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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:31 PM
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Ron,
Nice write up on the SM 80. Any idea on when these will be available? I checked Stu's website but they are not listed. I did send him an email but no word back yet.

I just got my H32 and am itching for a powerplant.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Nice write up on the SM 80. Any idea on when these will be available? I checked Stu's website but they are not listed. I did send him an email but no word back yet.

I just got my H32 and am itching for a powerplant
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Thanks bud, I now billy at usarcjets.com had about 10... not sure if they gone. Stu has been away from home...I'm sure when he gets back he will be cranking them out. He is always really good at getting back to emails I'm sure it's due to his travels. So give him a bit, this fan is really amazing!!

I'm in love with it
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:46 PM
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How's that Habu build coming along B.? If I need to pick it up, let me know.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:51 PM
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How's that Habu build coming along B.? If I need to pick it up, let me know.

build? coming along? does bob still have that thing how can you call this a build
I put mine together in two nights, come on Bob get that baby done
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Ron,
This one has a DS-44 (85mm) in it. So there were a few mods required.
Since I can't build (eeeer, assemble) 3 new jets in 2-3 weeks. I comissioned 2 of them out.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 06:01 AM
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build? coming along? does bob still have that thing how can you call this a build
I put mine together in two nights, come on Bob get that baby done
hi Ron
I don't know how you guys do it. TWO NIGHTS AND ITS DONE? it take me that to get the box open and the bits out!!!!!
Then I always hit an obstacle that has to be overcome. This usually takes about a week of searches to find the answer here. But I suoopse that's half the fun. I have to say the Habu instructions are great.
Thanks
Steve
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 09:14 AM
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I don't know how you guys do it. TWO NIGHTS AND ITS DONE? it take me that to get the box open and the bits out!!!!!
Then I always hit an obstacle that has to be overcome. This usually takes about a week of searches to find the answer here. But I suoopse that's half the fun. I have to say the Habu instructions are great.
Thanks
Steve
Just think of all the ARF's I've had to crash to get that fast at slapping them together
Most of the time I'm pretty slow, but when I really want to whip them out I can... for me it comes down to locking myself out in the shop until it's done.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:58 AM
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i have to straighten out the eflite gear after every flight

rod..even with the original wire?(not the ones that comes with the retracts)

Andy.
hi Andy. i went with the eflite 15-25 retracts from the start so not sure on the durability of the habu's included gear. i also oversized/oblonged the wells a bit just in case. last thing i want to happen is for one to hang up when i need them down
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Hey ZACATTACK how's the flyin
Flying Helis only for two weekends now Rick.My Habu32-DF is waiting for a new Nose Gear retract"Out of Stock". Putting together a 5S Foamy Habu now and waiting on my 70mm Sapac Viper Jet to come up from Florida aswell.Im in kind of a rutt with my EDF Jets and really miss flying the Habu. Im actually starting to get pretty good on the sticks...landings are getting smoother and throttle management coming along,I have a heavy thumb. Want to see your BVM Electra fly Rick..gorgeous Jet...
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 01:53 PM
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I built my Habu in one day, but that is all I did that day from morning to night. I think James can build two in one day!
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 03:52 PM
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hi Andy. i went with the eflite 15-25 retracts from the start so not sure on the durability of the habu's included gear. i also oversized/oblonged the wells a bit just in case. last thing i want to happen is for one to hang up when i need them down
I think the reason he asked is that the Habu kit came with extra strong struts to be used in place of those that came with the 15-25 retracts. That should have helped the bending problem.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 04:10 PM
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I built my Habu in one day, but that is all I did that day from morning to night. I think James can build two in one day!
Hi Jim
I spent all day yesterday on mine and got the wings done. This does not include the retracts.
Who has the fastest build on a Habu. How long did it take? Was it all stock items or did you make changes.Oh, and it had to last the first flight.
Cheers
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:25 PM
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There is no way anyone is building a Habu in 1 day and having things done right! I dont care who you are?! Yes it may be able to be "thrown" together in a day but thats about it. I would love to see the "quality" in a 12hr. build Whats the rush anyway? If you take your time and make things right you wont be bringing your airplane home in a box
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Mine is mint and built right. I flew mine again today.

While 5 and 30 minute epoxy is drying, you can skip steps to complete other parts. I can't imagine waiting for the epoxy to dry before proceeding to another step (perhaps not in order even). You can make linkages, gear doors, install electronics, etc. There is a lot that you can be doing, so there should be no lull period.

I am sure that James in Tam's shop can build one in a day, and maybe get through two of them. He has built 30+ of these.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 06:00 PM
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I've taken as much as 6 weeks to build a plane....HP F-16 in fact. But only because of taking time to make decisions about mods.
I've also built a foamy arf at the field and flown it.
So I really don't think there is a right and wrong way....Just preferences.
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