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Old 05-11-2016, 10:29 AM
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Cool 1/2a Pathfinder build

Iíve been lurking on this site for a while, now I want to share my build of the 1/2a pathfinder, I build kind of slow so bear with me as I post. Any foresight from anyone who has built this bird is welcome.
For the most part Iíll go by the steps outlined in the instrís. however I needed to massage the eng. Bearers to accept a NV .074 as you can see each one had to be cut @ 1/8[SUP]th[/SUP] inch and its still a tight fit. I may have to further Ďadjustí when I get to that point.
By the way this will be my first full on stunt plane.
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:05 AM
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pic. 1 shows basic wing const. done, but not close to finished, I'm not thrilled with landing gear mount as it's only 1/16 ply!! my plan is to reinforce with hardwood epoxy'd to the spar well beyond mounting points. as far as the inboard wingtip,,,,,,, the inst's. is not to clear so after bellcrank is mounted then will mount adj. L.O. guide. word of caution for anyone builbing this plane in the future sand/shape leading edge first as ribs are verrrrry soft.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:43 PM
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Good looking work. That engine ought make this really quick. Please keep posting.
Old 05-25-2016, 04:57 AM
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Been a verrry busy week, but got some work done, 1st pic. is overall reinforcement blocks. 2nd is landing gear blocks, epoxy'd to spar and basic platform,,had to re drill holes due to misalighnment, tedious for the ribs but no major damage. 3rd pic. is bellcrank reinfcmt.again epoxy' to platform and spar. cut and mount. weight box, pretty heavy may not need to add any ballast!!! wil see when finished and calm enough to fly small planes.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:22 AM
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Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, my other hobby(life) got in the way, and kept me away of airplanes. I have sneeked a bit here and there, managed to get wing covered, the pic. shows orangeish, it is indeed bright red. now just taking time to dope fus. and tail surfaces, again rde. will have gray trim to match the church youth group colors and scheme.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:05 PM
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Looking good...!I
I was just telling someone the other day about the place in Colorado Springs that made the dinner plate sized hamburgers.

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