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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Give me a few minutes and I'll get what you need.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    The CG is set at 3/8" to 1/2" foward of the main landing gear's center line. (approx. 5" back from the wing's LE at center of wing). When the Tipo is balanced right, no fuel, you should be able to push the tail down and it will stay there with the nose up in the air, balancing on the main gear. Give the nose a slight tap, and the tipo will rest on all 3 again. If you want....PM me with your address and I wil send you a copy of the building instructions. In the mean time. Here are some pictures of the fullsize plan to give you a idea on where the servos go. 8178 has posted few good pictures of his servo install in this "13 year build" thread.

    Put the air tank in the turtle deck (top part of fuse) right over the wing's TE.
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Some images of the radio and servo installation.
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    So, how did the test flights go ?

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build


    ORIGINAL: Paternguy

    So, how did the test flights go ?
    When I got ready to install the radio in the Tiporare I decided to go with a new Futaba 9C Super PCM, with high end digital servos, big battery, etc. After installing the system, I determined that it would be prudent to become familiar with the system before flying the Tiporare, so I upgraded all of my other aircraft with Futaba PCM receivers. I have been cycling through them as I upgraded them to PCM and getting accustom to all the new 9C features. I’m finding the 9C Super to be an excellent radio system and I expect to start with the Tiporare soon but need to break in the engine, etc.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    How did the break-in go?


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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Ok 8178 I got mine airborne, now its your turn. LOL

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    I’ve been waiting for the weather to cool down some so I could start the Tiporare engine and make sure everything works good before dragging it out to the field. It is not fun working on new aircraft outside in the hot and humid Atlanta summer. Today I tied it down to a table and did the first start up. I used soft towels wrapped around the rope to keep from chaffing the paint. OS recommends breaking in the engine with the same prop that you intend to fly and I’m using an APC 12/10W.

    The engine fired right off and I followed the OS instructions on the run in. After about five minutes of running it was operating very well at full RPM and idle. Everything went great until the tank was almost empty and I idled it back to kill it and the prop and spinner flew off. Thankfully I was not in front of the prop. Stuff flew allover the place including the crankshaft key! I found all the parts but the prop was broken in half. I’m amazed that I found the key. Now I need to order some new props.

    This is the second prop I’ve had come loose in the last four days. The one last Sunday came off in the air and needless to say it was lost forever. I guess I need do a better job of cinching down the prop nuts.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Glad you weren't hurt. Great to see you working on it again. Can't wait for the flight report.


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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    8178,

    I need your shipping address, I am making you a hanger queen decal to put on that Tipo. LOLOLOLOL

    I will post the grafic when its done. LOL

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    8178,

    Good luck explaining to the Mrs how you exhaust burned her towels.... Hope you have as good of luck w/ her as you did dodging the prop!! <g>

    Now hurry up and go fly that thing so we can see if she's as pretty in the air as on the ground.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build


    ORIGINAL: Fxrs_tim

    8178,

    Good luck explaining to the Mrs how you exhaust burned her towels.... Hope you have as good of luck w/ her as you did dodging the prop!! <g>

    Now hurry up and go fly that thing so we can see if she's as pretty in the air as on the ground.

    You guys are too much! I’m waiting for new APC 12X10W props from Tower and hope they get here before next weekend.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Received my new APC props. After my mishap with the prop coming off I decided to place an emery cloth washer between the engine thrust drive face and the spinner back plate to reduce slippage between the two parts. I’m using 3M medium grit MR4 emery cloth with the grit side facing the spinner back plate. I tightened the prop nut very tightly and hopefully the problem is solved.

    Everything is ready to go for the first flight this weekend!

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    OK, how about bringing that bird down to Ga. Jets and letting her rip. I'd love to see it in person.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    The Tiporare Flies!!!

    Everything went well and no problems with the spinner or prop. I need to do a little tuning on the engine mixture but I ran it rich because it is new. Fast and super smooth and hard to slow down for photos! You can see a small video clip at http://media.putfile.com/Flight-of-the-Tiporare The camera guy couldn’t track the high speed passes. I had to make very flat approaches and put it down on the very end of the runway. That 12X10W pulls pretty good at a slow idle!

    The End!
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Very nice ! Thanks for sharing
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    8178... Glad to here it!!!!!

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Thanks guys!

    Some more images showing the setup in the pits. It feels like it would fly right out of my hands vertical! The power of the OS 61 ABC LS pumper on the pipe is incredible!



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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    My favorite image, the man locked in with his machine, his hand built super creation, gear up, on the pipe and hauling as* at warp speed across the field! And the adrenalin flowing too! RC at its best!
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    8178,

    Great Job on the build and congratulations on the test flights!!!!!! Getting into building season now... and hopefully more build threads will be coming. Long live the Ballistic Pattern Ship!!!!


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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Let me add that it is a truly beautiful plane, and mike did a fantastic job at the sticks. As the camera man, I'm glad that at least a few pictures came out for Mike and everyone else...I think he's probably the proud owner of about 200 pictures of trees, the ground, and mostly empty sky. The plane is very fast, although I'm not sure if it could have kept up with the diamod dust meeley today :-)

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    IT FLIES!!!
    IT FLIES!!!
    IT FLIES!!!


    Congrats 8178. Beautiful job. I hope you have many many flights on this bird.

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    is it possible to get a close up picture of the color scheme of the dirty birdy pictured in the catalogue? i'm building a DB as i type and love that scheme and would like to replicate a version of it. you can send it to my e-mail address "serottalt@hotmail.com" thanks so much

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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    Sure!
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    RE: Great Planes Tiporare – Thirteen Year Build

    PERFECT! i'm a real purple/plum color freak. thanks for your quick reply. BTW your an amazing craftsman! your quite blessed. as i said i'm in the the process of a dirty birdy bulid and haev been reading your threads and have picked up several ideas. especially the modification you made on the other plane (not sure if intentional) to compensate for the wheel length of the retract in the leading edge of the wing. thanks again for the picture!


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