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Old 07-05-2010, 09:12 PM
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Default Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

Thinking of building a Kadetito from plans. Have a nice throttled .061 to put on it.

Thoughts? Anyone out there build/fly one?

Tom
Old 07-06-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

I had a friend who built one and really enjoyed it. I believe he had an .049 TD on it.

An .061 should pull it along nicely, especially with the trike gear on takeoffs.

These are the plans from Model Airplane News in the 90's?

Post pics if you decide to build one... would be a great thread for the 1/2A section.

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Yes, I got the old MAN plans and article ages ago. Plans are available online though.

Have decided to make this my next build. And posting some pics would be great fun.

Maybe show some of the younger folks the joys of building a bird cage? ;-)

Yes, the good old days building those Guillow's rubber kits. Glueing 1/16 square stringers to formers with that old slow drying Ambroid glue. No instant CA back then. But breathing fumes from that stuff would definitely place you in an altered state of conciousness.

And covering with tissue and dope. Am tempted to go for it on this project.

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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

A good tissue and dope covering looks awesome. I, like you, plan on doing that at some point in the future.

The Kadetito would be a good one to do this with.

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If anyone is getting the bug, you can get Kadetito plans at www.airagestore.com for $14.95. I know, lotta money for 2 big sheets of paper.

If Model Airplane News plans svc still has it in stock, may be cheaper.

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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

Quick update. No chance of a building thread yet because the 4 corners of rear bird cage are 1/8" square spruce and there is none to be had in town. Think I found some on the 'net.

No local small basswood either. Idea on other substitutes?

Tom
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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

ORIGINAL: noveldoc

Quick update. No chance of a building thread yet because the 4 corners of rear bird cage are 1/8'' square spruce and there is none to be had in town. Think I found some on the 'net.

No local small basswood either. Idea on other substitutes?

Tom
Use 3/16" square medium hard balsa, but be careful with the weight. Diagonal bracing along with the covering will keep it stiff enough.
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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

Thanks. Good idea. Spruce is heavier than balsa so probably will zero out.

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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

Sig used to have a wood application chart in their Catalog. I can't remember all the particulars, but it was basically 2 times the weight of balsa for 10 times the strength. I recall that Basswood has very similar properties to spruce. I will try to find a copy of that old catalog and copy it. It was extremely useful. It also described balsa grains and uses for each type.

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Default RE: Kadetito build, Thoughts. Flew One

I finally found some spruce.

Thanks,

Tom

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