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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I dont have any wheel suggestions, but wanted to say it looks great Ldm!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:33 PM
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I'll 2nd that. Next question - any idea of AUW. LOL. Not that these things interest me at all.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Thanks a bunch guys and Happy Thanksgiving !.
I still have to balance it and then I will actually see the AUW . I also want to know Kai , I know it will be interesting because its all wood , solid sheeting ect .
I need to add the correct size guns, and few last details and I am set to fly
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:15 PM
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What size wheels are you looking for?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Kah , traveling for the holiday will be back on Sunday and give you the measurments .
I am not happy with the thickness or the angle that I installed the gear .
I will probably fly them till they die , then get a pair of spring air legs
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Kah , they are 3 & 1/4 but they seem to thin ???? I dont like the look !!
I know why , part of it was I added retracts at the place that the fixed gear was incerted.
Problem is they were not at the correct angle for the Dora .
Add to the mistake I knew I was buying 85 degree vs 74 from Spring Air , but did not calculate for the initial error plus the 85 degree angles making it twice as obvious that the gear is off !!!.
So , if and when they go I will be adding spring air as they have the correct angle for this plane
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:01 PM
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They do seem too thin IMO
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:50 PM
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I know I am going to try some foam options that are thicker .
I dont know how much these RC Lander retracts can take
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 03:55 PM
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My friend has a Platt 190 D9. I think he's simply using robart wheels. His plane is pictured in these shots
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:33 PM
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thanks , i have to see if they will fit in the wells . I have a box of wheels that would put me in the area of "wheel mogule" , I dont know how i got them all !!!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I have a similar box of wheels.

BTW.....I got the BH Stuka done and got the motor running today real nice. Unfortunately, the guy helping to hold the plane pushed pretty hard on the tail area when I was trying to start it.
Something broke inside the tail area for the tail wheel so I have to re-open that up and see whats up.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Here's a few pics of my paint job on the Stuka. This is a winter scheme subjected to months of snow/grime, with grease, oil, etc that cant be washed off since its soo cold.

Theres still the rear fuse markings to add and a yellow or blue stripe.

Plane was originally printed green european colors
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 11:09 PM
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nice work , different and top notch
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Stuka looks great, I got cold just looking at it
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Anything new on your Dora LDM? Same friend of mine that has the Platt/Pica D9 is working on a 1/5th scale Ta-152H. Wingspan is about 112", but is same exact scale size as my ESM D9 with 82.5" so our fuselages will be the exact same size length wise and cowl diameter wise....but man are those wings wide. LOTs and LOTs of lift with wings that big.
Its a laser cut kit setup using Dave Anderson plans......although my friend has reported he's been having to MAKE a lot of the parts himself cuz many of the laser cut parts didnt fit right or weren't useable. I don't remember what kit cutter did it for him. Hes going to use a g62 for motor.....but...hell....would be the perfect electric conversion. Once in the air, it wouldnt need much motor power....could probably thermal it it'd be so light wingloading.

Anyhow....here's a shot of one half of the "wing" for my terminator HK aerial
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1766835
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