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Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 11-01-2013, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Firebar
F-86- I use all West Systems epoxy. CST...

F-86- I use all West Systems epoxy. CST Composite Store sells all of the materials needed plus they have a tutorial on their web site.

http://www.cstsales.com/fiberglass_fuselage_mold.html...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 10-31-2013, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Firebar
Chic, I am glad that that you will be back on the...

Chic, I am glad that that you will be back on the Avenger soon.

I have been trying to finish up the mold for the nose of the Tracker. I fiber glassed the second side today and will get to see how...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 10-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
Boyd Please send me an email. I have a few...

Boyd
Please send me an email. I have a few things that I want to discuss with you and the email that I have for you doesn't seem to work.
firebar@aol.com

Thanks
Charlie
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 10-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By Firebar
I am glad to report that the nose plug is finally...

I am glad to report that the nose plug is finally finished. I had several setbacks causing unforeseen delays like a week in the hospital and another week recovering. But it is finally ready to start...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-08-2013, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Firebar
Chic, Sorry to take so long to reply to your...

Chic, Sorry to take so long to reply to your post. I follow several threads on RCU and check them almost every day. It is great to hear that you are getting back to your Avenger.

I have been...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 09-03-2013, 12:19 PM
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Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
I haven't given up on the Tracker yet even though...

I haven't given up on the Tracker yet even though it has been a few weeks since I posted an update. I have been busy flying and maintaining the rest of the fleet. I got the first flight on my Ziroli...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-15-2013, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Firebar
I guess our Skyraider builders have been busy...

I guess our Skyraider builders have been busy with other projects for a while. I had to do a search to just to find the build thread. Maybe a few new contributors could re-spark their momentum.
...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 08-15-2013, 12:18 PM
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Views: 216,210
Posted By Firebar
Well we haven't had much new on our Avenger build...

Well we haven't had much new on our Avenger build thread recently. Ever since Peter blew us all away with his plane it has been kind of quiet.
A little news, I have restocked canopies and ball...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 08-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
Ray, Thanks for posting the links to Tracker...

Ray, Thanks for posting the links to Tracker information. They provide a lot of interesting reading about the Tracker, I liked the article about the double rudder.

I have been plugging along on...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 08-01-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

I have been keeping busy on the Tracker. I have been working on the plug for the fuselage nose. It doesn't look like much at this point but it is coming along. I have also been working on the dual...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Ray
I got your sketch in the mail today. Thanks for sending it to me. Your idea looks really good. I will play with it and see if I can figure out how to implement it in the Tracker. If I can it...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-22-2013, 12:47 PM
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Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Thanks for the offer Thomas. The Horten was really neat in the air. It looked very stable and controllable for a flying wing.

I started working on the plug for the nose of the plane. I want to...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-20-2013, 01:24 PM
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Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Hi Larry
I use both saws. I cut the outside with a band saw, about 1/16 outside the lines, and finished with a belt sander right to the lines. The inside is cut with a scroll saw and cleaned up...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-18-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

I haven't posted in a few days but I have been working.

I had to finish making some Avenger cowlings and put the DA-50 back into my SBACH before I could get to work on the Tracker.

I lucked...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 07-16-2013, 09:11 AM
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Views: 216,210
Posted By Firebar
RE: Charlie Kellogg's TBM Avenger Build

Winning the radio is icing on the cake. I haven't missed WOD in twelve plus years.

We had a great time at WOD and got in several flights with the Skyraider. The Saturday noon show was great with...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

We had a good weekend at Warbirds Over Delaware. I got one flight on my Skyraider Friday before it rained and Saturday turned out hot but clear allowing for a lot of flying all day.

I got my...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-11-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Dave
I let the web address expire a few months ago after five years. I am still offering the Avenger and the Skyraider plans and parts. Email me at firebar@aol.com and I will send you all of the...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 07-10-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,643
Views: 216,210
Posted By Firebar
RE: Charlie Kellogg's TBM Avenger Build

Are there any builders considering beginning an Avenger build?

I have shipped the last canopies and ball turret parts for the Avenger that I had in stock. I am trying to decide whether to invest...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-10-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

I am making good progress on the stabilizer build. Things are still working out well and I am thinking ahead to the fuselage build. Yesterday I spent several hours working on the drawings of the...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Glad to have all of you on board.

Ray, I am planning to use one of the thin wing aileron servos mounted in the front half of the rudder to actuate the rear portion of rudder and actuate the...
Forum: Scratch Building, Aircraft Design, 3D/CAD 07-05-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,196
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman TF-1 / C1A

I have started a Tracker / Trader build thread in the "Twins and Multi engine" section of RCU. Feel free to join in with your comments and suggestions.

Charlie
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 07-05-2013, 01:08 PM
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Views: 216,210
Posted By Firebar
RE: Charlie Kellogg's TBM Avenger Build

Larry, are there any updates on the Avenger flight program?
I assume that the rest of you Avenger fliers are having a good summer with your planes.

I have finished my Ziroli twin Beechcraft...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

I decided to begin the build with the stabilizer and the elevators. They are a lot of work and are easy to store until I need to install them into the fuselage. The photos are self explanatory.
I...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-04-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
RE: Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

Jeff
I plan to use two Zenoah G-38s. I just completed my second Ziroli C-45J which uses G-38s for power and I think it will be sufficient for this plane if I make my target weight. If the project...
Forum: Twin & Multi Engine RC Aircraft 07-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,672
Posted By Firebar
Grumman Tracker / Trader build thread

I have been working on plans to build a Grumman S2F-3 Tracker for some time. I have had an interest in this plane since I was a boy. My father worked on the Trackers until he retired from the Navy. A...
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