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Old Nov 28, 2011, 02:01 PM
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1/4 scale pitts



ok here goes laddles and jellybeans!

the Mrs got me these plans and a gift card ta tower hobbies about 8 or yrs ago!

well boredom and lack of finnances have me looking for something ta do!

although I'm working on getting away from large aircraft, I.E. EDF jets, and 450 or smaller electric heli's, it is time, I still love the look of a pitts blowing smoke in a tail slide! and most other moves

so I dusted off the box of wood I had stuffed on a shelf and got some trace papper and started tracing parts! scotch restickable glue stick is invaluable

so heres what it looks like so far! oh and BTW she's gonna have a 60"ws and I'm still looking at engines, was thinkng about the RCG 26cc from HK(calls for a .90 2c) really wanna go gas!
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 08:53 AM
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O BOY, lets do this build. what plans are you using?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 05:52 PM
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they are mark sarianni plans from rc modeler! bought about 8 or so yrs back!

the trick is gonna be ta find alternate parts as most carl goldberg parts arn't availible anymore! I.E the cabane struts and wheel pants from the 10-300 ultimate bipe and the sig canopy!

prob gonna hafta make my own cabane struts outa say 1/16th in aluminume sheet are close ta that!
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Can fiberglass specailties help on some of those parts.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 01:39 PM
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I think he has a set of wheel pants that will work! thanks for reminding me of that! I heard his stuff is realy nice!

I had talked ta the owner awhile back, asking about a cowl, with no luck on that.
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 10:26 PM
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looking more like a pitts!

got the turtledeck done and the lower stringers!

got the rudder ruffed in and hinged! and vertical fin pinned with 1/4" dowles throught the horizontal stab!

upon further review, it looks like I'll be going with the zenoah 20 EI! as I only have 4 3/4" from firewall ta frontside of the nose piece!

have the cowl cheeks stretching so the'll be easier ta glue later!
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 02:42 PM
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progress been slow but consistant!

got her on her feet and cabane struts built!
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Looking very nice!
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Old Dec 06, 2011, 03:19 PM
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and it begins, the ribs are the most tediest of the scratch build!
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 07:38 PM
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now that I have 1 down, I sure hope the other three will go easier!

P.s. my RCG B-DAY was the 3rd cake and icecream for everyone!
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 04:41 PM
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although not gonna be an excact replica, I think I've found a color scheme I like!

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9469550-md.jpg
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 01:06 PM
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well feeling more creative then constructive , I decided ta join the elevators, and cover the rudder and elevators!

used some WBP for sanding sealer! worked great
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 07:29 PM
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ok got some work done on the pitts!

got the tail feathers ready ta epoxy together, got what I will call the servo wells done(1 on each side for rudder and elevator!)

just got my pilot and canopy today, canopy gonna need some more trimmin, and the pilot looks killer!

still waiting for santa ta bring me an engine, so been splittin time with an old arf I had, doing some mods and repairs on it!

probly gonna solder the main gear next, and finnish them up! or more wings, or! oh thats right going spanaway morrow!
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 06:56 PM
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well havn't been completely slackin!

spent the other day cutting the rest of the wing ribs, then working on the other 1/2 of the lower wing!


thanks for checking out my build, and seasons greatings all!
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