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Old 10-01-2016, 06:54 PM
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I picked up a Hydeaway today at an estate sale. I promised the widow that the airplane would be returned to the air. Problem is she could not find the chin cowl. If anyone has one I can buy, borrow or repair please let me know. Thanks is advance.
Old 10-01-2016, 07:13 PM
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Cant help you with a chin cowl since I have never seen one. If you can't find one carve a resemblance out of foam and send it to me and I will pull you one out of carbon fiber.

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Old 10-02-2016, 07:30 AM
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I don't think either the Hydeout or the Hydeaway had a chin cowl, I believe the engine was exposed as were the header and pipe (2 or 4 stroke power plant).
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Well, the airplane is right here in front of me missing a chin cowl.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:00 PM
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Yes it is. Unfortunately, I believe the Hydeaway was produced by ZN Line. They are still in business; so you could try contacting them: http://www.znline.com.
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You are correct, it has a ZN sticker molded into the fuse just inside the turtle deck. I sent them an email through the site, lets see what they say. I would call this a shot in the dark but who knows. I'm thinking it is going to be about a 15 HR job to carve a plug and pull a mold.

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Old 10-02-2016, 11:02 PM
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Hello

Dominique Mathern (Belgium) bought molds of ZNline and PLprod. So he has :
ZNline
Ovation, Topline, Alliance, Suprème, Caprise, Fashion, Synergy, Enigma, Evolis XXL Majestic, Hyde Away, Suxess
+ aile composite wing for pour Suprème
PL PROD
Partner, Excellence 2, Katana F3A (dessiné par S. Silvestri)
canopy available for pour :
Excellence 2, Smaragd, Alizé

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Shawn - Chip is planning on being at the SAM contest this weekend. he might be a very good source!
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Jon, I was thinking the same thing and sent him a PM yesterday. Haven't gotten a reply yet but have noticed he hasn't been on RCU much lately.
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After not gettting any leads on a chin cowl even after talking with Chip, I grabbed up some balsa and CA and was able to come up with this. Now the real fun begins, next will be glassing it and fine tune the fit then pull a mold that I will use once.LOL that's what makes this a hobby right? Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions but looks like good old elbow grease fixes the problem again.
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Great job. Looks really good.
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Thanks, it's Turing out to be a fun project. I wonder if I am building the first electric version. The planned power package is an AXI FAI motor, Jeti Spin 80 controller and Falcon 19x13.5 three blade prop.
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ELECTRIC ????? Dude, Slap yourself.
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Looks really good and will probably be as good or better than a commercial replacement!
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Originally Posted by Pylonracr View Post
ELECTRIC ????? Dude, Slap yourself.
+100 LOL!!!

Ken

EDIT; More importantly the chin cowl plug is looking good!

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Originally Posted by Pylonracr View Post
ELECTRIC ????? Dude, Slap yourself.
I know I am sooooo going to miss all the " experts " telling me how much nitro to run, how much oil, what type of oil, what brand of plug, what heat range of plug, fuel dot or fill valve, soft mount or hard mount...............NOT!!!!!! LOL.
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I will remember that next time you need more fuel........................
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Now now, I still have a couple YS powered airplanes, just not any pattern airplanes.
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
Thanks, it's Turing out to be a fun project. I wonder if I am building the first electric version. The planned power package is an AXI FAI motor, Jeti Spin 80 controller and Falcon 19x13.5 three blade prop.
Speedracer

That particular plane started life as an electric and was converted to glo by the second owner.

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Nice, thanks for letting me know Don, I will was under the impression that Lester was the original builder.
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
I know I am sooooo going to miss all the " experts " telling me how much nitro to run, how much oil, what type of oil, what brand of plug, what heat range of plug, fuel dot or fill valve, soft mount or hard mount...............NOT!!!!!! LOL.
Now it will be which ESC, motor timing, battery, how much brake, and I think there are soft mounts for electric. Me thinks you jumped from the frying pan to the fire

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Originally Posted by kenh3497 View Post
Now it will be which ESC, motor timing, battery, how much brake, and I think there are soft mounts for electric. Me thinks you jumped from the frying pan to the fire

Ken
Oh.. you believe it.
Watt inferiority is reaching critical proportions. Like nothing I'd every experience with IC.
I've just read a 16 side thread discussing the pimping of a real cheap/small RTF F3A that I also happen to own. So much uffing and ahhing about the simple cheap no brand prop supplied. 15 sides later with many expensive props, custom props, modified prop ordered and tested by owners and thread subscribers... around the world... The the conclusion was that the prop supplied... was the best! Now they've moved onto the ESC... same story, buying this, testing that. In the mean time, I'm have a blast.
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Originally Posted by David Bathe View Post
Oh.. you believe it.
Watt inferiority is reaching critical proportions. Like nothing I'd every experience with IC.
I've just read a 16 side thread discussing the pimping of a real cheap/small RTF F3A that I also happen to own. So much uffing and ahhing about the simple cheap no brand prop supplied. 15 sides later with many expensive props, custom props, modified prop ordered and tested by owners and thread subscribers... around the world... The the conclusion was that the prop supplied... was the best! Now they've moved onto the ESC... same story, buying this, testing that. In the mean time, I'm have a blast.

not what I am finding out so far. Set it up once and it works. My other E pattern airplane has proven very reliable and practically maintenance free while providing great performance.

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