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Old 12-04-2009, 06:17 AM
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-> Quite the boneyard, huh? lol
-> a couple of shots of the Shoestring unboxed.
-> Me and Capt. Easy's Spread at the HCAM Electrci Fun-Fly

I'm curious if the contents of that basket in the first pic is being recycled...

Dick - on a long enough time line, everything is recycled lol
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:31 PM
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Unfortunately or fortunately you are correct.I'm one of those hardheads that hate to throw anything away and I'd rather spend the money on another airplane than the therapy..

I'm still interested in the Gamma project and wanted to throw this possibilty at you. I'll call them today and find out some more details. If it sounds good then I'll see about locating a lazer cutter.

They offer several scale options including a 72" version...

http://www.clevelandairline.com/ASP/PRODUCT.asp
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:14 PM
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Unfortunately or fortunately you are correct.I'm one of those hardheads that hate to throw anything away and I'd rather spend the money on another airplane than the therapy..

I'm still interested in the Gamma project and wanted to throw this possibilty at you. I'll call them today and find out some more details. If it sounds good then I'll see about locating a lazer cutter.

They offer several scale options including a 72" version...

http://www.clevelandairline.com/ASP/PRODUCT.asp

Dick,

check out the mailer tube - that's where I got the plans, mate - 72" lol
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:20 PM
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Oh, okay....yeah, I knew that. Well, shoot a mile.
Like we mentioned over the phone, they look a bit difficult....but let's study the plans when we get together next mate, and come up with a decision.
I really, really like the lines on this airplane but unless we can find some easier plans maybe we better consider something else. Maxford's ARF?
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:53 PM
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Oh, okay....yeah, I knew that. Well, shoot a mile.
Like we mentioned over the phone, they look a bit difficult....but let's study the plans when we get together next mate, and come up with a decision.
I really, really like the lines on this airplane but unless we can find some easier plans maybe we better consider something else. Maxford's ARF?

What about the LRT? that one looks sharp.

hey did you get any appreciable snow today?
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:11 AM
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You mean LTR....Laird Turner Racer. I assume you mean the one featured in this months issue pf AMA mag.... I'm up for that.

No snow, none, we got gipped.

I think flying tomorrow will be challenging - winds forcast 10-20 ....what say you?


Mike - if you're following here, and you're working this weekend , let's plan on the following weekend wx permitting. Wx looks unpleasant this Saturday anyway.

...and John, if you're following, we'll have a slot reserved for you till you get back wx or no wx...
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:45 AM
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Well it got put out that we're off tomorrow, but I'll plan for next weekend.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:14 AM
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Well it got put out that we're off tomorrow, but I'll plan for next weekend.

Mike,
Hope your not too disappointed but hopefully we can all get together next week.
Forecast winds are 20mph here tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:39 PM
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Not disappointed man. I'll plan for next weekend friend.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:01 AM
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Default Your assistance please....

Josh - since my current printer is most disagreeable to anything I ask it to do, can print for me the attatched Spitfire panel?
If possible please arrange it to fit as closely as you can into a 2 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" high.

Also, do you have a scroll or band saw? I can't remember. No, I don't need you to cut the Spit panel. I have that done. Mike has lost his wing joiner for his P-51 and may need to have one cut from some ply.

Updated and improved wind forecast tomorrow and it's looking much better for flying ....
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Capt Easy View Post
Josh - since my current printer is most disagreeable to anything I ask it to do, can print for me the attatched Spitfire panel?
If possible please arrange it to fit as closely as you can into a 2 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" high.

Also, do you have a scroll or band saw? I can't remember. No, I don't need you to cut the Spit panel. I have that done. Mike has lost his wing joiner for his P-51 and may need to have one cut from some ply.

Updated and improved wind forecast tomorrow and it's looking much better for flying ....
Scroll saw, but I am sans blades at the moment. Meant to grab some at the Home Depoo yesterday but I forgot. And I have no ply.

As for the panel I charge by the pixel.

TTYL
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EDIT: Done. Came out pretty good at 2.75x1.681 @ 300DPI. I did it on a piece of the white-backed Waterslide decal paper as thats all that I had that was better than standard printer stock. Its a buck a sheet so bring a dollar lol
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:29 AM
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Hey Dick did I give you that SD card back last time I saw you? I can't remember.

I'm working on the shoestring tonight, hope to post some pics of the progress later.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:28 AM
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No...I think you'd forgotten it last time and I believe you said you'd bring next time we got together.

What's tomorrow looking like for flying from your viewpoint?
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:25 AM
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No...I think you'd forgotten it last time and I believe you said you'd bring next time we got together.

What's tomorrow looking like for flying from your viewpoint?
Yeah I have the card, I found it in my computer.

