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Old 03-18-2014, 05:25 AM
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Here is my PNP electrified.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:17 AM
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Nice work, I really like your pilot and copilot! What motor, prop and battery are you using? What is the ready to fly weight?
Old 03-18-2014, 02:27 PM
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Thanks, it has a monster power 46, a 100 amp esc, a 6 cell 5000ma battery, and a 13x6 propeller. Not sure what the weight is as I have not weighed it yet.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:42 PM
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I have herd horror stories of the wing strut not being strong enough and loosing the wing in flight is this still true. I'm looking at getting one and converting it to electric, I have the skills to redesign and strengthen the wing struts if need be. I'm glad there are still kits to be bought I love building more than flying.


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Old 09-02-2014, 05:23 AM
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TA--I completed one of these last year, but still haven't flown it! The wing saddles are made with 1/4" ply and reinforced with another 1/4" piece between the legs. I pinned mine with toothpicks which I think any prudent builder would do. It's an obvious and easy improvement. Just like we pin our firewalls with toothpicks. I may have used 1/8" dowel rods in lieu of toothpicks--don't remember, but I am not worried about the wing disengaging.

If you are still contemplating this plane, you are advised to do a search on this forum. The price was right, and I needed something to work on over the last couple of winters, which is how long I took on this kit. It was a LOT of work. I finished mine with Sig Koverall which added a lot of finish work to cover, dope, sand and paint but I did it as practice woth fabric for when I do a WWI warbird. I have an OS 52FS for power, but as I said above, have yet to fly it.
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I used 30 minute epoxy and small steel screws to strengthen the joints. I'm not planning on 3D stunts so it will be good.
Old 09-16-2014, 04:57 AM
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Default Maiden Flight

I finally flew mine. On the maiden flight, the airelon reaction was veryyyyy sluggish, i had to use rudder to make each turn, and no chance of any kind of roll. I thought, what the heck--not much fun. Landed and was checking her over for a second flight a little later, and realized only one of the airelons was operating. I apparently did not get them plugged in all the way...sheesh. Next flight was immensely more satisfying. Rolls, inverted flight, immelmans etc all possible and looking good. Slow fly bys, with the FS52 just above idle were beautiful and so quiet, you would think the plane was electric powered. I am going larger with gas these days, but after all the work, this thing is a great flier.

Don't know why the photos came out so blue--must be a setting on the camera.
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Old 09-23-2023, 09:42 PM
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I just got one of these planes at a swap meet.
The plane doesn't have any wing struts with it and I'm wondering if they're needed?
Has anyone had positive results flying the plane without the struts?
Old 11-02-2023, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rtn9105
I just got one of these planes at a swap meet.
The plane doesn't have any wing struts with it and I'm wondering if they're needed?
Has anyone had positive results flying the plane without the struts?
I would make a set.. they should be on the plans
Old 12-09-2023, 05:52 PM
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I wish ti purchase the Pete" n Poke kit! My e mail is basonstanley@gmail .com ! I am new at RC Forum so I am not sure how to do this!!I need info how to buy!

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