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Old May 25, 2011, 10:27 AM
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dude....we need pics man!
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Old May 26, 2011, 01:48 AM
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+1 ... and video on Wednesday!!

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Old Jun 09, 2011, 07:43 PM
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What happened????

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Old Jun 09, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Last week the wind blew pretty much every day, I have everything to finish, should hunder down and get it done by Tuesday...

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Old Jun 14, 2011, 11:01 PM
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I have been pinching pennies for a year and finally ordered my Electra today.

I really needed a quality plane for our short field and this should do the trick.
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 11:16 PM
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congrats SB, you got a BVM rep out there to help you dial it in

BTW what is a short field
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 11:41 PM
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I have been in touch with Mark Taylor. Our field is about 425 feet.

How many hours does a typical builder take to finish one?
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 12:18 AM
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kit or arf?
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 12:26 AM
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kit or arf?
10s ARF with trailing link struts
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 01:45 AM
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I have been in touch with Mark Taylor. Our field is about 425 feet.

How many hours does a typical builder take to finish one?
I'm close to finishing mine, and it will be around 60 hours. I'm not a fast builder though...

And it is 60 hours of fun build, not 60 hours of pain...

When you are done, you are welcome to join me at woodland if you ever feel you need help.

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Old Jun 15, 2011, 02:05 AM
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Holy smokes. Did you have an ARF or kit? I'm glad it sounds like a fun build.

Woodland-Davis is absolutely where I want to maiden it. How is the new field? I was thinking about taking the Spark out Saturday morning and would be great to meet up and do some laps. PM me if you are up for it.

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I'm close to finishing mine, and it will be around 60 hours. I'm not a fast builder though...

And it is 60 hours of fun build, not 60 hours of pain...

When you are done, you are welcome to join me at woodland if you ever feel you need help.

Later
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 07:59 AM
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I have been in touch with Mark Taylor. Our field is about 425 feet.

How many hours does a typical builder take to finish one?
My first Electra ARF took 45 hours, my second 40 hours, that sounds about average for a decent builder after talking to a few folks that have built them...

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Old Jun 15, 2011, 08:15 AM
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my kit took 2.5 years the ARF needs little more build that the typ ARF, from what I have seen.. and heard
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 03:03 PM
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My first Electra ARF took 45 hours, my second 40 hours, that sounds about average for a decent builder after talking to a few folks that have built them...

Jack
I made the disclaimer in my post: I'm a slow builder.... so 60 hours sounds safe. And I do account for all the time, like when Im sitting in front of the plane thinking how to do stuff
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Holy smokes. Did you have an ARF or kit? I'm glad it sounds like a fun build.

Woodland-Davis is absolutely where I want to maiden it. How is the new field? I was thinking about taking the Spark out Saturday morning and would be great to meet up and do some laps. PM me if you are up for it.
It was an ARF. I don't rush it. In fact, I'm kind of bummed that I'm almost done. It has been a really fun build.

The new field is awesome, unlimited airspace. And the petromat runway is actually really good. I would not trade it for asphalt, is very forgiving, it absorbs energy on landings and very safe in the case of a gear up landing

Very likely Ill be there on saturday, I'll bring BV's demo fury. I'll pm you with details

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