AFA Flying - Hrmm well I'm game I suppose, I thought you said you had plans so I didn't figure on it. I did charge my batteries which is a good thing but I might have to go into SA to run an errand tomorrow but not sure. I'll give you a ring around 9-10AM with the latest.

PS - Are you still planing to use the airbrush? I have a specific job I need to do with it but it can wait another week or so.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:50 AM
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Default Shoestring Build Part 1

Just some shots taken while I was completing the first few steps of the build. Mounted the Scorpion 4020-10 on the Rimfire mount. I used the long 4mm screws and the 1" spacers on the inside of the mount both to act as a sort of cantilever for the heavy motor on the face of the motor mount and to protect the shaft that sticks over an inch out the back of the motor. Works like a charm though - from firewall to spinner plate is 4 7/8" dead on balls, just like it calls for in the manual.

Some shots of the wings after servo installations - these things are huge compared to every other servo I've worked with. And the tires, they are huge.

Batteries, ESC, Servos, Rx all ready for action.

Hope to get the empennage done tomorrow night, then on to the Dual elevator and rudder setup.

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by groundrushesup View Post
Omg the last stooge has arrived! LOL Man you already are a founding member... you are grandfathered in from the Deutschland branch.
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Mike - if you're following here, and you're working this weekend , let's plan on the following weekend wx permitting. Wx looks unpleasant this Saturday anyway.

...and John, if you're following, we'll have a slot reserved for you till you get back wx or no wx...
Thanks Josh and Dick. It stinks to have such great friends and then have to move to another continent. But I am sure it's just a matter of time before we all fly together again. I promise that!

Until the I'll just have to wish everybody a great holiday season from afar.

How are things going with you, Mike? Iv'e been following along on your boat thread. I remember you talking about a plane earlier in the year - The Eratix. Did you end up getting that one? I have read some good stuff about it.
'Later you wattheads!
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:10 PM
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Nice pic there John, lol. Yeah, I have the Eratix, but probably won't get to her anytime soon. I think as far as new birds, I'm gonna stick with the warbirds and EDF jets. Outside of the EDFs, I'm gonna be sticking with the.60 sized birds. I still wanna build a Corsair and a .60 sized Jug.

About to start on the Mustang today though. Need to order my batts, ESC, BEC and another Rx for my DX7. Hopefully my motor comes tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:40 AM
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Default Shoestring Build Part 2

Got a little bit more done today - dry fit the wings and the horizontal stab - had to step back and marvel at how huge this thing really is! The fuse is all fiberglass and really is a marvelous piece of craftsmanship - and the turtledeck fits like a glove with the pilot and canopy already in place.

Managed to break my last 3/32 bit last night so I didn't fit the rudder and elevator servos - hope to get to that Wed. The split elevator setup should be a treat - but at least the rudder isn't pull-pull.

I'm still mulling over the BEC vs. 6V Rx pack - this system seems to beg for 6V (the servos are all designed for it) and I want all the redundancy I can have. Still might go with the UBEC, not sure.

The CAP is sitting around waiting for a new ESC. I guess I'll use the down time to put the decals on it.

Sukhoi has new wing servos and is ready to fly - not nearly as impressive without its wings on hehe

Anyhoo, a few pics...

PS - Dick - sorry about duffing out on you today sir - ended up having to run into SA for an errand and wasn't back until 3pm so the day was shot. Hoping for Wednesday though. I have the instrument panel printouts in my toolbox already.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:19 PM
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Looks awesome Josh!
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:56 PM
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Hey Josh, is that an adjustable motor mount you have on your Shoestring? If so, where did you get it? I bought a cage mount for the P-51, but think those adjustable motor mounts might make for a better fit. Thanks.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:40 PM
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Just got my P-51 motor in the mail today...yep, just a hair shy of being too big for the cage mount I bought. Gonna need a different motor mount, lol.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:53 PM
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Hey Josh, is that an adjustable motor mount you have on your Shoestring? If so, where did you get it? I bought a cage mount for the P-51, but think those adjustable motor mounts might make for a better fit. Thanks.

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Mike,

I got a few bucks off this RimFire mount when I ordered the Shoestring but it turns out it is for motors with a 19mm mounting pattern rather than the Scorpion's 25mm, so I had to do some drilling.

I tried to look up the mounting pattern for the Welgards but couldn't find it.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:02 PM
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Thanks anyways Josh. I'll go and check the LHS and see what I can find. I appreciate it friend.

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Thanks anyways Josh. I'll go and check the LHS and see what I can find. I appreciate it friend.

Mike
LOL they probably have the RimFire If the Welgard has 19mm mounts it will work like a charm...
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:36 PM
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LOL they probably have the RimFire If the Welgard has 19mm mounts it will work like a charm...
Can't find the specs for the mount man. I have no idea what it is 19mm etc. I can measure it I guess.
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