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Old 03-26-2013, 01:05 AM
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Hi everyone, just purchased Caribou and will start building soon , will post descriptions and photos, anyone else out there with one
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:50 AM
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That is a to-be build for me! I have been researching kits and know that John Labelle (www.johnsplansandkits.com) is working on one. Also found the aussie sparclaser one. What are you basing your build upon? Kit/drawings/scratch?
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:47 PM
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ooooooooooooooooo......where did you find it???
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:12 AM
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Bought my arf from Austar Models Aust http://www.austars-model.com
98 inch have 2 saito fg 21's to power it
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:37 AM
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I am waiting on mine. 2 x OS gt22'S for power. Any photos of your yet?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:59 PM
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:13 PM
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seems to working now
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:17 PM
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Bit of damage to the rear fuse section on opening the box, supplier will supply paint to match and cover cost of repairs, good response from Austars, if u use recommended engines the cowls are too short so a hole must be cut in firewall to allow carby to go into wheel well then cowls r ok, retracts seem to be excellent quality, will start to put together soon
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:36 AM
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Just got mine. Boy are the cowls small. Will have to reglue the wood inside the fuselage also, many gaps, not very well done.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:40 AM
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Hey guys I just put pics up of my caribou....ask any questions you may have!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:55 AM
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:38 AM
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Great photos Dave, how did u get nose wheel so far forward?. seen your video on austar site, looks like a good flyer, how much offset on elevator when flaps are deployed?
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What did u do about cowl size. my engines are too long for cowls, am going to make longer ones
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I cut the hole in the firewall wasn't a big hole...your using FG21...hmmm I haven't had good experience with those saitos all models to be honest...longer cowls will make it look funny as the nose isn't long enough it should have an extra 3 inches added between the fron two windows...the nose wheel was done buy cutting new formers and glassed in the nose it taxes and takes of 100% better..as for elevator mix I have about 10% mix flaps are incredibly effective landings are done full flap and driven to the flair under power to slow will drop a wing and rudder I have 90% expo it s not needed at all and it's not a model to be flwn in the wind calm days only that's the buggiest advice I can give you all...
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Hi Dave
Have just purchased the Caribou but been on holiday on the sunshine coast. Now home in sunny central otago new zealand and discovered this thread. can you give more details about your nose wheel mode.
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Hay Gentlemen,
I'm looking at purchasing this model and I want to know if two DLE 20's will fit and is someone going to do a pictorial of the mods done to make the model more scale and flyable...?
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Hi Bob and All
yes the DLE 20's do fit but I had to make Throttle extentions to get them to fit and work . Here are a couple of pictures of my Caribou yet to fly just getting he servos and electronics sorted


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Anyone able to help me measure two things:

1. Firewall to cowling lip
2. Diameter of the cowling

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:04 AM
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Hi Dave
Can u tell me where the cg is on your bou and if you had to add much weight?
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Hi Guys,
I've been looking into this model for a while now...but it seems that no one has really good things to say about it. Its to far off scale to call it anything but "Way Stand Off Scale" and the fact the nose is far to short for the actual aircraft. I flew and rode on these during our stent in South East Asia and would love to build one, but this is just not scale enough for me to purchase.
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Anyone??

Able to help me measure two things:

1. Firewall to cowling lip
2. Diameter of the cowling

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Anyone who can confirm that the recommended CG of 110-120mm is a good place?

Cord is 300 mm and 36-40% MAC is quite tailfocused....


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Never got any answer so I did the maiden successfully. I was a bit worried about the CG of 110-120mm og 300 mm corde so I started at 100mm. That was way to noseheavy and I am now at 110 mm. I think I can remove the rest of the lead and even be very safe.

The plane flew quite nice and the powersetup seems like a sweet deal. I now charge 1400 mah after 7 min flights on 2 x 6S5000 LiPO

Some pictures from todays session in a rather grey wet day....

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