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Old 02-07-2022, 12:51 PM
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Flew mine for over a decade. Great barnstormer and always a pleasure to land. DLE 30 with a 20x6 prop. Sadly, the covering delaminated and peeled of in large strips. Love to have another one, bit would prefer Monocote covering.
Old 02-28-2022, 10:32 AM
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Laid out freestyle format with mirror image, cut in similar fashion as fuselage side decor using sticky back scrap, and added my registration number:



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After cleanup of Windex and reference tape for number placement -


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Old 02-28-2022, 01:33 PM
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Looks good. Enjoy the plane!!!
Old 02-28-2022, 08:19 PM
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I am looking for a cowl for my 20cc TaylorCraft. Got the plane in a combo deal and was not interested until I got it home put the wings and cleaned it up and was like wow, I like this bird!
Old 06-19-2022, 07:59 PM
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Posted this on RC Groups, I have gained more info in this thread so figured I would post it here too. I got some questions regarding the factory CA Hinges. I haven't read here that anyone has had a problem with them but????? should I trust them? Anyway, here is some pics and info on my restoration project.

I picked up a used 20cc Hangar Taylorcraft. It had seen a hard landing, but the price was too good to pass up.

I have picked up quite a few 1/4 scale sized aircraft lately, mostly arfs or already built kits, and have enjoyed the restoration of either repairing them or improving them, sometimes both. With each plane I try to alter the covering design slightly to make it just a bit different then all the other arfs of the same make. With this Taylorcraft I started with a simple replacement of the swoosh on the side of the fuse and as it is with most of the used kits I have acquired the more I uncovered the more I found that needed to be fixed or strengthened in my opinion. Maybe I tend to build my personal planes stronger/heavier then needed but these China arfs sure seem like they could all be strengthened a bit. I have heard keep them light, "build them to fly, not to crash" well.... I say build them to last! Besides.... with all the reading I have done from others this particular plane needs quite a bit of weight in the nose to balance so instead of lead I had strength and support.

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Simply removed the swoosh......



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lead to removing all covering on fuse....


I should have taken more picks of how far I went removing all the wood from the fuse too. The plane had seen a hard landing and some plywood was replaced in attempt to strengthen gear hard point. Looking over the entire fuse I wanted to make it stronger then simple Chinese plywood. I added two 1/2" square pine wood stringers on both sides of the fuse from firewall to tail. To do this and remove the repaired plywood I really had to take a lot of the fuse apart.



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at this point in the pics I have already started putting the fuse back together, new stringers are in place,



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firewall was doubled in the back and a partial third layer of quality plywood mounted up front for new engine mount.


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Previous hard landing had bent the aluminum wing tube so I replaced the whole set up with carbon fiber wing tube as well as replaced the week fiberglass sleeve in fuse with strong carbon fiber tube



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added two additional hardpoints in wing and fuse for additional wing bolts.....



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Fueling dot location.....




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Previous owner had a gas engine, I'm going with a MOKI 1.80 glow so some repair work was done to cowl....



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Built up front top of cowl to fit 3" spinner



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after sanding, primming and painting......



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Old 06-19-2022, 08:01 PM
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The list of upgrades and strengthening I have done will take me a while to list. Till then here is a look at my current progress....


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Been a fun project. Still not done but it looks like and airplane again after I tore it all up.

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Old 06-19-2022, 08:04 PM
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Looks awesome. Im about to recover mine in Oratex. Had no problems with hinges and mine has done a lot of flying. 3 different IC motors and now electric. Always been a fun plane to fly

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