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Old 09-09-2018, 06:32 PM
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9-9-2018 I've started a new kit - Lake Buccaneer from Pilot
Old 09-11-2018, 04:40 PM
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Box, Plans, Elevator and Rudder




two way force


Engine from .19 to .32


RC Scale



Plans


Plans


Ribs


Rudder


Elevator
Old 10-14-2018, 08:16 AM
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Reinforce the junction





Spar reduced size


Tower Hobbies Glue
Wing Construction
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Laka Buccaneer Airplane
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:18 AM
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"wruggiero" do you intend it for glow or electric power?.

I always like this model and for sure I will follow your building thread.

Thanks and Best Regards.
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I have one of these NIB that I thought about having it CAD copied so more could be made. The LB has had a cult following through the years.
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I had the chance to fly in one several years ago. Was a nice flying plane, though flying off the water was a bit strange to me, at the time anyway.
The only issue with the LB is that, if there is any issues with the engine, it won't glide. Had one crash after it ran out of fuel over Lake Washington a few years back. When the engine quit, it went down in a hurry with the resulting death of both on board when it hit the ground
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"wruggiero" do you intend it for glow or electric power?.

I always like this model and for sure I will follow your building thread.

Thanks and Best Regards.
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O.S Max .55 , A Eletric engine cold be an option but I think you will have dificulties installing the Batery
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Wing Details !!
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Following your thread with interest!

Best Regards
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Nice work. I have a NIB one as well. From what I’ve read regarding this Pilot kit, the wood provided is heavy and less than ideal...
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reenforce for the screw



3 screwa fixing the wing


wood glue to reenforce the balsa












suport to fix the wing, kit modification


pode details


how to fix the pod
New Photos from Lake Bucaneer!
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Cool

Cool - Removeble


How to access the screws in the wing

Reenforce the pod

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Reenforce the coal

OS 25 Fx


The pod sustentation


Internal Pod reenforce, It's not recomended at instrution in Pilot kit

The Coal and the parts to fix

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Excellent progress!

I contonue following your build with interest

Best Regards and keep safe.
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Pod Details

Locations of the Screwa

Mufller Cut

Detail of plastic parts


Pod and the Wing



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Canopy detail

Fixing the Canopy

Detail of the screw to fix the wing



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Wow this brings back some memories. This kit was a Christmas gift when I was a kid - probably 1986-1988 or so. The build started in grade school and probably finished sometime late in high school. Initially I severely underestimated how heavy this airplane was and I severely underpowered it with an old KB .28 Sportster. The results were about what could be expected. She was difficult to get off the water and then she stall/spun. Several years later I took the OS 32FH out of a Concept 30SE helicopter and tried again - with similar results. I still have the plane, and I've meant to restore her and appropriately power/fly - but the years have just flown by. I'll try to post some photos of her current state when I get to it. Good luck with the build. She's heavy with a high wing loading - don't force her into the air. Anything you can do to lighten her up during the remaining build - I'd encourage you to do so.
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Tail Detail

wing and Tail



Reinforce the Tail

Reinforce the Tail II

Rudder

installing the radio Airtronics Stylus

Receiver

push roads

Fixing push roads internally

swicht detail



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Wow this brings back some memories. This kit was a Christmas gift when I was a kid - probably 1986-1988 or so. The build started in grade school and probably finished sometime late in high school. Initially I severely underestimated how heavy this airplane was and I severely underpowered it with an old KB .28 Sportster. The results were about what could be expected. She was difficult to get off the water and then she stall/spun. Several years later I took the OS 32FH out of a Concept 30SE helicopter and tried again - with similar results. I still have the plane, and I've meant to restore her and appropriately power/fly - but the years have just flown by. I'll try to post some photos of her current state when I get to it. Good luck with the build. She's heavy with a high wing loading - don't force her into the air. Anything you can do to lighten her up during the remaining build - I'd encourage you to do so.
Thank you so much for your tips .In fact the construcution techinics used in this model is heavy , I'concerned regarding tha weght too. I intended to fly in a runway.
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fixed gear, reinforce the ivory wood , I used a rib plywood



rib plywood


Covering (plating ) the wing
















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