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Old 01-03-2006, 12:09 PM
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tailskid I love the pics of the P 47..I am determined to make that my first warbird project.is this the 150 or 60 size?? great looking plane.. and what powerplant is mounted in it..are you using the stock retracts or did you upgrade them..
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:51 PM
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cloudancer03, thanks for the compliments......really they should go to the photographer

I used an Evolution .61 and stuck with the stock retracts....they have held up pretty well considering I used the stock muffler - so I cut a hole in the firewall for the muffler.

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Old 01-03-2006, 10:47 PM
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your welcome jerry..I have a new os fs 91 that I have never used.actually had to leave the hobby for a while at any rate glad for the info as I really think this arf is the best looking one out there and I am told it flies very stable.. dennis
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:07 PM
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.91 or 1.00 would be my personal choice! Go for it.....

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:57 PM
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I SENT AN E MAIL RE THE THRUST...NO CHANGE NEEDED..REGARDS BOB Z.
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:11 PM
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Hey Guys,
I just received this update via email, and I was confused on the engine selection for the Laser 200 ARF. Are you talking about a .91 Four Stroke rather than a 1.20 Four Stroke?
I mounted a Magmun 1.20 FS on mine, but with the weather the way it is, it'll be some time before it'll see any flight time.
It is a very nice ARF, and I would buy another one, as long as it flies as well as everyone says it does.

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Old 01-19-2006, 07:57 PM
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I AM USING AN OS 120 FS..PLENTY OF POWER...REGARDS..BOB Z
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:17 PM
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Have non of you ever thought to replace stock landing gear bolts [and blind nuts] with nylon bolts. You need new blind nuts unles you can find metric nylon bolts. that way hard landings only break cheap boltsnot expensive wood. It works just like wing bolts, less damage.
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Hark, Sorry to hear about the gear. Easy fix... I think the wheeles & pants were the only thing that didn't come loose for me. Did you find the parts? If not they are available at Horizon. in the search, just type Laser 200 parts
So your's came in fast too? I know on taxi, that at two clicks above a slow idle and mine is rolling in the grass with ease. On approach if it's not a slow idle the prop is still pulling the lightweight thing along. [X(]
I have to agree...It's a great flying plane. Point it, roll it, or whatever, and it stays on line.
I can't wait to get it back in the air again. I haven't even started to repair it yet. Busy time for me right now. I'll keep you posted as thing come along...

Baaa Humbu...err...Merry Christmas Guys!
(can I still print the C word) ...What's the world coming to???[&o]

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:38 PM
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WOW! Long time, ni write...

My feeling about nylon bolts on landing gear is this.
If they're going to break, I want them to be strong enough to take wood and all.
With nylon, I think they would be more prone to break, punch thru the bottom of the
wing, and take out the tail feathers... on not so hard landings.
Just my opinion...
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:28 PM
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Question for all of you... I have both the Seagull laser 200 and the Seagull Superstar, both in box, and have 2 new engines, a OS 1.20 ax and a 1.60 ax, i'm leaning towards the 1.60 on the laser for unlimited vertical, unless anyone thinks the 1.20 ax will do the job with power to spare....?
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:46 PM
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For unlimited vertical, I'd go with the 1.60. The 1.20 should fly it nicely though...
God! I can't believe that my post was the last post, and that it was (almost exactly)
three years ago... And the Laser 200 is still in one piece!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Folks!
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:49 PM
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Oops! Looked at the wrong date. It was just 6 months ago. How soon we forget...lol.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:51 PM
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lol.. thanks for the info. Any good rough estimate on the cg with a 1.60?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:15 AM
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Use the CG stated in the manual for a start. I have a Saito 1.50 four stroke
and only needed 3/4 oz. on the tail.

Good Luck with the plane! Read thru these posts and you will save yourself some trouble.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: FlyFanatic

Question for all of you... I have both the Seagull laser 200 and the Seagull Superstar, both in box, and have 2 new engines, a OS 1.20 ax and a 1.60 ax, i'm leaning towards the 1.60 on the laser for unlimited vertical, unless anyone thinks the 1.20 ax will do the job with power to spare....?
I had a Laser with the OS 120 AX, it flew light and nicely with "unlimited vertical", but this wasn't important because this is not a 3D plane. In my view, the 120 AX provides all the power you need for this plane, a 1.60 increases wing loading, makes the plane heavier (harder to balance), and does not add anything to regular pattern maneuvers, which is what this plane is good for.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:21 AM
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Stick with 1.60 it likes GAS ... but what fun :-)
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:45 AM
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Well I just received my Seagull Super Star today, I think I will put the 1.60 in the SS and the 1.20 in the Laser.... I do like unlimited vertical, just WOT and let her rocket up and up and... don't know why but I do like that.. lol.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:24 AM
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My Laser was overstressed and the front end shattered. I have a set of wings and tube if anyone needs them for the price of shipping. They are in perfect condition. I imagine that the size of the box will make the postage around $20. Let me know....
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:32 AM
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Here is my take on this.

When the landing gear separates on planes with wheel pants, usually, you are fixing holes, and possibly rib damage, to one or both wings as well as your wheel pants, if not more. I will of course repair when I need to, but I would rather be building new with my time.

I take a good look at the gear mount in all ARFs I assemble, and reinforce this area as I deem necessary to insure the gear will withstand a reasonable shock, like an emergency dead stick, or maybe a less than perfect cross wind landing.

Crash proof panes wouldn't be fun to fly, if they flew at all, and break-a-way parts do just that. My last crash, I hit inverted during a looooow pass. Gear was perfect.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:06 PM
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ORIGINAL: FlyFanatic

lol.. thanks for the info. Any good rough estimate on the cg with a 1.60?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
I have two Laser with 1.60FX's in them. They are both setup exactlt alike, exactly.
I had to ad tail weight to one and nose weight to the other. It must be the differance in wood when the were made. Both fly great.
I have both the 1.20AX and the 1.60FX's and I am glad I went 1.60's, Nothing like all the power in the world.
My CG is set 2" from the leading edge at the wing tip. This is perect.
Here is a video of my Laser, veiw my other videos to see other ones of the Laser and other planes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHodQ45NuGY
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Great video. Power to spare is right. Love that take-off. I have one of these NIB and was going to put my Moki 135 in it. How do you think that would do, being somewhat of an expert with these? The Moki is strong, as you know. What prop are you using? Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:40 PM
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That video proves my point. You can say whatever you want, but to me, the Laser/OS 1.60 combo is simply a waste of resources (engine) and money (fuel).
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ORIGINAL: Planeclothes

That video proves my point. You can say whatever you want, but to me, the Laser/OS 1.60 combo is simply a waste of resources (engine) and money (fuel).
I'm going to have to agree with Planeclothes on this. I had the Seagull Laser 200 with the OS 120AX swinsging an APC 17X6 prop and it had plenty of power and flew great.
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I am running a Master Airscrew wood 18 X 6 prop on the 1.60FX.
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I am starting my Laser 200 (finally).. I have read this thread, and as many others as I can. I am still mixed on engines.. I planned on a Saito 180, but just measured, and it looks like I will have to cut the cowl for the heads, same thing for an OS-160FX. It looks like the 120Ax will fit fine.. Can anyone confirm my measurments?? If I have to cut, I may go with the 120, it sound like it has plenty of power for near unlimited Vertical..

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