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Old 05-11-2008, 01:42 PM
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ramduster......excellent choice on the at-6......great flyer....I originaly had the Euro Kit retracts in the plane but after a year of flying it the gear went to garbage...there not suited for grass fields....I replaced them with robarts 620 at-6 gear and they are stronger and look better installed...I advise anyone wanting to put retracts in this plane to purchase the Robart gear...they are not that difficult to install...a little more revisions to the gear mount area but well worth the effort....and don't forget to install flaps you will be surprised how well they work...
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:57 PM
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Thanks I will take a look at the robart gear can't wait to get the plane here and get started. also what spinner should I use for this plane.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:38 PM
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ramduster...the best spinner is the ( Truturn at-6 texan spinner ) its the same one that was used on the Midwest at-6 and I used the Zenoha G-26 engine that combination is perfect for this plane...
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:03 AM
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Will the gas tank stopper that comes with the kit work with gas or is it glow fuel only.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:04 AM
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The Robart gear will fit...with mods. The Sierra gear that Darrel offers are by far the best quality, and they are made for this plane. You get what you pay for. Mine operate flawlessly. No leaks, no hassles. Check em out.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:15 PM
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Thanks I have a set of spring air retracts that I will be using but would still like to know if I will need to replace the tank stopper with one that is for gas only.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:49 PM
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ramduster,

The stopper included with the kit is for glow only.
The Dubro 400 gas stopper http://www.shopatron.com/product/part_number=400/101.0 is a good replacement. Don't forget the klunk line too!
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:14 AM
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Thanks that is what I was thinking.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:36 PM
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Any one needing parts for this model ..I found out that ( AKmodels ) has cowls and canopies for this plane I recently ordered a new canopy. He also offers the same at-6 for less money..
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:21 PM
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I'm going to start building mine soon....any issues with the CG??? does the recomended CG works ok??
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:01 PM
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GUAIO...the CG is fine I just made sure the plane ballanced a little nose down 3 to 4 degrees at the recomended CG...
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:16 PM
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RCPILOT,

I'm back working on my plane to get it ready to fly in a few weeks. I'm still trying to solve my wing tube issue. Can anyone confirm for me the outside diameter of the wing tube that came in your kit? Mine has got to be WRONG. It's not even close to a decent fit in either the inner or outer wing panels so it just wonr work as a tube for a three piece wing.

I'm thinking of calling the place that I ordered it but want to be sure first.

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:12 PM
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Benwillis....the wing tubes on my at-6 measure 3/4 of an inch in diameter..and my metal tubes seem to measure just a slight hair under 3/4 inch...you may have to change the metal wing tube diameter to fit...the fit should be fairly close for both the solid wing and the three piece wing...to be a solid connection...some hobby shops and hardware stores sell aluminum tubes in different sizes....
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Where's the best place to purchase one of these Texans?

Also how many different color schemes do they come in?
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:40 AM
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You can get one here http://ak-models.com/mm5/merchant.mv...de=CMPWarBirds Good luck better hurry before they sell out!

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You can also get them at Nitroplanes http://www.nitroplanes.com/at6texan.html and RaidenTech http://www.raidentech.com/atte16082arf.html
Nitroplanes carries all 3 types Yellow/Red, Silver, Marines VMT-1

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Old 05-26-2008, 05:44 PM
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Hows your plane coming mystar46?
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ScaleRCpilot,

It's doing really good, thanks for asking. I'm fabricating a tailwheel now and my Sierra retracts should be here tomorrow. After the gear is installed it will be ready for test flight. After I get it maidened, I'll add more detail and make it look pretty.
The flaps came out better than I expected. I can't wait to fly it!
I'll post some pictures soon and some video of the maiden flight.
Only 7 weeks until Warbirds Over Delaware.
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Mystar46,

I can't wait for the video! I have been finishing my work shop and still have a few things to finish before I can begin on my silver t-6. I will be ordering the Serria retracts soon, so I will have them. I will add flaps as well. Probably G-26 but still have not ruled out a big ole 4 Stroker yet! And a 2.4GHz Radio system. We have a couple weeks to go here before the Warbirds over Bomberfield should be a nice event but its already hot down here. Never seen 100 degree temps in May. Good Luck with your t-6!
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Thanks! Good luck with yours too.
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guys that used gas engines...are you using rubber mounts to reduce vibration?? if yes...what brand??? I cant find any
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were is everyone getting their cockpits for this T6?
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i have the nitro at6 but i dont have retracts i really got a bunch of good ideas from all of you guys. i am running g38 with a mej carbon fiber 16 11 three blade prop and 2 and a half inch da standoffs but i do have to order a custom cowl 2 and 3/4 longar i am getting through fiberglass specialties .com they seem to have alot of stuff and the cowl is only 36 bucks unpainted
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Trevtt600,

I don't know of a bolt-in interior and think most are being built from scratch.
Good Luck!
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GUAIO, Check with http://bennettbuilt.com/index.html Go to page 4 also check out the site if those are not the right ones for your mtr.
Also Good Luck!
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I ran my engine for the first time yesterday. I have the Zenoah G-26ei. This is the best motor out of the box that I've ever owned. It started right up with an electric starter, did not need any tuning at all, and started by hand the second time on the 4th flip. Here's a quick video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsQ-qWMkWMA

I had some problems with my elevator control and need to do it a different way. Glad I found out on the ground instead of in the air.
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