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Old 11-28-2002, 07:31 PM
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Well I finally began construction last night.
looking for anyone who has done one, interested
in your insites to how you would have done something different
if you could have went back.
I'll include photo's as i progress its gonna take a little while
I leave tomarrow for larado TX will be gone a week
will begin building again when i return.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.
I just hope this one does not end up like my DDust did last week
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:37 PM
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BTW I'm considering an OS 61fx for this plane due to
i have a brand new one still in the box.
or I may start with the 46fx i had on my D-Dust
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Old 11-29-2002, 12:59 AM
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There is another thread here similar to this. Glass/epoxy the firewall inside and out. If you want speed from this thing, your not going to find it with either one of those engines. Consider the YS.45 with an Ultrathrust muffler or Jett.50
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more photo's finally getting to work on her some more
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beafed up the rear a little
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almost as big as he is
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Bottoms Up
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not done but close to it
Come on warm Weather
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Also I left the 61FX in the Box I mounted the 46FX
for the time being, also took retracts of till i land her
a few times.
was told the Hobico retracts bend a little during rough landings
so i'll pratice with the included gear.

one more photo for today
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nice pics. I am building a kit soon but I would've loved to do an ARF. Where did you buy the ARF from?

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it was on the shelf at hobby town in Nashville for about a month
I got tired of picking it up and looking at it so i laid it on the counter.


Originally posted by JimmyA
nice pics. I am building a kit soon but I would've loved to do an ARF. Where did you buy the ARF from?

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Default Dang!

I should have bought that from you when I had the chance!

Looking good!

Did you glass the center of the wing? I also put a carbon fiber rod through the tail for strength...

As mentioned before, paint some epoxy/rubbing alcohol on both sides of the firewall...

Can you get ahold of a YS-45 or a Jett 50? I would think a Rossi/Morris 45-53, The MVVS 49, and the Webra speed 50 would be screamers as well- (You probably already knew this but...)

Keep it up with the pics and break a leg, I mean landing gear, I mean...

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No I did not glass the wing, its an arf and wing panels are covered with some type of foam film,

its not to late to though i dont guess

I did seal the firewall and fuel tank area, wish the cowl was a little
better, its about all i have left to finish,
I'm thinking of building up the cowl with balsa
instead of the thin 2 piece plastic deal included.

Anyone have any ideas on a different cowl.?

Thanks


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I should have bought that from you when I had the chance!

Looking good!

Did you glass the center of the wing? I also put a carbon fiber rod through the tail for strength...

As mentioned before, paint some epoxy/rubbing alcohol on both sides of the firewall...

Can you get ahold of a YS-45 or a Jett 50? I would think a Rossi/Morris 45-53, The MVVS 49, and the Webra speed 50 would be screamers as well- (You probably already knew this but...)

Keep it up with the pics and break a leg, I mean landing gear, I mean...

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