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Old 01-20-2021, 06:51 AM
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Finished my Staggerwing this past weekend. Added 1lbs, 2 oz. to nose to balance. DLE35RA for power, with Robart Retracts. Picked up from a fellow club member who was thinning his stash. Gear Doors work great and look cool, but will remove when flying from our bumpy grass field. I plan on maidening in Spring with warmer weather and calmer winds.

Any tips for maiden flight welcomed.

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Old 01-20-2021, 07:12 AM
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Beautiful!
Old 06-07-2021, 03:58 AM
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Hey guys, I purchased another Staggerwing want to put a tail retract on but it is missing the rear retract mount. Anyone have an extra mount they would be willing the sell?
Old 06-17-2021, 09:20 AM
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The first two flights were a handful balanced at 6.5 inches.

The recommended CG of 5.5 inches (per the manual) back from leading edge of bottom wing, and balanced upside down is correct. Plane is powered by a DLE 35 RA. Link above after balanced properly is a short clip of the 3rd flight. The final total weight added to the nose was over 2 lbs., 1 oz. of lead. Gear doors look great for static display but are removed for flying off our grass field.

The plane now flies great and tracks true in the sky. I ran out of runway in the clip, but will adjust my landing approaches accordingly as I gain experience with this plane. 😉
It is a "Keeper".

Oriole

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Old 06-18-2021, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by oriole View Post
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The first two flights were a handful balanced at 6.5 inches.

The recommended CG of 5.5 inches (per the manual) back from leading edge of bottom wing, and balanced upside down is correct. Plane is powered by a DLE 35 RA. Link above after balanced properly is a short clip of the 3rd flight. The final total weight added to the nose was over 2 lbs., 1 oz. of lead. Gear doors look great for static display but are removed for flying off our grass field.

The plane now flies great and tracks true in the sky. I ran out of runway in the clip, but will adjust my landing approaches accordingly as I gain experience with this plane. 😉
It is a "Keeper".

Oriole
Nice I hope to get mine in the air!
Old 06-18-2021, 07:36 AM
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Best of Luck Rowdog_14. Give us a flight report debrief after you get her airborne.

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Hey guys anyone here need a right lower wing?
Old 09-15-2021, 04:26 AM
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Maidened my second SW a couple of weeks ago.
my first one had a Saito 1.80 and was NOT fun or comfortable to fly and I sold it about ten years ago.
This one is (over) powered with an EME60 w/autostart.
Flys SO much better (1/4-throttle).
I put a cheap ass air valve
in it and thus the air was leaking bad enough that I chose to keep the feet out for this flight.
Robart installed now so subsequent flights will be with the gear properly sorted.
This one is a keeper!

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