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Old Jan 01, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Hey Perry! Just noticed your thread and am signing up.

Nice model. It does fit right in with your love of the obscure. Planning on towing something with it?


Well HI there mountainman! Long time no chat since our Beverly days eh?

Haven't decided if I want to tow with this kit yet. I'll do some inflight evaluation and decide later if she's up for the task.

Good to hear from you!
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Old Jan 02, 2012, 12:01 AM
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100 cc anyone ?

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=69826
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 12:21 AM
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On Her Legs

Shes on her legs now.

Tailwheel installation came out nice. Instead of going by the directions and using just the nichrome wire through the tailwheel tiller for turning, I opted to use DuBro 4-40 ball links. I put them in the most inner hole.

Also on the advice of CaptAhab, I fabricated an aluminum support bar for the main gear legs to support any flexing and high loads during not so perfect landings.

The maingear cover plate was easy. Just trim to fit and drill small holes along the perimeter of the main gears, add a drop of thin CA in the holes, then close her up.

Now to complete the motor mounting and wing servos

We're getting close!
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Nice work Bro looks really nice.

Have some pic's of the ole Wilga I have taken in me travels somewheres have to see if I can find the suckers

Keep at it lad
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:12 AM
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You really are making quick work of this one. Guess I'll have to get a glider ready, just in case.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:23 AM
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Nice work Bro looks really nice.

Have some pic's of the ole Wilga I have taken in me travels somewheres have to see if I can find the suckers

Keep at it lad
Thanks Sluf.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:24 AM
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You really are making quick work of this one. Guess I'll have to get a glider ready, just in case.
Well you do have a room full of gliders in your house to choose from.

How about that SHK??
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 01:58 AM
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I was alerted by the esteemed CaptAhab that I assembled my ball links incorrectly on the tailwheel assembly.

Here is the correct way.


Thanks for watching my back El Capitain!
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 02:34 AM
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SHK and a Mini. Hmmm which one to go with. Would be a good test with the SHK.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Motor Mounting

Got my Electrifly motor mount today.

Found out the bolt hole pattern for the Bigfoot motor wouldn't work so some fabricating was in order. Took the"X" mount and transfered it's mounting holes to the forward section of the mount and drilled four 4mm holes.

Then made two 1/8 inch aluminum plates, one forward and one aft to support the new motor. Everything buttoned up nicely but for added strength, I might run it by my buddies weld shop and have him tig weld the plates in place.

The scale Wilga's motor protrudes out a bit so I used the TLAR method (That Looks About Right) to set the distance. Come to find out it's perfect.

Now to epoxy a 1/4 ply bulkhead on the inside of the firewall for added strength for the outrunner. The stock ply firewall seems just a bit thin for my tastes.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Power ON!

All ready for a test run!

ESC mounted with four screws to the firewall but before I did that, some 3M VHB double back tape was added to reduce vibrations and cushion the esc. I use this tape on my scale helis and it works wonders to reduce vibration to the gyro.

Motor installation complete.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Callie got the graphics done.

I had her make extras thus the extra quantity shown on the files. I also had her modify the name on the side of the fuselage and the engine graphics shown on PDF 2.

Contact her if you would like a set.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Very cool!! I remember seeing one of these things fly - on floats. It got off faster then the Beavers and the engine sounded great (and loud)! Keep up the great work! Where do you fly at?
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Very cool!! I remember seeing one of these things fly - on floats. It got off faster then the Beavers and the engine sounded great (and loud)! Keep up the great work! Where do you fly at?
Hi WAGliderGuy,

Sumner and Orting or anywhere there is an open field. I used to belong to the RAMS until their membership costs went through the roof!


I see you've built a Piltus Porter. Very nice and I enjoyed your video. Keep up the great work!
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Well Rudderman, there'll be another Wilga cruising Texas skies soon...
Delivered in good condition, but the slat section over the cockpit has some pretty noticeable dents.
Anyone have suggestions for getting them out ? One other minor problem is they drilled one of the gear shock mounts too large so I'll have to re-drill and go next size for the mount bolt. All I see for now.
Thanks rudderman for helping with the power system, I'm using the same setup as his and should have it all in the next few days.
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