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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:48 AM
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I got my "hand-me down" Formosa I flying well enough that a couple of the ARF'ers at the field wanted to know where to get one. Had to add some more lead to the nose even though it balanced at the recommended CG point. Told them about Formosa 2.

Was ist los mit all the Chermans in Oregon? The Border Collie pup we found in Brookings a month ago
,at a ranch on the Chetco river, is cute as a bug and driving us, and two adult BC's nuts. Forgot what puppyhood was like.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:27 AM
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While poking around a japanese car site, I found pics of this Islander.....


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Old Sep 13, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Still not as ugly as this one.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Is the Islander designed to be a very cheap plane? It is very slow and burns allot of fuel. Who would want to buy one?
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 01:01 PM
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I bought the model version. I like it
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Is the Islander designed to be a very cheap plane? It is very slow and burns allot of fuel. Who would want to buy one?
how could you not love this!!!!!
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 03:52 PM
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how could you not love this!!!!!
I hate myself for posting this, but technically that's a Defender 4000, not an Islander

It has a stretched fuselage, and extended wings, and the Army LOVE them!!
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Is the Islander designed to be a very cheap plane? It is very slow and burns allot of fuel. Who would want to buy one?
They keep the mosquitoes away.....
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I hate myself for posting this, but technically that's a Defender 4000, not an Islander

It has a stretched fuselage, and extended wings, and the Army LOVE them!!
I know, but isn't it pretty
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I think the Cub as a military bird is a interesting plane. I did a ARMY cub some time back and converted it to a float plane. Lots of fun floatplanes!

The Cub in this video has a white wing and floats for visabilty reasons..

Cub Float perfect ROW (0 min 51 sec)



http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=militari+cub
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:56 AM
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EPO Spit with retracts

Hi all,

due to the terrible weather here in the north of the UK (i finished my mosa 2 two weeks ago and the wind has only dropped enough to fly it twice....) I'm going to start on the EPO spit that I've had nib for a while. I purchased some of the GWS micro retracts a while back (the ones with the carbon struts) - but looking at the spit wing, it looks very thin to accomodate the retracts...

Has anyone installed any mechanical retracts in an epo spit and have any pics\advice to share?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Advice? DON'T DO IT.

Spit flies so well without the LG. Don't know where you fly regularly, those micro mechanic retracts are flimsy and only accept up to 2mm piano wire; you will end up bending the wire back and forth and re-adjust the endpoints on your retract servo after EVERY flight-----if you can successfully install the retracts in the wing and the servo inside the confined space in the fuse. That's a big if.

I have experimented micro mechanical retracts in my Zero, look cool but was a big mistake. I then installed servo-less retracts in my FW190 and love them. I think the 190, AT6, and P-40(if you can find 90 degree rotation retracts at reasonable price) are better candidate for retracts. Just my 2 cents.

Edit, sorry that I did not notice your kits come with CF struts. So, the struts will not bend but will break, or pull the whole retract out off the wing in a not-so-prefect landing.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Well, I bit the bullet< it was a toss up between the mosa and the fw190
what a beatifully made moulding the 190 is.....decided this one is my winter project so it's going to get built very slowly.. I am lready impressed with the standard of the kit, I have it sitting on the board pushed together, using only a thin rubber band to hold the front , and the tailplane pushed through, wings pushed together and fitted against the fuselage ,and it all holds together with no glue this is going to be fun,
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Has anyone else just bought one of the last unbuild DH2 Beavers in the UK???

Just me then
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 01:53 AM
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Rick's Modified GWS E-STARTER! (RED BULL)

GWS E-Start with Nose Wheel Steering 09-23-2012 (1 min 0 sec)


Rick's E-Starter with Brushless Power and Nose Wheel Steering



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