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Old 09-05-2020, 08:34 PM
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I thought I had joined this quite a while ago as I have been flying Kadets for many years. As you can see I have a few Kadets to include 2 Senioritas and 2 Lt-40s. Actually there are 3 LT40's here in the pics as the Low wing plane hanging with the paint splatters is an Lt40 converted to a low wing. My favorite plane is the Lt40 and my primary plane is called My SigNificant Other! I regularly attend Float flys and all of my Kadets are converted to fly with floats.
Keep up the good work on the Kadets and it is great to see more builders keeping the hobby alive.
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Hey Rich - that really IS a nice hangar there - great looking family of planes. It's always good to find another brother hanging around, no matter how long it takes for all of us to come together. Not to worry though, I've gotcha logged with #227 - welcome to the SIG Kadet B'hood!!

And once again, here's the B'hood, as I've got us today:



    1 - GaryHarris
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Old 09-06-2020, 04:22 PM
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Thanks for the add to the group. I really wish that these companies still saw the desire so many of us have to build the old school kits like the Lt40, Seniorita and the other Kadets. These kits are getting way too difficult to find and the modelers of today will not have the opportunity to truly build RCModel aircraft.
these model specific threads are all we have to continue these great kits.
Old 09-06-2020, 04:45 PM
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Rich, there's always other options. In this case, you can get plans for the various Kadets from those that have them and are willing to copy them or from other websites. The problem I see is the lack of motors from reputable manufacturers. As far as motors go, the only place you can really get a nitro motor from is OS. You can get a four stroke from another company but that's really all that's out there.
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:04 PM
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Default Engines....

As a big fan of SuperTiger engines I understand your point very well, however as I have seen there are an abundance of engines out there just waiting for a plane to power. I myself have 6 Saito engines, 5 MDS and a Thundertiger engine ready for planes. And a box of misc engines that are repaired that also go on planes.. the power is there but the kits just dont seem plentiful at all
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:41 PM
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Rich you wouldn't have a good .75 you would be willing to sell would you?
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Oh, Sorry... i don't... I am still actively building and not selling any of my engines at this time.
Old 09-07-2020, 12:34 PM
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Oh, Sorry... i don't... I am still actively building and not selling any of my engines at this time.
Not a problem! You don't know if you don't ask, I have several Top Flite kits and plan on using .75 with the TF in clowling mufflers.
Old 09-11-2020, 09:57 PM
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Nice Plane!
Old 09-12-2020, 05:52 AM
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My beginner training night last Wed. ended badly. Put the LT-40 in (!). Right side of fuse is repairable. Left side exploded in balsa bits from TE to LE area. But, with some care, I'm on the way to rebuilding. Might even fly again by next Wed., even if it won't be as pretty.

What I really need is a cowl. Sig wants $35. Yikes! Any other sources?
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There's a company named "Fiberglass Specialties" IIRC, that has molds for many of the cowls needed for Sig and the major plans seller planes that could probably help you out. $35 is a bit much for a piece of vacuformed plastic
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
There's a company named "Fiberglass Specialties" IIRC, that has molds for many of the cowls needed for Sig and the major plans seller planes that could probably help you out. $35 is a bit much for a piece of vacuformed plastic
I'll add that they sell 1rst class products. I bought a cow, wheell pants and canopy form them for a 1/3 scale Pitts.

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I'll add that they sell 1rst class products. I bought a cow, wheell pants and canopy form them for a 1/3 scale Pitts.

Ken
Cool, that means I got the name right
Kind of thinking about ordering some stuff from them for a couple of birds I have plans for.
Here's the address to that company, if you want to use it:
http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/catalog.htm

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I have bought their products for years, good stuff!
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
There's a company named "Fiberglass Specialties" IIRC, that has molds for many of the cowls needed for Sig and the major plans seller planes that could probably help you out. $35 is a bit much for a piece of vacuformed plastic
On the ARF, it is a fiberglass cowl. Nothing listed for an LT-40, although perhaps a Kadet version may fit. Looks like I have a go at patching and filling before I breakdown and spend the club's money. Since it is heavily used for raw beginner training, the odds of a very long life are greatly reduced.
But at least the rest of it is coming together very fast. I'm pretty glad they use poor adhering glue, and not very much, when making the ARF's. So much easier to take the 1/8th balsa skins off of the fuse ply frame, so I can splice in new ones. Pics a bit later....
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The Kadet LT-40 kit has no cowling, only the LT-40 ARF uses a cowling.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
The Kadet LT-40 kit has no cowling, only the LT-40 ARF uses a cowling.
I never noticed! Well, building in the nose pieces like the kit on the fuse sides will be easy-peasy! Thanks for pointing that out!
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Here are the before and after pics:




Silly instructor let the beginner get too low! Consensus at the field was that it was destined for the trash can.

12 hrs on the bench, and ready to go again, with time to spare, for the very next scheduled beginner training day.
Kept the cowl. Not visible in the pic, but it still has evident crash damaged. Added CA to all the fiberglass that needed it. Some body filler and paint over the winter will make it like new. No need to duplicate the balsa nose found in the kit.
Interior fuse sides were ply, which was poorly glued to the outer skins (easy to seperate them!). Ply pieces all jigsawed right back together, then easy to add new balsa sides. Needed a new nose gear steering arm.
A couple of holes in the wing, which just needed patching - nothing structural. One wing bolt area had to be repaired.
Maybe I'll buy a new decal set to add the windows back in....

Running a NIB old HB .40 with an 11x5 prop. Time got away, and the first flight after repair lasted 38 min. on an 8 oz tank (1/2 throttle). That beginner was tired after we landed!

Three hours of training since the oops.
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Its amazing what you can rebuild sometimes. I had a plywood Cub that was every bit as damaged on both sides and it flew again.
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True that. I've had a few planes over the decades that went into trash bags right away. After letting them age for a prolonged time in a corner of the workshop, I'd open the bag and say "Hmmm....maybe I can do something...."

The only bad part about the rebuild - I glued it back together with good glue practices....so it won't separate into its components near as well as it did this time.....
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My rebuilds had a tendency to put a little weight on from the original build too.
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My LT-40 met similar fate on it's third flight. Snapped the fuse in half and damaged the LE of the wing. That was 8 years ago, still flying.
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"We vow to never trash an LT40carcase". they are always rebuildable. When I was learning to fly my Trainer was a bit rough on the sticks and ditched the LT-40 that I was learning with. Broke the Fuse at the TE of the wing saddle and broke the wing on the rt side of the dihedral splice. The next Saturday we resumed flying with the same LT-40.. Great trainer!
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It's hard to kill a really great plane, and the entire Kadet line is one big "really great plane".

I still have my 1973 Kadet (retired but flyable), my Mk-II (5 years old and flying pretty constantly) and I just bought a Sr. kit that I want to "play" with. Considering all the options - flaps and ailerons are going to be "for sure" items. Considering retracts, just for the fun of it. Engine will either be a OS.46AXII that I've had sitting around for AN AGE, or OS.61sf that I've had even longer.

I'm planning to strengthen the entire structure with gussets and then stain/paint the whole thing (structure) medium-dark brown. Then, it'll get covered with clear monokote all over - but likely with a couple of stripes across the wing for my aging eyes to fix on.

Anyway, looking forward to it.
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I'm planning to strengthen the entire structure with gussets and then stain/paint the whole thing (structure) medium-dark brown. Then, it'll get covered with clear monokote all over - but likely with a couple of stripes across the wing for my aging eyes to fix on.
I can relate on the aging eyes. My current project is one of these in Pink with red/white checkerboard and contrasting decals for the top and bottom of the wing.



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