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    David, I only tack my sheets in 3 spots and...

    David,

    I only tack my sheets in 3 spots and the glue bonds them well and I've had no issues. I have done both methods of epoxy (since I buy it in 5 gallon containers and have plenty) and GG and I...
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    JP, I use Gorilla Glue because it's lighter. ...

    JP,

    I use Gorilla Glue because it's lighter.

    I cut my sheeting 1/4" larger all the way around the wing, put the GG down on the skins and scrape as much off as I can get with a credit card. Put...
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    Ha, you've got just about the same line up I do. ...

    Ha, you've got just about the same line up I do. The 'help a fellow pilot out' thread on the SPA site is for my Bootlegger. I'll be in AL in October, I may just pick it up then.
    I have the Curare...
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    Right Jeff, I believe if you spend the time to...

    Right Jeff, I believe if you spend the time to align it properly when it's assembled and you trim it or mix the issues out it will be close enough that practice can make it a good flying plane. I...
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    I don't think so. I was warned of the issues...

    I don't think so. I was warned of the issues before I bought it and purchased it around May or June so it's still an issue.
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    Toymaker, all of them I have seen are messed up...

    Toymaker, all of them I have seen are messed up and everyone that I know that called the manufacturers got the same surprised response. If you're flying 2 meter I can see why you're upset. Mine has...
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    Tom, I've been running that combo for a couple...

    Tom,

    I've been running that combo for a couple years now with a 11x7 APC. You have to have a smaller pipe to make sure it keeps high enough RPMs to get on the pipe so you're good with the 11x6...
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    Frank, you should probably use the SPA site's...

    Frank, you should probably use the SPA site's registration that Lindy set up because that's where they all know to go. http://www.seniorpattern.com/contests.htm
    If it's CPA then Scott has set it up...
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    I knew you'd like it better over here Matt. It...

    I knew you'd like it better over here Matt. It would be nice to have a pattern building forum where builders could post because I think for most of us flying takes a back seat to the build.

    I'm...
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    The reasons we went with one day events is...

    The reasons we went with one day events is work/travel conflicts, expenses, CD proficiency, and participation.

    We have some folks from the East make the trip and it's bad enough driving that far,...
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    We did some research and I have as much or more...

    We did some research and I have as much or more adjustment to get the engine to the side as the solid mount but at an additional 3 oz penalty. There is the possibility of using different engines. ...
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    The Hyde mount is 3.25" at the base. I assume...

    The Hyde mount is 3.25" at the base. I assume the one my buddy bought is the same but his has fixed rails and mine are nylon adjustable. He cut probably 3/8" off the side of his to get it in the...
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    That's the one my buddy saw. I told him I would...

    That's the one my buddy saw. I told him I would try to talk you into one of our events :)
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    This may be sacrilege, but who has tried a tail...

    This may be sacrilege, but who has tried a tail dragger version of the Tiger Tail? And would you do it again?
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    Pete, Do you use RCG? If not I'll post here...

    Pete,
    Do you use RCG? If not I'll post here too.

    David,
    Wing - in your last paragraph, are you saying you like the fact that Ron puts the wing root and tip airfoil on the page in correct...
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    That's looking nice Pete. I think David is...

    That's looking nice Pete.
    I think David is referring to the square plate under the canopy as the pipe mounting block.

    Ron did offer the fiberglass cowl. Right now one of the guys in that area...
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    It's too wide. To move the mount off the center...

    It's too wide. To move the mount off the center line so the prop washer ends up in the center of the cowl with 2 degrees right thrust you must move the engine mount off center line.

    The lower...
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    Pete, you were right about the size. The 4 is a...

    Pete, you were right about the size. The 4 is a big plane. I have foam blocks in a generic size and I can get a full set of wings out of one block for the Dirty Birdy, Atlas, Vertigo and probably...
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    My plans show it a bit larger so I wonder what...

    My plans show it a bit larger so I wonder what the differences are. Odd...

    One of the guys started his build that has built one before and said the lower portion that says 'balsa?' on F-1 should...
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    Do you know if it's just the F-1 former or all of...

    Do you know if it's just the F-1 former or all of them that is larger?

    I cut the F-1 (or wrongly cut it) at the line where it looks like balsa is at the bottom so I must remake these so the gear...
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    Time to dig this thread out of the closet! ...

    Time to dig this thread out of the closet!

    Does anyone have the TT 4S plans. I'd like to compare them with the regular 4. The Hyde mount doesn't quite fit in the drawings we have now.

    Tim
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    Did anyone find a canopy for the Tiger Tail 4? I...

    Did anyone find a canopy for the Tiger Tail 4? I need one to copy so I can make some extras.

    Tim
  23. Cool. Hopefully someone here will buy it and...

    Cool. Hopefully someone here will buy it and build it soon. I have the Spyglass version and wonder how it flies. For it's age the stab and wing are uncommonly close to the thrust line for that...
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    Paul, unless I'm totally confused ('happens), we...

    Paul, unless I'm totally confused ('happens), we live pretty close. I belong to Thunderbirds and Wings so any time you want a caller I'll be glad to meet you at the field.

    Looks like there may be...
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    Curt, Man, you don't know how bad I want to...

    Curt,

    Man, you don't know how bad I want to steal that design for my Vertigo. I'll figure out something though. Do you have pictures of the Vertigo? I'd like to post them in one of the Vertigo...
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