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Old 01-28-2011, 05:19 PM
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Any interest in a build thread?

Old 01-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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Default RE: Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker

Absolutly, This is an awesome plane. I have one that I was just about to start, Plans down and glue at the ready. Then I picked up a Morrisey Bravo
The 1/3 Spacewalker will just have to wait a weeeee bit longer.
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Absolutely I would like to see the build. I have a 1/4 scale Sig Spacewalker to put together. My father-in-law had a 1/3 scale with a 2.70 Saito in it. He was rebuilding it from a crash and died before he could finish it. So there are a lot of sentimental reasons for me seeing your build.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:40 PM
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I have a G26EI and a 1/4 scale Spacewalker on order at Sig. It didn't come in at Christmas as expected. I also have some Hitec 645mg servos setting around. So, I would buy a 1/3 scale Spacewalker and a G38 if I could get my hands on a NIB kit. The G26 could be used for something else. Go ahead and start the build!

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:43 PM
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I think I saw A 1/3 listed in the Classifieds NIB.
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Any interest in a build thread?


You'll find plenty of interest !

I have a thread on another site, getting approximately 100 hits a day.

I'm nearly to the covering stage. I've enjoyed every minute of this build. You should enjoy your, too.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:58 AM
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Absolutely I would like to see the build. I have a 1/4 scale Sig Spacewalker to put together.
John

You'll enjoy this build, too, John. The quarter scale and third scale versions are similar in construction. The main difference is that the quarter scale has a one piece wing.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:10 AM
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Default RE: Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker

I also would love to see a build thread on the Spacewalker.

JNorton, please do a thread on your quarter scale SW. I have one also and considered using a G26 but was afraid that the carb and muffler would stick out too much. I would love to see how it comes out with that engine. I really think power wise the G26 is the perfect engine for it but I would like to see how well it fits. There is surprisingly little information online about this build.

TomCrump, that is a beautiful plane. Yours makes me want to start on mine even more!

Brian
Old 01-29-2011, 08:28 AM
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Engines are one of my issues as well. I have both Spacewalker kits waiting to be built. After being out of the hobby for as long as I have, I am having to catch up on a lot of the new Technology. Gas has changed alot since then. For my larger Birds I am wanting to use gas engines and where possible not butcher up a cowling to much.


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Trev,
I have an offer pending on the 1/3 scale Spacewalker you pointed out. Thanks for the heads-up.

Joe
Old 01-29-2011, 10:26 AM
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Trev,
I have an offer pending on the 1/3 scale Spacewalker you pointed out. Thanks for the heads-up.

Joe
Cool, I was watching it myself thinking I could use ONE more However I found A Morrisey Bravo that had my name written all over it!

Hope your sale goes thru.

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Default RE: Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker

I built one this past year and you could show me were I made mistakes if you do a build along. It must be close to correct, as it flies very nice.
Old 01-29-2011, 02:08 PM
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I only put one cockpit in mine and moved it a ways back. I thought it gave it a sporty look. Each to their own I guess.
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I also would love to see a build thread on the Spacewalker.

JNorton, please do a thread on your quarter scale SW. I have one also and considered using a G26 but was afraid that the carb and muffler would stick out too much. I would love to see how it comes out with that engine. I really think power wise the G26 is the perfect engine for it but I would like to see how well it fits. There is surprisingly little information online about this build.

TomCrump, that is a beautiful plane. Yours makes me want to start on mine even more!

Brian
Brian,
I'm in the process of getting everything set up to do a build of the Ultra Sport 60. I had hoped to start it today but we have family coming over tomorrow for an impromptu get together and I was volunteered to make Cheesecake and wings.
John
Old 01-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default RE: Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker

Jeff

I like the look, your plane is nice.  How far back did you move the cockpit?  I hope you and others that have built these before will keep me on the right path.

The kit arrived today and I just unpacked it and started to read the manual.  This is the biggest box of wood I ever seen.  I am finishing up a Unionville 6' Beaver and will start the Spacewalker in a week or two - have to clean up the shop and make room, lots of room!!!!

More later
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Looking forward to it.
Talk about a big box of Lumber, you should see my BUSA DH4, Makes the 1/3 Space walker look like a Guillows kit. Talk about a Lumber yard WOW!!!
Old 01-30-2011, 04:27 AM
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Huck, if you follow the instruction manual, you can't go wrong. I made a few, inconspicuous, mods to mine, but they were a matter of personal preference.

I sheeted the entire wing center section, used a more traditional aileron control horn setup, and sheeted the area under the stab, giving more area for the covering to grab.
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Jim, I put the center of the cockpit on the trailing edge of the wing. It is sort of like where the rear one would be if there were two. But I saw a pic of this plane and tried to do something close. And I also fully covered my center wing section. I also changed the dihedral of the wings. I made it almost flat. There is only one inch at the wing tip.. I do not know if this really changed how it flies. But I like how it looks. Still flies like the biggest trainer in the world.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:17 PM
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Heck Yes! All build threads are worth somethin. Even guys who have been building for 30 years learn something, and I want to see how sig has this put together, most likely high quality like everything else they have.

Jason
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Default RE: Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker

Tome C and Jeff

Thanks for your input; I will surely consider using the changes you fellas have made.  I had thought of reducing the dihedral but did not know by how much.  I have read that the plane will roll, etc. built as designed so I am not sure I want to do this. 

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Just have fun building her ! We'll follow along, in case you have any questions.

I've started the covering process on mine.
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The 1/4 scale ordered from Sig arrived today with the nitrate dope (for a BTE Venture 60) and Koverall at the LHS. The 1/3 scale that I bought from Virginia should be headed toward my house in a brown truck at this time also. I have a G26EI for the 1/4 scale. I don't have a motor for the 1/3 scale, but intend to buy a G38 or G45 for it. Which one should I build first?


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Trev,
I have an offer pending on the 1/3 scale Spacewalker you pointed out. Thanks for the heads-up.

Joe
Cool, I was watching it myself thinking I could use ONE more However I found A Morrisey Bravo that had my name written all over it!

Hope your sale goes thru.

Trev.
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I just srarted a 1/4 SWII sure am glad to see the input on both so far. T C is that Koverall on your 1/3? I haven't decided what to cover with. Will keep looking every night for updated.
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PT19; No my Spacwalker is covered in Solartex. It's similar to Koverall, but a lot less work.

Lowvoltage; Build the one you want most, first. The main difference between the two is size. Aside from the 3 piece wing on the 1/3 scale, construction is nearly identical for the two models.
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Thanks for the reply Tom. I didn't think the 1/4 scale would show up after having been ordered several months.

I have been looking at some old RC Modeler magazines and noticed in the December 1988 issue a story and plans for a 91" Spacewalker to be powered by a .60 2-stroke or .70 - .80 4-stroke. Designer's name is Dennis Tapsfield and the plan number is 1032. On the plans order page it says the cowl with cylinders and wheel pants are available at Fiberglass Specialties. At that time the plans were $19.50.

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