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Old 04-01-2020, 03:35 PM
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Thank you for the kind words, Mike!

I got the engine to run...I really cheated and tried it in my bonus room upstairs where I build. After I put glow in the tank and drew some into the engine by hand cranking it with my thumb over the carb opening, I let her sit a few minutes. Then I decided what the heck and put the glow connector on, and proceeded to hand flip her. She coughed after just a few flips and cleared her throat of gunk, and idled pretty good. I cut it after 5-10 seconds so as not to get exhaust everywhere and get my wife upset, lol! This engine was on a different plane till it died in a midair about ten years ago, and had not run since then.
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She flies nice. I maidened her today in light winds. Maybe two clicks up trim were used but I knew she was nose heavy. It is very predictable and flew actually more on rails than I thought she would. It seems to roll both ways pretty axially. The single loop I tried was decent with wings staying pretty level. I came home and moved the 6V nimh from in front of the servos to behind them. That moved the CG to about mid range of the recommended range of 3 1/4 to 4 1/8 behind the LE at the root. Hope to try it again soon.
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On the tarmac today.





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Old 04-21-2020, 01:50 PM
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Hi maukaonyx that is one pretty airplane you have there ! did you fly here yesterday? if you did how did it fly great I hope
Thanks for sharing
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Thanks! Yes I flew it the last two days. It flies well. I have been adjusting the CG. Started way too nose heavy with the battery under the leading edge of the wing, then moving it back in increments to where it now is under the trailing edge. It still takes too much down elevator in an upward inverted climb so I am beginning to add lead to the tail, under the stab. It does fly very nice otherwise. Rolls are pretty axial, loops pretty level. Its a very good daily flier!
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Sh certainly is keeper!
Old 04-23-2020, 01:29 PM
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That is a very nice looking plane. I had a Kavalier about 30 years ago when I was a beginner and never liked it. It was just sort of a dog in the air and it seemed like it didn't climb well. I've thought about what was wrong with it lately and I think it was simply too nose heavy. If I run into a kit cheap enough at a swap meet, I might build another one just to see if I was right.

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Old 04-24-2020, 09:31 AM
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Yep Carl, I really recommend giving the Kavalier another try...it’s a sweet flying lil plane with classic looks. Jon
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Bump for a classic design

Oh no! The kit is destroyed!

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Whew! The insides are great....minus the plans


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Ha! Amazing the canopy and cowl look fine. LG is probably fine too. Anything else, easy to make.
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I did ok for $30 off marketplace. Getting a set of plans off a local
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Default Two Kavaliers

A clubmate built a Kavalier last winter and I aquired one this spring which was built decades ago. The new one is powered by a 3648 900 kv motor (equal to a Power 25 and the Old Kavalier was converted to electric using a Power 32 motor.

Both fly very well....gems.











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Default Hatch Construction SIG Kavalier

Hatch construction on the old Kavalier.







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Looking real good!

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