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Old 04-20-2005, 11:42 AM
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Finished the mounting of the air fill valve on a removable plate in the front wheel well and the power switch mounted inside the fuselage with a push-pull wire that extends into the front wheel well.

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Old 04-21-2005, 03:55 PM
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Decided that the off/on push-pull wire was a little too long so I shortened it at the switch end and reinstalled everything.

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Old 04-21-2005, 04:18 PM
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The fuel line arrangement is a little tight but after working through the problems it turned out fine. I use heat shrink on the ends of the hemostats to keep from damaging to tubing. The short fuel line returning fuel from the pump to the tank was connected while the engine was part way installed. I need to add a small filter on the line going from the fuel loop to the pump and a one way check valve on the top vent line that is hanging down from behind the engine. I need to order the filter and check valve though.

All the air lines for the retracts are plumbed and the system as been tested. I need to grind the flat spots on the gear legs for the set screws. Dislike that job.

The CG looks good and there is a lot of room to move the battery around above the fuel tank and behind it to adjust the CG.

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Old 04-21-2005, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

Found a NIB back up OS 61SF ABC-P. Always good to have a spare!
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:38 PM
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I completed the installation of the filter on the fuel line from the fuel loop to the engine and the one way valve on the tank vent. I don’t believe these small outside diameter filters are available anymore. The filter has a small piece of heat shrink on the outside to keep it from fretting against other parts. I need to figure out a more elegant solution for the vent line.

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Old 04-27-2005, 04:39 PM
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My new backup OS 61SF ABC-P arrived today and is in perfect NIB condition and matches the NIB engine installed in the Tiporare. Thank goodness for ebay!

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Old 05-05-2005, 06:35 AM
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Hi 8178,

Have you flown this beautiful bird yet? I love these early pattern ships - they sure look nice.

You've done an excellent job with your Tiporare - keep us posted.

PS - I can't belive your wife allows you to put your aircraft on that pristine carpet

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This stuff sure brings back memories. I was a teen when the Tiporare class planes were the rage. My first "real" pattern engine was an OS .61SF! I've still got it and it still runs like a top. I ended up running an extension on the header. Mine was an early MACS pretuned one that was designed for the FSR series before noise issues forced lower rpms. To get it on the pipe with a larger loaded prop required a longer length. If memory serves right, about 2 inches extension on the header.
Dirty Birdy, Phoenix, Tipo, - I couldn't wait for the day I could afford a pattern ship.
Now I fly an old Piorun Eclipse with a YS .91.
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Hi 8178,

Have you flown this beautiful bird yet? I love these early pattern ships - they sure look nice.

You've done an excellent job with your Tiporare - keep us posted.

PS - I can't belive your wife allows you to put your aircraft on that pristine carpet

Regards

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Thanks for your positive input! I haven’t flown it yet because I’ve been procrastinating on the job of grinding the flat spots on the gear legs but I’ll get that done soon. Not one of my favorite jobs so I’ve got to be in the right mood. RC aircraft are OK on the carpet if they are brand new, clean and have not been fueled or flown! After they fly they are relegated to the shop!

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This stuff sure brings back memories. I was a teen when the Tiporare class planes were the rage. My first "real" pattern engine was an OS .61SF! I've still got it and it still runs like a top. I ended up running an extension on the header. Mine was an early MACS pretuned one that was designed for the FSR series before noise issues forced lower rpms. To get it on the pipe with a larger loaded prop required a longer length. If memory serves right, about 2 inches extension on the header.
Dirty Birdy, Phoenix, Tipo, - I couldn't wait for the day I could afford a pattern ship.
Now I fly an old Piorun Eclipse with a YS .91.

It’s never too late to enjoy building and flying one of the Tiporare class aircraft!
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:44 AM
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What a surprise! I finally got around to grinding the flats on the gear struts and discovered that sometime in the past 13 years I’d all ready ground them and locked them with thread lock.

Now I’ve got to fly it, nothing left to do!

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We are eagerly waiting the results of her maiden flight. LOL
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What a surprise! I finally got around to grinding the flats on the gear struts and discovered that sometime in the past 13 years I’d all ready ground them and locked them with thread lock.

Now I’ve got to fly it, nothing left to do!

How about a flight report.
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What a surprise! I finally got around to grinding the flats on the gear struts and discovered that sometime in the past 13 years I’d all ready ground them and locked them with thread lock.

Now I’ve got to fly it, nothing left to do!

How about a flight report.

I haven’t flown it yet because I’ve been flying my new Kwik Fli III.
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What a surprise! I finally got around to grinding the flats on the gear struts and discovered that sometime in the past 13 years I’d all ready ground them and locked them with thread lock.

Now I’ve got to fly it, nothing left to do!
How about a flight report.
I haven’t flown it yet because I’ve been flying my new Kwik Fli III.
Who's the manufacturer?
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Woops

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Kwik Fli III (taper or straight wing)

This is my Kwik Fli build thread http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2434444/tm.htm
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Can't you fly both?
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Can't you fly both?
Not at the same time!
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Can't you fly both?
Not at the same time!
Alternate flights.
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I’ve been checking things over to see if I’m ready for a test flight. The prop I have is an APC 12/10 W. I’ll be using something much less to break in the engine on the ground and 12/10W sounds huge! But that is the size that everyone was running when I started building the Tiporare in 1991?

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This version of the Tipo will be happier with a 11" prop then a 12". Over this past winter there was a person that was having problems with his GP Tipo loosing altitude only in a right turn (dropping the nose). Left turn was great. He also said that he had to use more right trim then normal. I personally didn't see the plane fly (lives far away)..... but we tried everything from a wrap in the wing, to flexing pushrods, wing not seated evenly, stab cocked to one side, engine thrust (2 down, 2 to the right), throw difference between elev. halves, cross trim between ail. to rudder ......,etc... everything checked out. Then he said that he was using a 12" prop much like the one you are going to use. That was the only difference between mine and his. So.... for poops and giggles(), once the weather turned nice. I put a 12-9 on mine to see what would happen. Sure as heck..... mine showed the same signs his did. Changed back to the 11-8"... all was good again. The problem could be easily corrected with a thrust angle change though.

I would like to see if yours show the same signs that ours did with a 12" prop though!
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I would like to buy a Super Tiger 61 X rear exhaust. Do you know of ant ?

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Here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...985174780&rd=1

IF this one does not meet your needs, look here on RCU under Engines in the market place. You can also post a "Wanted ad" there too. Then there is the above....E-blay (ebay). They pop up here and there.
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8178, FLY THE PLANE!
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