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Old Dec 14, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Received the plane today. Real nice quality, built like a tank. The wood is very strong, even the sheeting. Fiberglass is excellent, for a 71" w.s it seems pretty large, more scale then the hangar 9. I measured the cowl, it will need a 4 1/2" spinner(ouch!) I installed one retract, just about dropped right in with some minor dremeling. I will probably screw down the wheel well liners instead of glueing them. I want to make them easily removable incase I ever want to swap out the retracts. Gear doors will be screwed into a supplied block that mounts over the strut. I had to shim the lower one to make sure the wheel doesnt rub against it. Try to post more pix this weekend!
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