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Posted by Huey N | Mar 23, 2014 @ 09:08 PM | 1,401 Views
Everybody will agree that having multiple plane builds are a trap. Luckily I only fell victim to multiple peanut scale s-crap balsa builds with plans downloaded from the net. My Sopwith Triplane is the other RC build at the moment, but I'm savoring this 1/8 scale kit from the recently closed Aerodrome RC.

I call this my "green build" so most of the sticks and parts that aren't included in the short kit are made from balsa scrap leftovers. I think it's going to be well worth the effort if most of this wood can be put to good use. There are still obvious pieces to purchase:
- bass wood spars
- carbon and aluminum tube wing joining hardware
- neoprene cord for the tires
- steel wire landing gear

The Pietenpol is simple build so I'm going to focus on areas that I found a little tedious: - the removable hatch. I want most the front cowl, sides, and the top hatch area formed from styrene. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to do the classic Model-A engine hatch opening or a smooth hatch with a modern flat-four.

Making the hatch plug:...Continue Reading
Posted by Huey N | Dec 12, 2012 @ 06:16 PM | 2,824 Views
This is my first RC Groups build log after a few years starting out in this hobby. I learned a lot of building techniques looking through this site and developed a few of shortcuts of my own. Since there were other builds logs of the same plane, I'll fast forward through the basic parts and focus on some of my own mods to this kit. I'm just wondering if there are any videos of this exact model in flight? please send the link!