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Old Nov 04, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Profile Kellett Face Lift....

My face lift on the Kellett....

If you did not know....the radial is from Eflite's PT 17. I ground around the ID of the mount from the inside which released the radial. I made a fiberglass mount for it and used aluminum tubing as spacers. I had to stick one screw though the center of one of the cylinders....but that was the worst of it. It is delicate.....but once it is relesed fromt he fiberglass nose, you can sure up everything with CA.

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Finally got a new camera! The colors look so much better now!!!
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Old Nov 04, 2009, 10:25 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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That just looks perfect Dave!
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Old Nov 04, 2009, 11:07 PM
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Thanks Joe! I will be trying out over the weekend at my brother's house. She looks good I think. It worked out so much better by using a sanding drum on the Dremel and just sand the inside hole where the fiberglass nose and radial are glued together.

See ya!
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Old Nov 05, 2009, 10:22 AM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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That looks sweet Dave!...looking forward to seeing some footage of it flying!...does your brother fly??


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Old Nov 05, 2009, 05:38 PM
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Hi Dave,
I think you did great running with that idea to use the PT-17 parts! It looks nice; like I said when you built the profile for your friend, I almost wish I had gone electric with my build.
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Old Dec 07, 2009, 10:13 PM
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G 'day Dave
Hope you are feeling better.
I must admit that I have been looking at these radials myself and I was wondering how they would stand up in use. What is your opinion.?? I was even thinking that the PT17 cowl could be built into the front of a DAG.I know that they are pretty cheap.but the post to OZ is a killer. What is the dia of the radial ???Please
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Old Dec 08, 2009, 08:00 AM
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Hey Chris! The flu bug let go finally and feeling better thanks.

The little radial is stronger than one would think! I had a weekend recently of just torturing my profile and that was the ONLY thing that did not break! LOL. I think it is well worth the effort.

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Old Dec 11, 2009, 02:39 PM
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Hi Dave,
You've got a lot of projects going on for sure by the looks of the forum. You mentioned building another profile in the Mail Kellett theme. When you get around to it; just let me know when you need the graphics buddy.
-Mike
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