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Old Jul 23, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Am better off then you were, I only owe 7,000 on my charge cards. Also spent some of it on more plane kits, and building supplies. Hard to believe one can be that silly. Am mostly just happy the operation is over. According to the doc, it was a success, so just taking it easy till I can start some PT, to get arm back in shape. Finished the glider I was working on, just before the operation. Am just now finishing up the posts on that build. Now I got 2 planes that won't fly for quite awhile. Not an altogether bad position to be in.

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Old Jul 23, 2007, 11:24 PM
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Thats great Erich, sounds like you will be OK and I dont think getting something for yourself is silly.
Sometimes you have to do that to keep your sanity because it seems like it all goes somewhere anyway so you might as well let a little go on yourself.

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Old Jul 24, 2007, 03:40 PM
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Agree with your observation on sanity. Only one problem....lost the sanity fight...long ago. However, have discovered .... even a, barely sane person, can still function, and above all...build and sometimes even fly, planes.

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Old Jun 18, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Anyone have a set of plans they want to part with? Of course I'll gladly pay for plans and mailing. I am considering scratch building one, reduced in size to 48"-52" ws range, for electric using a 4s pack. I'm afraid the full size kit would require 5s and I'd rather stay 4s. Thanks.

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Old Jun 19, 2008, 05:54 PM
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I dont Fred, but there is a couple of guy's on ebay that sale nice plan's pretty cheap too...
I dont know if they have the Sopwith Pup for sure but they have lot's of them and the Pup is pretty popular so I imagine they have it...

Good luck !!

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Old Jun 19, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Ha, I found one right away but it's "too" scale. http://cgi.ebay.com/Sopwith-Camel-Pl...QQcmdZViewItem
I'd rather have a Puppeteer. I'll keep looking.
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Hi guys, Ive just picked up a lovely pup airframe but it was built for electric and I want to put a 52FS in her . . . I dont suppose any body can give me the heads up on if there is any side thrust an if so how much?

The firewall will need some jiggery pockery as as with all flair kits the engines need to be recessed otherwise they stick out to far past the cowl.

Anyway thanks for looking here she is . . .
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Hi guys, Ive just picked up a lovely pup airframe but it was built for electric and I want to put a 52FS in her . . . I dont suppose any body can give me the heads up on if there is any side thrust an if so how much?

The firewall will need some jiggery pockery as as with all flair kits the engines need to be recessed otherwise they stick out to far past the cowl.

Anyway thanks for looking here she is . . .
Hi, Sid !!

Very very nice Pup you found there !!!

I have a Magnum .52 4 stroke on mine with about 2 deg. right and down thrust.

Mine doesnt seem to go to the left very bad at all but I do fly off grass which may help a little. (I dont know)

I wouldnt put more than 3 deg. right and down thrust.
2 deg. is enough.


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Old Aug 18, 2009, 03:33 AM
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Tim, Thanks ever so much for the prompt reply . . . 2 degree's it shall be. I may post some pictures as I rip the existing firewall out etc. I paid 70 for the airframe, that would just about cover the covering and gun! Bargain me thinks . .

I wonder what the thrust line is per plan? Anybody?

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 05:29 PM
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No problem buddy !!

Hey Sid, I just remembered !!!

Flair is over there with you !!

You could give them a call and ask them what you need to know !!
http://www.flairmodels.co.uk/

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Old Aug 20, 2009, 03:50 AM
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I managed to swap myself a cheap SC52 FS, it would not fit inside the cowl so I decided to undertake some surgery on the existing firewall to shoe horn it in . . . I wasnt expecting to have to remove and replace so much.

The firewall has been recessed by 1".

Thank the lord for Permagrit sanding tools!
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Done some more tonight, in out in out etc finally glued the FW in after adding side thrust and holes for control and fuel etc.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Looking good !!

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Old Sep 01, 2009, 05:47 AM
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Decals or PUP

I am just finishing a flair puppeteer with an old OS FS 40 for power, I have used the Flair decals which in my opinion dont look right being glossy against the matt solar tex covering.
Has anyone tried making the decals with coloured solartex?

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Old Sep 01, 2009, 08:56 PM
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I made these roundels using 21st Century covering.

If you try it ....
Wet a glass table top and peel the backing off and it will stick to the glass very well without slipping.
Put a piece of wood in the very center and you can stick your compus into it.

I dont see any reason Solartex wouldnt work just as well but 21st Century has a painted look to it.

I dont really recomend 21st Century for the whole covering though because I have always had a problem with it becomming sticky after a while.


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