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Old May 19, 2011, 08:09 PM
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A real nice building ARF, this one.

Ready to mount the engine. Still deciding on mounting orientation. Perhaps upside down.
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Old May 22, 2011, 09:51 PM
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I mounted it inverted. Looks good. Maidened it today. Took a little down elevator for level flight. CoG was around 98. Moved it forward to 92. Will see.

Very fast with the Saito 91 swinging a a 3-blade 13x8.
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Old May 24, 2011, 08:12 AM
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One of our members took some photos.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 08:24 AM
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just got one yesterday cant what to get it in the air

my new plane for 2012 (10 min 40 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 11:42 AM
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hey, nice video! i keep kicking myself for not buying this plane when Tower had it on sale last year...I think it was like $140. i surely will build one eventually. i would do it with slime power though. or maybe one of those little gas engines if the prop clearance is enough.

be sure to use those wheel pants!!
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 02:59 PM
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hey, nice video! i keep kicking myself for not buying this plane when Tower had it on sale last year...I think it was like $140. i surely will build one eventually. i would do it with slime power though. or maybe one of those little gas engines if the prop clearance is enough.

be sure to use those wheel pants!!
slime power thats too messy ?
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 03:29 PM
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slime power thats too messy ?
Nah, just a quick wipe down and your good to go. messing around with the engine is fun and the smoke/noise is a nice perk.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:59 PM
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wow i just noticed its been a year since i finished this bird and i still havent flown it yet
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 08:54 AM
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wow i just noticed its been a year since i finished this bird and i still havent flown it yet
a year wow get that bird in the air before it forgets how to fly
working real slow on my build
got the tail on using pined hinges instead of the ca hinges
came out real nice for my first time
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 01:30 PM
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driving to Brennan's RC Hobbies the local hobby shop
need some pined hings for the Great Planes Shoestring
video taken with a gopro camera and speeded up 4 times faster

driving real fast to the local hobby shop (4 min 26 sec)
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 09:26 PM
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got some more done on the Shoestring today
control rods and servos in
landing gear on and the motor mount
was going to put the wheel pants on but the axles are too short
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Do whatever you need to do to get those wheelpants on, sir.
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 02:41 PM
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+1.

It's a cute, cute, cute, cute plane, but it needs the wheel pants.

Mine is still in great shape, after many flights. Fun toy!
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I'm just starting this plane now. I have a 4020-8 Scorpion that I plan on putting in it, running 6S and a 10x8 prop. Glad to see the thread is coming alive again!
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 06:38 PM
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wheel pants check!
the arf comes with 1-1/4x5/32" Axle
it needs a least 1-4/8x5/32" axle
and the lock nut won't tighten on enough to lock into the nylon
but the next size up is 2 " long
i will just cut off the extra

a 4020-8 Scorpion oh that's nice mjb_18
it should take off like a helicopter
is that the Scorpion HKIII-4020-1350KV Motor
or the Scorpion S-4020-8 790KV
just to give you the heads up the spec for the 790KV say Max Lipo Cell 5s
http://www.scorpionsystem.com/catalo.../s40/S-4020-8/

i like big motors !
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