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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Just a note here: I have the templates for all the Shrike 40 parts (ribs, bulkheads, etc) and the build book used in the Lanier BIY kits as PDFs and can send them to whoever would like to build one. (No charge, of course) I haven't had my plans scanned in yet, but could do so anytime and send those as well.

My Shrike is plans built from the info I have. The main thing I did differently from the original kit design was to do away with the 1/4 square spruce wing spars, and use 3/8 carbon fiber tubing instead. Much easier to bore round holes than to cut square ones.

Once you've flown a Shrike, you'll always have to have one. They're in a class all by themselves when it comes to handling and grooving. I think mine is also my fifth- 40 kit, 2- 10 kits, 40 ARF, and this 40 scratch build. Took me a long time to correct all the mistakes I made, the biggest being messing with the CG. I left it right at where it shows on the plans for this one, and that prevented troubles.
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