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Old 05-25-2010, 09:15 PM
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Just Started a Dick Sarpolus challenger using a Cardinal wing and a piped OS .32 F, I like the looks so far and will post more pics as I go
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:30 PM
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Oh....a Winder in the background. Fast ;->

Is that other one a Demon?
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:32 PM
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Oh....a Winder in the background. Fast ;->

Is that other one a Demon?
That's a good eye you have there, right on both counts.
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I built Sarpolous' Challenger years ago using a Sig Super Chipmunk wing and powered with an FP 40. It was a great flying model. I thought it looked jet-like so painted mine in US Navy gray scheme.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:19 AM
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I built Sarpolous' Challenger years ago using a Sig Super Chipmunk wing and powered with an FP 40. It was a great flying model. I thought it looked jet-like so painted mine in US Navy gray scheme.
Thanks for the reply, I wanted to use a Chipmunk wing and Sig still sells them for 26 bucks but they want 35 bucks to ship to canada so I went with a brodak Cardinal wing instead.
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What is the thickness of the wood for the elevator.I reaaly like the way that looks it does remind you of a jet appearance.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:52 PM
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What is the thickness of the wood for the elevator.I reaaly like the way that looks it does remind you of a jet appearance.
Thanks Jay, The H-stab is built up using 1/16" sheet and 1/4" square and the elevator is 1/4" sheet.
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Here is mine I built several years ago. I never got it trimed out just right, no fault of the design. Notice the tank on the floor from the rotten rubber bands and all the dirt on the wing, I really need to clean it up and trim it out.
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Here is mine I built several years ago. I never got it trimed out just right, no fault of the design. Notice the tank on the floor from the rotten rubber bands and all the dirt on the wing, I really need to clean it up and trim it out.
That looks nice, what engine do you have on it.
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ST .35, runs hot and has a lot of vibration.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:37 AM
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ST .35, runs hot and has a lot of vibration.
I bet it would, might I suggest a Evo .36 or a LA .40 I think these engines would be much more profile friendly and might solve some of your problems.
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You bet, it's on my to-do list.
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