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Posted by taildragger1589 | Sep 16, 2014 @ 09:58 PM | 1,555 Views
Just started my "Thru the Winter" Build thread featuring my recently acquired "Precedent Quarter Scale Stampe SV4B" kit.

Having reacquainted myself with the poor die cutting and a "locust swarm" of small parts to be custom fitted. (it's my second build of this kit) it's safe to say I won't be doing the maiden flight this year.

You will find it here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2228836
Posted by taildragger1589 | Dec 29, 2013 @ 12:27 PM | 2,206 Views
This is the maiden flight of a Dollar Tree Foam Scratch built Stampe SV4B Scaled up from the 3 view on the plans of the Precedent Kit.
Had to work hard to slow her down!
BittyStampeMaiden (1 min 37 sec)


Video 2: Now very comfy with the old gal, as an odd coincidence, she likes Alice too.

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Posted by taildragger1589 | Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:21 PM | 2,203 Views
A few of my lunatic ... er... loyal fans have requested that I put a few links here for the *good* threads I've started. So hard to pick them out of the weed bed of bad threads.
Most have a link to youtube for the maiden flights.
The Youtubes that have no threads, I will attempt to put links here later.

Pretty good! I only put off doing this for 8 years.

Very short first thread of converting a GeeBee models Tigermoth to brushless.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760862

Here's the maiden of my Sig 1/4 scale cub with a vid at the end. She's still flying well but with new bearings.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975341

We upgraded the Cub to lipos and made more vids with an obvious power increase. Look at my avatar, Four years later.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1080847&page=3

Then came a front yard Demoiselle out of depron and basswood for the new spektrum micro gear.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1413226

Next up... A profile B-10 in depron with differential throttle instead of a rudder.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1445028

And if that wasn't strange enough, a 1909 Avro Triplane of basswood and depron.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1524080

Then I blew up the Sterling Peanut Fokker D VIII plans and made yet another depron front yard flyer.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1556229

Then started the nostalgia craze when I found a kit on ebay of my old Veco Pinto.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1615787

Then another old kit from ebay... The GeeBee models, Dreamer Bipe! Electric!!!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1865202

Then another nostalgia ship but from plans... The Chicken Hawk electrified.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1966920

Next up for nostalgia was the Veco Thermic 72... Boy. Nostalgia never gets old.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2017714

Finally to bring it up to date in December 2013,
The Goldberg Skylane 42 with 2.4ghz simulated escapement!!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2016289