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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Only a few things to go. Come on Chris you have to play catch up.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Awesome job Bill! I flew mine again off floats and really amazed a lot of guys at how well it flies. Of course I took all the credit but I didn't have the heart to tell them how easy it is to fly.
You'll be wowing them with yours in no time!

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 03:57 AM
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Bill ...that looks great........One little bit of advise.........suggest that you cut back the shaft on your motor ,so that none of it is exposed as it is very easy to bend the way you have it.
If the prop adapter is up tight to the body of the motor ,...then you are less lickley to bend it if you should nose over {not that you will}
I am a long way behind you........but this is the way that I tackled different parts.
Chris..........
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Chris:
We could be brothers, I like all your building methods it will make your finished product rather sleek! .Now if I can finish mine up today maybe I can hobble up to the field tomorrow for a Maiden, Dam leg is giving me a fit. Keep up the good work and post things as they unfold always helpful to us all !!

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Brothers .......... Stumble & Fumble.....
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Well fumble,
Stumble is done but all I can do is sit and look at it. I don't fancy standing on the field with crutches doing a maiden. Unless I can sweet talk someone to take me to the field. And help me out a little I'll have to wait till I can walk on my own again. A picture to follow !

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Old Oct 22, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Looking good Bro.............
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:22 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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Looks great Bill....I like how you mounted your servos on the side. Very nice!

Hope it goes well! It looks the part!
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 10:48 PM
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I hope it's not your hips again there buddy. Have you been following dr's orders?
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 02:59 AM
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Hey Bro...
Sorry but I just had to stick myself in the drivers seat..........and added a few panel lines.....
now I have to add a couple of decals and stick it all together
Happy Landings
Chris..
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:27 AM
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That is sweet! Love it Chris!
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Chris you must be the older smarter brother, a fantastic job! Love the pilot scene and the window pains. Mom always liked you best.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:14 PM
It was a GLITCH! Honestly!
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Bill/Chris,
Great work...I should be getting mine in the next few days

What motors are you guys using? is it specifically shoe horned around electric?


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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Check post # 44 that is my set up, I don't think you have to be pigeon holed to use just electric I think nitro would work too. Place the tank where the lipo would set add small servo for throttle up front and your done! Nitro would give you a bit more hang angle with the extra weight,mine hangs at 15 degrees just enough according to the manual.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Gentlemen
I do believe that this model is more suited for EP over IC...although I am sure Joe may not agree.
This kit has a very good selection of light balsa and 1/6 ply and in my opinion may need a little 'beefing" up to handle the vibrarion of an IC. The kit is well designed and goes together very easy.
As I have been flying the Scout for a few months with 37 flights to date, I have decided to use the same power set up as well as the same servos. The reason being that they both share the same head and rotor blades and the OAL is similar.The Kellett will I believe be a little heavier but as I never used more than half throttle on the Scout I think that all will be OK.
I have used smaller servos than recomended and am not concerned of them failing.
I have also made another minor modification by joining the two side panels to the profile with 2.5mm carbon rod,this is done to help transfer the hoad and keep it all nice and square with out adding weight.The rudder servo is also set up with a pull/pull system {as I did on the Scout.}
The motor I used is a Turnigy 3536-1100 with a 10 X 5E APC{copy} and the head servos are Corona CS-238MG that come with the clips to mount the servo on there side { that is required for this model .} The biggest job now is to make a respectable cowl/radial to stick on the front and at the moment I don't have a clue what to use.
If I were living in the U.S.then I would send for one of the vac formed dummy radials that are available over there ,but I just can't bring myself to pay twice as much in post as the item is worth.
Happy Landings
Chris.........
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