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Posted by Sofa King | Dec 01, 2008 @ 06:24 PM | 9,003 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 | 7,433 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 | 7,395 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 | 6,520 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.......