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Posted by MichaUT | Mar 09, 2014 @ 02:01 PM | 2,412 Views
Gonna start the 2005 version. Got back from the copy store, don't want to cut up the original plans.
Picked up a fresh bottle of Titebond III as well.
Spending time to sort out the lumberyard, holy crap there is a lot of wood here.
Laying parts over the plans, kinda of a dry assembly. Love the laser cut ribs!

Side note, I found the original Invoice $274 plus $7.99 shipping!! Kit was bought in May 06 by a gentlemen in Fairfield CT.
Posted by MichaUT | Feb 13, 2014 @ 09:48 PM | 3,694 Views


The new"old" kit arrived today! Gloat gloat.
I am not a writer. this is my first attempt at blogging, so bear with me.
Plans are dated 1978 PFD's are floating around of the plans, have not seen any of the build directions. I will scan and see about converting them to PDF form. They are very different from what I've seen so far.
Quality of the kit is great, all the shaped parts, ribs etc. are machine sanded. No die crunching here!
Interesting detail, two struts per wing, round metal tubing.
Wonder why they ever went to the single built up version?
Wire push-rods, belcranks, a single aileron servo and boost tabs on the ailerons.
Landing gear mounting plate that bolts to the bottom of the fuse, removable stab assembly.
This beast is a blast from the past, called the Telemaster 144 on the material list. It's going to be interesting to learn about the evolution of the design.
There appear to be three versions thus far? 1978, 2005, 2011? perhaps an earlier version Telemaster 150? believed to be imported from England prior to the 78 version Looking for PDF of the plans and instructions for the 150Found PDF's, a little distorted still like to find scans from another source.

Your comments are welcome. I thought it best to start a new thread and refrain from further distractions on Goober's build log.


Link to some Telemaster history
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...6&d=1391220497

This page will be a central repository for links, photos etc. As stuff gets added in following posts, I will copy things of interest here.

New! link to Hobby Express Telemaster forum http://forums.hobbyexpress.com/forumdisplay.php?f=176 Might have to register or log in to read,, Well worth your time!

What is a Torsion box? Nice flat table top to build on! http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodw...bly-table.aspx