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Old Aug 28, 2010, 09:29 PM
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balsa usa smoothie

well its done.....alot of carving on this old kit....i took it out for the maiden flight today....i had a little trouble with the engine tuning and the tail wheel....so i didnt take a chance flying as it seemed the airplane gods were telling me to wait....i took a few pics anyways....

the pilot turns with the rudder....os 40 engine....10x4 prop...reshaped the tail a little from the plans....port accents from walmart auto dept added to help airflow around the engine..

anyway i think it turned out good and hope to fly it soon and return it to the house in one piece
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 01:06 AM
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nice job!

Your plane makes mine look like white trash! lol
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 01:38 AM
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i'm sorry...and thanks?.....post up a picture here and lets have a look at it.
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Description: This is me with my Greatplanes 40 size CAP 232.  There is no cowl or canopy.  This is my first plane that I bought wrecked.
I am just getting into the hobby with this plane. I have managed to wreck it several times already. My last rebuild included a new firewall and lots of epoxy. I am getting more comfortable now and crashing.... much less

I thought I would get better at flying before I worried about making a cowl or canopy for it. The parts are no longer available from Greatplanes.
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 12:33 PM
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hey...its not as bad as you let on.....i can see why it may be crashing....in the pic there is a wire sticking out between the wing and the fuse......i'll bet that was just this one time for the picture?.......really its not bad at all.....good luck with your flying and if i can be of any help just let me know....this is a great forum and some very knowledgeable rc'ers here....
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 04:39 PM
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I actually noticed the aileron servo wire sticking out there as I was tuning the engine. I fixed it before flying. This last time I didn't crash... Actually the only times the plane has crashed has been when it went deadstick. I have been practicing deadstick landings with the CAP on Realflight but I haven't needed it any in the past several flights as my motor has been running a lot better.

I really like the forum a lot I have been spending a lot of time on here over the past few weeks and have learned a ton.

Now that I am getting the crashing issues under control I am planning to finish off the plane a little better. Have any ideas on making a cowl and canopy?
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 06:30 PM
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http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/default.htm for the cowl......canopy can be made with a heat gun and a 2L soda bottle
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 12:21 AM
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cool... thanks for the link. I found the part for the cowl on their site.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 07:33 AM
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i changed the engine to a OS .46...11x6 prop.........this plane flys very "smooth".....i have in mind next to speed it up a little with a 10x10 prop.....i'll post the outcome as soon as we get another good flying day
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 12:09 PM
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full speed into the ground today....RIP.....i think the rx battery came loose in the plane during some rolls.....lost all radio signal? sraight into the ground at full throttle.....total loss.
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 12:54 PM
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sad day Sofa King. I've been through a few of those since the last time I saw some action on this thread. I hope you are able to at least recover a few things from the wreckage. What does the motor look like?
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