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Old 03-22-2017, 03:43 PM
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I just bought this one, trying to make room on my bench to get building. I have plans of using a Magnum .91 FS on it. I was wondering if anyone else has this model and could offer any building hints and how does it handle in flight?
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:42 PM
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I must be the only person that bought this plane?��������
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:02 AM
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Subscribed, I have a spare Saito 100 been looking at this one for it.


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Old 04-20-2017, 11:16 AM
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Default Engine Mount

I started to install the supplied engine mount on mine last night and when I went to set my Magnum .91 FS in place found that the predrilled mount bolt holes are too narrow! When I measured to see how much I would need to move one of the mount brackets I find that the new hole will be right next to the existing hole. I really think this will weaken the mount/firewall. Anyone run into this one yet?
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Plug the original holes with short lengths of dowels, and drill new mounting holes.
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Just a follow up, I was able to mount the 91 fs but had to add weight up front to get it to balance right. Maidened it a few weeks back and she flys real nice just like I had hoped. Think I will go to a better wheel though as these don't allow any cushioning during landing. Good luck with the manual, it's almost useless. I found a build site and used that also. All in all not a bad kit!will try to post a photo soon.
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A couple shots of my finished Fly Baby
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Is that the tail wheel that came with the plane?
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