dust inside. I was going to cover the plane in the traditional Sig Senior design but somehow strayed. I had a Cox 6X3 which I started out with, but that turned out to be a no go. All I could get was a long descending glide to the other side of the field. I was worried I may have built it a little heavy. I next tried a 6X4 prop, and off it goes no problem. I had an extra servo so I built my Kadetito with ailerons, which are OK, but they are not really necessary. The rudder has tons of authority and would fly fine just 3 channel.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:42 AM
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It will fly on an 049 but does better on an 09 to 1.0. G Mark 6cc 1.0s are still out there.

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:01 AM
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Oops. it is a G Mark 1.0 cc, 0.61 cubic inches.

They also make a 1.22 CI twin which would be perfect but is hard to find.

I believe the designer flew it on the G Mark 0.61.

Great covering job BTW. Compliments.

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:53 AM
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Oops. it is a G Mark 1.0 cc, 0.61 cubic inches.

They also make a 1.22 CI twin which would be perfect but is hard to find.

I believe the designer flew it on the G Mark 0.61.

Great covering job BTW. Compliments.

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Thanks. To tell you the truth I'm happy with the performance of the .049 on it. This one is a keeper .
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:49 AM
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That is a nice looking job on your project. A friend built one when the plan was first published. He still has it flyis it from time to time.
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Since you have tweaked out the 0.49, more power to you.

Do you have throttle function?

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That is a nice looking job on your project. A friend built one when the plan was first published. He still has it flyis it from time to time.
Where is the plan available from?

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Old 08-29-2011, 05:17 PM
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No throttle function, just a stock Sure Start. The plans can be found here: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/rc-.../kadetito.html
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Very nice! I love Kadets. My first RC plane was a 3 channel Kadet Senior I built from a kit, same colors as yours. Still have it though it needs a few repairs.
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Nice lawn Mr. Tee. If you skipped a lawn mow you may have a slot to fix the Kadet...
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Nice lawn Mr. Tee. If you skipped a lawn mow you may have a slot to fix the Kadet...
My neighbors lawn looks like that - makes mine look like cr@p.

Tee Bee's plane makes mine look like cr@p too. []




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Nice planes! Thanks for providing the link to the plan...looks like that sale is pretty much permanent. The plan is listed at a discounted price of $7.48. I'm not sure you could get it done at a copy center for that price.

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Andrew Donatelli, aka Bipe Flyer, has designed a plane very similar to the Kadetito called the LST (Lynn Sipe Trainer). It's in the sticky at the top of the forum called 1/2A Trainer Anyone? Plans in both zip and pdf version can be found on page 33 of the thread, plus on page 1. A lot of folks have built this plane and all have been very complimentary on the build and flight characteristics.

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Old 09-01-2011, 01:39 PM
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Would that one be a good first scratch build?
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Would that one be a good first scratch build?

I would think so. It's pretty quick to build, and not too big. If your looking for a first scratch this would be a good one. If you have any questions post them here.
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Plans are currently on sale at [link]http://AirAgeStore.com[/link] for $7.48, plus $3.99 shipping.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:54 PM
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The sale is over - it was good while it lasted. I received my plans today,
looks like a good winter project...
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