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    I am taking a break from the Staggerwing to build this. I occasionally build a kit if it is something scale and somewhat different from the norm. This kit is about the easiest to buid I have found. It is from www.espritmodels.com. Hey, its an ARF now, right
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    By the way, if you are an ARF fellow like me, this company makes your kind of kit. No pins,etc. It builds llike a 3D puzzle and then add the glue. It all locks together into sub-structures before any glue. Very easy to build to say the least!
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Thankx for the heads up lear.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    I am almost finished with it. One week and and a half.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics


    ORIGINAL: lear31A

    It builds llike a 3D puzzle and then add the glue. It all locks together into sub-structures before any glue.
    This sounds very interesting to me. Could you expand upon this building system a bit?
    ~Tom~

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Hey there~ The kit is basically a laser cut kit that interlocks extremely well. Example, you can put most of the wing together and line it all up before even CAing it. It locks together very nicely. Of course I am used to the old die-cut kits that break apart trying to get them out of the sheet.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Lear - she is a beauty ... I got my Kyosho AgWagon kit finally covered, it was given to me as an ARC, really old too ... the wood is all dark brown. Mine will be an EP.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    I looked on that website and could'nt find that kit,whats it called?
    ORIGINAL: lear31A

    I am taking a break from the Staggerwing to build this. I occasionally build a kit if it is something scale and somewhat different from the norm. This kit is about the easiest to buid I have found. It is from www.espritmodels.com. Hey, its an ARF now, right

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    I wonder if you could use a small gas engine?
    ORIGINAL: lear31A

    I am taking a break from the Staggerwing to build this. I occasionally build a kit if it is something scale and somewhat different from the norm. This kit is about the easiest to buid I have found. It is from www.espritmodels.com. Hey, its an ARF now, right

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    I ordered one today,but it looks like the canopy was clear in the pics. The one you got looks good did you paint it?

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    You will enjoy the build. I painted the canopy. I taped off the outside windows first so I could have a good reference line to tape the inside. I then painted the inside only. I used Cub Yellow covering and paint. Ultracote. Keep us posted
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Yes, more construction photos would be nice. Probably should create a thread in the Kit Building forum.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Even has scale--ish flaps, pretty cool stuff..............
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Nice..........mine should be here soon.This will be my first kit build,I prob.will ask a lot of questions.I hope to get the canopy to look as good as yours.

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Hi Lear31 - Going to be a great Crop Duster from the looks of it I like the Fowler flaps, nice touch [sm=thumbup.gif] I don't know if you've seen the thread, but all of us Crop Dusters and Slurry Bomber pilots have a nice thread going down in the Scale Forum, drop in and share some of your pics with us there as well[8D]

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    Wow, you guys have some nice dusters, not sure how I've missed that thread.
    18 pages in that thread, that will be some good reading to kill some time on my 2 hour flight tomorrow to Farmington,NY (Where ever that is). I am flying there to pick up some duckhunters and take them to Stuttgart,Ar.
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Telejojo~ I will be glad to answer any questions. Also, there is alot of construction pics and info over at rcgroups.(Can I say that?)
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    Thanks. we have a place about 20 miles north of Wynne AR. We limted out opening day but the next day they were decoy shy. good luck........

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Its almost ready to go flying. I put a 450 outrunner and some quicky scale type stuff. This airplane is addictive. I made the cooling vent ( for the ESC) from some plastic from another kit. The hand rail from a bent pushrod and some rivots from some rub-on sheets I had laying around. The white antennas from wingtip skids. The GPS Guidance rail from foam, I have no idea if any of this is even on the real airplane, but hey, the busier you make it, the less likely someone will see all the flaws~!
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Looks great,I got mine in sat. but have not started it yet. This will be my first kit build so It will take me longer.I thought about putting a small glow engine in it.do you think it would work?

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    Got one wing and the tail built today,so far so good.

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    Getting close to DONE! Is it ever really?
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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    What are those blue fin looking things on the tail? also do you think a 15 or 20 glow engine would work in this airplane?

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    RE: My Cropduster pics

    I added the fins to ad some weight to the tail. The full scale ones have them. A 15 size engine would be about right for it. There is plenty of room for the fuel tank. Just make a firewall out of light ply,etc. Hows it going?
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