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Old May 07, 2002, 06:58 AM
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For some reason this did not go with the previous reply.

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Old May 07, 2002, 07:01 AM
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The size and lines of the nose do not change until the cowling. If you have some parts of the ply, you can reproduce the firewall that way too.

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Old May 07, 2002, 07:11 AM
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Genovia,

I chose to not recover the whole plane. I did not want to spend the $ to cover the whold thing. She is a "standout."

It can be rebuilt, go for it!

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Old May 07, 2002, 11:44 AM
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Wow, Rodger, that looks like a fine recovery.

I have a question though. I need the measurements on the firewall. both in and the outter wall. I stripped her bare naked.
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Old May 07, 2002, 02:37 PM
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Super Guppy Test Flight...

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Old May 07, 2002, 02:53 PM
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genovia,

I will get the Cub off the wall and get it done for you.

Question - Where do you fly? That field looks so nice.

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Old May 07, 2002, 03:11 PM
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Ouch. What happened to the Guppy?
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Old May 07, 2002, 03:15 PM
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N. California, Fremont. In the back of a Museum. Where I work as a Volunteer. A place where they stage revolutionary war recreations. Only a few that fly's here (electric) 15 the most, a haven for Free flight folks, but there way up in the morning and only fly's once a month. There is a runway, but covered with grass. Hopefully when they cut the grass, we can take off from it.
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Old May 07, 2002, 04:47 PM
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genovia,

I hope this picture is helpful to you. The numbers may be small. Let me know if this is not helpful. The offset is the reason for the angle in the prop adapter.

What a neat place! I'm sure flying there is very relaxing. It may be worth the trip to just be in that open space.

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Old May 07, 2002, 08:55 PM
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Roger,

WOW!! thanks a mill. that was a great job and a speedy reply. You don't happend to like the Cub do you? I'm in the process of putting the firewall together, printed out your picture, and she will be up again this weekend.

I noticedyour ESC what kind is that? and are you using 9x4's or 8x4 props?

Thank you so much RodgerDoger.
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Old May 07, 2002, 09:54 PM
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Genovia,

I am pleased that the pic was helpful. The Cub was the very first electric for me to own. It took a while to get the CG right and a bigger battery pack. It would just get into the air and hang. It now has a 400 in it with a 7 X 4.5" prop.

The Wattage ESC that I got with the model was defective, but I was new and did not know what was wrong. The ESC is a ZAGI. I could buy it at the LHS. It got me going without waiting for an order.

Did you understand what I was talking about with the four corner stringers? That will add strength and does not add much weight if you select hard balsa for those four and really light on all the others.

Take Care,

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Old May 07, 2002, 10:04 PM
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Genovia,

This shows the way I put the fuse back together. The four corner stringers guide the rear of the fuse onto the front of the fuse. The top two serve to keep the wing and stab. level. Just fit and glue.

You can also see that I took a lot out of the tail. I could balance the RX gear later, so I cut. There is a lot of excess siding in the fuse just under the stab. Cut that too.

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Old May 08, 2002, 04:35 AM
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Ouch. What happened to the Guppy?
It crashed.

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Old May 08, 2002, 05:01 AM
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What a beautiful Guppy !!!!!

Pretty sad to see the "After" one. Did you repair it already, does it fly now ?


What motor system did you use ? do you have some data on the whole project as this looks so nice and interesting.
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Old May 08, 2002, 06:00 PM
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What a beautiful Guppy !!!!!

Pretty sad to see the "After" one. Did you repair it already, does it fly now ?


What motor system did you use ? do you have some data on the whole project as this looks so nice and interesting.
Thanks. No, it's long gone. It was repaired and flew several times after that photo was taken. My brother Daren and I built it in the mid-90's.

Check: www.allaboutguppys.com for more info on the design and development of the model.

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