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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I use light weight arrow shafts.
I get them from a bait and tackle store that does archery, too.
They have an indoor range and that seems to produce lots of broken arrows.
They sell them for $1 each - some CF, too.
Maybe you can find a place the sells broke arrows - the damage is usually at the ends so they are perfect for building things.

Walt
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Arrowshafts ....
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Thanks for the tip. ATV is maxed out on the tx, I'll turn it down.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:36 PM
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CC, The T1 is mostly a powered free flight , and really flies all by itself ... you just use the rudder to guide it gently around the field ... Basically it’s set up to climb slightly under power , so when you want to go higher , just give it more power , to descend , less power ... Hardly necessary to use the elevator at all ... except to keep the nose up in a steep turn (which should be avoided during initial training) , or flare for the landing ... Try flying on rudder and throttle only ... It’s Fun and EASY ...
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Mine worked really well as a trainer built as designed. Well, except that I used an even less powerful (than J250) 180 motor.

Flew the heck out of it. Nimh batteries and all. Learned how not to crash, and how to repair before that point.

A 100' pine tree and a puff of wind finally did it in. It loved that tree, and hugged the trunk all the way down. Until there was just a flutter of little pieces alighting gently on the ground. Kind of surprised me as it had been intact at the top. Sort of a cheese grater effect.

Well, can't just stay with one plane forever!
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:45 PM
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..............Well, can't just stay with one plane forever!
OH, DANG, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT
What should my next plane be LOL
Maybe a T2, eh?

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:43 PM
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WJ, I’ve actually been an advocate of cutting out Two sets of parts at one time ... Doesn’t take that much longer , and easy to pop together a “spare” ...
Funny , when we actually built two planes at one time ,one to fly , one as backup , the first one never got crashed , so the spare went unused .... Murphy’s law ...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Yeah, my first one (T1, that is) is still alive.
Welllllll, it HAS had some body part transplants:
nose >>> softfoam replacement
wings>>> heavy draft camber replaced with better camber after LOTS of glue
Love it.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:40 PM
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OH, DANG, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT
What should my next plane be LOL
Maybe a T2, eh?

Walt
GPW has quite a few different planes, it turns out...not all trainers!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Whoa!! That’s TRUE :eek : some even kinda’ Scary ...
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Looks like I'm infected all right After I finished the T1, I felt sorta... empty inside. Have the urge to build! Already planning my next build, thinking a Blu-Baby with a 1500Kv Blue Wonder.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:45 AM
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I think you’ll enjoy that one too !!!
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Old Nov 30, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Yes, I want to make a reply even though this thread is very old.
Sure do!!!

It gives me great pleasure to report yet another Trainer One under construction!

My 7 year old little girl, has shown no interest in airplanes so far, but last night we watched the movie "Fly Away Home" about a girl who learns to pilot an ultralight to guide a flock of orphaned geese from Canada to North Carolina, and she liked it.

Afterwards, when I suggested we build a model plane together, she said Yes!

So, since I learned to fly with this plane I figured it was a good candidate for her, too. Plus it gave me an excuse to build another one (with her) -- it's been about 7 years since I finally put to rest my first T-1.

I knew color scheme was important to her -- she loves to draw. I let her know the foam was blue but she could paint what she wanted on it -- I suggested not painting the whole thing because of weight. Gave her a piece of paper and she drew up a paint scheme, using purple marker.





We spent the afternoon cutting out the very few parts, glued a few together, and I masked the plane as best I could to look like her drawing (I used scotch tape). She used a foam brush and got some water based acrylic enamel on. Did a good job of staying inside the taped lines. We pulled the tape and took a picture.




That's where we left it today. I'm really glad we saw that movie!
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Old Nov 30, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Oh... Cool paint job !!! a Trainer One with teeth ...
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Old Nov 30, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Oh and the thread to my first and still all time favorite plane pops up again... yes!!!
Vtdiy, super good on you man! Hope you & your little girl just have a blast. When I am able to get gear again and get back into this side of the hobby I am going to follow suit. I totally see her liking this, especially painted her way. She's 6 now.

GPW, this one will never die! Man I still want to get another one going. Lost my one and only last year. That guy went a long way for sure. Maybe this summer.

Need vid of the maiden Vtdiy! I gotta see one of these in flight again.

Jimmy
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