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Old 01-03-2010, 02:04 PM
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Hi all

I've just came across an old plan I've ordered years ago, and I'm wondering if this design is worth it. Does this A7 flies nicely ? Which engine would you recommend ?
Plans show a usual elevator setup but I want it to be more scale by building full flying stabs. Is it a good idea ?
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:05 PM
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I started building one yrs ago. Me being a scale butt head , I attempted dto put retracts in her...welll that did nt happen so I never finished her. The ones I have seen fly are pretty stable. Build it as per the plans and you should be fine
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:27 PM
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Indeed, this landing gear looks ugly, and I plan using a dolly. The author really insists on keeping it *lightweight* ... retracts would be too heavy I guess. I plan using a brand new os .25SF.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 AM
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I RECALL THE MAN ARTICLE STATING IT FLEW VERY NICE.IT IS REFRESHING TO SEE THIS,WITH ALL THE ARFS FLYING.THERE ARE MICRO RETRACTS AVAILIABLE NOW THAT WERE NOT BEFORE,I BET YOU CAN FIND THE PERFECT SET FOR THIS BIRD.ALL THE BEST.
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Do you know where can i get the plans for that A-7? looks very nice!!!, do you have more pictures?
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Do you know where can i get the plans for that A-7? looks very nice!!!, do you have more pictures?
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There was a very recent build thread going on this bird but it seems to have petered out. Lots of good info, pics and history in it.

Mike

Found it;
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8887243/tm.htm
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ORIGINAL: optech

There was a very recent build thread going on this bird but it seems to have petered out. Lots of good info, pics and history in it.

Mike

Found it;
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8887243/tm.htm

Well I don't think the HOB version is the same as Rich's. HOB version looks bigger.
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Has anyone done a build thread on Rich's A7? I have the plans, but not the building instructions, and having issues with the fuselage. If anyone has photos, they can share, that would be helpful.

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Contact him directly... http://www.richuravitch.com/index.htm

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Just thought I would post up some photos. Almost Got er done.

Mr Rich Uravitch kindly sent me some plastic parts (They are great quality)

A friendly R/Cer sent me the construction article.

Thanks for all the help!
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Nice Job Steve....isn't Rich a great guy? I wish he would start an all scale magazine - I'd be the first subscriber!
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Awesome build ! Pleast post more about the e-setup, etc, etc...
Did you manage to get some air flowing from the intake through the fuselage to cool the Lipos ?
Looking forward to see it flying !
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Mine is built per plan. I removed most of the fuse plywood doublers, as they are not needed with E-flite. I opened the front of the plastic cowl, and there are large openings in the firewall and the next bulkhead, so I think air will pass through. I made 2 hatches in the bottom and made air exit holes. Installed a Castle Ice 50 amp ESC in the airflow. Will use a 4-cell 4,000 mah Lipo. Going to need lots of lead in the tail. Motor is an E-flite Power 32. 11-7 prop.

I had planned on using HS-80 servos in the tail, again for weight savings, but decided to change these to large, heavy standard servos, as I hate to add dead weight to any airplane. Also made the rear hatch out of plywood for added weight. This is the first time I think I have ever purposely built an airplane trying to add weight to the tail.

Will post more pics soon.
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ORIGINAL: optech

There was a very recent build thread going on this bird but it seems to have petered out. Lots of good info, pics and history in it.

Mike

Found it;
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8887243/tm.htm

Well I don't think the HOB version is the same as Rich's. HOB version looks bigger.
WRONG..... Its the same airplane. I realize this reply is a few days late as I don't get on here everyday but its the same plane. My kit is in a different state but it even says on the HOB plans.. designed by Rich Uravitch. I think HOB made a few small improvements in the kit as it was produced after the magazine article.
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