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Posted by UpNup | Jan 19, 2018 @ 04:15 PM | 2,623 Views
Here are some costs that I did not anticipate when I started flying RC airplanes.

75.00 AMA -- Dues & Magazine
75.00 Club Dues
134.99 DX6e 6 Ch Transmitter
22.39 Battery Case
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TOTAL: $307.39
Posted by UpNup | Jan 19, 2018 @ 04:10 PM | 2,689 Views
Cost Tax Item purchased
89.99 6.58 Rimfire .25 Outrunner Brushless motor
80.00 FF Short Kit
79.99 13.96 AR636 6-Channel AS3X Sport Receiver (SPMAR636)
56.58 3s 2200 Batteries ($30 ea. X 2)
39.55 15.95 Balsa Shipping $16
35.96 4 Servos _ New Power Digital Servo ($8.99 ea.)
34.99 ESC ZTW Beatles 60 Amp
19.95 3.5 Wheels - 3 3/4" Golden Age
17.99 Great Planes Brushless Motor Mount GPMG1255
16.34 1.1 Balsa
16.14 MonoKote Aluminum
14.98 6.78 FF Plastic Model via eBay (incl. shipping)
14.34 0.97 Balsa
13.59 Monokote Sapphire Blue
12.79 Balsa
9.60 0.68 Printed FF plans 1/5 Scale (AeroFred RCM)
9.59 Sullivan Pull Cable Kit #521
6.99 0.88 Paper Craft - White lettering
6.99 Spinner and backplate
6.97 Sandpaper assorted pack
6.50 Wheels - 1 7/8" Golden Age tailwheel
5.99 Scissors
5.98 0.42 Music Wire 3/32" and .062 in. X 5
5.97 0.87 Loctite Super Glue
5.49 Y-harness - JR Compatible Servo 12 inch
4.99 0.5 Balsa
4.67 Bulk Dura-Collars (wheels)
4.66 7.27 Pilot (shipping)
3.58 Balsa
3.58 Balsa
3.49 3.03 1" CA Hinges (24)
3.06 0.5 Spray Paint
2.99 Propeller
2.99 12" servo extension
2.98 Music Wire 1/8" X 36" X @ $1.49 ea.
2.49 0.29 Thumb tacks
2.44 Testors Paints for pilot
2.39 0.16 Balsa
2.00 3 2 Quick Links - control arms
1.95 2.63 Steel Straps
1.18 Landing Gear Straps (4) 1/8"
1.07 0.07 Balsa
1.00 0.07 Waxed paper
0.99 0.06 Kwik-link 1' - servo control and clevis elevator
665.75 69.27
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$735.02 TOTAL Ford Flivver 1/5 scale build from plans
Posted by UpNup | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:39 PM | 2,550 Views
Little things mean a lot. Weight creeps up. Things begin to skew. But some little things look awesome and are worth the effort.

The seat back for the Ford Flivver is not mentioned anywhere. I made a template and found some black sheet called leather. To get a quilting effect, my wife sewed seams across lines Id made. These help the back look better than just painting brhind the pilot figure.
Posted by UpNup | Jan 07, 2018 @ 06:58 PM | 2,155 Views
The back of the Ford Flivver 268 has an incredible top deck.
1. I had to add two 3/32 sheets to the Long headrest I had blogged about previously.
2. Instead of stringer sticks, the plan wisely calls for three triangular slats angled to go the entire length.
3. The 3/32 sheet would not bend so I had to plank the sides of that deck.