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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!


    ORIGINAL: abufletcher

    BTW, I like the strategy used on the Proctor EIII (or at least one that I read about) where the engine is build into a removable tray along with tank and servos.
    I think you also read the M.A.N. artikel from december 1995. It sure is a good idea to do that. If I build the same tray as you we can switch engines when you are not flying
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    The removable engine/radio unit also makes it clear what a model really is: It's an engine with a plane strapped on!

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    It also concentrates most of the system weight as far foreward as possible, a big plus in these short nosed round motored WWI models.
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Yeah the removable unit would be really versatile.
    Look at the fun you would have scaling up a Tupelov to insert that combo in. [sm=75_75.gif]
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    And if you are afraid to fly with your radial you can always throw her in a car.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TIdQFnUvCA&feature=related[/youtube]

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Or a bike:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU_HYXOgbRw[/youtube]

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    And as a matter of fact, with the current Yen to Euro exchange rate it will actually cost me about $100 less than it would have, if I had ordered it a month ago!

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Yeah I keep watching the dollar to euro and am about ready to order a set of Herbie wheels for my Nieuport. It's the best it's been for a long time.
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Abu, Whats the price now in dollars now for the Seidel?...might be time to pounce for me also..
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!


    ORIGINAL: BobH

    What Corsair was it? That would be helpful
    Finally found out...It was in an ESM 85" 50cc Corsair......



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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Randy, thank you!.. I've been looking at the GTM Hanriot. what a neat plane!
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    You need to get one of those, Bob.
    Its a excellent kit and Randy's build thread is a great help for anyone starting to build one.
    Lots of interesting color schemes for that one too.

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Ya know Reg, I'm tempted!.. But.. I'm thinking I need to finish that Camel first! lol.. then maybe the Hanriot.
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    I don't know........with my experiance......I think you could get the Hanriot & have it finished before you are able to finish the Camel.........LOL

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Reg, You know.. I think you are right!. Dang if Mick's kits aren't a pain in the butt to build LOL
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Maybe we could get Glenn to produce a 1/3rd scale Hanriot....that Seidel would look pretty nice up front....

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Randy, heck yes it would.. and it would sound wonderful!
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Well, boys...I DID it! I just sent payment today (910 Euros: 836 for the engine + 74 in shipping to Japan). As I said above, some things you just have to do! Should take about a week for the bank transfer to clear and then a week or so more to ship the engine from India to Japan.

    ...of course, it's going to take me a year or longer to build anything I can put it in. [:@] Still, better to buy it now than later.

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Congrats Don [8D]

    You have definitely something to look out at

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!


    ORIGINAL: abufletcher
    ...of course, it's going to take me a year or longer to build anything I can put it in.
    But a test stand can be made in a day and we will enjoy the sound of this engine soon!

    I wish you a lot of fun with it Don,

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    I was encouraged by the eBay sale of my Leica this summer, when I ended up getting almost $300 more than I bought it for over 10 years ago. And assuming I don't drive the engine into the dirt from a great height, I fully expect to be able to resell the Seidel, if I ever want to, for at least 3/4 the purchase price. Or even if it's just half...it still a good deal in terms of the joy of ownership what whatever period. As with the Leica, there's really no rational reason to buy a Seidel (or really any other radial engine).

    BTW, one of the most common reasons you'll hear from people considering buying a Leica rangefinder is "that Leica sound."

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    WooHoo there is joy in Leadville tonight!
    Can't wait till you get it Don!

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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    Don there's lots of reasons, first to mind is wanting one.
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    RE: Seidel 7-70 radial: Help me decide!

    ORIGINAL: geezeraviation
    Don there's lots of reasons, first to mind is wanting one.
    Hedonist! (You must be a secret Californian.)

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    Californian by marriage, Buckeye by birth
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