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Old 06-11-2013, 09:08 PM
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Hi all

I purchased an old tired white Great Planes Giant Aeromaster a year or so ago after learning to fly planes after a few years in helis. I've never built a plane before so taught myself to strip one down and re ultra cote it (which can be tricky I found out!) but really happy with the results. Graphics done by Callie Graphics who is very very good. Powered by a DLE55 and maidened successfully a few weeks ago.

Hopefully the photos show up.

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:21 AM
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Beautiful, John

Hope you can post a video sometime! [8D]

Cheers!!
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Nice job.
Old 06-12-2013, 12:54 AM
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Thanks guys

I'll get a video when I'm out next. It's winter down under!

Cheers

John
Old 06-12-2013, 07:31 AM
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Nice job, John! Love the Callie graphics!

I just maidened my Giant Aeromaster last Saturday. DLE55-power, too! (More than enough engine, without any doubt.) Mine was built from the ARC kit (bare balsa), and covered in Ultracote. I made my own custom cowl, changed the tail and wingtip shapes, did an open cockpit, and recessed the aileron servos. All else is stock. 17.5lbs AUW. Yours weighs?

Have fun with your new GA! Mine has a glider tow release, and will be doing tow duty this weekend over in Othello WA.

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:57 PM
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Thanks Don

Not sure of the weight but interestingly I needed to add quite a bit of weight to the front because the new DL engines are about 1.5kgs lighter than the original zenoahs that it was designed to run with. What I am very keen to get hold of is some wheel pants. I've searched around but can't seem to get any big enough.

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Very nice looking models, hope we get to see a video or two. Check Fiberglass Specialities for wheel pants as they have all different sizes and shapes available.
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I got one from a club member that did not want it and he put in a Satio 280 4 stroke in it. Has anyone flew an Aeromaster with this engine and also where is the ballance point on the top wing and the throws,he could not find any paperwork.
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Hi doug

I used this to CG mine.

http://manuals.hobbico.com/gpm/gpma1225-addendum.pdf The manual is online.

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