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Old 05-08-2020, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
The one thing that sets me back on my laser cutting is shipping. Trying to fit an entire giant scale short kit into a small enough package that doesn't cost $30 is difficult. I have to create my own packaging to get it within a certain size so as to not incur oversize charges. I think what I have now for a 7 pound package is somewhere around $28 to ship.

acdii, you know, if I could find the prints for the Great Planes 60 size ShoeString I would have you cut me a full kit, but you would have to increase the size a bit

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Ok, soon to have a video of the twin twins running!!! Props are just for display too large for these motors.






Old 05-08-2020, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp View Post
acdii, you know, if I could find the prints for the Great Planes 60 size ShoeString I would have you cut me a full kit, but you would have to increase the size a bit

Jim
Jim would these work for you?

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Old 05-08-2020, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Jim would these work for you?
Mike

well thank you Mike. but I am not sure, those are the correct type on plane, but the Great Plane's plane I am talking about is a 60 size and has a 62 inch span, and I believe it does not have a scale racing air foil. my GP ShoeString flies wonderful

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Old 05-08-2020, 10:17 PM
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Mike, here in the manual>>
gpma1325-manual.pdf

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Old 05-09-2020, 02:41 AM
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Jim, here's a complete 28% Shoestring laser cut kit.

Top Notch Product Company

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Old 05-09-2020, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
Yep After looking at all the freebie parts I made last year, the time spent making them, then in many cases, shipping for free, even to England, Sweden, Holland and Australia. It does add up!


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Gary, did you receive the Shipping plus a little extra for my birthday gift, sent about 10 days ago, Thanks, Dave, much appreciated.
Old 05-09-2020, 04:20 AM
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I heard from Pete again he made this classic Pete comment:

"Hi mike could you let lonnie know that the only radar gun at the field was owned by the 3d heli pilots, they had huge choppers with two batteries the size of house bricks. They used the speed gun to see whose chopper was fastest until i repeatedly passed them at low level flying the cmpro midget mustang, sob's would never let you know what you clocked so i took comfort out of scaring the bejeezus out of them and their expensive electric helicopters. Childish perhaps, but there was a lot of fun to had doing that "

It would give the field safety officer a heart attack but I do see the humor in it. In his defense I will say my pass experiences seem to indicate a good deal of hot shot Heli pilots can be a bit what we call uppity at times and darn right condescending. I believe the GP Shoestring ARF was based on Carl Goldberg's original winning Shoestring design, heck they bought out Carl Goldberg's company so it isn't much of a stretch they would recycle the design and just scale it a little bigger.

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:07 AM
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Thanks Mike, got a good laugh out of that one.

My APC props have arrived. The 125 tailpiece from Gary should arrive Monday. Getting closer to the big event now.

Is the 115 really no stronger than the 100?
Is the 125 really no stronger than the 115 and just weighs more?
Does the 115 really have the highest power to weight ratio of any saito single?
Does one engine really vibrate more than the other?
Do you really have to sand half the thickness off one of your APC blades to get it to balance?

Stayed tuned, answers to these questions and more in the upcoming episodes!

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Originally Posted by Glowgeek View Post
Jim, here's a complete 28% Shoestring laser cut kit.

Top Notch Product Company

oo looky there! ,, thank you very much Lonnie, and a 64 inch span too, the wing looks thin,
kind of expensive but you got to pay for what you want, I will have to call Monday and ask about it.
hummmm I wonder if my modified Zenoah 20 will fit in it!

thank's again!
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I heard from Pete again he made this classic Pete comment:

"Hi mike could you let lonnie know that the only radar gun at the field was owned by the 3d heli pilots, they had huge choppers with two batteries the size of house bricks. They used the speed gun to see whose chopper was fastest until i repeatedly passed them at low level flying the cmpro midget mustang, sob's would never let you know what you clocked so i took comfort out of scaring the bejeezus out of them and their expensive electric helicopters. Childish perhaps, but there was a lot of fun to had doing that "

It would give the field safety officer a heart attack but I do see the humor in it. In his defense I will say my pass experiences seem to indicate a good deal of hot shot Heli pilots can be a bit what we call uppity at times and darn right condescending. I believe the GP Shoestring ARF was based on Carl Goldberg's original winning Shoestring design, heck they bought out Carl Goldberg's company so it isn't much of a stretch they would recycle the design and just scale it a little bigger.

Hey Pete, I would have loved to have seen those passes under the Helis LOL, funny stuff. and I agree about the ShoeString may be Goldnergs design.

"at times and darn right condescending" yee-up, seen that enough !
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
Yep After looking at all the freebie parts I made last year, the time spent making them, then in many cases, shipping for free, even to England, Sweden, Holland and Australia. It does add up!


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Check your PMs I sent you one.

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Originally Posted by the Wasp View Post
oo looky there! ,, thank you very much Lonnie, and a 64 inch span too, the wing looks thin,
kind of expensive but you got to pay for what you want, I will have to call Monday and ask about it.
hummmm I wonder if my modified Zenoah 20 will fit in it!

thank's again!
Jim
You're very welcome Jim. I thought you might enjoy seeing that.

At a fly in I saw a fella flying the GP ARF with a piped OS 91fx. Now that thing was fast! I figure a Saito 115 or 125 would work nicely in either the GP or TN Shoestring.


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very short clip of the first run of the c310 with twin Saito 60t

Old 05-09-2020, 03:13 PM
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Yeah rowdog, the 310 is coming right along! Nice sound coming from those twins!
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Yeah rowdog, the 310 is coming right along! Nice sound coming from those twins!
Amen to that!
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:22 PM
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Loonie, I was just thinking, it would be the coolest thing if I could get that TN ShoeString's cowl around my 100T's heads. that sure would be the engine for that ShoeString !!

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That would be a sweet combo if the balance works out close. Fibreglass cowls are easy enough to split for twins.
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LOL see what is on RCG,,
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Shoestring-Kit

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Saito 56, this is great! I love these two guys. watch the vertical test, he lets go of the plane at 4:47


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Old 05-10-2020, 05:17 AM
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There's a 120 fathead on rcg classies for 120,00. Looks like a low timer.

Edit: Oops, sorry Mike
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He he he he!
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He he he he!
hey mike
pm on what you are looking for.
I might have some deals for you.
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FA-56 in the Ultimate, shoot, mine was seriously overpowered with the Gemini 120 Twin. LOL

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