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Old 12-04-2012, 06:30 PM
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To those that have asked if I would do a build thread on the A7, I will post pics of my progress but nothing like a complete build thread.
Thanks Mike.

Added some pics of wing halves being glued together and the central braces of the wing. The completed ailerons and flaps.
Also a pic of the start of building the fuse.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:36 PM
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On my bench is a Sig Kadet Señorita I built 20ish years ago. I only flew it a few times before moving all over the world with the Air Force. I have stripped all the monokote off (never did like the colors, don't know what I was thinking back then) and repaired most of the hangar and moving damage. Today I started making the motor mount for the Power Up 25 electric motor from Headsuprc. Planning on using my 3s 2200 lipos in parallel. New covering is silk and dope.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:13 PM
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Unclebuck, if you haven't already done so, now would be the perfect time to install some LEDs for a little night flying. It's a great sport plane, night ops plane and camera plane, all rolled into one. I hope you have as much fun with yours as I've had with mine!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:00 AM
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Hmmm I haven't considered that. I just may have to look into it. I have never done anything with lights, any suggestions on brands or suppliers?
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:42 PM
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I think BPHobbies.com has strings that are cheap & easy to install.
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=C3351881
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:49 PM
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eddieC is right on, BPHobbies is a good place to start looking for LED lights. There are lots of sources like Nitro Planes, but the ones in the US can ship quicker and cheaper. Here is a place to check out information about night flying planes:
http://www.rcgroups.com/night-flying-522/
They even have a thread on a Kadet Senior, which might give you some ideas. Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:57 PM
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I have some strobes and a light set for a Heli that I may extend the cables on to fit a plane. Not sure which plane I want to light up though.   Maybe the Dewey if I get around to repairing the wing I folded.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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I just started a Bridi Utter Chaos this fall. This is my fourth kit. I now understand what people mean when they say a builders kit.
You have to pay attention to what you are doing. still is a lot of fun.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:51 PM
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well, this witner i am building a vintage davey systems Stompe SV-4, almost ready for covering, A vintage flyline models Great Lakes Trainer, also almost ready for covering, Once those are ready for flight, I will begin my Carl Goldberg Bucker Jungmeister. Im very excited for that one. Then if theres time after a few repairs from last season, I may start on a 1/4 scale Rearwin Speedster that my buddy has for sale. Again im very exciteed for that one too. So thats my winter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 AM
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Well it became winter here in OKC last night. Thursday it was 73 and ideal for RC flying today it's 21 with a wind chill of -4F.

A humble GWS Spitfire is on the bench. For Spit boffins it is a bit amusing that this kit is a Mk IX painted like a Mk II. I'll be moding one of the radiators back to an oil cooler to get it looking just a bit more like a Mk II
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:05 PM
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Hi! Y'all: Well I've just started a Sig Kobra that will be electric. The wing is all done except for covering, just started the planning stages of the fuselage. Will have the "bash it a bit" for the motor and removable cockpit, as I don't fancy taking the wing off each time to change batteries or unplug them. I plan to use a GForce G25, e-flite 60amp esc, and e-flite 3s 3200 lipo. A few flakes of snow here today, so this project is right on time.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:04 PM
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More Pics of my A7 Corsair prop jet build:
Framing up the fuse and set the wing on to test fit. Cutting out all the formers is a chore
but it is coming together...

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: Spiritwind

To those that have asked if I would do a build thread on the A7, I will post pics of my progress but nothing like a complete build thread.
Thanks Mike.

Photos will be fine many thanks Yours Paul T
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:00 PM
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Started a Dynaflite Corsair today to add to the others in the stable: F-82, P-40, P-51 and Spitfire. These kits still come available every now and then and the Corsair was purchased last spring. After building and flying a couple of 3mm foamies over the summer, it's fun to be working with balsa again. Have kept a good selection of templates for the Dynaflite kits and "someday" would like to bash out a Hawker Hurricane using a similar fun scale design.

Update: 2 Feb 2013 and the Corsair is starting to look enough like a plane to do some bench flying.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
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Building a new fuse for my 33% WACO YMF-5 due to a very bad landing this past spring. The fuse was a total loss. Next on the board is a Sig Wonder.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:26 PM
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Modellbau USA F86D; SkyMaster F15; Falcon 120 with RAM 500; AKM Su-27 Flanker... Get tired working on one I go on to another...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:23 PM
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Out of this bunch, only 2 are flyable, the rest need to be completed. The P-51 is next up after I finish my 4*120, its ready for glass. Just got the 1/2ox glass last week, and need to get another box of Zpoxy on hand, just in case.



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More than half done on a Herr Piper Cub. It will get.a Norvel .074
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:30 AM
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Pica FW190D9. Hope to have it ready for spring.
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I have a Tiger 60, Just need to button up the throttle linkage, fuel tank, and the receiver/battery. Has a 91 4 stroke. Also started a 55" long X-1 that will have a nitro up front, and a rocket in the tail! hope to get it done before spring.
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Busa fokker dr1 1/4 scale. I have the three main wings complete. About to start the subwing. Thank god there is only 4 wings to build!! Lmao!
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Just finished this. I noticed someone else doing an A-7.

This is Rich Uravitch's design. It was in the January 1995 MAN. Has removable landing gear, which I may use on paved runways, otherwise on grass, it may need a hand-launch.

E-Flite Power 32 in the nose.

Will use a 3 or 4 cell Lipo, thinking around 3000 mah

11x7 prop.

She should be quite fast!
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I have an Avenger from a set of old RCM plans from 1981 on the board. Gonna follow that with a old Top Flite Hot Kanary kit I got years ago
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This time of year is good for progress.
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Just finished this. I noticed someone else doing an A-7.

This is Rich Uravitch's design. It was in the January 1995 MAN. Has removable landing gear, which I may use on paved runways, otherwise on grass, it may need a hand-launch.

E-Flite Power 32 in the nose.

Will use a 3 or 4 cell Lipo, thinking around 3000 mah

11x7 prop.

She should be quite fast!
Nice!!

I would think that a higher kv motor in a similar size from perhaps scorpion would produce more rpm?
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