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Old Dec 12, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Fun build 4-Herr Piper Tri-Pacer

I think I’ll keep it simple this time around ,seeing I didn’t get to finishing the last Fun build entry. This one will be the Herr Engineering PiperTri-Pacer kit#204, 18” laser cut and I’m sticking with the tissue as well, I would like to use the vapor gear in this one but we’ll see this little gem weighs out at?? Should be a fun one. how

Glenn
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Hi Glenn,

You are going to like how the Herr kit goes together ( I've done 2 ...as you know and have seen fly first hand )

I'm sure you will knock this one out quite easily my friend

Glad to see you back again this year .

-John
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Ya, it appears to be pretty straight forward

I was Looking through old photos to get an idea of a nice color scheme and came across this ol’e Comet ready to fly…ahhh the good old days of getting dizzy and falling down.

Glenn
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Ya, it appears to be pretty straight forward

I was Looking through old photos to get an idea of a nice color scheme and came across this ol’e Comet ready to fly…ahhh the good old days of getting dizzy and falling down.

Glenn

Hi Glenn ,

How'd you know I fell down with my old Cox P40 CL Was great flight while it lasted

Ooooh , I like the military scheme !!

-John
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 03:57 PM
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Cool!.
This one looks like it will go really well on the vapor stuff.

A suggestion, I would make the lower fuselage at the nose the hatch and mount the brick as far forward as possible.
That's the way I did my Guillows T-28 and Skyraider conversions. They use the P-51 motor and they are actually overpowered. The cessna/vapor motor might be perfect depending on the weight.

<another> Glenn
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the input Glenn, I was hoping the vapor set would be in the range, I think the front landing gear may help as well keeping some weight forward, I learned the hardway on my last build with the Luscomb, It was a bit tail heavy and needed help up front.

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 06:13 PM
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Yeah the gear will help but use some lightweight wheels.
If you get it finished somewhere around 40 grams it'll fly great.
If it turns out tail heavy you could use the P-51 motor for more power and noseweight.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Glenn, great to see ya!! I will be following along!!

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 05:19 AM
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Cool!.
This one looks like it will go really well on the vapor stuff.

A suggestion, I would make the lower fuselage at the nose the hatch and mount the brick as far forward as possible.
That's the way I did my Guillows T-28 and Skyraider conversions. They use the P-51 motor and they are actually overpowered. The cessna/vapor motor might be perfect depending on the weight.

<another> Glenn

Glenn ,

Will the PZ P51 motor work with the Vapor brick ? Was thinking of using one ( Vapor brick ) for the 17" Dumas Tiger Moth ...

-John
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Not sure John, the Vapor battery is 3.7V 70mAh, and the P-51 is 3.7V 120mAh I'll have to check the Micro thread to see if anyone has tried them.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Not sure John, the Vapor battery is 3.7V 70mAh, and the P-51 is 3.7V 120mAh I'll have to check the Micro thread to see if anyone has tried them.
Hehe...I had quoted the "other" Glenn Still interested to see how this will all go together . Figure I ought to build at least one micro before I go blind
Was looking through the micro threads this morning and stumbled on this ...trying to resist ...must have......Albie
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZFK0&P=7

-John
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:57 PM
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Here is a little progress, but not much, this kit is a peanut compared to what I'm used to building, my hands are to big and my eyes are so bad I need a magnifying glass just to see the peices

Here is a shot of the o'le Luscomb Phantom enlarged from 25" ws Comet plan from Fun Build 2 all put back together,

Glenn
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Glenn ,

Great progress ! The Herr kits go together nicely ...The Lusky is looking sharp again too !

-John
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Looks as though we are going to be snowed in for a few days here in the north east, perfect building time as long as we don't lose power

a little more progress this morning, I'm going to keep the build pictures to a minimum, this one is pretty easy

Glenn
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Looks good, is this one designed by Pat?

It looks LIGHT!

HT
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