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Old 11-21-2004, 07:32 PM
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Default Fiberglass 60 size F-20

I was just pulling my 60 size Cermark F-20 down for a winter tune up and thought gee what if I cut a thinner wing out of foam and layed the fuselage up in fiberglass.

First, what do you guys think?
Second, do you think there would be any market for them?

Any input would be helpful as the plane is showing its age.
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Old 11-21-2004, 07:51 PM
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Is it the 40, or the 60 size ?

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60 size.....
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

I think it could be a winner....there isn't much out there right now, only
the Patriot XL....[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Cool idea---
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

60 size F-20? somebody say 60 size F-20? ........Ok....I'll take one.....

Sounds good, I always felt the Cermark version needed to be "streamlined". I've wanted to re-do mine for about a year now.....

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Thats it, rub it in!
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Hey Snoop Doggy Bag,

You may appreciate this.....

http://i.flowgo.com/greetings/poop_d..._doggy_dog.swf

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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Sounds like a good idea. I'd probably be in the market for one!

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago about maybe doing the same with a Cermark F-16.

Thinner wings might help a bit

Im sure you will keep us up to date if you proceed.

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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Yes....smaller side air ducts....and a thinner wing....[sm=thumbup.gif]

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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

I look at this way, I have nothing to lose except a plane and some time if it doesn't work out. You guys give me some ideas as to what mods to make. The vertical fin will be redone as will the wing. I hadn't considered the side scoops but they could be thinned a bit as well.
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Another mod....make sure the verticle hinge line is tilted back 7 degrees
to the rear....to avoid flutter.

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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Did anyone hear that cermark is coming out with another F-16?
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Please tell me where I can get a 60 size F20. Kangke and Cermark web sites don't list them.[:-]
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They have been out of production for about two years now. []

We need a "new and improved one"....YEAH BABY !!!

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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

I stripped the covering off the fuselage of mine over the weekend and thinned the side scoops 1/2". I'm going to reshape the vertical fin and mold it into the fuselage. The horizontal stab will bolt on just like the original. It should be a good winter project. We'll see if it works out.
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Old 11-29-2004, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Great link to the poop doggy dog...Very good.

I have a cermark F-16 and it really could do with having a thinner wing. Theres loads of drag on this thing, a revised f16 would be great, where did you read a new one may be in the pipe line?
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

Hi Neil

I wanted to buy one A year or so ago, and by the time I decided to buy one they discontinued it.
So about two weeks ago I E-Mailed cermark and asked if they was ever going to have another F-16, and they replied back and said that one is going to on the market by the end of the year.
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Default RE: Fiberglass 60 size F-20

ever going to have another F-16, and they replied back and said that one is going to on the market by the end of the year.
Did they mean by the end of this year, 2004 or 2005? thanks
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