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Old 12-05-2006, 03:23 AM
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anyone have one? and is there room to stuff some retracts?
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:01 AM
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Default RE: sportsman aviation f-20

I have the DC version and their is room for retracts.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:28 AM
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Default RE: sportsman aviation f-20

Not without major surgury to the nose. [&:]
Good flyer and great looking plane.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: sportsman aviation f-20

"surgury" Vic?

Vic are pretty egumicated...

Hence my brother from another mother!

It appears based on what I have read to be a pretty big job doing the retracts--- In my opinion though, a propjet WITHOUT retracts just ain't right...

Keep in mind, I buy stuff already built though so my interpretation of the work involved is limited

If Vic says it is a lot of work then it is cuz he is a good builder--
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:43 AM
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Default RE: sportsman aviation f-20

Little heavy on the quava juice?
The wing is a no-brainer. Its the nose gear that is the issue and getting it to tuck up in there and allow for the fuel tank to be at the correct elevation.
CH should be chiming in soon as he is in the middle of a conversion.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:13 PM
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Make it a taildragger!!
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:38 AM
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Blasphemy Tom!

Tail dragger? Heck might as well add training wheels if you are gonna do that
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for saying that James. I was too shocked to respond when I saw what whatsizname posted.[>:]
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Ah heck, you guys are just afraid of taking off with a swinging pendulum.
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I aint skeerd! [>:]

I am also not sacreligious![sm=wink_smile.gif]
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Default RE: sportsman aviation f-20

Use a pump and move the tank back my DC F20 was nose heavy anyhow.
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The DC has no problems. Its the SA.
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YS-45= No pump necessary
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We're talkin about nose gear
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Eliminate the nosegear and make it a taildragger.
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just got my f-20 and now working on the engine. i got a mag. 46 XLS. what pipe should i use and would it be better to go with a 52 size engine instead?
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JUST GO CHUNK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAND LAUNCH IS THE WAY TO GO NO GEAR TO WORRY ABOUT
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ORIGINAL: vicman

We're talkin about nose gear

Okay okay already
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