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    RDJeff.....That should make a nice looking model...

    RDJeff.....That should make a nice looking model when your done! Good Luck take your time check everything before you fly it!.....SR/CP
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    Last thing - I did not like the droopy look...

    Last thing - I did not like the droopy look (which is somewhat of a optical illuision) so I took the tube out and found the center and used a punch to dent the tube and create about an 1/2 to 1...
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    RDJeff....Your Welcome and Thanks for the...

    RDJeff....Your Welcome and Thanks for the compliment!

    Couple more things ya'll might wanna do building this plane is take your time and when you get to the point of mounting the wing to the fuse...
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    I now have 15 flights on my plane and it has been...

    I now have 15 flights on my plane and it has been a work of trial and refinement. As I am also learning it as well. The SD will fly most aerobatic maneuvers that the full scale can. The controls...
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    Here are the specs on my Dyna-Flite SD / Weight...

    Here are the specs on my Dyna-Flite SD / Weight is 17lbs 3oz / Wingspan streched to 90in / Wing Area is 1237in / Fuse length 69in / Engine is Saito 180 / 4-Stroke
    Prop is APC 16X8 (had Master...
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    I have a few pics that might help! When you find...

    I have a few pics that might help! When you find some time I would recommend reading the previous posts here there's lots of information here!:cool:
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    Sorry to see your plane like that Bill, like you...

    Sorry to see your plane like that Bill, like you said......take a break and slowly rebuild a new lighter fuse! I think the wing might could be repaired and the tail section could be reused. You...
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    Nice looking plane Valius! And congrads on your...

    Nice looking plane Valius! And congrads on your successful maiden flight! Good Job! Top window looks good too!
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    responce to WILDWILLYCRASH

    Sounds just like the first flight on mine - I had a the recommended size fuel cell in mine and Saito 180 and it was way too nose heavy and sluggish in handling. On landing it spread the LG but not...
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    Valius.....Your welcome! Hope get some pics of...

    Valius.....Your welcome! Hope get some pics of mine real soon. It starting to get HOT here in SE.Texas and Im starting to migrate to the air conditioned hanger of my living room! Cheers SRCP
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    Peter T......The way you described the covering...

    Peter T......The way you described the covering process is exactly how you do it. Its a bit time consuming but renders a very nice looking SD in the end.
    Plus you can take pride at the field (when...
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    Mattnew.....You can find the exact center of the...

    Mattnew.....You can find the exact center of the tube and (lightly tap) the center with either a screw driver or chisel. The indent will cause the tube to take on a degree of dihedrel when the wings...
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    Nice lookin plane Mike, hope you and the plane...

    Nice lookin plane Mike, hope you and the plane are well and still flying in 2014! What a nice field too!

    Note: This is a response to post#379 of Mike Boyds plane from 2006.
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    Hi vt-flier......if I am remembering right - the...

    Hi vt-flier......if I am remembering right - the scale location (apoxx) of the skylight may be in the area of where the main spar and aluminum tube reside in the C section of the models wing/fuse...
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    funnotcrazy....asked ...Did you check incidences...

    funnotcrazy....asked ...Did you check incidences on wing & stab ? No, did not. Funny thing happened on first test run. I did not want to get airborne just wanted to do a fast run up on the mains. ...
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    funnotcrazy....I have not tried any larger props...

    funnotcrazy....I have not tried any larger props yet. I may in the future. When I had the Saito inverted I had to clean out the glow plug before the first flight and remove the oil in it. (a real...
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    Here is a picture of the windshield with the...

    Here is a picture of the windshield with the Mono-cote over it....1978033 And here is a picture of the new horizontal Saito 180 with adaptor plate and some of the pan head screws on the side of the...
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    funnotcrazy....I live in Highlands, TX and am a...

    funnotcrazy....I live in Highlands, TX and am a member of http://www.propnuts.com/ Club we fly off a grass runway over a grass farm. Propnuts is and may be one of the oldest R/C clubs in Houston. I...
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    funnotcrazy....The windshield was test fit and...

    funnotcrazy....The windshield was test fit and small areas removed until the perfect fit was reached. The windshield was glued and screwed. The glue used was RC56 which dries clear. The small...
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    Thats whats missing in mine Dave. Check out...

    Thats whats missing in mine Dave. Check out these pictures of full scale vs. my plane.
    1975490 VS 1975491 Now thats sad! I'v got to change that! Lol!
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    Valius I am refering to the angle each wing...

    Valius I am refering to the angle each wing has to the other wing. Check out the picture of the full scale Decathlon.
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    As you can see each wing is at a slight angle away from the...
  22. Here the plate is installed with the Saito 180 on...

    Here the plate is installed with the Saito 180 on a Dyna-Flite 89in Decathlon. It fit perfect and with some adjustment of the motor on the mount put the prop hub right where it was when the engine...
  23. I thought I would post an update on my project...

    I thought I would post an update on my project engine converter plate. I was lucky to receive some help from a brother club member who also had a machine shop in his garage. He took that T-6...
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    Nice Start Valius! I wish I had built my plane...

    Nice Start Valius! I wish I had built my plane with a bolt-on to rib (like yours) as opposed to the engineering Dyna-Flite put forth.
    I want to build another Dyna-Flite Decathlon with that wing...
  25. As promised here is my 1/4in plate that I...

    As promised here is my 1/4in plate that I purchased for $5 from a metal scape yard. I think this is T6 Alumium.
    Looks like someone tried to cut out a kick stand, I will use the clean area at the...
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