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    That's why I like a soft balsa block from the...

    That's why I like a soft balsa block from the gusset at the spar to leading edge shaped the same that the covering should look like.You need to form the covering over something.jeffo
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    Three channel,I wouldn't,four channel,you...

    Three channel,I wouldn't,four channel,you can.Just leave an inch or two dihedral.jeffo
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    Rotorboy, On my buddy's pup we put an O.S....

    Rotorboy,
    On my buddy's pup we put an O.S. radial,G-62,and the Mick reeves prop reduction.The best choice for BUSA 1/3 N17,N28,DR1,and the pup is a zenoah G-80 twin hands down.Over the years we've...
  4. That's kind of a loaded question.For me,half the...

    That's kind of a loaded question.For me,half the time is the build,and the other half is the finishing and ass'y.It takes me 6 to 8 months,depending on what I am building.jeffo
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    The D7 is an excellent flier,it even knife...

    The D7 is an excellent flier,it even knife edges.jeffo
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    Don't worry about it,the plane and you won't even...

    Don't worry about it,the plane and you won't even notice it.The big thing is the pitch(front to back).jeffo
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    I flew my buddies BUSA spad that has a G-38.It...

    I flew my buddies BUSA spad that has a G-38.It flies it decent,but it doesn't have boat loads of power.The spad has a lot of drag,now he wishes he would have set it up with a G-45.jeffo
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    I'm scratch building a Hostetler Bucker...

    I'm scratch building a Hostetler Bucker Jungmeister,the build should be completed by the end of the month.Then the covering and painting starts.Every spare moment I dump in this bird,I started it...
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    Tmoth4, I met you at Dayton,your Gotha and...

    Tmoth4,
    I met you at Dayton,your Gotha and DH2 were gorgeous,I didn't see your Siemans Schuckert.jeffo
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    Anthony, I've been a self employed toolmaker...

    Anthony,
    I've been a self employed toolmaker for 35 years.I don't think I could scratch build a plane without my shop.jeffo
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    Anthony,are you a machinist/toolmaker?

    Anthony,are you a machinist/toolmaker?
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    In giant scale planes,gas engines are the way to...

    In giant scale planes,gas engines are the way to go.I love the Gee Bee Y,they made 2 giant scale versions,80" and 96". I don't know who sells them now.jeffo
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    Had the same thing a month ago.You'll feel better...

    Had the same thing a month ago.You'll feel better in a week,it takes a month to fully shake it.jeffo
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    Sorry PCK I got you mixed up with kit...

    Sorry PCK I got you mixed up with kit cutters.Guilty as charged.jeffo
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    I don't think they are.The price list is not...

    I don't think they are.The price list is not current.I had the same problem,when I did get a response,the kit price was a lot higher.jeffo
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    A lot of good builders are buying ARF's,that is...

    A lot of good builders are buying ARF's,that is what happened in my club.One of the best builders in my club told me,"it's 95% what I want at 1/2 the price,it's not worth it.jeffo
  17. The safe play would be to strip it,and go through...

    The safe play would be to strip it,and go through all the glue joints to make sure it's safe to fly.jeffo
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    Bob, You are absolutely correct,I changed the...

    Bob,
    You are absolutely correct,I changed the airfoil.The plans were designed around 1980,a dated design,slab sides and tail feathers.For me,it was no big deal to modify the plans,the outline was...
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    Slco, I'm building a 29% Hostetler Bucker,1770...

    Slco,
    I'm building a 29% Hostetler Bucker,1770 sq. inches wing area,20/24 lbs.I'm putting a DLE 60 twin,they recommend a G-62.I think it would be a better fit.jeffo
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    I would go gas,a DLE 35 rear exhaust would be a...

    I would go gas,a DLE 35 rear exhaust would be a great match.It all depends where the engine box is position from firewall.
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    as long as the F.W. is 3/8 thick aircraft...

    as long as the F.W. is 3/8 thick aircraft plywood,you should be OK.jeffo
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    Rad, You answered the question,why do you...

    Rad,
    You answered the question,why do you build,when you can buy an ARF.You took a box of lumber and created a beautiful model.you got all your incedense correct and balanced.It takes skill to...
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    It's not a hard plane to build.My advise to you...

    It's not a hard plane to build.My advise to you would be to hook up with a builder in your club,your going to have a lot of basic questions.jeffo
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    Wild bill, Mick reeve's drive unit,with a...

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    Mick reeve's drive unit,with a G-62.My pup is stored at a friends house,so I can't remember what prop I used.I flew it back in August,and wanted to take another whack at it,but never...
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    Wild bill, My pup flew just above stall speed...

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    My pup flew just above stall speed wide open,it felt like I was always hanging on the prop.I will say this,it flew like a trainer,real slow,hands off as you watch it go from one end of...
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