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Bretd123 09-07-2007 03:51 PM

senior telemaster build
i just ordered a senior telemaster from hobby lobby and was wondering how hard it would be, Iv only built the guillows kits about 10 of them

Don41 09-07-2007 08:35 PM

RE: senior telemaster build
The plane isn't hard to build but it does require a lot of hand shaping.

I maiden mine today. With a small wind and partial throttle on my Saito82 she lifted off in less than ten feet. The approach speed seemed little more than a fast walking pace. A real floater.

Mine weighed in at 9 pounds, 2 ounces so the wing loading is quite small. I'm going to add about 1 to 1.5 pounds to the fuselage before my next flight.

Have fun with your new toy.


Telemaster Sales UK 06-22-2008 02:24 AM

RE: senior telemaster build
They're just a big Guillows kit Brett.

Did you ever finish it?

jake1 07-10-2008 01:48 PM

RE: senior telemaster build
Does anyone have experience flying a Telemaster with no dihyderal ?

tstotts 07-10-2008 06:55 PM

RE: senior telemaster build
I have flown the ST with no dihedral. Performs a bit better but still just a big lazy ol' bird. Be sure to add about 15% more rudder surface for effective rolls and landing control.

whitewall 10-23-2008 07:27 PM

RE: senior telemaster build
Did anyone build the senior telemaster with bolt on wing instead of the rubber bands ?

senrak 11-24-2008 08:11 PM

RE: senior telemaster build
Bolt on wings are easy on the Telemaster. Go about it as you would any other high wing. Add a piece of plywood in the front of the fuselage to hold a couple of 1/4" dowels placed into the leading edge. Add drilled and taped blocks to the fuselage sides and re-enforse the trailing edge where the nylon bolts will go through. Simple and effective.
Oh, and dihyderal, it doesn't need any. Flys just fine.

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