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Old 04-01-2008, 11:51 PM
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Default Composite ARF Tucano Build

I started working on a comp ARF Tucano that was put on hold for other projects, so I'll be starting this build tread from the point in the construction were I stopped.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:57 PM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

Wayne
You don't get a Break...Work,Work,Work............ Why not go flying Wednesday afternoon . BTW , Ron will give you some Stick Time just remember that Ron wants the Tucano done yesterday, Ha ! That the first one I've seen in Red....
Semper Fi
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

more photos of the gear and door installation.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:04 AM
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Hi Joe, we're going to wait till Friday to do some flying, the weather Wednesday is suppose to be windy plus Vin and Ron are going to be tied up for most of the day. I can't wait to get this thing done so I can see how it flies; I think it's going to be a blast.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:17 AM
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Lighting kit install
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:27 AM
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Stab leading edge extensions installed. some filling was required to get a good fit.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

Wayne,

That bird is looking good I think it might just be big enough to fit Joe in it for the maiden

The light install looks great and the plane in general looks impressive.


Ronald R Long
Old 04-02-2008, 08:14 PM
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I decided not to use the stock rudder servo mount. I used the SWB mount
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:33 PM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

Wayne,

That looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeet keep up the good work.


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Old 04-03-2008, 09:40 AM
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HI guys......after two seasons of flying my Tucano and 80-90 flights...it was time for a new paint job.

You are gonna absolutely love the way it flies.........

If you have any questions on the setup....give me a call.

all the best,
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

Hi Ron,

who did you buy the decals for the Brazilian grey version from?

Thanks and best regards

J Attard
Old 04-07-2008, 01:59 PM
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The decals were made on the computer and printed on sticky paper........

For the new paint job I had Ralph Schneider at Tailor Made Decals in Germany design and produce.

[email protected]

Also....here is the new air inlet system........I extended the turbine intake thru the firewall. This is the best possible way to ensure that the motor gets cool air.

Fuse will get the white base coat tonite.

cheers,

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Old 04-07-2008, 04:05 PM
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NO1

Why to do that if the real plane (and the kit) has the space areas for the oil radiators?? that can work as cooling exit for the engine?

Arturo

Please see the pictures in the fuse at the center you can see two black squares, those are kind of grids
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Installing the engine was a long slow process a lot of fitting and fiddling; here are some shots of the engine being fitted and the nose landing gear going in.
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fitting cowling.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

Wow,

That plane is looking really good Wayne.



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Old 04-08-2008, 08:54 AM
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Wayne
lookin Good..........BTW how the F86 maiden go ?
Semper Fi
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Ron & Wayne,

Thanks so much for the hospitality this weekend at the Sun Valley field. I enjoyed watching the Eurosport and Lightning fly. Disassembling/reassembling the Lightning was a hoot; too bad we didn't notice that wing mounting bolt as we could have saved some time. Wayne did a great job bringing the Lightning in after the flame out. Did you find the source of the air leak in the retracts?

Jim
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Jim,

Yes it was a air line by a main retract. Tire had rubbed. Nice meeting you this last weekend and thanks for the help


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Joe the F-86 was underpowered and were're refitting it with a P-80.
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Shoot !
Go with a 120 , same mileage ,and most likely Vin has one laying around.
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im sure he has on laying around, he went all Titans is what i think he told me!!

Hey you Valley boys, stop causing havok out there around the old timers, i dont wanna have to bail you outta jail when you stop a pace maker with your low, fast flybys. HAHA

This message was only a joke, if the pun intended effects you personally, i am sorry....it is just an inside joke Nick
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Nick,

Always bring your bail money when you go out to fly



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Old 04-08-2008, 09:43 PM
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Default RE: Composite ARF Tucano Build

That looks great. When is the maiden?

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