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Old 03-28-2007, 04:11 PM
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Default What is it?

hey everyone i managed to get an airplane frame from a nice coworker of mine, i've been in rc cars for a while, so i decided to try something different, i'll be doing complete overhaul, so i'll be asking alot of questions, the only thing i know about this plane is that it used to fly very nicely and its designed for nitro power about .40 size engine, and its pretty old too.



Old 03-28-2007, 04:28 PM
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Do I know what it is? NO
It kinda looks like someone had a wing laying around and home built a fuselage for it. I've never seen anything exactly like it.

You'll need to fix the covering and I don't know what is going on with the landing gear but it needs replacing too probably.
Old 03-28-2007, 04:45 PM
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i need to fix everything actually thats why it was free
Old 03-28-2007, 04:52 PM
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LOOKS LIKE AN OLD TRAINER IN BAD CONDITION
SERIOUSLY, IT LOOKS LIKE THE IT NEEDS COVERING
SOME LANDING GEAR, ENGINE MOUNT AND MINOR REPAIRS.
I WOULD NOT PUT IN TO MUCH $$ FOR A FIRST TIMER AIRPLANE.
Old 03-28-2007, 04:55 PM
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oldhippy1 is correct about that. It wouldn't take long to exceed the cost of a NEW ARF trainer with all NEW parts.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCAS2&P=ML for instance.
Old 03-28-2007, 05:22 PM
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What the hell is that thing hanging down from the side of the fuse???

It looks a little like a Telemaster, maybe it's a bashed version.

I would say it's your call - It doesn't look like it would take too much tinkering to get it airworthy, but only if you have the time, patience and money - and don't get me wrong, LOTS of folks would rather get something like that back in shape than buy new.

Enjoy!
Old 03-28-2007, 05:28 PM
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What the hell is that thing hanging down from the side of the fuse???
Its the kickstart.. geez you couldn't tell?
Old 03-28-2007, 06:02 PM
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Congratulations on your first plane! Let us know how the maiden flight goes.

It will be nice for you to learn how to fly on an airplane that you can feel good about wrecking!
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Your really not going to have to buy too much more than you would if you bought a new tower trainer...maybe a few things like landing gear and tank and motor mount....Was that a float plane before?...careful with the cg, looks like it may have been repaired a time or two already.....Rog
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Look at the first picture where the control horn and wire from the aileron can be see. Then look at the position of the "Kick Start". I wonder if it's rigged up so the aileron pushrod hooks into the "Kick Start"?

Any chance of seeing some picture of the inside? I doesn't look that bad from the pictures shown, and most likely would be a lot cheaper to fix up money wise than getting a new trainer.

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Look at the first picture where the control horn and wire from the aileron can be see. Then look at the position of the "Kick Start". I wonder if it's rigged up so the aileron pushrod hooks into the "Kick Start"?
Ah, I see what you're talking about...So the "Kick Start" is in reality a 6" long servo arm? Never seen a setup like that before.
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i thought that was the kikstand....................
Old 03-28-2007, 10:55 PM
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i've got time and patience, dont have much money [:@], i'm not planning to buy a new kit when i can fix something that i already have, the frame is in good shape it looks like, i'm going to post some inside pics once i strip the covering off it (in couple days), i'm planning to take my time and refinish the plane and just enjoy it

could someone explain to me the whole kick start thing??
Old 03-29-2007, 06:35 AM
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ORIGINAL: Zooomzoomguy

i've got time and patience, dont have much money [:@], i'm not planning to buy a new kit when i can fix something that i already have, the frame is in good shape it looks like, i'm going to post some inside pics once i strip the covering off it (in couple days), i'm planning to take my time and refinish the plane and just enjoy it

could someone explain to me the whole kick start thing??
The arm on the side, we're thinking now is a huge servo arm, I guess there would have to be a servo inside to hold it in place,,it was a joke that it looked like a kickstarter.....Oh and I'd move that plane out of your meth lab, I hear they can be quite explosive
...Rog
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Just my opinion here, but some people like to take an older plane that is in shambles and fix it up like new, so it may cost more than a new ARF, but so what. If he crashes it, he will know exactly where every rib, former and balsa stick is. A sense of accomplishment is worth more than any amount of money. Where each individual finds that accomplishement is what makes us all different.
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ORIGINAL: flyinrog
Oh and I'd move that plane out of your meth lab, I hear they can be quite explosive
...Rog
LOL!
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What are you guys talking about? Of course those are retracts!
Old 03-29-2007, 07:20 PM
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those are buckets for saltwater mixing
Old 03-29-2007, 07:31 PM
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Sure they are. Wink - Wink. Keep telling the narcs that.
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And here I thought it was a crank-start system for the engine like in those old Ford Model-Ts of long-ago.
Serious though, that looks like a very nice project you have ahead of you. Keep us posted on your refurbishing progress. Wish I could find freebies like that, would be fun to do some tinkering and reconstruction projects like that myself.

Have fun, that's the main thing. I imagine it won't cost any more than doing a kit from scratch. And as you stated, you have plenty of time on your hands so what's the hurry? Do a bit at a time as you can afford it. Just remember post lots of pics as it progresses.
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And here I thought it was a crank-start system for the engine like in those old Ford Model-Ts of long-ago.
Serious though, that looks like a very nice project you have ahead of you. Keep us posted on your refurbishing progress. Wish I could find freebies like that, would be fun to do some tinkering and reconstruction projects like that myself.
Don't worry Tiger. There will probably be plenty of "refurbishing" to do once you start flying. All part of the game.

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