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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Yay! Going to spend a little extra time on this one doing it up as an HU-16B version. Will require a few minor mods to the flying surfaces, but that's about it. The real trick will be retracts...
I was wondering about the lack of dummy wheel halves missing on this bird. Did they not all come with retracts?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:03 PM
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The plane did come with retracts. On the prototype we didn't put the dummy wheels on. We did however design in removable landing gear for pavement ops
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:46 PM
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The plane did come with retracts. On the prototype we didn't put the dummy wheels on. We did however design in removable landing gear for pavement ops
What about flying off grass? No landing gear at all?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:37 AM
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You can use the gear for grass as well.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:24 AM
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What about flying off grass? No landing gear at all?
I designed the Albatross with removable landing gear. I didn't want to limit anyone to only being able to fly off water.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:27 AM
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I was wondering about the lack of dummy wheel halves missing on this bird. Did they not all come with retracts?
The dummy wheels was a detail that I just hadn't gotten to yet. Since I designed it with removable landing gear, I wasn't going to put any kind of permanent 'retracted' wheels on the side of the fuselage.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:51 PM
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I showed the wife the video on the web-site. She like it a lot. I told her that's what I wanted for my birthday gift. She gafted at the price. I didn't say a word, my time is coming. It's going to be the big 5 0 this year....
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:16 AM
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I showed the wife the video on the web-site. She like it a lot. I told her that's what I wanted for my birthday gift. She gafted at the price. I didn't say a word, my time is coming. It's going to be the big 5 0 this year....
It's all in the presentations...tell her it works out to be far cheaper than almost any other form of entertainment. The cost per hour when you divide the cost by the time building, covering and flying is far cheaper than going to the movies, bowling or playing golf! With the added benefit that she knows you're down in your shop and not out getting into trouble!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:24 PM
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It's all in the presentations...tell her it works out to be far cheaper than almost any other form of entertainment. The cost per hour when you divide the cost by the time building, covering and flying is far cheaper than going to the movies, bowling or playing golf! With the added benefit that she knows you're down in your shop and not out getting into trouble!
Nope, that won't work. She knows exactly how much is spent on sailing and my motorcycle. I really had to rely on the "cute" factor on this one. Then I put down the trump card, I needed some "me" time after mowing the runway every week all summer long. It's very stressful sitting on a tractor drinking beer for hours on end going back and forth on the same piece of ground.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Yeah, isn't that covered under your PTSS benefit?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Yeah, isn't that covered under your PTSS benefit?
You would think so huh? Oh no, I stumble home with nose running and eyes full of tears from allergies. Just misery. I have had to store (hide) models in different rooms and the barn so she can't see them all at once. Been married a while...
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Just watched Sly Stallone in the Expendibles. Did you know an Albatros played a major role? Now I really, really, really want this kit.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:48 AM
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Would be very nice to see another build thread of this nice aircrafti i say : BUILD IT !!

and make many photo's ofcource

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Awesome!!! Well done.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I've really been through the wringer trying to get the right motors and controllers for the Hobbyking CL-415, and I still don't have anything built yet. I know this model calls for .10 motors, but I don't recall seeing any motors called out by that spec. Can anyone supply a link to that size motor and controller?
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