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Forum: Kit Building
08-27-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,744
Posted By heggen

Thanks, Dave, for the kind remarks. It is...

Thanks, Dave, for the kind remarks. It is encouraging to hear it is such a nice flyer.
Forum: Kit Building
08-26-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,744
Posted By heggen

Ed, I am glad you responded. No, I haven't...

Ed, I am glad you responded.
No, I haven't flown it yet. It had been sitting in storage waiting for a radio, engine and hardware while other projects were being done. I saw a Goldberg 30% Ultimate...
Forum: Kit Building
08-26-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,744
Posted By heggen

Ultimate buyer

RC Ed, I believe I am the one who purchased your partially built Ultimate at the auction. It us now finished and it would be fun to communicate with you and show you the end result.
12-31-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

More work has been done. Latest effort has been...

More work has been done. Latest effort has been on the mounting points for the ignition module, throttle servo and choke servo. Also, the exhaust system will use headers which are sized perfectly for...
12-17-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

This has to be the longest I have ever worked on...

This has to be the longest I have ever worked on a single project. It started in 1979 and I am finally seeing the end. Actually, as has been stated earlier, this is a restoration of one of the two...
11-27-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

The red trim on the fuselage and wings is...

The red trim on the fuselage and wings is finished. It look hours of measuring, taping and masking before the paint could be applied. What is agonizing is the same pattern has to be done in miniature...
11-22-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

More is getting done slowly. The house remodel is...

More is getting done slowly. The house remodel is infringing on my model building time. I do try to get an hour or so with my morning coffee to get some stuff done before the day starts.
Right now...
11-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

Work continues slowly on the Pitts....

Work continues slowly on the Pitts. Unfortunately, other things are important that get in the way of the hobby, mainly, remodeling the house that has to be done by Christmas when overnight guest will...
08-26-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

I am glad to see another Pitts S2a coming about....

I am glad to see another Pitts S2a coming about. It sounds as if you will be going more into scale detail than what I am so that will be interesting to see.
The DLE 111 fits within the cowl.
I...
08-20-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

More work has been accomplished on the Pitts....

More work has been accomplished on the Pitts. Auto primer has been sprayed on all the parts and sanding is finished. I am actually ready to paint. On a couple of the smaller parts, paint has been...
06-04-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

It as been 5 months since I have worked on the...

It as been 5 months since I have worked on the Pitts. The hold up was applying Stits Poly Brush, which has an MEK solvent base. Because of its harmful effects on the body I didn't want to continue...
Forum: Kit Building
04-12-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 21,483
Posted By heggen

Hey Bill, I am glad to hear you are building a...

Hey Bill, I am glad to hear you are building a Stratus.
I built my Stratus about 10 years ago and had to go and look at the wing to remember what I did regarding the center rib. I fashioned a center...
01-03-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

Wheel pants are done. The attachment brackets are...

Wheel pants are done. The attachment brackets are installed and the filler and prime on the pants are done. They are now set aside waiting for paint next spring when the weather warms up for praying...
01-01-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

Spent some time today reconditioning the landing...

Spent some time today reconditioning the landing gear. As a reminder, this project is a restoration of a Pitts built around 1980, it is not a new build.
The landing gear needed straightening being...
12-27-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

I expect it to get better looking with paint....

I expect it to get better looking with paint. Attached is a picture of the picture of my Pitts back in the early 80's. I intend to duplicate this color scheme of Marion Cole's Pitts. It is a...
12-26-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

Work continues on the Pitts. It is frustrating to...

Work continues on the Pitts. It is frustrating to do so many little things in the build that don't make much difference in the appearance.
The cooling baffle is installed after a long time of...
12-06-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

Not much has changed in appearance since what was...

Not much has changed in appearance since what was shown on page one. I have the engine mounting holes drilled, cowl attachments placed, and a baffle in the cowl for cooling air over the cylinders....
12-02-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,651
Posted By heggen

After about a three year hold on the redo of my...

After about a three year hold on the redo of my Sheber Pitts S2 do to other projects and general life, I am back at it with earnest. The wings are covered with Koverall and a coat of Poly Brush is on...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-02-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,265
Posted By heggen

I know this is an old thread but I couldn't help...

I know this is an old thread but I couldn't help but report the findings on powering my Stinger 120 with a G62.
About two years ago I bid on a partially built Stinger 120 at a model auction and took...
06-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By heggen

The plans are available on Ebay under Ace Weeks...

The plans are available on Ebay under Ace Weeks Special plans.
03-09-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By heggen

Dave, Thanks for the info on the Quartermaster....

Dave, Thanks for the info on the Quartermaster. Reading what you wrote makes it all the more important to put this higher in the order of my build list. When the time comes to build and fly my...
02-10-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By heggen

Sounds like you got the CG position question...

Sounds like you got the CG position question answered. I confirmed mine is 3/8" in front of the rear cabane and it flew well. Not having a lot of flights on it, I probably haven't optimized the...
02-09-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By heggen

The plans are available on Ebay. Search Weeks...

The plans are available on Ebay. Search Weeks Special plans. They go for about $23.00. I have been thinking about ordering a set just in case. I purchased a used Weeks Special last summer and put my...
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,183
Posted By heggen

I haven't had a Kougar for at least 10 years but...

I haven't had a Kougar for at least 10 years but this thread brought back great memories of the ones I had. If I may reminisce for a bit, years ago I was a member of an AMA Show Team and we were...
02-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By heggen

Thanks for the input, Jeffo. If it flies anything...

Thanks for the input, Jeffo. If it flies anything like my Aeromaster. it will be a great airplane. Plus, I have found that bigger is better so I am looking forward to a really fun airplane. I have no...
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