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Old 10-02-2016, 07:38 AM
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Default Rcm 1/3 scale aeronca champ restoration begins

ON TOP OF THE 1/4 SCALE bud nosen aeronca champ I'm having scaled out, I just bought the RCM 1/3 SCALE AERONCA CHAMP that was owened and flown by AL AYLERS and will be installing a new g-62 on electronic ignition and will be checking her over to get into the air soon, shes HUGE loving aeronca champs shes the HOLY GRAIL stand by for pics... of when al had her and where she is now.
far as I can tell there only two of these in the us built and flying and I have ONE
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:38 AM
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Congrats. Great Bird, I had stumbled across Al's videos on youtube. Looks like a great flyer
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its huge, was some damage during shipment IE: cracked windshield, already have a scale vac formed bubble one comin as well as new glass scale cowl as a spare. also found servo mounts cracked so id REALLY like to repair and get it in the air as is once new g62 is mounted just replace servos with up to date overpowered giant scale ones and check wiring out WITHOUT STRIPING IT TO RE STITTS and paint stay tuned.
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fit scale cowl back on waiting on new g62
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:39 PM
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anyone know where I can buy a pair of these 8.00" ribbed tires marked GOODYEAR pump up air model pm me id like 2 sets
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:42 AM
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There is an RCM Champ, up here. They sure build into beautiful models !
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got any pics of that one? from what I was told this champ went through 3 old builders that passed away before al got it and put it in the air which she will return to scale flights very soon
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Originally Posted by PROSTOCK68 View Post
got any pics of that one? from what I was told this champ went through 3 old builders that passed away before al got it and put it in the air which she will return to scale flights very soon

Sorry. No pics. The flying season is nearly over around here, but if I see the big Champ, I'll get some pics for you.
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Originally Posted by PROSTOCK68 View Post
its huge, was some damage during shipment IE: cracked windshield, already have a scale vac formed bubble one comin as well as new glass scale cowl as a spare. also found servo mounts cracked so id REALLY like to repair and get it in the air as is once new g62 is mounted just replace servos with up to date overpowered giant scale ones and check wiring out WITHOUT STRIPING IT TO RE STITTS and paint stay tuned.
Is the cowl and windshield available?
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yes pm me I have a connection in cali that makes both
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windshield was cracked during shipment too me, removed it as well as the scale gas tank incl functioning tank float, discovered why it was leaking, there was a hole drilled into it from firewall, scale tank will be repaired and re installed new windshield coming stay tuned shell be airborn soon, still need g-62 with electronic ignition new giant hd servos and repair one servo mount.
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warming up down here in texas champ work will start up again cant wait to get her back in the air more pics soon
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Can't wait!
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PS68.
I also just picked up 1/3 scale Champ. Its from RCM plans. The late John Marquette plans. This champ was on RCU. In Peru Indiana. Drove there, rented a U-haul trailer to bring it back to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ever since i bought the plans for the champ, in 1991, i always wanted one. Now i have one. Its about 80% complete. Wings, and stab are all covered. Bottom of the fuse is covered. All Hy-tech servos installed. Pull/Pull cables for all flying surfaces. The engine is a CRRC 55CC twin. The Gentleman that built it Did a master job on it. Over 1400, ooo screws hold the fabric down With all rib stitching complete. Unfortunately, the landing gear broke in transit to NM. Removed it will send it to the Gentleman that built the Gear in CA. Fully function Oleo struts.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:25 AM
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Hi
I am finishing one Aeronca Champ (the RCM plans) and I am looking for information about the thrust angles for the engine Zenoah 62.
Anyone have an idea about the recommended right and down thrust angles?
Thanks in advance
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I have 33% Scale Aeronica Champ kits all laser cut parts, full scale plans, windshield, landing gear,

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FF,
do you have a web site?
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Rcaiir.com contact page. Email me at rcaiir@gmail.com and I can send you a list of kits we make. The Champ is $695.00 Plus S&H, the Gear is sold separately. We are building new shops after recently moving to Colorado and Gear are sold out temperately until we finish our construction unfortunately.
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FF,
do you have a web site?
We're working on a website now that Winter is coming I may have more inside time away from the construction of the new shops and I will get the the website going.
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I had back surgery last Wednesday and plan to retire early next year. I have the plans and the 1/4 x 1/8 spruce stock in hand, once I feel better I may start knocking out some ribs. Anyone out there have a photo of the jig they used to make the ribs? I have a few ideas but would rather not re-invert the wheel here.
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Our kit of this plane has all laser cut parts and an option to have all 1/4" balsa ribs. Saves a lot of time building and you can't tell the difference once you cover the plane.

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Understand but I expect to have more time in the future, just killing time, or is time killing me?
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I'm feeling a little better. The surgery was a success! Photo of the jig I will using to make the ribs. 3/4" plywood base, 1/4" steel pins, 1/16" aluminum angle. After drilling holes for the 1/4" pins, the plan was treated with package tape to prevent sticking. There are a lot of parts to make one rib but what the heck. Place the top and bottom pieces in, then add the verticals, diagonal are added after the verticals dry and I can remove the clamps holding the verticals in place. Then add the plywood reinforcements. I'm using Titebond II glue. One down, 29 to go. Having trouble uploading the photos, will try later.
Still can't upload photos.

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I hope to restart this build soon, just seen there were no photos posted.
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