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Old 03-13-2020, 07:39 PM
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How about the Beechcraft Baron it was no slouch.
Old 03-14-2020, 01:40 AM
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A Beach D-18/C-45 by Eureka Aircraft: https://www.eurekaaircraft.com/all_kits.htm


114" wing span.
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Old 03-14-2020, 06:01 AM
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Good looking airplane!
Old 03-14-2020, 06:25 AM
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Twins are cool, the DC3 has always been my favorite. This is a very nice one. You'll get a kick out of the sound dubbing.

I'll bet it would sound great with Saito 150s instead of those 2 strokes.

Old 03-14-2020, 06:51 AM
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If his superb abilities to scratch build that DC3 from his own plans didnt leave you wanting to trash your models and take up sewing instead, then maybe seeing the interior will convince you.

Old 03-14-2020, 07:41 AM
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Ugh. Just got my renewals for my trailer registrations. I hate IL. $118 each and I have 2 trailers, so $236 for them. One trailer only cost me $1300 brand new, so 1/10th the cost of the trailer to renew. Ridiculous. One of them is my RC hanger that I take to the fields to fly my saitos, so I have to renew that one, but the flatbed I will have to sell, ain't gonna pay $118 for plates for something that collects more dust than is used.
Old 03-14-2020, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Ugh. Just got my renewals for my trailer registrations. I hate IL. $118 each and I have 2 trailers, so $236 for them. One trailer only cost me $1300 brand new, so 1/10th the cost of the trailer to renew. Ridiculous. One of them is my RC hanger that I take to the fields to fly my saitos, so I have to renew that one, but the flatbed I will have to sell, ain't gonna pay $118 for plates for something that collects more dust than is used.
I hear you.
I'm in California.
My travel trailer tags are due, 27', 2009 manufacture. $200, Then my truck tags are coming due in a couple of months. 2010 F250 diesel, $400 with handicap plates. With out the handicap plates $600. My how stinking generous of them! And then the cost of fuel is insane. We are easily a $1 higher than most other states.

We are taking car of my mom in her last days. When she goes, we are going to sell the property and bug out as fast as we can.

Our politicians in this state are turning the state into a hell hole. And it's a beautiful state, great weather.
But we are so gone!

One further note Trailers that do not have installed plumping are only $35 to register, and that is only once. I don't know if there is a size or wight limit for that.

Still looking at where we are going to go.

Ken
Old 03-14-2020, 12:34 PM
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Man, listening to what you guys have to pay I don't feel bad at all now. The 2013 Escape I bought last year has a tag due next month and its only $90.
Old 03-14-2020, 01:57 PM
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I Just picked up a new airplane hauler, a 2019 F 150 XL, 3.55 gears and a class 4 trailer hitch. 8' bed


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Old 03-14-2020, 01:59 PM
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Nice truck Dave! Time to build bigger planes!
Old 03-14-2020, 02:29 PM
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Thanks, it's a pretty basic ride but nice bucket seats and so quiet. It has a tiny bit of V-6 rumble but I like that.
Old 03-14-2020, 02:57 PM
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Nice truck Dave!
Old 03-14-2020, 03:12 PM
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Is that a 3.3 V6 or the Ecoboost? Either one are really good engines. There is a thread going on the F150 site, guy has somewhere around 400K on his little 2.7 EB, and only thing he had to do was replace some emissions valve for $80. Now you need a topper to protect the planes.

My prototype Giant Scale Corsair short kit is cut. Now to evaluate all the parts and make corrections where needed, and then see if I can reduce the amount of waste on the balsa. A few things left to do before I cut a retail kit, need to remove the part numbers, and come up with my own, as well as move the parts around so they aren't a mirror from the manual(which they actually are). I think $250 a kit should be reasonable. There is a lot of wood here. I wonder what size Saito will fly it.


Old 03-14-2020, 10:08 PM
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boy, listen to this FA115 pop, then rev up, she sounds strong

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Old 03-15-2020, 01:24 AM
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Yes sir it's the 3.3 with 6 speed automatic. It's not a 4 x 4 but I sit about 6" higher than the old one. Next thing is cap and then go fly.

