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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Mike do you personally have two of these planes?

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Yes he does.

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*


    ORIGINAL: AC Glenn

    Mike do you personally have two of these planes?
    Yep. And they both fly almost identically, and weigh about 1/2oz different dry. And they fly really nice too

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    If they fly so well go ahead and move up here with us big boys....lol

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Hmmm

    AC sounds like a challenge...

    I guess your not having any conversations while flying.. remember Knoxville, TN

    Just picking.......


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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*


    ORIGINAL: AC Glenn

    If they fly so well go ahead and move up here with us big boys....lol
    I would think by now you'd know the difference between a good flying plane and a good flying pilot?

    No time to play with new schedules right now, so I'll pass. You'll have plenty of chances at me later on, "big boy". Heh. I have time [8D]

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Are you gonna make it to Cullman this weekend?

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Nope, and that's one I usually make. I just REALLY don't have any time right now. Hopefully lots later on, but none now. My next contest will be the NATS, and then....could be Jacksonville in late Sep. before the next one.

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Mike, that's a gorgeous airplane, and just goes to show, that you can still build aircraft.

    I think a lot of people have forgotten that.
    Go knife edge your cub!

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Hey AC,

    You should go up to the Pocono contest in D1 this weekend... Dean,Dave ,Joe L,Eric, and some other big guns will be there....I'm leaving Thursday to go up and visit family while up there... Good luck at Cullman if you go..

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Cool - see you at Pocono Scott. I should be there by Friday afternoon for some practice. I'll be posting some pic's of my Black Magic build soon. Right now I'm just flying and getting ready for the NATs.

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    I think everybody is flying and getting ready for the Nats, except me. I was going to practice this week and it got cut short, so I got 3 flights. Ugly ones. Oh well, there's some time left....

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    John,

    I should be in Pocono Thursday afternoon if all goes right with work, and might run down to site to practice or a private strip I know of..

    I hope I'm not the only electric there...


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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    HI All,

    Well, I blew off the Culman comp and didn't meet Mike for practice today.

    I stayed home and made a big mess of balsa dust. I finished all the major wood builds today. Got the tail together- fin/rudder - my little laser really helped with alignment. - in these pics the lasers look really think, they are actually less than 1/8" wide. really helps to get the fin and everything straight. All the stuff that Mike suggests to eyeball - set up the laser and it just makes it way easier....

    The carbon wing and stab tubes are installed. I have the canopy frame cut, just need to glue it all together, and install the cowl and chin install the servos -cut the elevators and ailerons.... a few
    more bits than I am ready for final sanding and paint - hopefully not more than another 100 hours : )

    good thing this is my therapy.... and the next comp is about 2 months away....

    cheers ! ( I am about to crack a beer)

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Yeah my Chicago trip got cancelled, but I DID manage to get some practice. Much needed, now I need about 50 more sessions just like that....and there aren't that many days until the nats!

    Looking good Dean. You're almost there!

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    BTW at this point if you haven't already, put the engine and spinner in place, and keep the rudder taped on....and measure the total length. Just make sure, if any mistakes were made and it's a hair too long, it's MUCH easier to fix it now. I seem to remember a certain competitor taking a blade to his wing tips (OUCH!!!) at the Nats a couple of years ago, only to be disqualified anyway...

    Since it's home built and very close, it's always a good idea to check at this point.

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Hi Mike,

    it's 78 7/16 from the tip of the true turn to the back edge of the rudder. whew....

    also in that last picture of the plane complete with:

    all wood - nothing left to build. landing gear, canopy, canopy frame, all composities, YS 140, Hype ARIS mount, spinner, adapter, apc 16x11 -

    I am at 7 lbs 2 oz.

    So I am guessing what the additonal 5 JR servos, carbon nomex mounts, JR 649 RX and ext., 2400 lithum, reg and switch, MK links, clips and horns, MK tail wheel, main wheels and cental axels, Tetra Tank, plumbing and final finsih will weigh... ?? - that is all that is left....

    I am hoping to get the cowl and chin finished tommorrow....

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Great work! Can't wait to start mine. What size spinner?
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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    3" FAI spinner. Works great, lasts long time. hehe

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Frazer Biggs had to take to his wingtips on his Laser at one of the Japanese championships a few years ago.
    YEEE!!!


    Looking great there guys.

    Makes me wanna make some balsa dust.
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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Hi All,

    I cut the cowl and chin vents today and cut and faced my stabs....

    it's getting closer all the time - I keep telling myself that at least !! ; ) - only joking - but I have spent a lot of quality time in the basement lately....

    fun fun fun !!!

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Just to let everyone know, the web site has been updated with some news and some pricing for the new short kit #3, former sets and complete wood sets. Although it won't be technically available until July 3, if you're needing stuff you can go ahead and get the order in. I am bringing a trailer to the Nats with a couple of kits I already have to deliver, so if you will be at the Nats and want one go ahead and hit me up and you can pick it up there (with a few bucks off and no shipping). Because I'm such a nice guy (LOL) anyone else who wants this stuff can also get it at that price plus shipping.

    My time is pretty much vaporized between now and the nats, so I'll get as much done as I can before I leave. I have a good bit of stock so most of it shouldn't be a problem.

    So, check it out at Custom Airframes

    Thanks for all the support,
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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Mike,
    Does the wood package include all wood needed to complete (skins, fuselage, etc), or is it just the formers?

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    Nope you'll still need the sheeting (no way to get enough to supply that many kits). So basically you'll need the fuse sides, capping and sheeting. This set includes all formers, gear block, doublers, false ribs root ribs, spars (spruce and balsa/cf laminate), canopy pieces (except bottom).....LOTS of wood. All one would need is 1/16 sheeting, a few pieces for the fuse sides and some various 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 1" pieces for miscellaneous capping. This set is basically all of the parts that are so much work.....

    I'm still working for a complete CNC kit, including everything. But that is a ways off.

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    RE: Black Magic v2 builder's thread! *Updated*

    I started to build or I should say finish a Black Magic. I can not believe how awesome the carbon work is. Its the best I've seen in any kit. Things are starting to go pretty well. Also nice job on the plans. How much longer before a composite kit?

    Willie B.


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