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Old 04-09-2018, 02:35 PM
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Also, once I get the engine back installed I can show more of the details. Again. I'm open for suggestions! just my ideas and I'm open to learn from others.
Here's how I mounted the servo for the choke. Really simple basic servo tray hysoled to the side. It isn't going no where. When I get the engine in I'll show hows it's a straight shot right to the choke linkage on the engine side.

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Old 04-11-2018, 04:12 PM
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I was able to finally test the engine today with the fuel pump. Ran great and started right up. Needed a little tuning. I checked the valve gaps prior to running. From the factory they were all fairly consistent. I still had to adjust a few. my only concern was that the nuts on the adjustments bolts were over tightened. I could barely get them off. So, I'd check if you haven't. I'm sure at the factory they firmly tighten so they don't come loose in shipping, but they were a little over tight. Definitely use a nut driver to loosen first time to avoid possibly stripping.

So, I'll go ahead an install the engine in the air frame and get moving on the rest of work

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Old 04-12-2018, 12:04 AM
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Looks good so far!

you can order some spare screws and nuts for gap adjust. good to have, just ask Götz or in the comany to send you 2 sets.

one more tip for you:

a nice model with this awesome engine deservs better exhaust stacks. we have a private builder here in austria, who makes very nice ones.

Tell me if you want to have them!

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:02 PM
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I got the engine installed and the throttle and choke linkages all connected. things get really tight up front. Installing the engine takes some orchestration. example: getting the spark plugs cables connected as you're installing is a little bit of a challenge, also aligning the throttle linkage while installing a 16 pound engine in one hand wasn't easy. . To help with the CG, I was able to get the ignition and fuel pump batteries all the way aft under the hatch for the tail wheel assembly. I hope to get the fuel tank and RX installed as soon. I won't install the two RX batteries until I do a weight and balance check and then put in place the for final balance..



using some foam, the hatch will compress the batteries and hold in place


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Old 04-18-2018, 11:12 PM
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Looks good so far!

So you bring the fuel from the tank to the back, where the pump is and the all the way to the front ? i would build the fuel lines as short as possible. cant say if that efford ist the CG balance level worth ?!



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Old 04-19-2018, 04:00 AM
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Hi Tom,

Sorry for the confusion. I just have the Battery for the fuel pump in the back, not the pump. The actual fuel pump will be right next to the fuel tank all the way up front by the firewall. It will be very short.
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Oh, my fault. Didn’t get it ... maybe lost in translation

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Looks like CARF just announced another in the line of Reno Racers.. The Stegra... Looks nice.




New CARF Stegra
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So, back to the ghost, but first had to get my Bearcat back together for the season. 1:4 scale 3W kit with Moki 300. Added a smoke system and replaced all electronics. Working great and ready to go. ran out of smoke fuel when I took video.

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The Kolm -IL230 has two vent nipples on the front and aft end of the engine. I made two of these little oil catchers. took just took a small plastic contained, drilled some vents in it and added some filter material you use for fish tanks. Then used velcro. Really easy to see and clean if required. This is the front one.


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Added the fuel tank mount. the tank will sit center on the estimated CG. I used 1/6" G10 glass to make the mounting brackets and the fuel tank support cross brackets. Hysoled the mounts to the side of the airframe then used 3mm bolts with blind nuts epoxied in place. Although the G10 is thin and very light, this mount is extremely strong with zero flex in the cross braces. you could probably pick the whole plane up just by the tank mount. I can also remove the tank completing if I need to get more working room in the fuselage. One thing I do know, this engine will need to be pulled at times. the easier you can make things modular the better.



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34oz tank Velcroed to fuel tank mount and wrapped in 1" Velcro strap.


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I've been waiting for the pilot to come, but I'm probably moving forward without the pilot bust. Starting to come together, I just couldn't wait to get some decals on it. The prop hub needed to be cut and also the 5mm bolt that came from CARF to hold the spinner on was too long. You'll need a 5mm x 90mm bolt for the spinner to fit the SL prop adapter. I'm ready to install the RX batteries so hopefully this week I can get the whole plane put together and get the CG right. Still a few weeks to go with getting it ready. Unfortunately have some work travel that gets in the way.

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Originally Posted by rbgetz View Post
Looks like CARF just announced another in the line of Reno Racers.. The Stegra... Looks nice.




New CARF Stegra
About the Strega - my friend Massimo and his father from Italy built the Strega
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That is FANTASTIC! All custom built. Really, really nice. I wish I could see it in person. That was great motivation for me to finish this plane.

It would be great to get Tom and his VooDoo, the Strega and the Ghost all in the air at the same time. I see that coming??? Well. that may be hard with too many countries apart. Hopefully someone near me will build a CARF Strega.
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Hey Rob,
Your Ghost is lookin great. It looks like it won’t be long now. I still haven’t finished mine yet as we moved several months ago and been trying to unpack and get a new shop set up. Hoping to get back on mine next week. Any idea yet where you will be on weight yet for your ghost? And CG, have you decided what balance point you are going to use? Thanks. Jon
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Hi Jon,

I should be able to get a close final weight by this weekend and I'll make sure to post it. As for CG, I hear different things. I heard center over the wing tube. Andreas sent me an email a while back and said around 7" from leading edge at wing root. that would place it in front of the wing tube. I think for my first flight I'd rather a little further back based I what I've heard. So I'm going to balance to the front edge of the wing tube.

Hey, at least moving you get to set up a new shop. I moved 5 years ago and it took a while to get the new shop in order. Good luck with that. Rob
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