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Old 09-18-2011, 12:10 AM
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Started building my winter kit early this year as weather was poor, my GP skybolt is now at covering stage, will be finnished in a month or so. Will take a break from building and do some work on the house, unfortunatly a nessesity.

Will prob put together a ARF rutan canard I have sitting with twin engines while doing the house just to keep my hand in.

As soon as the wife is happy that my live does not revolve around model planes I will get stuck into a goldberg sukoi 26, this will be dle 30 powered. Hopefull that will maiden next sumer.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:48 AM
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Now finishing up my second Fourstar 40 and 2X4 glider. I have a Goldberg Falcon III to finish. Picked up a GP .40 Cub kit
yesterday for my winter project. The Cub will be built clipped, and will get a .70 4-stroke.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:42 AM
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Right now I'm in the middle of "Bashing" and rebuilding a old ARF Seaplane called the League Models Neptune. I have had the plane down to it's bones and I'm highly modifying of customizing it to have seperate flaps and retracts to convert the aircraft into a true amphibian.

It's fun ( NOT ) putting retracts on a plane that wasn't designed for it. It takes a lot of extra plywood supports and bracing inside the wing!

Right now I'm finishing up filling and sanding on the left wing. Hope to start the other right wing next week. I covered most of the plane in Mono Flat Sky Blue and Olive. Planing on making it a Luftwaffe 46' " What If " Amphibian.

The retracts are already working on one of the wings. Right now I'm sanding and smothing the wheel well so the tire doesn't stick on any side of it.


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Old 09-18-2011, 04:30 AM
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MIG -27 target drone. This October 2nd, we are going to have it at WATTFEST 2011 near Tampa Florida and sell rafle tickets to shoot at it with airsoft guns. Anyone interested in attending this all-electric powered event, here are a couple links. If you have an electric powered aircraft ready by then, come join us!

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http://www.wattfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/202586666466353/
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Just finished a Sig "Riser 100" and have started my club building contest ship, a Balsa USA 1/6th scale "Sopwith Pup". It's already a fun build, and I've got everything coming to get it finished right. In gathering things up, I ordered an insignia set from Callie Graphics in New Mexico. The product is top shelf and the service was outstanding. I ordered the insignia set on Monday via phone and had it by Thursday. Their web site is a worthwhile visit just to look around and be inspired by other people's work.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:07 AM
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I'm going to finish up my T/F P-47 on the table right now, and get started on a 4 Star 120. I also have a T/F P-51D ARF 60 that I bashed into a B that I'd like to get finished up.

Build well!

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:39 AM
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Ben, we would love to see pictures of the P51 which you are making into a B model. all the post in this thread are lots of fun to read and learn. for most, winter is coming soon. but with this thread,we won't have so much "cabin fever" as we can talk to each other. lots of talk now about what's on the "table". well i think i will put my Ariens snowblower up on the table for service readiness! LOL don
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:56 AM
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Sig YAK 18P. should take pic's as i go. don
Absolutely take pics. I have one and it's high on my list to start, which means in the next couple years. I found some great pictures of a 18PS that was a taildragger which is how I'll be building mine.

As far as what I'll be building, a scratch build of the Stearman C3-R on floats. I can't find any plans from any of the usual sources, can't even find a 3-view. There are only a couple still flying and I'm trying to contact the owners to see if they have any info, but looks like I may be starting with just a couple pictures and info on wingspan and fuse length.

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:56 AM
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Finishing up an ultra sport 40 kit powered by a OS 50 SX
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This winter's project is a SIG Aerobipe and then a Sterling Maxey Hester P-63 King Cobra kit.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:21 AM
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WOW! you guys are serious winter builders. i though i was alone. the YAk 18 taildragger is tempting. i have about five 1/4" sticks glued for one fuse side at this time. just started. will try and take pic's soon hopefully. i can't even find the on button to this computer machine. bare with me. must be age! LOL i would rather be smelling balsa sawdust and gluing my fingers with that speed c/a stuff. two years ago, my wife had to cut out an F2 bulkhead cause i got glued in there using my fingers as a clamp. wonderful thing when skin grows back. thats my story and i'm sticken-to-it. airboss
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:19 AM
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Building a C.G eagle have only cut the ribs so far!taking my time to get every little detail right! you guys are way ahead of me!
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:47 AM
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Bandsaw and Stationary 6" disc/belt sander. my two best friends during scratch building. end result. you build what you want, the size you want and the project becomes a one-of-a-kind rare plane at the field. Oh, the shear joy of it. don
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:24 PM
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currently building a streamline models schneider sport electric for a friend,then after my hip surgery will finish stripping and do some redesigning of my new 100cc pitts m-12,then i have 2 dan santich cobra's to build at the same tine 1 for me and 1 for a friend,then i have a 20cc profile to do a goldberg edge 540 arf,a great planes f-14,and a great planes ultra sport 1000, and if i don't sell them in rcu i have a ace 30% extra 230 and a lanier 33% laser!!!! definately got plenty to do for the winter and probably some for the spring as well!!!!! but i will set aside a personal build to do one for a paying customer!!! and i'm sure the wife will have something in there as well!!!!
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WILLIG10 ditch the big flap horns on your Hostetler. I have the Skymaster and went threw the back spar. Alot prettier. I'm in N. Richland Hills if you want to see it. Next project P-61 with Brissons and self contained starters
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Ben, we would love to see pictures of the P51 which you are making into a B model. all the post in this thread are lots of fun to read and learn. for most, winter is coming soon. but with this thread,we won't have so much ''cabin fever'' as we can talk to each other. lots of talk now about what's on the ''table''. well i think i will put my Ariens snowblower up on the table for service readiness! LOL don
Hi Don,

We got snow above 9000 ft. a couple of days ago... It's coming, I need to get my workshop insulated! I put the T/F P-51B conversion kit on an ARF fuse... here is a picture of what I have. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the actual construction...[]

Build well!

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:57 PM
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the B model mustang is my favorite version. nice work you do. in new hampshire up north east notch area , mount washington n.h had plenty of snow/ice on friday a.m. the Cog Railroad mountain train needed the ice removed off the tracks at the top of the hill before getting to the depot house up there. coooooooold! time for us here to get in the r/c hangars.
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I have three kits that I would like to build this winter

Lanier Stinger 120

Lanier Staudacher G-300

Top Flite Gold Edition P-47
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:02 PM
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SIMCO:
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:03 PM
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Simco, what size and brand is that gasser engine with the self-start? what changes are needed to the front shaft to hold the fly wheel? and is that starter buyable from a company? thank you for the fyi help don
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I plan on building a Sig 4*60 and if time permits a Sig Fazer
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Engines are 3.2 gassers from Brisson. These engines were modified 20 years ago! They were never installed or broken in.Cost a fortune to modify I'm sure. They still make FEMA starters that you could sun gear like this set up. lots of work.
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I'm modifying a 160 U-CAN-DO ARF for a 52cc Brisson engine and getting rid of that HORRIBLE pink checkerboard cover job. Better hinges, servos, hardware, and COLORS.
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Hey Welder,

The T/F P-47 is a great kit... If you or any of you other guys decide to build it, check out this build thread: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10684995

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I have a Goldberg Anniversary Cub to finish (clipped wing) and if that goes quickly there is either an Astro Hog or a Gentle Lady in the rafters. I don't see why the Cub should go quickly however...I started it last winter!!![:@]
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