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Old Jun 13, 2012, 11:29 AM
Balsa just crashes better
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Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner- I was traveling
23 1/2 is correct for the super cub floats
They work great are cheap and easy to install - so they may be a hair short from perfect scale but close enough for me. She looks very real in the air.

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Old Jul 03, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Some may recall I sold my E-Flite Taylorcraft awhile back. Although it's a beautiful looking plane, I found it didn't suit my flying style and the very small field I fly from. If I had a bigger venue, I would have kept it...

Well I couldn't stay away for long... so I built a Pat Tritle Taylorcraft that uses some of the E-flite color scheme with some unique touches. At 1/3'rd the weight it's a featherweight by comparison.

AUW = 9.4oz
Wingspan = 39"

P.S. While this isn't an E-Flite TC, I figured I post some pics just to show what is possible.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Some may recall I sold my E-Flite Taylorcraft awhile back. Although it's a beautiful looking plane, I found it didn't suit my flying style and the very small field I fly from. If I had a bigger venue, I would have kept it...

Well I couldn't stay away for long... so I built a Pat Tritle Taylorcraft that uses some of the E-flite color scheme with some unique touches. At 1/3'rd the weight it's a featherweight by comparison.

AUW = 9.4oz
Wingspan = 39"

P.S. While this isn't an E-Flite TC, I figured I post some pics just to show what is possible.
Nice job, and nice plane!

Thanks for sharing...

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Some may recall I sold my E-Flite Taylorcraft awhile back. Although it's a beautiful looking plane, I found it didn't suit my flying style and the very small field I fly from. If I had a bigger venue, I would have kept it...

Well I couldn't stay away for long... so I built a Pat Tritle Taylorcraft that uses some of the E-flite color scheme with some unique touches. At 1/3'rd the weight it's a featherweight by comparison.

AUW = 9.4oz
Wingspan = 39"

P.S. While this isn't an E-Flite TC, I figured I post some pics just to show what is possible.
I like it. Looks great.

My new TC is slightly heavier..

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Old Jul 05, 2012, 03:32 AM
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I like it. Looks great.

My new TC is slightly heavier..

-Jay
Aww CJ, you got a new H9 TC... Congrats!

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Old Jul 09, 2012, 09:46 AM
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... so I built a Pat Tritle Taylorcraft that uses some of the E-flite color scheme with some unique touches. At 1/3'rd the weight it's a featherweight by comparison.
Great job! Looks awesome. We need more kit builders!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Thought I might put up a pic or 2 of my old tcraft. It has a park 480 1020kv, cc pheonix 45, cc ubec, ar8000+sat, tm1000, 5055mg's all around and a bunch of the telemetry stuff in it with the exception of the airspeed indicator. Great flying plane and looks great in the air.


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Old Jul 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I bought a Taylorcraft a few weeks ago to make a float plane. Purchased 26 inch floats from seaplanesupply. I read this whole thread, that took a few weeks of spare time. Thanks for all the great tips. Will send a pic when I get further along in the build. I am reinforcing the the landing gear area and adding mounting points for my rx, floats, etc.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
Balsa just crashes better
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You will love this plane. It is a great flyer on floats or wheels. I fly mine on floats in the summer and on wheels the rest of the year.

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:33 PM
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I have been wanting to put some floats on mine as I live literally 2 mins from the lake here, but I have heard quite a bit about the airframe not handling the extra weight well, the structure for the wing mount is a bit weak. Mine is already a bit on the heavy side with all the telemetry gear in it, I guess I could beef up the cabin and mounts for the wing to pull it off, but I really dont want to add more and more weight to it, it flys fantastic as it is. Im always hesitant to pull any decent G with it, I have other stuff that loves that abuse. Have any of you guys running floats done anything with the wing mount structure or are you all stock?

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Just ordered a TC today at my LHS and won't get it for about a week. I'm excited. Has anyone got a suggestion for a pilot? Will be watching this thread until I maiden my TC.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Just ordered a TC today at my LHS and won't get it for about a week. I'm excited. Has anyone got a suggestion for a pilot? Will be watching this thread until I maiden my TC.
You are going to love the TC. What have you chosen for a power system?

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Well I have a 480 and a 450 on the shelf, but I think I will probably go with the 480 unless someone here talks me out of it. I usually fly an Eflite Advance 25E so I'm looking for a milder flying aircraft. I have all the accessory equipment in rock already so I'm ready to go once the TC arrives. Any suggestions on any aspects of this build will be appreciated.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 08:55 PM
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do any of you TC lovers fly with bigger wheels and no wheel pants. Just asking. I fly off of a grass field and although I do not have my TC yet I was just thinking about larger wheels and no wheel pants. I do believe that it will detract from its overall great appearance.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 09:20 PM
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do any of you TC lovers fly with bigger wheels and no wheel pants. Just asking. I fly off of a grass field and although I do not have my TC yet I was just thinking about larger wheels and no wheel pants. I do believe that it will detract from its overall great appearance.
Scroll up a tad on this page, there are a couple pics of mine with 2-3/4in diamond lite's on it.

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