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Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
PICDude
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Sr. Telemaster

Does anyone following this group have any experience with this aircraft? I
intend on using one as a "workhorse" carrying a camera payload for some
aerial photography. I chose it because it is supposed to be able to carry a
fair ammount of weigth and able to fly slowly and predicatably (marketing).
I'd like to hear some real world experience from anyone willing to share
here in the group. With a payload I'd imagine the engine should be fairly
hefty for making take-offs easier. The largest suggested engine for the kit
is a 2 stroke .60, can this be exceeded? If not, would an OS .61FX be able
to handle the job? What I would like to put in is an OS .91FX if it's
possible.

PIC


Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Rich \(AKA: Captain Dumb Thumbs\)
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

I built one years ago, for use on our show team. I rigged it to piggy-back
2-meter gliders to altitude and launch them. I also built in a bomb bay
large enough to carry a pound of candy to drop for the kids at our airshows.
Mine was powered with an Enya 90 4-stroke, and had plenty of power. It would
take off fully loaded in about double it's own length and climb to launch
altitude (2+ mistakes high) in one orbit of the grass airfield. The Sr.
Telemaster is a real workhorse and will carry nearly its own weight in
payload.

My suggestion would be, if you are going to use this plane to carry photo
equipment, use a 4-stroke engine to keep the exhaust goo from collecting on
your optics, or install windows in the fuselage and mount your camera inside
the plane.

I sold the plane to another club member (after 13 years of flights), and 4
years later, it's still going strong. He installed a real time miniature tv
camera inside the cockpit (after adding windows), and uses an OS 91 4-cycle.
The plane is still hauling payloads, and doubles as his trainer for new
pilots.

Happy Landings!! and good luck with your Sr. Telemaster,
Rich




"PICDude" <PICDude@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone following this group have any experience with this aircraft?

I
> intend on using one as a "workhorse" carrying a camera payload for some
> aerial photography. I chose it because it is supposed to be able to carry

a
> fair ammount of weigth and able to fly slowly and predicatably

(marketing).
> I'd like to hear some real world experience from anyone willing to share
> here in the group. With a payload I'd imagine the engine should be fairly
> hefty for making take-offs easier. The largest suggested engine for the

kit
> is a 2 stroke .60, can this be exceeded? If not, would an OS .61FX be

able
> to handle the job? What I would like to put in is an OS .91FX if it's
> possible.
>
> PIC
>
>



Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
MJC
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

I put a G-23 on a Senior Telemaster with flaps. It was one of the most fun
aircraft I ever owned. It's perfect for what you want to do, and you can put
almost any size motor on it from a .40 to a 120 4-stroke. Or a G-23 :-)

MJC

"PICDude" <PICDude@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:B%rta.2103$4O6.307868@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Does anyone following this group have any experience with this aircraft?

I
> intend on using one as a "workhorse" carrying a camera payload for some
> aerial photography. I chose it because it is supposed to be able to carry

a
> fair ammount of weigth and able to fly slowly and predicatably

(marketing).
> I'd like to hear some real world experience from anyone willing to share
> here in the group. With a payload I'd imagine the engine should be fairly
> hefty for making take-offs easier. The largest suggested engine for the

kit
> is a 2 stroke .60, can this be exceeded? If not, would an OS .61FX be

able
> to handle the job? What I would like to put in is an OS .91FX if it's
> possible.
>
> PIC
>
>



Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Efulmer
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

We use one at our club for the candy drop we do at Fun Fly In's. We haul up a
pile of candy and use an OS 120 FS. We put 5lbs of rocks in it and had no
problems getting it off the ground at all. I am sure that it would haul more
than that. Eddie Fulmer AMA 63713
Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Robbie and Laura Reynolds
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

PICDude wrote:
>
> Does anyone following this group have any experience with this aircraft? I
> intend on using one as a "workhorse" carrying a camera payload for some
> aerial photography. I chose it because it is supposed to be able to carry a
> fair ammount of weigth and able to fly slowly and predicatably (marketing).
> I'd like to hear some real world experience from anyone willing to share
> here in the group. With a payload I'd imagine the engine should be fairly
> hefty for making take-offs easier. The largest suggested engine for the kit
> is a 2 stroke .60, can this be exceeded? If not, would an OS .61FX be able
> to handle the job? What I would like to put in is an OS .91FX if it's
> possible.
>
> PIC


You can mount your camera to look downward, or out the side. Power the
plane with a .70 to .91 4 stroke on a vibration isolating mount. Point
the exhaust up and put an extension on it just long enough to make the
residue fly cleanly over the wing and not get sucked into the
downdraft. Then you can put enough tubing on the crankcase vent to send
it up with the exhaust.
I used to fly mine with a saito .65 and that was more than enough
power. Even a 50 foot crepe paper streamer made very little
difference.
Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Eric Ellington
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

Efulmer wrote:
> We use one at our club for the candy drop we do at Fun Fly
> In's[...]We put 5lbs of rocks in it and had no problems
> getting it off the ground at all.


Impressive, but that sure was a mean trick to play on the kids.

:-)

Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
PICDude
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Re: Sr. Telemaster

Wow, thank you very much for the info! I definately like the bolting the
wing down suggestion, especially with an expensive camera attached! I
currently own a trainer aircraft that was/is an Almost Ready to Fly, so my
aircraft building experience is nil. I really appreciate the very detailed
building/reinforcing information, thank you! Bigger airplanes catch my eye
more so than smaller ones, personal preference. When browsing through
countless webpages and hobby sites, the Sr. Telemaster caught my eye real
quick. I have decided that it is going to be my first kit build and I have
big plans for it as well. After reading the information contained in this
thread, my mind is definately made up. Thanks group! Because the wingspan
is so large, is it possible to build the wing in two pieces and still be
reliably strong?

PIC



"PICDude" <PICDude@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:B%rta.2103$4O6.307868@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Does anyone following this group have any experience with this aircraft?

I
> intend on using one as a "workhorse" carrying a camera payload for some
> aerial photography. I chose it because it is supposed to be able to carry

a
> fair ammount of weigth and able to fly slowly and predicatably

(marketing).
> I'd like to hear some real world experience from anyone willing to share
> here in the group. With a payload I'd imagine the engine should be fairly
> hefty for making take-offs easier. The largest suggested engine for the

kit
> is a 2 stroke .60, can this be exceeded? If not, would an OS .61FX be

able
> to handle the job? What I would like to put in is an OS .91FX if it's
> possible.
>
> PIC
>
>



Old May 06, 2003, 03:00 AM
Ed Cregger
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Re: Sr. Telemaster


"Eric Ellington" <attnspan@eaSrtPhlAinMk.net> wrote in message
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> Efulmer wrote:
> > We use one at our club for the candy drop we do at Fun Fly
> > In's[...]We put 5lbs of rocks in it and had no problems
> > getting it off the ground at all.

>
> Impressive, but that sure was a mean trick to play on the kids.
>
> :-)
>
>



Surely, you have heard of rock candy before? <G>

Ed Cregger


 


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