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Old 03-04-2024, 05:34 PM
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Default Allied Hobbies Integra

Here is a new/old one that I'm going to try and save. This Dick Russ Integra kit was setting on a shelf in southern California at Pegasus hobbies.
A friend of mine was able to ship it to me to see if I can save it.
It is partially built kit and has a terribly warped semi assembled fuselage. This should be a fun one.............
Here we go..........




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I’m pretty happy to see that most everything that matters is still in the box, canopy, gear, blocks and a small amount of hardware. These are extremely good flying planes, so if I’m lucky enough to get the fuse straightened up, I’ll be in pretty good shape. Looks like this thing has been sitting a looooooooong time……🥴

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Looks like I can save the fuse, the warps and twists are gone and now I can continue with building a straight fuse………😄

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Smile Another Cool OLD design...

Judging by the box and the manual .... what a cool - slick design...
What kind of condition is the foam wings cores in?

Sure hope you are able to get it all square and solid...Gonna be another nice looking airplane

Dang, I even have an old pumped VECO 61 setting in my "SHOP". No idea if it could ever run though?
Heck I even have some Kraft radio sets complete with the old batteries...

I did not see any dates on anything. What era would this kit have been produced?
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Hey Rick,
Here is a link that will answer a few questions on the design and dating, looks like early to mid 70's
I really like those years as average guys were designing some really nice flying airplanes..........

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-resource-page

Cores are in usable shape as well as most everything in the box, I'm excited about this one.
I'll not go so crazy on wild colors on this one, basic seems to make this design pop..............
I'll most likely use a Super Tigre again, I have plenty of headers for the ST 61-75

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Old 03-05-2024, 10:22 AM
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Wow……….warpy warpy warpy, twisty twisty twisty!

yuck!


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Fuse coming along with top formers in place………..
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Bottom sheeting installed………..

Tough part is over now, fuse isn’t perfect by any means, but will fly just fine.
Someone must have started this in the 80’s and just stuffed it back in the box, the fuse sat half put together for 40 some years all crooked and unloved……. This will be a fun story when it’s completed……..👍
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I just realized I had not shared what the fuse looked like before straightening, here is what my buddy found at the hobby shop………🤢

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And here is where it is so far………
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Here is the top turtle deck sheet being prepared to install, no cracks so all is good……..

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This is the place that I know the fuse will be fine and usable, upon opening the box I wasn't sure if I would have to build new sides or find these usable.
This will be a fun plane to add to the fleet, probably the last one for this winter.
Flying season is very close with all the nice weather we have had recently...............

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Was able to get tank front gear, rods, and engine mounted…… going with a Super Tigre 75, should be a good fit for this plane, the vertical will be strong as I’ll prop it for pulling not speed

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Default I love my SuperTigre's

I see that you too, know the ST's are torque engines.
Heck, I run mine on home made fuel that is nothing but methanol & caster oil..


I love my Super Tigre's
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I'm glad most guys don't know that. I have ran them for years, always rock solid and trustworthy. They also perform nicely in any weather or temperature.
Pipe, no pipe one of the best kept secrets out there is how nice they run...............................
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Here is the first wing after skinning. I’ll let it set for the day and get the other side ready……….
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Well I got impatient and did the other side so I’ll let these set today then trim the excess off before gluing on leading, trailing and tips
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Getting a little ways along, wings are skinned, leading and trailing edges applied and tips installed. Foam wings are awesome, always turn out straight and light………


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Wing is mounted and fuse can now be finished, wing mounting needed to be done before nose can be installed and shaped……….

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One block shaped………..

Nose is next……..,.

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wing is mounted and landing gear blocks are installed, this plane is bigger than I was expecting……..
reminds me of my Sig Komet or Zlin Acrobat

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Here is the snoot roughed in………
pretty much all the wood is assembled, now it’s time to get ready for covering………,

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The INTEGRA is coming along nicely!

It's pretty crazy how much RC airplane designs have evolved over the years. Then again, maybe it's not so crazy...
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i know there is nothing like 1975 sawdust......................achoo!

This has been a fun one to do, it's a wonder how long it sat unloved and how much longer it would have sat in that hobby shop, amazing that no-one considered buying it at all.................................

I like it and I'll fly it for years to come!

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Weight of the built plane is 4.2 pounds and the engine and accessories came to 2.2 pounds without covering. I’m thinking this will end up at 7.5 pounds ready to fly……..I can sure live with that


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