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Old 03-02-2015, 03:30 PM
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This builder is planing a Meister scale P-47 build later this year, got to finish my TFGS P-47 first.

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Old 03-02-2015, 04:16 PM
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Here we go...

Been building this.

Bridi RCM Dirty Birty and Bridi RCM Advanced Trainer.

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Old 03-02-2015, 05:07 PM
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Been breathing in fumes from covering my Biper Cub. ALl the main components are covered, and should have color on by the end of the week.
Old 03-02-2015, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by GerKonig
Nice! What scale is it? Built from plans I guess...

Gerry
It is built from plans using a short kit from JTEC Radiowave. It is 1/3 scale.
Old 03-02-2015, 06:03 PM
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This has been my project during winter. Should be done real soon.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:06 AM
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Default First time monokote

Came out ok, but like I read somewhere, don't be too concerned with perfection, some things you won't see in the air. I know it may not be the right thinking but if we don't start somewhere, we get nowhere!
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by fivezees
It is built from plans using a short kit from JTEC Radiowave. It is 1/3 scale.
A very nice model:-)

Gerry
Old 03-03-2015, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by I-fly-any-and-all
what do you mean by "religious wing?" never heard of that term....
That wing does not have a prayer?

Gerry
Old 03-03-2015, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by GerKonig
A very nice model:-)

Gerry
And I just found a beautiful video of your model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zFcZqF_upg
Old 03-03-2015, 08:25 AM
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I guess its time to put up or shut up and since this thread isn't airplane specific here goes. I have been working on a Top Flite 182 for almost 3 years now but I am toying with taking a break and start my next project. It been in planing for more years than I want to admit. The original plans were from a Dick Katz design and I have heavily modified certain aspects to be more scale in appearance. Here are a couple of photos of the wing parts. As you can see some parts were laser cut but the wing ribs were all cut by hand.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:48 PM
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Im at the dope stage on my Biper, and the stink is a bit too much this time of year. Wish I had a window in my workshop!
Old 03-06-2015, 01:16 PM
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I made some more progress built the rear spar and test fit some ribs. Get a load of that taper!

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Old 03-06-2015, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Im at the dope stage on my Biper, and the stink is a bit too much this time of year. Wish I had a window in my workshop!
I just mentioned to someone that I used to build in the living room while watching TV with the wife. Building was OK but sanding and doping was an in the garage thing. That was etched in stone by my wife.
Today when I glass using the Deft Sanding Lacquer I do it in my shop and even with the door and window opened the stink/fumes will get to me. I do sand a bit in the shop but those last fill coats with the 50/50 baby powder are all done outside and only when the wind is blowing. That's a huge mess!!!
Old 03-06-2015, 03:40 PM
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I have an air cleaner to remove dust, and one day it went POOF. Why in the world do they use an electronic board that is susceptible to dust shorting in an air clear used to remove dust? I cant find a replacement board for it now.
Old 03-06-2015, 03:41 PM
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LOL at Gray. Same here
Old 03-06-2015, 04:28 PM
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
I have an air cleaner to remove dust, and one day it went POOF. Why in the world do they use an electronic board that is susceptible to dust shorting in an air clear used to remove dust? I cant find a replacement board for it now.
You should try living through the week I have been having!!! How can things get so sucky so fast!!!!!!!!!!
Well Red, my wife has spoiled me worse then my mother ever did but she does have her limits, just really hard to reach them. When I was building sand rails in my garage all was well, she knew exactly where I was at all times and she was good with it. Then one day I made up my own witches brew of a parts cleaner. I had a really nasty trans I had to clean on the outside before I could open it up. My brew worked like a champ but the smell was so strong it flowed from the garage into the living room of the house. I admit it really stunk up the house!! Like for several days!! That did cause a slight problem and I wasn't allowed to use it again except outside. It was winter though. Then I discovered it ate the asphalt driveway right down to the dirt so I couldn't even use it outside. I had it in a five gallon can under my bench and about 6 months later it ate through the can too. Good stuff though!!
Old 03-06-2015, 06:19 PM
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Update to my Corsair build.... Finally got it finished and painted. Will try to post pics..
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:37 PM
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Anyone build a 'trainer/Sport' plane called the Roadrunner by Fly Models? Got one, deciding on power plant now....suggestions?
Old 03-08-2015, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tailskid
Anyone build a 'trainer/Sport' plane called the Roadrunner by Fly Models? Got one, deciding on power plant now....suggestions?

The old adage applies here "U can never have too much power" Start with a DLE-55 and work your way down .... U can always use it later in your endeavors in to R/C. Just Kidding as my daughter says. Take what the manufactures recommendation and multiply it by 1.5 Besides the left stick is for THROTTLE management in Mode 2 only. Good luck and keep the greasey side up except when landing.
Old 03-08-2015, 06:53 PM
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Too bad nobody has time to build anymore.

Since April I have built five scratch builds and one kit. Fleet was getting old and was in the mood for some new great flying planes
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90" Kadet, Mojo 60 kit, 76" Tiger, 102" RCM Trainer, 72" Contender, and just finishing up a two-meter Kaos.

How guys can spend all winter building one plane is beyond me - unless it is a super scale something or you are still working a demanding job!
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:02 AM
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I'm scratch building a Hostetler Bucker Jungmeister,the build should be completed by the end of the month.Then the covering and painting starts.Every spare moment I dump in this bird,I started it last October,I also work 60 hrs a week.jeffo
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The passed two weeks were spent framing up this Phaeton !! Bipe.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:28 AM
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Last June I made my decision and started my trek back to RC flying. I've scratch built an Ugly Stik. It is almost completed but I moved on to a SPAD plastic plane as my re-entry trainer. I got to fly the SPAD one rectangular pattern before it stalled n crashed. I now believe it was mechanical failure rather than pilot error that brought it down. I have built another SPAD to give it another try. It is completed but this horrible Texas weather has me grounded. Rain, rain and more rain. I am now scratch building a Kadet LT-40. By the time the rain stops and the runway dries out I'll have 2 planes ready to go. As far as RC is concerned, I have always been a builder; kit or scratch.
Old 03-09-2015, 05:35 AM
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tomclark....
I am digging the cut of your jib!

Those are great airplanes. They look like a lot of fun. Great ideas.

Brian

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