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Old Aug 28, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Aerocommander Shrike build

well I've finally started building this aerocommander kit. It looks like it's going to go pretty quick. I ordered two Norvel .074s, because I am going to use a larger diameter prop with low pitch. This will keep the idle nice and consistent so I can taxi, and it wont be too overpowered. I'm planning on 1/2A retracts and flaps as well.
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 08:08 PM
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awsome!! i was wondering when you were going to start. where did you get the kit?
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Old Aug 28, 2005, 11:55 PM
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I found it on this list. I asked if anyone had one about 2 months ago and 1 guy had one. He sold it for 75.00- I guess that was a steal because there was also one on Ebay that went for 125.00.
I will keep posting as I build.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 12:53 PM
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thats it? can we have an update?
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 02:36 PM
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I've been away from the computer and building table for the last few days- we've had a little vehicle accident in the family and I've been consumed with dealing with insurance companies, etc......... wont be building for a little while.
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Old Aug 31, 2005, 02:50 PM
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omg man im sorry!!!!!!!
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Old Sep 05, 2005, 10:16 PM
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OK- we're getting some progress. Fuselage going together, and lookie what came in the mail- the 2 Norvels. I think that I'm going to sheet the wing, and install a leading edge as well.
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Old Sep 11, 2005, 04:50 PM
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looks sweet man. keep posting more pics please
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 09:05 PM
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The micro retracts just arrived in the mail today.
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Old Sep 13, 2005, 08:59 AM
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isnt it going to be a little heavy with retracs on it?
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 06:40 PM
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let me introduce you to the Wattage Micro retracts- these things weigh just grams! and they only need a servo with 18 inch/ounce of torque to make them go!!! An HS 55 will put out 18 oz of torque!, but to be sure, an HS 81 will put out 36 oz- more than enough. And the servos weigh in at 16g, or .5 oz weight!. There is enough room in the nacelle for the engine, a 2 oz gas tank, the retract, wheel and a HS 81. It's going to be way overpowered with two norvel .074s.
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Old Sep 15, 2005, 08:13 PM
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sounds like it will be sweet. hope yea got a vid camer
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Old Sep 16, 2005, 11:27 AM
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yup sure do- probably need some help when it comes time to post them though. Like how much compression, what format, etc..... any experts??
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Old Sep 16, 2005, 08:48 PM
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very nice.. I am doing ( ok, I WAS doing lol.. slowly!!) a 690 turbo commander on the scale electrics.. lookng forward to see how yours flies
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Old Sep 16, 2005, 08:49 PM
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is that the ace foam wing Shrike?
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