"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

Has anyone built a "Chips"??

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:57 AM
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Default Has anyone built a "Chips"??

I've always liked the way this one looks, thinking about buying the plans.... Did it fly well? Was it powered well with a .10 sized engine or did it 'need' a .15?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:29 AM
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I have not, but was looking at a short kit for it and I have a Magnum.10 for it if I built it...
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I was thinking about using one of the older Enya .11CX's with the AAC liner for the project. I've had it for 13-14 years, it needs to find a home and a Chips might be perfect for it.

When you say 'short kit', do you mean an Feebay deal or something?
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Are there any pictures of this plane? I have heard good things about it but don't have a clue what it looks like. Thanks Ken
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Only picture I have seen is on the Air Age Store plans list. It is a nice looking model. I have a plan, but have not had the time to build one.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:47 AM
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I found this earlier thread doing a google search:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_78...tm.htm#7896674
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http://lazer-works.com has a short kit for it... 

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Thanks guys. Ask and you will receive...
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:49 PM
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I ordered plans from MAN this week, can't wait to eyeball them....

Wondering what else might be a good fit... Norvel .15 for light weight? PAW .19 diesel? .15FP? ...or the .11CX?

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I am not a expert on engines but I am going to use a Magnum XL.10
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:34 PM
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Magnum made a .10 sized XL?? Is it a BB motor?
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I'm guessing it is the Thunder Tiger Magnum, i.e. the .10 GP engine they made.
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I will have to check and see.. I guess I assumed it was a XL, but I could be mistaken.
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Got the plans today, it's quite a bit larger than I thought it would be-should have a really nice wingloading. 'Course everything looks big when all your airplanes are 36" and smaller.....
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Hope you continue with the build.. Love to see your progress.
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Thinking about taking the lazy man's route and getting the laser cut short kit to speed things up.

This thing might get an MVVS .15 diesel.
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I am going to build it from the Lazer Works short kit.. I hope to order it some time shortly after X-mas... Yep I said that word
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Well have you ordered it yet and started the build?? looking forward to it
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Been busy with friends in from out of town for my 40th BDay, but I'll get to ordering the parts this week.
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Well Hey.. Happy Birthday!

Are you going to order from Lazer Works and did the plans arrive yet?  
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Well, yeah... as posted above, I have the plans in hand and will be ordering the lazerworks parts. I work afternoons so my free time isn't really free so I do what I can when I can.
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I know what you mean.. I work days and drive an hour each way.. so time is not easy to come by. I am also going to see a surgeon tomorrow for my knee so who knows when I will be getting at it, but i will be watching yours..

How do the plans look? It seems to be a pretty simple design.
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Plans are straightforward, it's just a box fuse airplane with a sheet canopy on it. The ailerons look small and the tail is pretty big, Not sure how much I like that. The fuse is tall and skinny, landing gear will be easy to make. The nose is a little narrow for my MVVS .15, I'll have to spread it a teeny bit for the engine bearers to clear. Really hoping not to have to machine a custom mount for it.. but I really want to use the MVVS. I also have a PAW 19 that might fit.. Maybe I'll get lazy and use a Norvel .15, that should fit, no problem. If I could find another MDS .18 I'd use it-fits the same mounting space as an OS .10 but spins the bejeezus out of .10-.15 sized props.
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The parts arrived from Laser Works day before yesterday. I haven't inspected them yet because I am not at home (I split my time between my place and my GF's) and don't want little balsa parts falling all over the place. So far I can tell you that dealing with Laser Works has been a real pleasure-they were fast and the parts were packed very well. The stack of balsa came saran wrapped in a nice box that was paper packed and the parts were fine even though a corner of the box got a little crunched.

I'm going to work on my rural property upstate over the weekend but when I get back I'll take a pic of the parts laid out on the plans to show what you get from laser works.
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Awesome... looking forward to seeing it... I gettin ready for my knee surgery so I think I will have some time to follow the progress. I have heard really good feedback regarding Lazer Works. I think when I get back on my feet I am going to order the CHIPS and Bobcat... I will try to get down stairs to my workshop to take a pic of that Magnum Engine so you can see what I am going to use on my CHIPS.
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