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Old 10-12-2008, 08:53 AM
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I'd love to have front proch also, but it just doesn't fit on a raised ranch.

My Banshee will have a hatch on the bottom for access to the retract, and I'll also be able to remove the tank from the wing opening. Keep going on your Banshee, take your time and the covering will turn out well.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:26 AM
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FB, going with the tri gear, I think barn door ailerons, and seperate wing servos.

Anybody given any thought to having the belly pan removable if using tri gear retracts? I suspect that a retract servo mounted on the bottom of the wing, with a removable pan, would make pulling the wing much simpler (disconnecting the nose wheel retract pushrod).
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:48 PM
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Excellent choice Doug. I like the bellypan idea, even though I'm using Spring Air. I'll have to give it some thought.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:12 PM
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Freebird, see if your spring air tank will fit in the bellypan. Thats where mine was in the 73 model. I don't remember if it fit without any modification of the wing structure but thats where it was for sure. regards sugarfox
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:30 AM
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Received the Banshee this Friday afternoon, and have all the parts ready to go. Eureka did a fine job in both the cutting, and the selection of wood for the specific part. There was plenty of “fuzz” to remove from the cutting process, but I found that easier than trying to remove the “slime” from laser cutting, while trying to maintain the integrity of the parts’ shape.

I have both the plans from Eureka (ala J&J), and the “original” (see post #17). Interesting to note that J&J did increase the length of the nose to allow more room for the fuel tank and retract. However, I prefer the wing dowel configuration of the original plans, as they will be less prone to “going oblong” over time.

I have to drive to CT this week, and am going to try to arrange a pick-up at National Balsa. Plan to order mostly contest grade; we’ll see what I get.

Did a quick BOM, and have attached. Let me know of any issues you may find, and I’ll correct.

I need to purchase servos for this bird. Any suggestions for either JR or Futaba servos would be appreciated.

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Interesting the .doc is not supported for upload......I'll just paste the BOM then.

Banshee BOM (Wood)

Wing
- Wing sheeting
o 3/32 x 4 x 36 {4 required, LE to Main Spar)
o 3/32 x ? x 36 {Remainder of wing}
- Main Spars
o 3/8 x 1/2 x 36 {4 required}
- Leading Edge
o 3/8 x 1 x 36 {2 required}
- Trailing Edge
o 3/16 x 3/16 x 36 {2 required}
- Aileron Stock
o 3/8 x 1 ¼ X 36” {2 required}
- Block Filler for Dowel and Hold Down Screws
- Wing Tip Blocks
- Landing Gear Blocks
- 1/4 “Wing Dowel

Stabilizer
- Leading Edge
o 1/4 x 1/2 x 24 {1 required}
- Trailing Edge
o 1/4 x 1/2 x 24 {1 required}
- Sheeting
o 1/16 x 4 x 48 {2 required}
§ Possible 1/16 x 3 x 48
- Stab Tips
- Filler Blocks for Stab/Fin fillet
- 1/4" Dowel, elevator joiner

Fuselage
- Fuse Top
o 3/8 x 3 x 36 ½ {One required}
- Fuse Bottom
o 3/16 x 3 x 48 {One required}
- Triangle Stock (Top side and, Bottom Fuel tank area)
o 3/4 triangle x ~36 {2 required}
o 3/4 triangle x 6 {2 required}
- Triangle Stock (Bottom from Leading Edge, rearward)
o 1/2 triangle x ~36 {2 required}
- Triangle Stock (Vertical Firewall support)
o 1/2 triangle x 3 {2 required}
- Hardwood wing hold-down block
- 1/2 sheet nose blocks
- Canopy sheeting



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Old 10-19-2008, 08:39 AM
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That pic sure does look familiar!

BTW - next week is the planned start up my long over due build thread. Gotta get this one finished so I can start on the next build!

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:35 PM
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Do you have a Banshee yet?
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:44 PM
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Yes, inquiring minds want to know.................
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:56 PM
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Thanks for the inquries guys. Oh yea, I have a Banshee, just not built yet.[&o] Been very sick lately (Flu) and I'm now just up and about for the first time in about a week. First time I've had the Flu and I hope it's the last time.

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Let me know when you get into the Banshee building mood. I'll send you my kit. (wink).

Get feeling better old friend. That's an order.


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Hey Free Bird,

I hope everything is going well with you. Did you finish building your Eureka Banshee? I sure would like to see some pictures of it if you did.

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Progress?
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:08 PM
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Sorry Nic, none to date. With the building season upon us, I'm going to try and get this one done.

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