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Old 11-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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I have almost finished my Telemaster 40 V2. When I took the wing halves off the plans and test fitted the joiners, I noticed the joiners are about 3/8 longer than the wing halves. So I test fitted the joiners into the fuselage and the joiners were correct in length. I think what caused the problem, the plans are from a bygone era when the wing was attached with rubber bands to fly.

At any rate this is my first build in over 20 years and I was surprised by how bad I have done just to be honest. But I think it will fly. At one point I had my brother to come over and give me a hand, he loaded his welding machine, cutting torches and grinders and came to help. When I figure out how all the tools helped , I'll let you know. I think the welder and things are like a security blanket. Ask him to go fishing, he brings the welder. Ask him to go flying RC airplanes, he brings the welder. So you get it.

At any rate, I thought a heads up on the wing chord might help someone here or maybe this was a chance to vent and maybe just say it's almost finished.

My promise to the airplane gods, I will try to have it off the table by next week and get started on that Sig 4 star 120 that has been setting for two years.
Old 11-15-2013, 11:21 AM
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Telemasters are nice flying planes from what I have heard. I have a Sig 4 star 120 that took me nearly 20 years to finish for various reasons but done now. I was painting the wing on it in my garage late in the summer. One of the neighbors noticed me and thought I was working a on a surf board.
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I have built and am building the telemaster 40 and I also built the Sr. Telemaster and am flying it. The last 4 telemasters I have scratch built and have the original plans. I also have the v2 plans that do me no good as I like the original better. Great flying airplane and you can use a wide variety of engines. My favorite set up is with a OS FS-90 4 stroke and with flaps. The airplane will do anything you ask of it! Have fun with your build!
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Telemaster 40 and 66 both fly well best trainer ever Saito .56 this is my telemaster on floats.

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Very nice! and I agree they are the best trainer ever! And a complete joy to fly. The last one I built I put a OS 40sf on it and flew great and he is still flying that plane!
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This Tellemaster I am just finishing up, isn't my first. About 20 year ago, I built a Senior Telemaster and flew it. Which is the reason I decided to do another.
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You wont regret it!!

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