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Old 05-22-2018, 06:08 AM
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Back from the field, I made 2 flights with my fellow's p60 instaled. My R54 is defintly tuned and trimed, I consider it being fully airworty in my fleet and it's time to jump in a other project. I decided to give me a relaxing building and I went in my storage room, found a complete new spring air retract (originaly planed for fellow sig king kobra I never builded) and a new ASP .90. I looked in my collection of "kits waiting" to find a matching airframe and I ordered a genesis pusher pipe )
Time to build a USA balsa enforcer
I had that one in mind for years, time to jump in that building
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:24 PM
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Started my next project ( the enforcer). The last 3 kits I builded were coming from BTE, switch to a other brand make you definitly understand the excelence of Bruce Tharpe enginneering production.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:22 PM
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While you're at it you should do a Turbine Enforcer. I had a lot of fun with mine. Here's a thread I started a while back.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:05 PM
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I had forgotten competently that I build one, come to think of it, I think I got my waiver with it.

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Old 05-22-2018, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by joeflyer View Post
While you're at it you should do a Turbine Enforcer. I had a lot of fun with mine. Here's a thread I started a while back.
Turbine Enforcer

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I considered a turbine enforcer something like 15 years ago when I discovered one on rcu. As far remember that one belonged to a asiatic member and I found it extremely cool. ( your is wonderfull also ) and CarsII ducted fan version is also cool. But my enforcer will be fit with a conventional glow power propulsion and a pusher pipe. The only mods I plan is a retract and relocate the flight controls servos.
I already ordered my next turbine powered plane. A znline wizard. and I have to keep the enforcer project "democratic".

that building should go straight and fast, the only concern I have is when I look the long stock nose gear wire. It could do the job with the spring air retract, but i feel it could be a bit weak and bend easy. So I ask myself if I sould order robostruts

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Old 05-23-2018, 05:34 AM
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The nose wire is fine, it's a light airplane and landings are achieved with a high alpha approach in order to slow it down.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:30 PM
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I have sanded the horizontal stab, rudder and wings with 100 grit to even all the joints on the wings in preparation to glue them togather so I have to do less after joining them, at the end I will give all the parts a sanding with 150 grit to prepare them for covering, I also made sure the elevator, rudder, flaps and ailerons are fitted just right.

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Old 05-24-2018, 09:21 AM
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nice job !! personaly to obtain the "mirror" effect of the covering I make a last final sanding with 400 ( folowed by a intensive dust removal with air compressor)
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:40 PM
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Thanks!

Yes, I'm planing on the air compressor to dust it off.
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
Thanks!

Yes, I'm planing on the air compressor to dust it off.
Then use a tack cloth.
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Thanks, I was thinking of that but wasn't sure, now I am.

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Getting about 1/2 degree difference between the two wings.
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Done, will let it dry overnight, I end up with no degree differences.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:34 AM
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Another good tip for those wing tips.
Relieve the trailing edge and embed a piece of 1/16 music wire into the trailing edge formed to go around and about an inch along the tip toward the leading edge, wrap that with a layer of light glass cloth. these pointy wing tips of very thin balsa are very easy to get hanger rash on, this mod will make them a LOT stronger so they stay pretty longer.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:11 PM
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found the wingtips a bit fragile also but I solved that with a more basic solution. i putted some drop of thin ca
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Many years in the past, I built a Zone 5 Vortex ducted fan sport jet. Dan's solution to the wingtip issue was nice. Each wingtip was two balsa blocks, an upper and a lower. In between went a thin piece of carbon fiber. You adhered the three pieces together and then glued to the wing such that the CF was centered in the cross section of the airfoil. When you shaped the balsa blocks and finished sanding you had that CF protecting the edge from dings. Worked quite well!
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Woketman View Post
Many years in the past, I built a Zone 5 Vortex ducted fan sport jet. Dan's solution to the wingtip issue was nice. Each wingtip was two balsa blocks, an upper and a lower. In between went a thin piece of carbon fiber. You adhered the three pieces together and then glued to the wing such that the CF was centered in the cross section of the airfoil. When you shaped the balsa blocks and finished sanding you had that CF protecting the edge from dings. Worked quite well!

never said your job was wrong, i just shared what seems to work for me
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my turbine came back from germany, warranty repair. The internal turbine circuit board has been replaced. Both jetcat guy's, turbine used fellows and me have any idea of what hapened
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Originally Posted by SALMONBUG View Post
never said your job was wrong, i just shared what seems to work for me
Never implied that anything you did was wrong, just shared what worked for me!
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It's all mixed up on the translation

&%&@^^ Google translator, get better now
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Good ideas guys, I should implement that on my future builds, no just the Reaction.

Wing and fuse togather for the first time.

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Old 05-27-2018, 06:03 PM
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Taking it easy on this holliday weekend, attended our annual giant flying at Castle ( Atwater, CA. ) on Fri and Sat, about 1 1/2 hrs from Sac, I got to fly my 97" Gee Bee

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Old 05-28-2018, 06:26 AM
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Nice Photos. Chic
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Thanks Chic.

Gluing the top center sheeting, right wing, waiting for the wood glue to dry, it should take about 2 hours or so to dry with the temps that we are having right now, lower 90's ( mini heat wave )

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Left wing top sheeting on, the left wing is under all that another 2 hrs to dry, I will be fixing the storage shed in the mean time

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