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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:50 PM
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E.C.J Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear'

Well I just pulled the trigger on this being in Aus it will take a few weeks to get here has anyone built one of these ? or am I the first ? not sure of the power plants i will use but most of all the power and speedies will come from good old HK I would love to do the conter rotating props but dont know if it is possable if anyone has any suggests please feel free as i will be adding pics when it gets here and during the building ..
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Wow... this looks really cool. My son would LOVE this plane!
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Heres the link to the site

http://greenairdesigns.com/ejc/index...u-95-bear.html
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Old May 10, 2012, 04:31 AM
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Well I got the kit today in the mail was happy box looked very good and had high hopes untill I opend it many many parts crack crushed and the wings well there two diffrent sizes and with cracks running down the spars channels im afrad this plane will never fly it looks like just a static model now .. I have sent a letter to greenair and will wait to see what they have to say ..
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Old May 10, 2012, 04:35 AM
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these are just some of the parts
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:54 AM
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That would make a great looking PSS bird, how big is it? Hope they sort you out!

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Old May 10, 2012, 09:12 PM
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1.25m Span (48")


1.3mm Long (51")
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Old May 11, 2012, 07:33 AM
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any ideas what i can or should do ?
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Old May 11, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Any word from GAD? From what I recall with their designs there is a fair bit of shaping and profiling to be done during building, will any of the damaged areas end up as waste during this process? What about light weight spackle like Red Devil, this will fill a lot of the damaged areas for very little weight gain. Were you planning on covering it after building?

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Old May 11, 2012, 08:42 AM
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any ideas what i can or should do ?
Jeff, I got one of the early GAD Lancs and I messed up the build, totally my fault. Mike Black, owner of Greenair, sent me replacement parts, no charge. Mike is really a stand up guy, give him time to get back to you.

I know it's a big disappointment, although the airframe could most likely be salvaged, it's not what you expect from a kit. I think I would fill the cracks with white gorilla glue, seal it in with masking tape and you would have a strong, easily sandable piece.

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Old May 11, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Jeff

Yeah im thinking of filling the cracks as best I can with some PVA not sure if I can get gorilla glue here or not ..What im most disapointed with is the diffrent size wings now that is going to be a pain in the arse LOL
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Old May 11, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Gorrilla Glue is (as far as I can tell) just a brand name polyurethane glue. There are a number of PU glues available here, Bunnings sell a Sikabond PU glue and there is also a variety of Selley's Aquadhere (Durabond IIRC) that is a polyurethane glue.
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Old May 12, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Thanks for the info Casey

Well i have spent better part of the day getting the fuse cracks sorted ..
And been putting together the engine necels its true these kits are builders kits
LOL as there are a few pics and a few words lol and a little guessing but really only thing that worries me at the moment is time to mount the necels to the wings but will worry about that when I get to it lol ..
I did get a hold of mike and he is on holidays in Italy half his luck lol ..

Few photos of what I have got done
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Jeff is right, Mike will sort you out.

I had a English Electric Lightning that got modified in the post. Mike replaced all the damaged parts. Top bloke!
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Old May 13, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Well got some of the fuse done today not much more i can do now untill my gear comes in for it ..just cutting out alirons and hinging the rudder might start on the pointy end as there is a bit of shapping need there didnt get a lot done busy making tastey things
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