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Old 11-07-2011, 05:22 PM
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I am in the process of building number 2. First one I lost after aileron flutter that resonated into the wing. The cause of the failure was due to not lock tighting the aileron linkage between the servo and aileron. I just finished repainting my fuselage. I am also going to do a 3 piece wing. The first bird was an awesome flying machine. That is what convinced me to by another one.

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:40 PM
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Jusy bought my 4th one as my 3rd one is getting pretty beat up, but still flying. I agree, it is a steady flyer ! I lost the first one to a bad battery. Second one to a midair collision. Flying my third one two seasons now. Poulan 42 powered.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:53 AM
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Anyone willing to sell a set of used retracts for this plane?

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:21 PM
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Mike, there is not any drop in retracts available for this plane as of now. I used a set of old Spring Airs and reangled the mount slightly. Bent some 1/4" music wire to fit it in the wheel well. Works pretty good as a bad landing will only pull the ply layers apart. 5 minute epoxy and 30 minutes later, back in the air. Paul
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:03 PM
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Mike, there is not any drop in retracts available for this plane as of now. I used a set of old Spring Airs and reangled the mount slightly. Bent some 1/4'' music wire to fit it in the wheel well. Works pretty good as a bad landing will only pull the ply layers apart. 5 minute epoxy and 30 minutes later, back in the air. Paul

Sierra giants makes a set.

http://www.sierragiant.com/prod18.html
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I stand corrected. Paul
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:44 AM
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I have a set of the Sierra Giant Scale retracts for this plane that I would be willing to sell. If you're interested, send me a PM.
Sierra Giant Scale part# CMP A-T 6.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:41 PM
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got some.  thanks guys!
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:27 AM
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I'm looking for information on the control throws for the elevator. Took a lot of weight in the nose to balance it. I was going to put my Thor 45 in it for the weight but thew power lines near Our field took care of that. Added a lot of weight to the nose to get it to balance a little down in from at 4.5 Inch's from the lead edge next to the fuselage
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After all that work it would make a Great Hanger Queen. That is what they are best for, Mine has been such a PIA I'm giving up. I could have built three kits in the time it's taken to modify balance and repair this ARF. I've had the balance every where it's suggested forward, backward, I have it forward now and I did not have enough elevator to climb out. Aborted the take of and the beast is so heavy now it barfed out the retracts. Now I have to rebuild the retract hangers. I have Top Fight P-51 I could have finished in the time it has taken me to mess with this thing, Any body want it or parts Let me know.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:52 PM
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That is that is the way to go. More Power. I may put my Old G-62 in it when I rebuild the retract plates. I could take 13 oz of dead weight out of the nose and replace it with useful power.

I drilled straight through the wing center section a put a wood dole straight through. That take a lot of stress of the center section.

Off to Warbirds over Delaware. The AT-6 is staying home were it belongs
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:04 PM
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Hey all!  After a long break, I'm back onto building this plane.  All of you have had great tips in this thread.  I'm cramming a G-38 under the cowl with a pitts muffler.  Tonight I'm trying to beef up the wing, as per your tips.  I hope to have it up soon.  I installed the retracts (i got from this thread) and am close to completion.  I hope you all are still enjoying your Texans!  Mine was a gift from a couple of awesome brothers.  I'll let you know how it goes.  Please let me know if you have any last-minute advice!

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Hi Ryan:

I am putting together the CMP AT-6 and would like to make a 3 peice wing. I would love to get a set of fiber tubes from you. My address is as fallows.

Randy Wilbur
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Please let me know if you need postage or anything else.

Thank you very much for your help with this project.

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Hi Ryan:

I am putting together the CMP AT-6 and would like to make a 3 peice wing. I would love to get a set of fiber tubes from you. My address is as fallows.

Randy Wilbur
P.O. Box 91
Irvine, CA 92650

Please let me know if you need postage or anything else.

Thank you very much for your help with this project.

Randy
Are you sure carbon fiber tubes can be shipped to a PO box?

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Old thread, I know...But I'm looking for a wing set for this plane. Does anyone know of anywhere with spare parts?
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