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Posted by Sofa King | Apr 01, 2009 @ 07:02 PM | 8,734 Views
its been a slow build....i think the wing is done now....i'll start covering the rest soon....i have taken most of the dihedral out and also added ailerons....i love the cream and maroon colors...makes it look a little vintage...
Posted by Sofa King | Dec 01, 2008 @ 06:24 PM | 8,924 Views
the first kit build for me so far this winter...i figured i would start with an easy one.....

........OS 46 and a 11x9 prop ....this prop may be too much for this engine...for some reason i had three of them an thought i would try it on this plane......

...........weight is around 3+ pounds all up ....... we will see how it goes in the spring i guess...
Posted by Sofa King | Sep 27, 2008 @ 06:43 PM | 7,371 Views
........the skylane is one of those cheap electric or .15 planes....flew it last week electric with no luck....took 'er home and dusted her off....installed a .25 instead of .15 ....9x6 prop ....WOW!!!! still a cheap plane...but now it flies!!!

.......buddy boxed my son up to it after trimming it out....with all the extra weight of the engine it needs to come in a little hot...nosed over on us a couple times on landing....i will sturdy up the nose gear to help a little with this.......

........anyways....my boys face in the picture says it all.............take yours out to fly....dont have one? find one ! ...its a heck of allot better than fishing
Posted by Sofa King | May 12, 2008 @ 03:39 PM | 7,325 Views
well its done....doesn't look like the wolff-pak swift 500 .....

now we play the waiting on the weather game for the maiden flight/crash....


anyways here are a few pics..........also the bottom wing and elevator are white with black checks in a stripe pattern
Posted by Sofa King | Apr 30, 2008 @ 08:00 PM | 6,459 Views
here are a few pictures....i dont think i should be allowed to build kits...as you can see i made a few changes....moved the wing to the top...redesigned the rudder...and made a few access panels....

the wing is almost done...i went ahead and sheeted the whole wing and glassed the joint....i also went with a 2 servo setup for the ailerons...its still being covered and it should be a couple days before i can post a picture of the whole plane together....

..i think the pin-stripes look great...i'll add a few to the wing as well.

i went with a ASP.46...only because the 2 OS's are in other planes

....a 10x8 master airscrew prop

the kit was missing the tail gear...i ordered that today and some 3" treaded rubber wheels.......