Old 03-15-2020, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Is that a 3.3 V6 or the Ecoboost? Either one are really good engines. There is a thread going on the F150 site, guy has somewhere around 400K on his little 2.7 EB, and only thing he had to do was replace some emissions valve for $80. Now you need a topper to protect the planes.

My prototype Giant Scale Corsair short kit is cut. Now to evaluate all the parts and make corrections where needed, and then see if I can reduce the amount of waste on the balsa. A few things left to do before I cut a retail kit, need to remove the part numbers, and come up with my own, as well as move the parts around so they aren't a mirror from the manual(which they actually are). I think $250 a kit should be reasonable. There is a lot of wood here. I wonder what size Saito will fly it.
I wonder how to calculate the answer to that ?
Really cool work there Acdii. That tool must be fantastic. Can you imagine doing that work with a jigsaw as in the past.
What about a quarter scale Great Lakes Special next.🤔😁
Old 03-15-2020, 07:36 AM
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That 3.3 is a really good long lasting engine, and the 6 speed is practically bullet proof. Good combination for a plane hauler.

The amount of work involved to get to that pile you see, was 80 hours+, and that did not include the machine time. After I posted I spent another few hours optimizing the parts and was able to reduce the number of sheets down by 5. There was too much wasted wood, so resolved it. Now to partially assemble some of these to check fit and adjust where needed before I can list it for sale. Then onto the P-47 and P-51 kits, and need to finish up the Liberty Sport, but that will take much longer because I don't have templates to work off of and have to recreate them all in CorelDraw first.

Funny thing. I bought new bearings for my FA100 because they felt rough. I had soaked them with machine oil and left it sitting on the bench when I was test fitting it to the Liberty. I picked it up the other night to do the bearings and found them to be smooth as silk now. The inner must have had some gook in it that the machine oil dissolved. Imagine that. I bought it used a few years ago, and only flew it once, it was on the Biper Cub that turned out to be tail heavy, ran good too.
Old 03-15-2020, 12:00 PM
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Hope to have flight video up in a month or so .
Old 03-15-2020, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Is that a 3.3 V6 or the Ecoboost? Either one are really good engines. There is a thread going on the F150 site, guy has somewhere around 400K on his little 2.7 EB, and only thing he had to do was replace some emissions valve for $80. Now you need a topper to protect the planes.

My prototype Giant Scale Corsair short kit is cut. Now to evaluate all the parts and make corrections where needed, and then see if I can reduce the amount of waste on the balsa. A few things left to do before I cut a retail kit, need to remove the part numbers, and come up with my own, as well as move the parts around so they aren't a mirror from the manual(which they actually are). I think $250 a kit should be reasonable. There is a lot of wood here. I wonder what size Saito will fly it.
Very nicely cut.
Old 03-15-2020, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rowdog_14
Saito 90ts quick run

Hope to have flight video up in a month or so .
Nicely done.
Old 03-15-2020, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Nicely done.
I agree!
Old 03-15-2020, 03:06 PM
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So how do you post a video?
i would love to show some runs.
Old 03-15-2020, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Captcrunch44
So how do you post a video?
i would love to show some runs.
You could upload them to YouTube then add a link.
Old 03-15-2020, 03:43 PM
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Like this

Old 03-15-2020, 03:49 PM
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So far so good on my first batch. Started sizing up the parts to the plans and most of them are good. The center spar trailing and leading edge pieces and all but one balsa rib for the center were dead on. I had to adjust the one rib to match the plywood doubler, but that is done. The ones that aren't matching are the tip ribs for the outer wing panels. I have 6 of them to adjust the length on, and shrink the spar slots for a tighter fit to the 1/2" spars. I have to shrink all the slots too where the plywood interlocks to make up for the difference between 1/8" and 3mm plywood sizing.

Next step is to check all the fuselage parts and adjust accordingly. When done, I am hoping it turns out to be a kit people like and I can sell a few of them so I can buy a better tube and power supply. Got to do something to pay for my hobby.

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