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Old Jun 28, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Moving right along!!

I'll stay out of the "it's too much money" debate. I've obviously already made that decision.

I'm still trying to decide how much power to put in this plane. I have a rimfire .80 and a rimfire 1.20. Just depends on the balance(CG). I'll use a Castle Creations 10amp BEC to power the radio/servos. Planning to use 5000mah packs.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Can't beat a good 'nekked' shot of the new gal

Do the wing panels come off? I had a Sig 1/5th J3 Cub with detachable wings mounted on alloy tubes, the wing struts stayed on the wings. Field assembly was pretty quick with just four bolts and servo connection. The thought of hauling that 84.5" span wing around in one piece was not pleasant...

With 5K batteries and the power needed to fly one of these, a couple of batteries will see you up flying most of any day.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 06:59 PM
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The wing mount system is one of the primary reasons I'm building this kit!!

Take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=TAOfO1RrESw
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Definitely a good 'un all round. You have to love their 'demo' colour scheme

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Old Jun 29, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Rod,great looking build on this plane. I'm watching to see which power system you use. I have the Sr.Tele ARF stripped and covered in Army flat green,gonna do the L-4 Grasshopper scheme. Enlarged rudder,wing is now bolt on,gonna get larger bush wheels,etc. I have Rimfire 1.20 for 6S or a Eflight 90 for 8S. Man we like the same planes!

The 3DHS 87" is still in fine shape,not a scratch on her. THANKS,HUNKUS
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:08 PM
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rodsmith123 where did you go? Wanting to see more of your bird.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Your right , my plane is a Kadet. Duh on my part. Built it years ago for electric. Super easy to scratch build. Sig has some really nice planes cheap if your a builder.

Boy we have just hacked Robs thread apart. Sorry about that. But where do you find the plans on the Sig web site? Maybe i'm on the wrong site, will you send a link?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Let's see if we can get back on track!

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Boy we have just hacked Robs thread apart. Sorry about that. But where do you find the plans on the Sig web site? Maybe i'm on the wrong site, will you send a link?
A few progress pics. The anti-rotation pin was modded to use a spring instead of rubber band.

Used Ultracote clear, bright yellow, and transparent violet. Will never use clear ultracote again. It is too thin and hard to work with.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Ready to maiden

Will follow up with a flight report.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:37 AM
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I am also building the Senior Telemaster v2 kit. Parts fit is great. The instructin manual is the worst I have ever seen. Errors all over the place. They need a newer version of the manual.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Whatever you say about the clear film, it definitely adds great effect.
I love this model. But the size intimidates me. One day I will have the guts to do one myself. (Probably inconspicuously timed shortly after I crashed my current Tele 40 build into bits)
Nice workshop too.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Telemasters are nice planes without a doubt but for me personally I cannot justify the price. I'll stick with a Senior .
Having said that, it is a big plane and looks great on floats. At a float fly last August there was the giant Telemaster on floats and it was impressive to say the least.
As for the problems with the construction manuals, I read numerous complaints about them on H.L. website.....obviously they need to do something about it. There is no excuse to pay that kind of money for a kit such as this only to have to second guess the instructions.
They need to take a few lessons from Sig, G.P. or Goldberg.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Beautifull build! Telemasters can be HUGE fun. I remember one time in tuscaloosa on a very calm afternoon playing with a telemaster doing touch and goes with only throttle/rudder/flaps,.. then setting the flaps to about half and going around the pattern many times just throttle and rudder, never touching the right stick.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Those rudder and power only take offs and landings sound like amazing fun GWright.
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