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Old 11-27-2012, 03:56 AM
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This oldTopflite ARTFNobler has just had it's third major overhaul. Replaced some bad wood, contols, hinges, lead outs, new cowling and put in a radial engine mount. Covering is Silkspan this time. The Gee Bee style paint job turned out O.K.
Power isa new Fox.35 with hemi kit and Hi Zoot crank.
Noblers are great fun.........John..

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:32 AM
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What a great lookin' plane!It's refreshing to see a Nobler in a different scheme.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:47 PM
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I've also added a new landing gear recently, better looking than the spindly wire legs IMO
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:19 AM
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What a great lookin' plane!It's refreshing to see a Nobler in a different scheme.
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NAH! That's sacrilage to a Gee Bee........lol

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:07 PM
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NAH! I'm paying homage to the Gee Bee.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:35 AM
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Nice comeback Vauxhaull. 
as a Gee Bee Freak, I've studied them long and hard and
 there are some nice Gee Bee stunt plans available you can build.

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Nice one, John. I really like your LG treatment compared with the standard version - surprising you don't see more like this.

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Hey Vauxhall, what is the metallic rectangle on the fuselage above and aft the muffler in the left picture?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:32 AM
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Hi da Rock, thats just a tinplate thingy thathas the coppertank filler and vent tubes soldered to it. The vent is capped after filling as the tank is a 4 oz. uniflow. Silicone tubes rundown from behindthe plate and connect to the top of the tank located under the bearers. Just makes re-fuelling a bit more convenient..Two screws hold the plate to the fuselage.
I replaced the TF plastic clunk tank with my own tinplate wedgetank a couple of years back.
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Just curious what power plant are you using in it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:38 PM
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Power isa new Fox.35 with hemi kit and Hi Zoot crank.
Prior to this I used an OS.40FP.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:40 PM
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Sweet.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:31 PM
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I flew my re-built Nobler this morning. The new Fox.35 performed really well, above my expectations.
I'll get some video next week , looks great out on the lines..............John.
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CLOVIS!! Wow yous to fly out there in the late 90ds (I was one of the Pease inplants). What a great field, never saw my cl buddys though.
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Not sure what a Pease implant is, tc-62. Don't have any CL buddy here yet. I'll have to stooge it. Got my damaged 33" Sterling Ringmaster Junior nearly repaired, just have to mount the elevator and touch up paint the trim.
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