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Old Apr 18, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Rare Turbo ST - with a story

Wanted to share a couple of pictures of this Turbo ST,

.....which like so many of these great slopers comes with an interesting story. This little guy left Charlie's garage as a presheeted kit, which wasn't all that unusual at the time. It was however unusual for it to be one of a very few s6062 airfoil Turbo STs. Only a handful of these High Performance twisty wing Woodies were ever produced. The s6062 wing include zero built-in dihedral, for additional performance.

One of our local flier/builders took it home and put in the time to build and cover it. A problem surfaced quickly, during the build when the kit was found to contain two Left Wings. Not sure if the wings were mixed up between kits or an incorrect count during foam core cutting, but with a limited production run recovery was a problem. Making matters worse, Charlie was shutting down the business. Long story short, the Turbo was built with a left panel on the left and a left panel inverted on the right.

Fast forward to last year, when I responded to a RCG post for a challenged Turbo ST. I offered to buy back the ST, thinking I could cut a new s3021 right panel and get her in the air. No problem cutting a s3021 core, sheeting and covering the wing, until surprise....the right and left airfoil don't match. As well as the left wing showing no dihedral.

OK,....try that again...... this time with s6062 airfoil and zero wing dihedral. And Viola, a Rare and Classic Turbo ST can take it's rightful place in CR Aircraft history.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Cool story, thanks for sharing. And I loved my woody Turbo St, foam core with half sheeted wings and rib caps inbetween the partial sheeting, purchased the kit in 91 at Peagusus Hobbies in Montclair for $67.99
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:05 PM
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This is the Turbo ST I fly now. It was built by Ray Pili, in Jan of 08. One of 13 built at Orans build day. A close friend got it for me and I ve been flying ( and loving ) it ever since ! Such a sweet flyer and boy does it spin he he
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Really cool to hear stories like this Chip! I'm sure it'll fly great.
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Hey Dave, next time at Browns Bluff if it isnt to windy we ll have to fly them together !!!! If you still have it !!
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:30 PM
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^^ Dick, the dog stepped on a wing while it was together in the car, on the way up the hill, almost to the parking spot at Little Mounatin, I told my friend Kenny to remove the elctronics for me and he could have it, he happily did. I shouldnt have done that
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Im sorry my friend Really enjoying mine !!!
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 11:31 PM
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Thanks guys,

As an added bonus, since I had an extra Left Wing, I cut an additional s6062 Right Panel to make another set of these wings for a Turbo FG. I'll change the wingtips and be good to go.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Cool story Chip! I remember you showing me that one at Dave's one day. A 6062 Turbo ST with a glass fuse would be pretty sweet. I'll see you at the DK next weekend.
Tom
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Yeah Tom,

I had it at last year's CR Fest with it's 2 Left Wings. Now that it's correctly completed, it will be flown.

See you next weekend
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 AM
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very nise turbo st guys
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Great to see a legend back in action. Thanks for the story!
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Old Yesterday, 04:19 PM
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Thanks guys,

This one is hard to miss when it's in the air, with that Emergency Sign yellow covering
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Sounds like that plane is cursed. You might want to consider an exorcism
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 PM
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Just needed some love, Brian,...

....and she's all good, now
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