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    OK, I'm though crying over your loss Dave. Let's...

    OK, I'm though crying over your loss Dave. Let's start this rebuild! I saw the pictures early this afternoon and spent a few hours in shock, but after reviewing the carnage I agree, it's totally...
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    In honor of the Sig Fly-in that I missed this...

    In honor of the Sig Fly-in that I missed this weekend, and because the weather is unbelievably nice here, I blew off a lot of things I should be doing and took the Seniorita and Clipwing out flying....
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    Super Excited for you Dave! She looks even better...

    Super Excited for you Dave! She looks even better in the air than on the lawn. Seeing just an outline on the plans I wasn't to impressed with her lines, but in three dimensions she looks awesome and...
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    Micheal, I've been flying R/C for almost 30 years...

    Micheal, I've been flying R/C for almost 30 years and still spend most of my time flying patterns. I don't get to fly often enough to stay real sharp, and some of my planes require those razor fine...
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    So, Sunday evening I decided it was way past time...

    So, Sunday evening I decided it was way past time for me to take the Seniorita to the field. I hadn't been out flying since sometime in mid Feb. To make a sad story short, I didn't check the clamps...
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    Believe it or not, NASA is working on a similar...

    Believe it or not, NASA is working on a similar concept for full sized, man-carrying electric planes. It has a lot of theoretical advantages over traditional designs. Uncle Bobbie is on the cutting...
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    The worst R/C kit I ever built was a Greatplanes...

    The worst R/C kit I ever built was a Greatplanes PT-E. The design was pretty good, but the quality of the wood and Die crunching left a lot to be desired. I probably wouldn't have thought much of it...
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    Dave, Just checking in for the first time in...

    Dave,
    Just checking in for the first time in quite awhile, and I've got to say, That is a NICE looking plane you're putting together! And, yes, I like the yellow too. It surprises me that the Sig...
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    I've only covered a couple of models with...

    I've only covered a couple of models with Koverall or ultralight Dacron, but have covered around 25 bigs with Ceconite or Polyfiber cloth. It's just a heavier weight of the same material that gets a...
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    Dave, I did some research and took measurements...

    Dave,
    I did some research and took measurements off of some old plans to compare airfoil thickness. A Goldberg Falcon 56 comes out to about 13%, Sr Falcon pretty close to that. Topflite contender is...
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    That is a nice looking plane Dave. I'm with you...

    That is a nice looking plane Dave. I'm with you on the D-tube wing sheeting. What really strikes me is the thickness of the airfoil section. I'm guessing it's somewhere in the area of 16% of the...
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    I'm not exactly sure what the definition of...

    I'm not exactly sure what the definition of hinkey is, but I've often heard the word used in conjunction with Washington and Capitol Hill, so I know I don't want my wings anywhere near there.

    I...
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    Spent the wee hours of the morning going over the...

    Spent the wee hours of the morning going over the Aero Sportster plans and the one sheet of paper that serves as building instructions. Very straight forward build, if I don't get carried away it...
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    AERO SPORTSTER / RC24 So, in the mail today I...

    AERO SPORTSTER / RC24

    So, in the mail today I received a rather large box containing a unbuilt Sig Aero Sportster kit. I did not purchase it.. I guess it's my significantly better halves way of...
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    Rusty,
    I have to say I'm with the majority here and would strongly encourage you to lean toward the Astrohog. I've never built or flown one(on my to-do list) but I've studied the plans for both the...
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    Looking good Rich. Everyone has different taste...

    Looking good Rich. Everyone has different taste and opinions about how a Kadet should look. I wish I had thought of the leading edge ribs when I built mine. Instead I sheeted the leading edge with...
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    Bob, Yes I got it and sent you a quick PM back,...

    Bob,
    Yes I got it and sent you a quick PM back, which you apparently did not receive. Not the first time I've had that problem.

    Justin
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    Bob, If you find a .28F junker to rob a head off...

    Bob, If you find a .28F junker to rob a head off of, I'll take the rest of it off your hands. Come to think of it, I probably still have an airplane muffler for one if you want it. I run a very...
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    Larry, your pictures are added where ever the...

    Larry, your pictures are added where ever the little cursor bar is when you upload them to your post. Try hitting the enter key and starting a new line under your text before attaching photos. I...
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    Dave, this winter has been unreal. Almost not...

    Dave, this winter has been unreal. Almost not winter at all. It has only snowed three times and it has always melted off within 48 hours. I think we've had less than a dozen days actually below...
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    I hope this weather is typical for for Alaskan...

    I hope this weather is typical for for Alaskan winters from now on. Last Sunday was dead calm,sunny and almost +50F, so daughter number two and I went out with the Seniorita again. Flew until I shook...
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    Thank you Dave. I had tried to defend freedom of...

    Thank you Dave. I had tried to defend freedom of posts in the spirit of brotherhood and circulation of information, but the threads had become confusing and to many post felt antagonistic. We are...
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    December 21st has a significance all it's own...

    December 21st has a significance all it's own here in Alaska: The days can't get any shorter! we had just under 6 hours of daylight today. Oddly enough it was also the first day I've had off work in...
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    Autogyro Kadet! How about a Tilt-rotor Kadet?...

    Autogyro Kadet! How about a Tilt-rotor Kadet? Please don't give me any more ideas, I already have to many to finish.
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    I have been told to not post informaton that is...

    I have been told to not post informaton that is not specific to the model.
    My understandng of that is that any modifications of the drawings are not specific to the model design. It was not...
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