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Posted by N925WB | Dec 09, 2015 @ 07:40 PM | 4,172 Views
On one glider, the rudder hinges have been torn from the stabilizer, the rudder control horn is completely broken off, the rudder servo has been pulled from the fuselage, and one of the wings has damage to the foam from the rudder servo rubbing against it during shipping.

On the other glider, the rudder control horn has been torn out of the rudder.

There may be other damage. I did not want to fully remove the items from the packaging without addressing the visible damage first.

Photos of damage below.
Posted by N925WB | Dec 06, 2015 @ 08:33 AM | 4,424 Views
This is what's left of my old Ace R/C Extra 230 kit. It was a full kit up until my basement flooded a few years ago. Most of the wood was ruined, but the plans, foam, and fiberglass parts were okay.

I have what's left packaged in a box for shipping, but I'm not actively soliciting buyers. I'm posting these pics here for a specific gentleman, but if he decides not to purchase, I will put all of this in the classifieds forum.

There is some damage to the foam cores and a crack in the canopy, all pictured. One of the cowls also has numerous crack in the gel-coat.

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Posted by N925WB | Oct 02, 2010 @ 10:11 AM | 8,008 Views
I recently sold an inexpensive AP setup that used a PicoSwith from Dimension Engineering, but forgot to include the instructions...

So, here they are. Maybe this will help someone out one day.

Posted by N925WB | Nov 09, 2007 @ 10:45 PM | 10,726 Views
I've received several requests over the years for copies of plans and instructions for certain models. Some of these I've scanned into the computer and added to my personal website, www.taildraggersinc.com.

I don't have too many to post at this time, but I figured I'd go ahead and share what I do have. If I get more requests in the future, I'll add more links.

House of Balsa Pietenpol Kit
Wingspan: 65 in.
Wing Area: 715 sq. in.
Flying Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 lb.
Wing Loading: 14.5 - 17.7 oz./sq. ft.
Engine: .19 - .35 cu. in.
Radio: 2 - 3 Channel

Modeltech Nutten Special ARC
Wing Span: 66.5 in.
Wing Area: 820 sq. in.
Length: 52.375 in.
Flying Weight: 9.25 - 10.25 lb.
Radio: 4 Channel
Engine: .90 - 1.08 2-Stroke, 1.20 - 1.60 4-Stroke, or equivalent power gasoline engine


Posted by N925WB | Nov 07, 2007 @ 12:03 AM | 21,342 Views
Wow! 450 Views so far! I'm impressed!

Well, I don't have too much to say about anything today. It's the start of another midnight sift, and I have a big day tomorrow. I have a guy coming down from Baltimore to buy my Sig Kadet Senior (pics below), and I'm a little sad about it. I put alot of work into that plane, and even though it's an ARF, I am really proud of the end result. I've seen others converted to tailwheel, but I like mine the best (go figure).

When I first bought the Kadet, I knew I wanted to convert it to a taildragger, but I wasn't exactly sure how I would make the changes. After much searching here on RCGroups.com, I found a couple of people who had already done the conversion, and pooled what I thought were the best of all the different ideas.

The landing gear I used is from a Hangar 9 model. I think it is for the older .40-size Cap 232, the grey one with the teeth on the front. It is a nice aluminum gear with the grey matte finish, not polished. The specs for the new gear almost perfectly matched those of the stock main wire gear provided with the ARF kit. I found these at the LHS by accident. I didn't "engineer" the landing gear placement, but I remember reading some books and articles on the subject the gave a degree sweep in front of the center of gravity that seemed to always fall near the wing leading edge. So, I set up the Kadet with the wheel axles falling just behind the wing LE, but far enough ahead of the CG...Continue Reading
Posted by N925WB | Oct 30, 2007 @ 06:27 PM | 12,531 Views
Oooh... A BLOG???

I really don't have anything clever or interesting to say here on my blog, so I'll just introduce myself a little bit.

I've been flying and building R/C airplanes since I was 14 years old, so as of today, that would be 15 years. I have built and flown probably 50 models or more in that time, and am constantly buying new ones and selling off the old ones. I've found that with careful flying and good workmanship in building/assembling, I can normally obtain a reasonable return on my modeling investment. This makes it much easier to convince the wife to allow me to keep buying new planes!

Anyway, welcome to my blog. Don't get upset if I don't update it again for another year or more!

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