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Old 09-24-2017, 06:44 AM
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Sold mine but bought it back again some few weeks after. It have been stowed away for years but it does fly so nice. For those reading about it or saw my videos I did pull out every single wood back of CG. With SC 160 twin I am at 8,8 kg with full tank. Makes it a really slow and stable model. Love it!
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:56 PM
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I've been seriously thinking of selling mine. I don't like flying at high throttle settings and this thing seemed like it needed high power settings and wanted to drop it nose when in a turn if you slowed it down. Not my style of flying. It has a 160 twin and I brought the exhausts out the scale location. I wonder if that affected the apparent need for power. Wadda you guys think?
Since at the time we flew off grass I removed the lower doors and the tail wheel doors. Have the new doors in a box somewhere out in the shop.

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Old 11-01-2017, 04:40 PM
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Looking for a set of wings...top and bottom.
Bought a scratch and dent one that was missing all the wings wings when they first came out.
Finally getting around to it.
Paul
Old 11-02-2017, 06:35 AM
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Paul,
I have something at home, can't remember if they are the top or bottom wings. I will look when I get home tonight and let you know.
Old 11-02-2017, 07:22 PM
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Thank you Russ. Appreciate that very much
Paul
Old 11-06-2017, 10:09 AM
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Paul,
Sorry I took a bit to get back to you, went flying all weekend! I have both top and bottom wings and the interplane struts also if you are interested in them. They are in pretty much great shape. I can send you pictures if you want.
Old 11-06-2017, 10:12 PM
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No need for pics. I’m definitely interested. Any idea what you’d have to have for them?
Ill be at the Sepulveda basin for their swap meet on the 19th. I could pick them up from you if it all works out.
Appreciate the opportunity
Paul

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Old 12-01-2017, 07:45 PM
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Super huge thanks to Russ for hooking a brother up with the set of wings. Thanks for the kind gesture as it seems that this Hobby can be losing the sense of comradeship. 😎thanks again
Old 04-30-2018, 02:51 PM
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Guys, I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd try here first since the "For Sale" section is now worthless. Cleaning out my garage, I found a new in the box cowl for the TF Staggerwing, if anyone is interested in buying it. Not sure how much they were when they were available, so make me a decent offer.
Old 05-02-2018, 08:08 PM
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Pm’d You.
Old 03-31-2020, 01:47 PM
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Old thread I know.....just about ready to start my build I have had a nib kit for some time.....also have a second complete kit with slight fuse damage but have replacement parts to fix...new wing set, windscreen, etc....cowl. May well that when I finish my complete mint one.

any building tips? I am considering a DLE-35 ra .....also make a DLE 40 twin. Quality is this arf is nice.....nothing like it available anymore.




Old 03-31-2020, 10:02 PM
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Keep it light and choose a better sound....

https://youtu.be/_qmWMGS83Xw​​​​​​
Old 04-01-2020, 04:37 AM
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I have one that's been a 10 year project. I have a 7-35 radial for mine. I gutted the fuselage to lighten things up. Will place some balsa sticks in there if it looks like I have and vibration issue. That is, if I ever get around to finishing it. Probably be right around the time there will be no place you can fly.
Old 07-10-2020, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Joel_L View Post
I have one that's been a 10 year project. I have a 7-35 radial for mine. I gutted the fuselage to lighten things up. Will place some balsa sticks in there if it looks like I have and vibration issue. That is, if I ever get around to finishing it. Probably be right around the time there will be no place you can fly.
Can you post a picture of the install of the Evolution radial in the staggerwing!!!! I would love to see it installed.
Old 07-11-2020, 05:29 AM
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See post 1732 and 1747, sadly, I have not made any more progress. I actually did go buy some servos and other bits I needed to finish up, then the FAA thing hit and for now I'm not interested in spending time or money on anything RC. I continue to fly what I have until I see what really shakes out.

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Can you post a picture of the install of the Evolution radial in the staggerwing!!!! I would love to see it installed.
Old 07-11-2020, 06:35 AM
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Great thanks looks like I replied to one of those 8 years ago! I need to save my coins and find one ...It looks really good in the plane and I am very happy it fits with no mods to the cowl for the rockers! I understand with the FAA stuff ...

Yours is looking good hopefully one day we can see that bad boy run and fly
Old 07-11-2020, 08:39 AM
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Ive been out of the hobby for 15 years, just getting back in. What is the FAA thing. I understand that they are regulating drones, does that affect us as fixed wing pilots?
Old 07-11-2020, 10:23 AM
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Everything is a drone
Old 07-11-2020, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KCCraig View Post
Ive been out of the hobby for 15 years, just getting back in. What is the FAA thing. I understand that they are regulating drones, does that affect us as fixed wing pilots?
Not really affecting fixed wings other than having to be FAA tagged at my club. They really frown upon those that do not register at my club. If you are a fixed winger who has flown at a rc flying club there is no big deal. I still fly at parks and baseball/soccer/football fields. Personally I just do not like how FAA has gotten into the mix but it at this point has not affect me.
Old 07-12-2020, 02:30 PM
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Well looks like I should be back in the Staggerwing game as of Saturday if things go right. Wish I would have never sold my original
Old 07-18-2020, 05:23 PM
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I am back in the Staggerwing game. The guy did not want to sell the radial so will probably do the evolution after saving some coins
Old 07-26-2020, 08:42 AM
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I see people have used the 160 Gemini but have not seen the 240 or 300. Anyone use them in that staggerwing?
Old 07-26-2020, 01:08 PM
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I don't think you have space enough without cutting the cowling
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by affas View Post
I don't think you have space enough without cutting the cowling
Ok and looking at the Saito FA 200r3, it has the same mounting dimension as the 170r3. Weighs only a very little more.
Old 08-03-2020, 03:50 PM
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Saito 170r3 in. Still want to hold out for a 200r3. Might still keep this one just for the heck of it is I do find a 200r3.

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