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Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 PM
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Default Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Getting ready to start my first build in 20 years. Wish me luck
Old 03-12-2013, 05:57 PM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Here is a pic of the Kit, the new Tactic Radio and a Magnum .40.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:55 PM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

You must be pumped!

I can dig it, and I'm in!
Old 03-13-2013, 07:02 AM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Thanks Gary, I am really glad you are following because I follow your builds all the time. Will definitly relly on some of your knowledge. I really enjoy your builds. Sorry its not a Kadet..LOL
Old 03-13-2013, 07:28 AM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Be careful with that Tatic 4 channel radio. I lost my Electric Stick due to low/dead batteries. The radio takes 4AA batteries. The only warning I got was 4 quick beebs and then the radio died. If possible replace them with recharchable batteries and make sure there full each time you go out.

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Yes, thanks Superfli. I already have rechargables for it. Other than the battery issue, how do u like the Radio. My first 2.4 ghz
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Be careful with that Tatic 4 channel radio. I lost my Electric Stick due to low/dead batteries. The radio takes 4AA batteries. The only warning I got was 4 quick beebs and then the radio died. If possible replace them with recharchable batteries and make sure there full each time you go out.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:12 PM
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Well I got right into it tonight. Laid out the plans and covered with wax paper. Sorted and identified the wing parts and started assembly. I am sure out of practice, but feels good to back at it after such a long break (20 years ugh). Any way the kit seems to be really nice and well cut so far, Balsa is good and the instructions are pretty straight forward. Good Work Blue Jay Airplane Kits.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Here are the specs, if anyone is interested




Loadstar 40


Wing Span: 72.75 inches
Wing Area: 760 sq inches
Engine Size: .25 - .50 (2 Stroke)
Engine Size: .60 (4 Stroke)
Fuselage Length: 53 inches
Est. Weight: 5.50 lbs
Flat Bottom Air Foil


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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Looking good brother!
Old 03-14-2013, 04:25 AM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

I'm about finished the covering on my Loadstar. I bashed the kit to have separate aileron servos instead of just one as I like to experiment with flaperons and aileron differential. I also used the Solartex covering as my aileron and elevator hinge material giving me totally sealed hinge lines. I've used covering material on .40 and smaller sized planes for many years with no failures.
Also, this in my 5th Bluejay kit and have found all to be a delight to build.

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ORIGINAL: STEVEB

I'm about finished the covering on my Loadstar. I bashed the kit to have separate aileron servos instead of just one as I like to experiment with flaperons and aileron differential. I also used the Solartex covering as my aileron and elevator hinge material giving me totally sealed hinge lines. I've used covering material on .40 and smaller sized planes for many years with no failures.
Also, this in my 5th Bluejay kit and have found all to be a delight to build.

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I am thinking of doing two servo's for the ailerons also.. you would'nt happen to have a pic or two of your set up?

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Looking good brother!
thanks Gary.. You are the man!!!

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

You would think that having learned how to fly I could learn how to upload more than one photo at a time. Obviously I have not yet been given the secret handshake. With that said, here is a pic of the bottom of the wing showing the two servo mount/hatch covers. The aileron leading edge is beveled at about 30 degrees with 1 inch wide strips of covering top and bottom for the hinging. As the covering is full span, the entire aileron is sealed. The strings are the pull thru. be sure to cut the appropriate holes in the wings for the servo leads. I'll continue to try and upload more pics.

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:04 AM
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Here is the servo mount and the top of the servo hatch.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:38 AM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

SteveB...Did you use standard size servo's in the wings?..
Old 03-16-2013, 01:44 PM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Hey Dave I'll be watchin too...dont much care to build, but I do like to modify......Rog
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Full sized servos for all the surfaces.

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Thanks SteveB.. That's what I was thinking but with all the change in equipment,since I left the hobby, I was not sure.
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

Ok.. so now I know I am building again.. the old glue the finger tips together..LOL ... Anyway I have made more progress. I have the Right wing half done and sheeted except for center sheeting, that I am going to do when I install the two seperate servos for the ailerons. The left wing is almost finished except for the webbing. I am thinking on black and floresent green color scheme. What do u all think?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:18 PM
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 Build

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