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Old 10-30-2005, 09:03 PM
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After some fine sanding I glued the fin on with 30 min epoxy...




After curing...

Old 10-30-2005, 10:58 PM
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Metallic plum it is.

I used no lead to balance. Balance was obtained through battery placement. I originally flew this plane with an OS 70 Surpass. My Saito 91 weighs the same as the OS 70.

Yes, 14-6, can you say "hot rod"?
Old 10-31-2005, 04:00 AM
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looking good
Old 10-31-2005, 03:26 PM
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Not complaining or anything, devo, just curious, but exactly how much prop clearance do you have on a wheel landing?
Old 10-31-2005, 04:32 PM
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Not complaining or anything, devo, just curious, but exactly how much prop clearance do you have on a wheel landing?
I'm guessing there's plenty with the aluminum gear mount. There's over 10 inches from the deck to the center of the motor mount with the fuze level and thats with no wheels...

Old 10-31-2005, 09:13 PM
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Not complaining or anything, devo, just curious, but exactly how much prop clearance do you have on a wheel landing?
Yes, there's plenty of clearance. Prop strikes haven't been an issue. Holding my fuselage slightly tail high from level, I measure 3.5" from the prop tip to the bench. If you hit the prop with this combination you have to at the least nose over.
Old 11-01-2005, 12:35 AM
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All right, then. Impressive.
Old 11-01-2005, 09:14 PM
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All right, then. Impressive.
...and fun! If someone was to ask me if I'd do the OS70 to Saito91 swap again, I'd say I wouldn't have installed the 70 in the first place. This is in no way a knock against my 70 Surpass, it performed flawlessly. The 91 just makes more power for the same weight. Now, instead of turning a 13x6 prop at 9500rpm I've got a 14x6 at 9500rpm.

The OS70 now rests in a yet to fly U Can Do 46.
Old 11-01-2005, 09:24 PM
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Well speaking of power, look what I just picked up [8D]

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Well now, that looks fun too! Keep the pics coming. It'll be interesting to see a YS installed.
Old 11-03-2005, 07:29 PM
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Nov. 3rd

I mounted the YS tonight.

I clamped the engine to the engine mount to mark the location of the holes...



I used 6-32 cap screws for mounting...



Old 11-03-2005, 07:34 PM
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gumhead, if you're wondering how much your new Saito 91 is going to stick out...
Kinda funny but your 91 fits under the cowl better then my 63



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I like it!
Old 11-08-2005, 12:30 PM
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I've just started watching this thread. Last week I bought a GP CAP 232 40 kit from a club member thats had it in his basement for a couple years. He inherited the kit from another former club member that had done some of the assembly, so I get to finish it after correcting some of his mistakes.

Unfortunately one of the mistakes was the wing spars are not set correctly for the dihedral, and the wing jigs are missing from the kit. Since you've completed wing assembly, would you be interested in parting with your wing jigs? I'm trying to avoid cutting them myself from scrap ply.

As for the spars, I figure if I have the jigs in place, I can sister in some pieces before joining the wing. I'll also probably glass the wing center to make up for the spar.

Brad
Old 11-09-2005, 10:09 AM
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Unfortunately one of the mistakes was the wing spars are not set correctly for the dihedral, and the wing jigs are missing from the kit. Since you've completed wing assembly, would you be interested in parting with your wing jigs? I'm trying to avoid cutting them myself from scrap ply.
I looked for them last night and sorry to say I can find them. I usually save everything, at least to the end of the build but in my hast to clean up one night I must have threw them out.
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I have been very busy lately and havent been doing much on the build but I will post new some pics tonight.

I have been messing with some trim scheme though...

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Thanks for trying. I went ahead and cut them myself last night, since I had the original outlines, just not the pieces.

Nice looking trim scheme. I look forward to further updates. Your pictures are great and are helping me better understand how this thing goes together.

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Old 11-27-2005, 11:35 PM
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Hello - I enjoyed reading your thread as I'm just starting building the fuse of my CAP. I have to say that I'm impressed by the quality of your build! I noticed you are going to use the stock motor mount. Did you consider a soft mount? I'm putting an old 70 surpass in mine and am debating on using a softmount. I'm using a Hyde mount on my YS 110 and it seems to work great.
Old 11-29-2005, 12:41 PM
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Well its been awhile since I worked on the CAP, I have been preoccupied with fixing a sukhoi. A buddy of mine at the field crashed it a couple of weeks ago and he ended up giving me the remains. I had to totally rebuild the nose,cockpit, bellypan and one of the elevators. I recovered most of the fuse and hand cut all the lettering and graphics. All I need is a engine and radio gear. It is a [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEDN8&P=ML]Phoenix Models Sukhoi SU-31[/link]... Pretty nice for free!

Here's some pics...









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Ok back to work on the CAP. I Balsarited the wing Monday...




I started covering the wing last night. Here is the bottom. The stripes will be added later...




Here is the white portion of the top of the wing...



How about some color?




The wing before shrinking...




The trim color doesn't really show up good but it is [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHV52&P=0]metallic plum [/link]. The metallic green trim will be overlaid later.
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ORIGINAL: insalacosm

I noticed you are going to use the stock motor mount. Did you consider a soft mount? I'm putting an old 70 surpass in mine and am debating on using a softmount. I'm using a Hyde mount on my YS 110 and it seems to work great.
I really didn't even think of a softmount... It's gona be a long winter I will have to think about it.
Old 11-29-2005, 03:01 PM
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very nice workmanship, waiting for mine to arrive from ups, nice to see there are some builders out there!

I am also considering a ys 63, I have a 110 in a funtana, engine took about half a tank to break in..

I just hope this cap is not as snappy as my sig 231 ex. keep up the great work.




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Ailerons were covered and installed last night...



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very nice workmanship, waiting for mine to arrive from ups, nice to see there are some builders out there!

I am also considering a ys 63, I have a 110 in a funtana, engine took about half a tank to break in..

I just hope this cap is not as snappy as my sig 231 ex. keep up the great work.




Vinny.
Thanks for the kind words Vinny! I think with the rates set low and plenty of Exponential it should be OK...
Old 12-02-2005, 12:14 AM
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do you mind if I post a pic of my completed cap232 kit in this thread. It is really a great flying plane. I had the same issue with the wings not coming out correct. It did not effect the way the plane flies.

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