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    WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    Well has come time to pickle the motors on the drop plane and all the nitro ones - will keep the elec incase of some good flying days and work on sewing some chutes and constructing jumpers for the new jump club we are getting started here and work on some model railroad stuff when to cold to venture out all N Gauge -and as always race RC Cars on every other Sat night and all day Sun at the shop

    Cold climints SUCK

    What are the rest of you guys doing?

    Got a brain storm - how about a net of us use our Web Cams and talk to each as we have time JUan and Bob and I get on as much as we can and share misery and projects and just have a good time - all is free to do and if dont have camera on Computer they cost 19 to 25 bucks for good ones as I use - any takers - I can hook you up to the info thats free and it works excellant

    Don Mowery rcskyjumper.com

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    Off season projects: 12 foot Telemaster build the wings - fuse built; Learning how to make fiberglass parts and fuselages starting with Stuka parts ; finish a Ziroli Stuka and a Ziroli C-47. Hope to make a big dent in this list by New Years!!!

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    Skyjumper,

    Move south, fly all year.

    I did make a recent purchase, the Giant Telemaster featured in this RCU forum build.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_35..._1/key_/tm.htm

    I pulled off some covering on the fuse to replace it and noticed some minor structure damage that needs to be fixed before it will be flight ready.
    Still not sure how many drop boxes I will put on it. Atleast two maybe as many as four.
    I don't particulary like the way the wings attach. The plane should have been designed with a wing tube. It it a pain to attach the wings, I have only done this once, and am sure it will get easier the more it is assembled.
    If one of the wing struts should come loose, the wing is sure to depart the plane.
    I'm kind of leary of adding 16lbs of skydivers to it.
    The guy that built the plane only lives about 40 miles from me. He flew the plane for several years and I will talk to him and get his thoughts on adding the extra weight before I get too far into it.
    It currently has a Zenoah G-45 on it and weighs 24.25 lbs minus the receiver.
    I plan to go for atleast an 80 cc engine

    GaryV

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    WOW- as they say (thats a bigen)- Nice size you will need a bigger car to haul that one and it wont fit in your tent -
    Only kidding - very nice plane -I thing Bob Deadmond has one also - Wish I could go south maby someday ,
    Don Mowery rcskyjumper.com

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    VERY IMPORTANT!!!! THROW AWAY ANY NYLON BOLTS!!! USE STEEL/ TITANIUM ETC!! My first one crashed on the first flight due to nylon bolt failure.

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    banzi55 this bob in st louis in st louis , I looked at 12 foot wing on plans and I am in the process of putting carbon fiber tubes in fuse and wings and struts will have pip pins at all attachment piont on wings and fuse . will get some picture of it when I have wings ready to mount on the fuselage



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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    The previous owner had been using steel bolts on the struts, still using nylon on wing center section and wing attachment to center section.
    Do you recommend steel for all?

    GaryV

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS

    yes - steel all around the struts are absoluteley necessary as part of a triangle. My rebuilt telemaster had a one inch 8 foot aluminum tube to tie the wings together didn't need the struts but I used them anyway

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    RE: WINTER - COLD TIME -PROJECTS


    [quote]ORIGINAL: GaryV

    I did make a recent purchase, the Giant Telemaster featured in this RCU forum build.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_35..._1/key_/tm.htm

    Well come on GaryV. Dust that camera off and show us some pictures....


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