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Apr 15, 2009, 12:56 AM
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74" Grumman Goose


Boy has this one been a while coming. The picture of the book I have, I got from It is full of very nice photos of the Goose with alot of factory drawings. It's been a very intresting read and should make for an even more intresting build.

Scale- 1/8 @ 74" wing span
Himax 2025-4266 motor w/ TB 18 controllers
2 VARIO, 3 Blade W/ 10.4" Scale Blades, Left & R turn
The Himax motors and Castle Creations ESC's are offered in a power package from
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Apr 15, 2009, 08:34 AM
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That looks nice. I can't find it on their website. Wonder what it costs. I could use a nice flying boat, as my flying field is closed on weekdays.
Apr 15, 2009, 10:23 AM
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RollingR6- here you are,
Apr 15, 2009, 12:09 PM
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Great news! Looking forward to seeing it come together.
Apr 15, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Looking forward to this.
Sky has alot of great designs made, good to hear FlyToBuild(Mike?) with be kitting some of his stuff.

I got a PS Mustang from them awhile ago. Cool little kit, I will keep this or the Champ in mind.
Apr 15, 2009, 12:26 PM
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Will be watching with interest.
Apr 15, 2009, 12:57 PM
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When this comes to market - will it be a full kit or short kit?
Apr 15, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TRP
When this comes to market - will it be a full kit or short kit?
This will be a short kit along the exact same lines as the Champ. Most of what the builders will need to supply is 1-16th sheeting and 3-16ths sq balsa sticks, seasoned with a bit of Spruce to taste.

More info about kit details related to intro pricing see post in other Goose thread:

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Apr 15, 2009, 02:26 PM
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CaptAhab, your kit looks really nice. I can't wait to watch this sweet baby come to life. I'm sure you knew before hand, but anything that Sky and Mike put their stamp on, are some of the best designed/quality short kits you can buy. I'm waiting on Mike to get some Bonanza kits together.
Apr 15, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Thanks everybody, not much to report on day 2, I'm starting the fuselage and spent time studying the plans a little more, made some cuts of spruce for the sides, and laminated the fuse wing root ribs with West Systems epoxy, it wont be ready to start till those pieces cure. I also wet the lower longerons that form the front keel and am letting them form overnite and hopefully will relieve some stress on the other parts later.
Heres the colors I plan to do it in.
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Apr 15, 2009, 08:36 PM
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I guess either Sky or Mike likes Chinese food, since I see he supplies carbon fiber chopsticks with it! I like it too, so I'm in line for one.

Apr 15, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Hey Geoff, good to hear from ya bud, the carbon tubes Mike sends with his kit are excellent quality, dont know wheres he's getting them but they are nice ! Hope your contest build is coming along well.
Apr 15, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Signed on.

Apr 16, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Can't wait to see this!!!!!!!
Apr 16, 2009, 12:31 AM
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I'll be watching !

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