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Old Aug 27, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Very nice work! I note that the wing is two-surface, flat on the bottom. Nice!

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Old Aug 27, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Thank you, Jim!
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Very nice work! I note that the wing is two-surface, flat on the bottom. Nice!

Jim R.
The wing is actually single surfaced, cleverly disguised as two surfaced, and should not be covered on the bottom.

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Old Aug 27, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Hi Tony,
Mine is 2 oz ready to fly! Really!!
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Hi Joe
Just ordered mine. Don't get me wrong. The planes fly OK with the PZ brushed motor. I did the Rockette 100 (1.75 oz AUW) with the PZ motor and it fly's ok but its a struggle to get any altitude. On the other hand I did the Swift 100 and the SkyBuggy 100 with the 180 brushless and they climb like missile's. In my area its always windy so I need the extra power. What did you add to your plane that it weighs 2oz instead of the stated 1.5oz?

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Old Aug 27, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Hi Tony,
Its 1.9oz. with the battery, and I painted the underside of the wings, headrest, and cowl and the decals which are on the thick side. It all adds up. But it will fly just fine.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Single-surfaced? I was bamboozled! It's a fine airplane, nonetheless.

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...who is easily fooled...
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Well I finished mine. Figured I'd add a pic here. Not as nice as Joe's. AUW is 1.4 oz but I did not use the landing gear struts or the faux motor. I'll probably go fly it later this afternoon and maybe I'll post a vid of its maiden. I'm sure its a real pussycat to fly and boring.

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Old Sep 11, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Hi Tony,
Man that really looks nice!! You did a great job, I like your colors!!!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Hi Joe

Originally I was going to do it red and white exactly as shown on the box it came in. I decided the wing is just too flimsy and fragile and would be too tedious too put all those stripes on. Did you ever fly yours before you sold it? I did not get to fly mine yesterday. Way too much wind. What are you building next? I got to find another to build.

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Hi Tony,
One short flight for testing, its fun! My next build is the 1919 White sport monoplanem with
real Spoked wheeels, with a park 180 bl brushless motor in it. Also some other neat mods
to make it more Scale, Its almost done!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 05:06 PM
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One short flight for testing, its fun! My next build is the 1919 White sport monoplanem with
real Spoked wheeels, with a park 180 bl brushless motor in it. Also some other neat mods
to make it more Scale, Its almost done!
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Hi Joe

I'll be looking forward to pics of the 1919 monoplane. My personal opinion is that one is an ideal candidate for the AR6400LBL brushless brick. Just curious as to what brand 180 motor you chose?

I have an unbuilt Quick Oats 100 kit that been laying around here for a few month. Maybe I'll tackle that one next but I'm yearning for something more exciting to fly though. Maybe I'll do a homemade foam plane of some sort.

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Old Sep 12, 2013, 05:22 PM
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My new 1919 White

Hi Tony,
I used an Eflight 180. I did the Quick nice airplane! No foam Here is what my 1919 will look like, still have graphics that I am waiting on! Also have to install servos and ESC.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 02:51 PM
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I was planning on doing a build thread, but you beat me to it Joe, and I don't have much to add. Actually I was hoping to do a thread for each of my model builder club planes this year, but blasted so fast through the SE 5A I forgot to take pictures during the build. These Stevens Models are great builds. Great job on yours!

I originally thought about using the scheme you did, but then decided to do a variant on the Stevens scheme using colors I had on hand. The stripes were way easier than I thought they would be.

Here's a picture of mine, plus the Se 5A.

No maiden on the MicroMax yet, but I will say the Se 5A is one of my favorites to fly. It does a terrific strafing pass .

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Old Sep 13, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Hi Dennis,
"Man" I like your SE-5!! Those colors on your MicroMax were a good choice! Looks neat and will make it easy to keep your eyes on in the Air!!! Very cool!
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Here's a picture of mine, plus the Se 5A.

No maiden on the MicroMax yet, but I will say the Se 5A is one of my favorites to fly. It does a terrific strafing pass .

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Nice job on both Dennis. I like the Micromax
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