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Old 04-05-2006, 10:09 PM
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I guess the Kraft & Dogs didn't do him in then
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:13 AM
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Iam a bit ashamed of how long it has taken to build my LST 20% bigger, Im planing to power it with a little os .15 fp I have around.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:26 AM
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Images now, sorry I forgot to make smaller resolution so I could`nt load them in the last post.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:47 AM
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:22 PM
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Putting the wing together

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Old 04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
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Lookin' good. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:08 AM
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some more photos only need to cut rudder and will make the front top removable ( I`ll attach with servo screws), to make easy access. Patricio ( my youngest son ) posing with the 51 inches wing.
It´s my first scratch built model plane so Im anxious to finish and fly it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:25 AM
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Plane is looking good so far

Word to the wise though:
Stay away from the Kraft & Dogs.... just to be safe.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:26 PM
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Already cut, made hinge slots and covered rudder and stabilizer, no photos yet (`till I figure a trim scheme), also made aileron torque housing,those little details take time (since is the first time I make this).
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:53 PM
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aileron torque rods installed


Now some questions:
1.-Can I install the aileron servo on one side of the center ribs as not to weaken the middle joint? (this is not cutting a square space in the middle ribs but in either side of the middle?).

2.- Wich servo will do I have both futabas 3004 and hitec hs 88 I`ll use a .15 os max .15 fp. ( I know I havent weighed this thing yet).
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:08 PM
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If yo need to you can put it to one side, but you might get assymentrical movement between the two ailerons.

I'm not familiar with the HS88, do you mean HS81 or HS85 maybe? Either way, if it is smaller than the S3004, then use it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 06:24 PM
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Youre right they are HS 81, being smaller they`ll require a smaller cut out.
Thank you Bipe
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:06 PM
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I already made cuts for the HS 81, it´s shallower only I´ll add 1/4 of an inch hardwood to screw the servo and leave more rib area glued together.

fuel proofed the fuselage, made aileron hinges and slits.
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:34 PM
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The wing is finished, now to cover .
On the fuse install servo rails, and cover, and then glue empenage.

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Old 05-03-2006, 10:39 PM
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That plane looks great Cedillo, let me congratulate you for taking your son at such young age interested in this great hobby.
Good look on the maiden.
Saludos.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:57 AM
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Got a lot of work
Covered the fuse (only need to make windows)

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Old 05-07-2006, 01:17 AM
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It's coming along nicely. At this rate you'll be flying before Dave.

Where is Dave anyways, anyone heard from him lately?
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Old 05-07-2006, 04:08 AM
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The windows came out a bit funny, but I want to fly it soon so theyll stay.

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Old 05-07-2006, 09:27 AM
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Cedillo-
Plane is coming along nicely, way to go

Just dont put skis on it or you will disapear like Dave
......saw Dave posted in Warbirds a week or 2 ago, I PM'ed him to stop by 1/2A & say hi....no response
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:40 AM
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Any more progress?
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:14 AM
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hey does anyone fly control line here
im looking foor good planes for a norvel 0.61 ama
its a litle screamer
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:36 PM
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Default RE: 1/2A trainer anyone?

I don't think the windows are bad at all- if it were me, I'd add another triangle to the front window, starting from the existing front corner of the side window, and extending down, so that the rear side is as wide as the square window next to it.. Make sense?

It looks great by the way- I wish I could cover that well!

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Old 07-04-2006, 12:25 PM
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Why did you not stack the ribs together to cut these out?
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.I see how that tile GImo works now..I can`t do that with adobe...EX. horizontal stab.,is on three seperate sheets that have to be trimmed and taped too .. WHAT`S A FISKER?? NOT FEELING the greatest today but ,I`m pickin away at it ..D.B.





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Old 07-28-2006, 06:09 PM
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Hi, I have an e-flite park 450 outrunner brushless and a 3 cell 2100 maH LiPo battery. I was wondering if this setup would work in the 1/2a LST. Thanks!
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Default RE: 1/2A trainer anyone?

OMG

I discovered this forum this evening and have been reading this thread for 2 hours, instead of going to bed, because i couldn't wait to get dave's review of this trainer. Now I'll be on pins and needles until we can wake him up somehow! All that hard work and that lovely lil plane. Mebbe a small excursion to Canada is in order......

I have always somehow been intrigued by the minute scale of 1/2 A aircraft, even tho all my buddies seem to think that the big stuff is much sexier. I am completely delighted to find you guys here.
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