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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:43 PM
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It is a great plane to start with. Goes together well. Does not require a great deal of sanding. And it is agreat flyer to boot.
I ought to know. I've built over 300 of them--both versions.

BM
Won't it be easier to just learn to fly??
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:28 PM
I'm a pilot... 100 yrs to late
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I turned mine into a V-Tail after awhile.. flies like it's on rails before and after the change.. a real nice trainer.
44 secs in you'll see a descent fly-by.
Maiden Flight of the Veagle (1 min 50 sec)


Jittery camera phone but not somnething you see everyday at the field.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Thanks for sharing.

K

Got a good start on the new firewall, still need the holes to
get to the landing gear mount and a cut out for the arm to
clear.



This mounts about 3/4" in front of the original fire wall and slides
over the original rails
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:02 PM
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You do very neat & clean work.....Gene
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:14 PM
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You do very neat & clean work.....Gene
Thank you.

I did this on my scroll saw. I made a pattern from card
stock first. It is two 1/8' lite plies with glass cloth between
them, glued with TB III.

We make the rudders for the air boats this way, two 1/32"
laminated. Makes a very stiff part.



You need a very flat surface and a lot of weight.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I'm watching with interest...I've been building for over 60 years,and a new build is always interesting.

You airboat reminds me of a time I had a throttle stick wide open on a .40 sized one. I (wisely) said I'll just run it up on the beach and shut it down..Only thing was there was very little 'beach' and lots of wet grass.,with picnickers seeking safety !

They won't let me bring air boats to family picnics anymore.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:21 PM
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We love air boats.





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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:57 PM
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The clamps on the front are just ballast. Going to fit the hatch next
and then glue in the added firewall. Do some sanding and start
on the tail parts. The hatch is more than big enough for the battery.
There is room to slide it from the firewall to behind the main gear.

How about a 16" prop????

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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Looking like a fuselage.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Nice looking wheels.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Thanks Guys...

Battery tray and new firewall installed. I added some spruce rails
to the lip for the hatch, Since it will be off and on a lot. The balsa
wasn't that hard so just to be safe.



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Old Mar 01, 2013, 06:45 PM
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If I can be forgiven for butting in, the nose wheel wire should be rotated a 1/2 turn....(the spring should be behind the nylon mount),to wind 'tighter' on compression,rather than opening up..

If it isn't in it's final position yet,why, just forget I said anything.!...lol

Filing a 'flat' on the wire, for the steering arm lock screw, will lock the steering arm against slippage.

I'm teaching on one of those at present....Yours looks great so far.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 07:56 PM
Wasn't my fault, I had it and
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This looks very similar to the old Eaglet 50 I am currently trying to get started. Very nice work so far.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 08:35 PM
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If I can be forgiven for butting in, the nose wheel wire should be rotated a 1/2 turn....(the spring should be behind the nylon mount),to wind 'tighter' on compression,rather than opening up..

If it isn't in it's final position yet,why, just forget I said anything.!...lol

Filing a 'flat' on the wire, for the steering arm lock screw, will lock the steering arm against slippage.

I'm teaching on one of those at present....Yours looks great so far.

It is just there to hold the arm so I could do the cut out
in the motor mount plate. And yes I will do a flat spot.
and not you are not butting in. And thank you for the
comments. And I use Loctite on every thing.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 08:35 PM
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This looks very similar to the old Eaglet 50 I am currently trying to get started. Very nice work so far.

Thank you.
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