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12-19-2018, 04:54 PM
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Background white covering was Solarfim chosen for...

Background white covering was Solarfim chosen for opacity. Dark blue two-tone was some "lite" covering. Pepsi vinyl stick-on graphics and lettering were from Callie Graphics. She has the same...
11-03-2018, 03:58 PM
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If I wanted to build another Pat Tritle Reliant,...

If I wanted to build another Pat Tritle Reliant, I would build per plans with a few mods for durability but keeping wing loading low. This gives a model that will fly slow and scale-like and land...
10-19-2014, 08:06 PM
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Successful Re-Maiden Non-event at Fairview...

Successful Re-Maiden

Non-event at Fairview Park field, Costa Mesa. Model took off needing some up-trim and settled into very stable easy flying. Landed on mains smoothly without flaps. On later...
08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
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I finished repairs some months ago, haven't...

I finished repairs some months ago, haven't gotten up gumption to re-maiden it yet. Not exactly good as new but close enough.
05-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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Update, Have renewed motivation, have landing...

Update, Have renewed motivation, have landing gear beefed up, new streamlined lg leg fairings. Need to adjust wing mount tubes for proper alignment of left and right panels and make new wing struts...
04-04-2012, 05:57 PM
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Nothing really new to report, will be finishing...

Nothing really new to report, will be finishing repairs shortly. Might have been easier to re-build from a new short kit. Have been flying my foam Park Zone SR-10, with flaps, a lot in the interim....
02-12-2012, 05:35 PM
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Have wing structure damage repaired. Replacing...

Have wing structure damage repaired. Replacing upper streamlined landing gear structure and related fuselage structure with more substantial solid balsa to anchor wing strut connections to. Added...
12-18-2011, 05:49 PM
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Repairs are well underway. I built a couple of...

Repairs are well underway. I built a couple of the Comet SR-7 kits as a kid and have always liked the more "gothic" look of the windsheild and cabin top structure of the SR-7 and 8 versions. The...
11-24-2011, 07:42 PM
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It crashed when right wing slid off tubes and...

It crashed when right wing slid off tubes and folded up ending in a spiral dive. Bad front fuselage damage but it's going back together well. Will incorporate much more robust and less fiddly wing...
07-07-2011, 12:39 AM
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I modified the battery pack mounting to allow...

I modified the battery pack mounting to allow moving it some 5 inches rearward which allowed removing lead stick-on tail weights. The plane now flies like it's supposed to and promises to be a real...
06-22-2011, 09:14 PM
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It Flies !!!

It maidened on a dark foggy morning at Black Starr Canyon/OCMA field. Was way nose-heavy despite balancing per plan. A buddy fed in up trim but ran out. I landed with up elevator and added some stick...
06-18-2011, 04:05 PM
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It's Finally Ready for Maiden

Did taxi testing at OCRCC field last week, lifted off at 1/2 throttle. A little nose heavy, flipped it and damaged top of rudder. Have that fixed and final paint details done, getting up courage and...
06-05-2011, 03:48 PM
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There is obsolete planning info is in my first...

There is obsolete planning info is in my first post. My version has turned into a 3 lb serious scale model rather than a typical Pat Tritle floater. Wing area is 465 square inches, span is 56.8...
06-05-2011, 05:39 AM
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I decided that the tiny Super Tiger .10 outrunner...

I decided that the tiny Super Tiger .10 outrunner and 2S lipo weren't going to have enough power to haul the 49 ounce model into the blue yonder. I took the Scorpion 3914-1040 motor and 55 amp speed...
05-10-2011, 04:07 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Thanks, we all like an attaboy.

Thanks, we all like an attaboy.
05-08-2011, 06:03 PM
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Got Graphics

Installing graphics went well except for when large model slid backwards off narrow work bench cracking rudder trailing edge. I had to repair fractures while trying not to mess up Pdpsi bottle and...
04-21-2011, 03:41 AM
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Apparently there is an automatic censor on this...

Apparently there is an automatic censor on this forum that wont allow p _ _ _ y cat.

Here's are some backyard pics shot minutes ago. Control surfaces all hinged and flopping freely. Next big...
04-13-2011, 05:29 PM
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Me too, My build is the opposite of instant...

Me too, My build is the opposite of instant gratification? That's why I bought the Park Zone foamy SR-10 as a trainer, with flaps. I would recommend the PZ Reliant to anyone who has basic tail...
04-09-2011, 09:22 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Progress Report, Fuselage is Covered

For those of you who will not venture over to my RCG E-Zone build thread, here are some pics of the fuselage which is now covered in basic white Solarfilm. I chose Solarfilm for its opacity with...
03-03-2011, 05:09 AM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Have made considerable progress installing servos...

Have made considerable progress installing servos and linkage, making streamlined struts, etc. Final sanding and covering and graphics not far off. Go here for details:
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02-18-2011, 05:58 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Seriously, larger, lightly built models designed...

Seriously, larger, lightly built models designed for modern electric power and RC gear are easier to builld, fly much better, and are much easier to fly than Guillows conversions, etc. Tritle's high...
12-12-2010, 07:53 PM
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Just got back to working on the Stinson after a...

Just got back to working on the Stinson after a number of months but then came down with five days worth of "something I ate". Am in the installation of servos and linkage stage and will be getting...
10-16-2010, 04:32 PM
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I have added my own landing gear leg fairings of...

I have added my own landing gear leg fairings of balsa and sheet foam instead of manila folder material. ABS wheel pants are held against streamlined magnet holders glued to wire gear with JB Weld...
10-01-2010, 12:26 AM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Stuck Together Pics

Lots of work left to do before covering but I made some entry ladders today and stuck things together with scotch tape. It's big, will fill the back seat of my Toyota wagon. Wings and struts are...
09-27-2010, 05:02 PM
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BJ, Good on ya! On my Reliant, with the ceiling,...

BJ, Good on ya! On my Reliant, with the ceiling, floor, and rear of cabin panelled, I found that I can route all wires above the ceiling, under the floor and behind the rear wall. The receiver can...
09-11-2010, 08:13 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Gradual Progress

Since last post I have installed door panelling and added gray poster paper covering with simulated tuck and roll upholstery. I drew in details with a Sharpy pen and used side of pencil to give some...
08-26-2010, 04:36 AM
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Posted By E-Challenged

The PZ Reliant looks quite nice but the wings...

The PZ Reliant looks quite nice but the wings have many pock marks like GWS foamies and the surface shows large foam cells. I've seen some pics that are not very flattering. If you don't have the...
08-25-2010, 06:22 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Nice Winter Project

This one is taking much more time to build than I had planned. Of course, I have taken the time to plan and install my own cabin details, scale tail wheel, etc. The assembly of the flaps and...
08-25-2010, 05:16 AM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Slow but Sloppy

I have the complex gull wings and flaps completed less servos and strut attachments. Tail feahers are done. Just completed bucket pilot and passenger seats and rear bench seats. The 2200 2S lipo will...
07-10-2010, 05:26 PM
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Posted By E-Challenged

Pat's Reliant Cont'd

I have the fuselage framed up and modified to SR-7 windshield and cabin top configuration with functional side doors, plan to panel the cabin and install seats and have scale like instrument panel...
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