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Old 02-10-2017, 01:13 AM
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Default TBM Avenger CY models -second hand purchase, rebuild

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Well after taking some time off from the ARF bash I am back on the model. I picked this bird up dusty, damaged and rustic to say the leaste lol .
The canopy was destroyed, the tail , wing and fuse had damage.
I started a thread but made the mistake of using the original distributors name and that name is associated with some very bad feelings so on this update I decided to simply start a new thread.
Tweaks to the original ARF include .
1) reduce alerons to a scale size
2) add full flaps, the kit only features a small ineffective inner flap
3) scratch built gear doors, and replaced wheels
4) Scratch built interior, added a Fergelli liner servo ties to the flaps
5) panel lines, new paint and two pilots
6)On board spark surpressor, 2x6 cell pack , 120 amp HD ESC , 160 powered motor, possible use of a Gyro on rudder but videos show this plane to be somewhat docile, so the Gyro may not be needed.
7) All the wing servos, were removed and the housing in the wing was rebuilt to hid the servos on their side.
All that is left now is to determine CG, tone down panel lines with airbrushing, and get all the flight surfaces adjusted. I also have to determine a flight pack, I want to use a life but I need to reduce the power of the life down to the servos.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:43 PM
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So far so "Good". Keep up the well done work. I'm building the Charlie Kellogg TBM Avenger listed here under the same category RC Warbirds and Warplanes. I like the moving canopy connected with the flaps. Chic
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:42 PM
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Chic, I have been following your outstanding build and to say its an honor to have you comment on my plane is an understatement !
Thank you so much for the kind words and I aspire to someday get to 25% of you level, Your skill and design elements are fantastic !
I will keep watching you thread and I hope your wife makes a full recovery.
Thanks again for looking in on my plane
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I agree 100% with Chic here...

Great job, Lou!

Keep up the good work.
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Thanks sir, its been fun !
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Lou - You are too kind. Trust me, I am following the wonderful guys who are taking me to school every step along the way. These guys are the real builders. Guys like Noah, Larry, Pete, Boyd, Frank, Gibb, Ray, Ranger1, BobH, Paul, Warbirdracer, Kinner, Grover, Brian, etc. and many others. Read their posts and learn just like I have and still learning - thank God. Chic
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:17 PM
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Thanks so much guys, I thought you might enjoy part of the journey !
Chic as stated your build is a total inspiration, I am looking forward too the progress.
Noah , thanks again for your kind words.
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Journey is right. If you can do all that as a restoration project, would really like to see you put your skills to a full blown scale kit build. Also, that is one heck of a home gym. I have a tread mill but I have to go to Fort Belvoir's gym to fully exercise. My doctor told me at your age: "Motion is the Lotion" so I have to keep moving. Ha, Ha. ​Warbirds Over Delaware - your on. Chic
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:25 PM
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Thanks Chic, I took off from RC for about 15 years to coach hockey . I still work out about 5 days a week but when coaching you had to be able to keep up with 18 year olds or get pushed out lol.
My wife use to lease all type of things and as you can imagine GYMs went out of business like people chance socks, so when they went out, we bought cheap and the banks were happy to sell .
Coaching was the best experience of my life and life lessions go both ways , the experienced I received from a group of kids becoming men and believing in one goal was life changing.

I had some nice fun builds from the old Top Flight red box thru a Pica 1/6 scale P40. Traveling the US I was able to get into hobby shops and secure some great kits and also miss on some incredible deals ! I was in Northern Cal when Sheldons Hobbies was downsizing, he had a wealth of Pica kits literally giving them away. My Pica 1/6 scale kit was $180 and the 1/5 scale P40 was $225 lol, imagine I passed on that !!! I did build the Dora as well but looking back I wish I bought everything he had in stock !
I will be getting into kits again, love to build things and really motivated by your build.
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Hey guys, I am in the final stages of setting my flight settings and some weathering details but need some advice.
I have searched endlessly for control settings with zero success.
Can anyone make suggestions , I was thinking of simply looking at planes in the same scale and design to see what I can find.
Thank you in advance for any help that can be provided.
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:14 PM
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Lou - here are the numbers given by Charlies' son Brett based on Charlie's notes.

Rudder - 1" Both Ways
Ailerons - 1" Up, 7/8" Dwn
Elevators - 1" Up, 1" Dwn

2 deg mix down Elevator/Full Flaps

Hope that helps. Chic
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Wow Chic,
Thanks that is a huge help ! I know your busy with family health issues so my prayers go out to you and thank you so much for the information.
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Any updates?
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Yes, maiden went well ! I was delayed with changing my Deans to XT90 connectors because I think my 2x6 cells were over the top for the Deans. I have a lot more pics with weathering and the completed project.I hope if the weather on the east clears up I can get some flight video.
The plane is a beast but my aileron reduction mod and flap extension mods proved to be perfectly effective !
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Great news, hope to see a few photos soon from you. Still working on my Avenger. Hope you are watching the build. Chic
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