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    I got back into it with a 6 channel Futaba 2.4,...

    I got back into it with a 6 channel Futaba 2.4, excellent radio, does everything my super seven did back in the day. At six plane memory I am running out of room So I have purchased a Futaba 10 ch...
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    Welcome back Rchays, I also returned to the...

    Welcome back Rchays, I also returned to the hobby after a hiatus(15 years). I would recommend a trainer to warm up with, I was amazed how fast things happened up in the air, the trainer I flew we...
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    Bill, that looks like one scary tree climb!

    Bill, that looks like one scary tree climb!
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    LOL Titanium, Yes you need to watch where and how...

    LOL Titanium, Yes you need to watch where and how you fly that thing, those quads are giving our hobby a black eye. You need to get a slingshot and shoot a beanbag with a fishing line up over a...
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    I found some plans for the Little dipper scanned...

    I found some plans for the Little dipper scanned from the RCM article and scaled if you are interested I can email them to you Walther.

    Calvi
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    Got a little bit more done, I decided to give the...

    Got a little bit more done, I decided to give the canard pivot some "adjustability" by slotting the screw holes in case the fuselage takes on a twist so I can align the canard to the wing.


    I...
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    Great pics KaP2011, I really like the first one

    Great pics KaP2011, I really like the first one
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    Looks sweet KaP2011, you did it justice!

    Looks sweet KaP2011, you did it justice!
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    Yes I thinks that is about right, I got them to...

    Yes I thinks that is about right, I got them to print out the plans for my long sought after "Javelin" plans I downloaded. I thought they were gone after the RCM plans sight went down. I even have...
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    I think I will take you up on that Kind offer,...

    I think I will take you up on that Kind offer, that print shop on Notre Dame has very good prices. Let me know
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    I had a quick look at your build Jim, very nice,...

    I had a quick look at your build Jim, very nice, can I build one too? I will take in the whole thread as time permits.

    Calvi
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    Had to make my own 3/8 triangle out of square...

    Had to make my own 3/8 triangle out of square stock, the LHS was out. not too bad to make actually, luckily I had a piece of aluminum from a blackboard frame with a 3/8" flange on it so I just set...
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    Ok, starting to look like a starship I mean...

    Ok, starting to look like a starship I mean aircraft!

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    Gotta get some 3/8 triangle for the fuse bottom, then fit the front retract and canard. I will leave the firewall...
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    Hi Walther google "free RCM plans" Calvi

    Hi Walther google "free RCM plans"

    Calvi
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    Ok, I have had some sleep and I think what you...

    Ok, I have had some sleep and I think what you are saying Dave, is to run the doubler all the way back , then add a trippler over the joint. Simple once one has a nap.:rolleyes:

    Calvi
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    Hi Dave, yes I see your point, I will make sure...

    Hi Dave, yes I see your point, I will make sure to heed your advise on the firewall. I am not sure I follow your one sentence
    " So yes I think you need to extend the doubler back, it's also...
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    The fire wall rests against the back of the...

    The fire wall rests against the back of the doubler at the 3 degree angle cut into it. Is that as it should be? The firewall is (like you said) the thickness of the wing skin proud of sitting on...
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    Hi Dave, Thanks for the drawings, I have...

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the drawings, I have spliced some hard 1/4" balsa to be able to use the laser cut fins, not sure if I will use them or not, if I get the time I will build them up like you...
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    Hi Dave Thanks, Yes I am rather committed...

    Hi Dave Thanks,

    Yes I am rather committed now anyway so we will see what happens. I have just started drawing out a new firewall and formers and playing around with what to do about the...
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    Nice engines Newob, If you google free rcm plans...

    Nice engines Newob, If you google free rcm plans you will find another forum where posters have most of the plans ever made for the magazine. You should find a fun and challenging build. Our...
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    Hi Dave, I was more focused on the...

    Hi Dave,

    I was more focused on the strength of the fuse to the wing joint to tell you the truth. I should have changed out the wood for the R1 ribs though because they offer no strength so I...
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    No, I will have to cut new formers, firewall etc...

    No, I will have to cut new formers, firewall etc and see if it is going to complicate anything else too much.

    Calvi
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    LOL Oh well, I like the fit,. the curve of the...

    LOL Oh well, I like the fit,. the curve of the fuse side align with the bottom of the wing skin for a very accurate fit, No shortage of room in the fuse now either:o

    Calvi
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    I would also go in from the servo tray with a...

    I would also go in from the servo tray with a dremel and open up the bottom, you may even have to grind down the pilot a bit to get him out of the hole. Of course your canopy will be covered in dust...
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    Now the firewall and formers are too small?? I...

    Now the firewall and formers are too small?? I checked against the plans and all parts are the right dimensions, Oh well the firewall needed to be recut anyway as it seems to have moved while being...
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