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Old 05-06-2014, 03:35 PM
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Had a post in ARF forum for this model because it is an ARF. No interest.
Is any one still flying any of their models? (3 Sea Bees) I finally got this one in the air last week end (Bristol). I've had it for over ten years. Why so long? Other projects and repair jobs kept interrupting.
Minor trim after take off and flying along in a slow gentle manor. Saito 1.50 for power turning a 17x8 Zoar, take off run about 75ft at two thirds throttle. No aerobatic manuvers at this time, but can be landed slow and gentle. It is definitly a rudder-aileron aiplane for turns. Haven't programed a mix yet, managing it manualy thus far. A few tweaks and it should be a keeper. But it won't be a regular flyer, not as easy to get in a compact car as they claim. Can attach some photo's later if there is any interest.

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It did not happen if there is no pictures. Of course post some pictures and some more comments.
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We want pics, we want pics!
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Here it is, as it sets on my bench waiting for engine repairs. My very used Saito 1.50 needed some parts. It has made two flights. Will get some
flying shots when everything is back together and weather permits.

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Old 05-13-2014, 06:12 AM
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I got mine from a club member about 3 years ago, I put a Quadra 42 in it. Flys great, I use as my daily flyer and take it to Dawn Patrol events.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:58 PM
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Brisfits are pretty awesome. I love 'flying' one in the 'Over Flanders Fields: Wings' flight sim.
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Hey everyone! A few more photo's of the engine installed and buttoned up. Mike I'd like to see how you mounted that Quadra 42 !
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Cool muffler. Cool airplane.
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Here's some more photo's! May not be to many more for a while, dumb thumb on landing and snapped a few flying wires. All looks repairable.

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I love that airplane! I have plans. So many airplanes, so little time! Congrats on the flight! Is the L.G. 'sprung' or 'stiff legged'?
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Sorry about the delay in replying to your question. I made a plywood ring that attaches to the fuse stringers and made the radiator removable. Also the top 1/4 x 1/2 basswood stringer that runs up to the nose, I made removable. I hope that helps you, if you have any more questions, let me know

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Hey Mike! Snugg fit in a few places, but very nice indeed. Bet you didn't have to add any nose wieght?

Oh yes, ARUP the gear is close to scale and bungy or rather rubber banded for some shock action!

Got to find some replacement cable for the stuff I broke. Proctor sells some of the stuff I want, but will have to look around for the rest of what I want.

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I don't remember how much but I did add some lead weight in the front.

I got 1/32 dia. cable from Balsa USA that I used on my Bristol
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So Im haivng an issue with my wings and flying wires, Cant seem to get the wing true, any suggestions on how you all did it? Incidence ??


thanks


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