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Old 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default So what's the fastest anyone has ever built an LT-40?

I'm going for the opposite record- The way things come up I am sure it will take me months!

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Can be built from kit in under 24 hrs from opening box till test flight.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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I probably have the record, although for a different plane.

My dad and I started building a Berkeley Custom Privateer in 1964, the wings have not been covered yet. I am modifying the wing to have wing tip ailerons, and large flaps. And I will check every joint in the plane, plus add some carbon fiber tow on the spars.

I hope to fly it next summer, that will make it a 1/2 Century build.

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Better late than never ! LOL I was 10 years old and dreaming about getting a Schwinn Stingray bike and a Cox control line.

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #5
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My ex-wife reckoned I was crazy ... I would buy a kit or a box of wood and disappear of into the model den ...

This I built in less than 24hrs :



Pilot Models Zlin Akrobat. Irvine 20 powered ... Bought in the morning ... started work on it immediately I got home, finished her early hours next morning. Test flew 2 days later ... day after flat spun her into ground after guy asked me how low I could get before pulling out .. the spin turned into flat just before she panned out on deck. She was due to enter Southern Area Scale Comp that coming weekend. If you look closely - you can see the repair to the covering where I cut back and rebuilt the collapsed wing seat.. above T/E of wing.

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Nieuport 28 .. again a Pilot Kit ... Merco 60 powered ... Took me a massive 2 days from start to finish ... made it to Comp. - had left behind part of the documentation - so was downmarked and placed 8th overall ...

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I have finished doing some repairs on my Spitfire, just need to find a place to park it and I can start work on the LT-40.

The power system I have on hand would make it 4S or 5S on a 700KV motor.
I am leaning towards 5S as I have two good batts (well, one is a bit puffed), and my 2 4S batts are pretty beat up.



I assume a 5S 5000 will fit in the fuse, hoping to run a front-cowl-and-windshield hatch.

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