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Old Aug 04, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Build started

I decided to start on the bipe while waiting for the second trainer kit.
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Old Aug 04, 2008, 08:03 PM
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I decided to start on the bipe while waiting for the second trainer kit.
Your picture just reminded me I need to update the instructions to show the gussets on the wings. The little laser cut triangle pieces are glued to the leading, trailing edges and center ribs on the outside of the center ribs; where the center ribs are inserted into the leading and trailing edge.

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Old Aug 06, 2008, 06:05 PM
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I wondered what those little triangles were for.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Just finished mine and am awaiting the first flight. Covered the top of the wings in trans red and the bottoms in trans yellow. I did not use two servos for the wings but linked the ailerons together with a new horn and a small carbon rod.
Photos in a bit but this was a great kit to build.
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 07:07 PM
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do any of you have the auw of this.. we have an indoor limit of 6 oz but i think i should be able to keep it at or under there with a few modification
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Old Oct 22, 2008, 07:45 PM
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do any of you have the auw of this.. we have an indoor limit of 6 oz but i think i should be able to keep it at or under there with a few modification
I was able to make one that weighed 6oz.

1. Pull-pull for rudder and elevator
2. 1 servo for ailerons
3. 9 gram motor from my website (Micro Indoor Power pack)
4. Move servos and electronics as far forward as possible.
5. Use blue arrow 3.6 gram servos.
6. 2 gram AR6300 receiver
7. 250 mAh 2 cell battery
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Old Nov 07, 2008, 11:13 AM
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British Biplane

I used Solite for this biplane.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 05:39 PM
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my first kit build

I was wateing to get a micro biplane, hopeing for a ARF kit. I have a little extra time On my hands due to a knee injury, so I ordered the build kit. J, is right when he says these kits are easy to build. the hardest part is covering the wings. I have done some cover repair work in the past, but this is my first complete build. I'm getting the new 3dx mini next.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Nice looking Bipe

Time,

I'm there with you Tim! My 3DX arrived today. Gotta get building!! BTW- Your bipe looks great! What covering did you use?


-Eric
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 02:05 PM
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I'm there with you Tim! My 3DX arrived today. Gotta get building!! BTW- Your bipe looks great! What covering did you use?


-Eric
Hi Eric,
You got me!, I used what I had left. I only had enough light weight, yellow(coverite)to do what you see here. I had enough red(monocote) to do the whole plane one color, but what fun would that be. So the end product is what you see here.I also have found there is no way I could do this with just a iron, I have a high end heat gun that works great. thanks, Tim
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 09:42 PM
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Hi Eric,
You got me!, I used what I had left. I only had enough light weight, yellow(coverite)to do what you see here. I had enough red(monocote) to do the whole plane one color, but what fun would that be. So the end product is what you see here.I also have found there is no way I could do this with just a iron, I have a high end heat gun that works great. thanks, Tim
Looks good, I see you have a Fury Motor. I have had great success with the Shulman Aviation Motors.

James
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Old Dec 15, 2008, 07:49 PM
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Looks great!

Tim,

I did mine in transparent yellow Solite. I found it easy to work with just an iron. I've never worked with monocote. I wonder is it's thicker and therefore needs more BTU's to get moving. I spent yesterday afternoon cutting the links I'm going to use to tie my ailerons together. I cut them out of black modified acrylic on a CNC router. They came out pretty good for an amateur.

Cheers!
-Eric
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Eric, That sounds very cool, you might have to make me a set. the monocote is a little on the thick side, I was trying to make the lower wing a little stronger. If it's to heavy, it will give me a reason to buy a bigger motor. I am useing the schulmen fury, it's a good little motor. I used it on a couple of scratch built(my design),depron, edge 500 models. theay were so small and fast, theay were a handfull to fly. the guys at the field got a kick out of it. Thanks, Tim
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Eric, That sounds very cool, you might have to make me a set. the monocote is a little on the thick side, I was trying to make the lower wing a little stronger. If it's to heavy, it will give me a reason to buy a bigger motor. I am useing the schulmen fury, it's a good little motor. I used it on a couple of scratch built(my design),depron, edge 500 models. theay were so small and fast, theay were a handfull to fly. the guys at the field got a kick out of it. Thanks, Tim
Don't forget to put the carbon crossover pieces on. You can see an example on post #1.

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Old Dec 16, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Aileron links

Tim,

We'll see how they work. I made a bunch of 'em. If you want a set, PM me your address and I'll send you some to try. The tops have a .032 hole for a wire z-bend, the bottoms have a .063 for a quick link. I'm going to make tie rods out of carbon rod and use kevlar thread and CA to lash the wire to the carbon. I'm going for style points. If it all works, I'm going to start on a bomb release for mine


-Eric
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