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Old 05-20-2011, 01:01 AM
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Last weekend weather was kind so it was out with the Spector, lucky for me a fellow modeller asked if I liked old timers. Needles to say I am now the proud owner of this beast. The holy grail of old timers!!

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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Had I not just glued a piece into a 200% version last weekend I would not have known what it was. You got a real beut there.
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I guess I came late to the party, I didnt get to glue any pieces in that one. However I am working on a 100% version like yours. I only have 24 ribs built though. This will probably be the worst plane to have to rebuild if anything were ever to happen to your wing. Each rib is a different size and has to be built on a separate plan. They are taking me about 30 to 45 minutes for each one. I can only imagine, though, how well it will float/ fly.

Is the one you have built with a one piece wing or was it modified to make it separate in the middle?
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The old girl needs bit of a tidy up however I cant wait to fly it.

Er 200% holy cow!!!
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Any motor recommendations??
Old 05-22-2011, 07:31 AM
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The little one (the size like you have) at joe nall had a Saito 180 I believe on it. You certainly dont need that much power I would think not but the whole reasoning for choosing that engine was to help balance the plane correctly. On RCGroups, however, I followed a build thread where some one built up the fueslage and the pylon, found the balnce of each separately and postitoned the pylon a little bit further back to allow for a smaller engine and still have the blane balance ok. They only used a Thunder tiger .75 four stroke. So, see how much weight your plane will need in the nose to balance it and choose a motor accordingly.

Im just curious for my own build, is your valkyrie built as a one piece wing or is it modified into a two piece wing? I more than likely will make mine a two piece wing just so it can fit in the car for transportation.
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Its a one piece wing. Small one 120 inch? How big was the original that Goldberg built?
I cant say I have ever made an engine choice to get the best balance.

I have a Magnum 91 and a Saito 65
I have had an offer of a open rocker OS 60
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The original Carl Goldberg Valkyrie was built with a 10 foot wingspan or 120 inches. When Joe Nall picks out their building projects they usually double or triple the size of an original plan. So the valkyrie they are building is double the size of the original which will make it a 20 foot wingspan. Here are pictures of the valkyrie at Joe Nall. The yellow finished one is the original 10' span. The one uncovered is parts of the 20' one.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:02 AM
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How can I donate a part with my name on it. It would be neat to send a piece from Australia.:-)

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