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Old Sep 08, 2006, 05:11 PM
Charle & Peggy Robinson
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Tower Kaos 40 Plans?


Anyone have a set of these that they don't need? I need to build a
fuselage.

TIA,

CR
Old Sep 08, 2006, 05:11 PM
Ed Paasch
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?

I know you'd probably rather build the replacement yourself, but:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXADK0&P=7

Ed

"Charle & Peggy Robinson" <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in message
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>
> Anyone have a set of these that they don't need? I need to build a
> fuselage.
>
> TIA,
>
> CR



Old Sep 08, 2006, 07:11 PM
Charle & Peggy Robinson
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?

Thanks Ed,

I knew this was available. It contains a bunch of stuff that I don't
need. A fellow club member has a NIB kit that he'll sell me for the
price of the ARF fuse. I just thought that if I can get the plans I
can build a better fuse than that in the ARF.

Has anyone built the kit? Are there better materials in it than in
the ARF?

TIA,

CR


Ed Paasch wrote:
> I know you'd probably rather build the replacement yourself, but:
>
> http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXADK0&P=7
>
> Ed
>
> "Charle & Peggy Robinson" <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in message
> news:7bKdnWpLDKjbSZzYnZ2dnUVZ_rWdnZ2d@valortelecom .com...
>> Anyone have a set of these that they don't need? I need to build a
>> fuselage.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> CR

>
>

Old Sep 08, 2006, 09:11 PM
Ed Cregger
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?


"Charle & Peggy Robinson" <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks Ed,
>
> I knew this was available. It contains a bunch of stuff that I don't
> need. A fellow club member has a NIB kit that he'll sell me for the price
> of the ARF fuse. I just thought that if I can get the plans I can build
> a better fuse than that in the ARF.
>
> Has anyone built the kit? Are there better materials in it than in the
> ARF?
>
> TIA,
>
> CR



What is wrong with the stock ARF fuselage, other than it is really a Super
Kaos design? Just curious.

Ed Cregger


Old Sep 08, 2006, 11:11 PM
Charle & Peggy Robinson
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?

The fuse sides are made from very thin balsa laminated to a thin lite
ply skeleton. The top and bottom are thin sheeting over small
cross-section longerons. If you crash it, it disintegrates to the
point that it's tough to piece it back together. Ask me how I know! ;^)

If I had the fuse plan I'd make a new one from 3/32" balsa, doubled
from the wing saddle forward. I'd also get rid of the mild steel
pushrods. As it is, I can fix it but I think I can build a better one.

Regards,

CR

Ed Cregger wrote:
>
> What is wrong with the stock ARF fuselage, other than it is really a Super
> Kaos design? Just curious.
>
> Ed Cregger
>
>

Old Sep 08, 2006, 11:11 PM
Ed Cregger
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?


"Charle & Peggy Robinson" <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in message
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> The fuse sides are made from very thin balsa laminated to a thin lite ply
> skeleton. The top and bottom are thin sheeting over small cross-section
> longerons. If you crash it, it disintegrates to the point that it's
> tough to piece it back together. Ask me how I know! ;^)
>
> If I had the fuse plan I'd make a new one from 3/32" balsa, doubled from
> the wing saddle forward. I'd also get rid of the mild steel pushrods. As
> it is, I can fix it but I think I can build a better one.
>
> Regards,
>
> CR



Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't aware of the thin fuselage sides, etc.
I have two of them NIB in the garage. Gotta get busy and put one of them
together. <G>

Ed Cregger


Old Sep 08, 2006, 11:11 PM
Charle & Peggy Robinson
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?

You won't regret it. It's a good flying model. I just let the bottom
end of a stall turn get too close to the ground. :-(

CR




Ed Cregger wrote:
> "Charle & Peggy Robinson" <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in message
> news:4502176C.4000603@ktc.com...
>> The fuse sides are made from very thin balsa laminated to a thin lite ply
>> skeleton. The top and bottom are thin sheeting over small cross-section
>> longerons. If you crash it, it disintegrates to the point that it's
>> tough to piece it back together. Ask me how I know! ;^)
>>
>> If I had the fuse plan I'd make a new one from 3/32" balsa, doubled from
>> the wing saddle forward. I'd also get rid of the mild steel pushrods. As
>> it is, I can fix it but I think I can build a better one.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> CR

>
>
> Thanks for the explanation. I wasn't aware of the thin fuselage sides, etc.
> I have two of them NIB in the garage. Gotta get busy and put one of them
> together. <G>
>
> Ed Cregger
>
>

Old Sep 09, 2006, 01:11 PM
Martin X. Moleski, SJ
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Re: Tower Kaos 40 Plans?

On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 20:22:52 -0500, Charle & Peggy Robinson <ccrobins@ktc.com> wrote in <4502176C.4000603@ktc.com>:

>The fuse sides are made from very thin balsa laminated to a thin lite
>ply skeleton. The top and bottom are thin sheeting over small
>cross-section longerons. If you crash it, it disintegrates to the
>point that it's tough to piece it back together. Ask me how I know! ;^)


> If I had the fuse plan I'd make a new one from 3/32" balsa, doubled
>from the wing saddle forward. I'd also get rid of the mild steel
>pushrods. As it is, I can fix it but I think I can build a better one.


Take measurements from the pieces you have left,
draw lines for any missing pieces, and start
cutting and pasting stuff to glue into place.

It's a little tougher than working from plans, but
it can be done. Your fuselage may look a little
different from the original, but it's YOURS, all
yours.

Don't ask me how I know about rebuilding fuselages. (

Marty
 


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