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Apr 21, 2009, 03:24 PM
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Grumman Albatross

This project began with a set of plans I picked from Ivan in the fall of 2007. After building the fuselage as per the plans I decided to sheet in the whole thing to ease the finishing challenges. The wing and tail group are also modified to accommodate" Robart's hinges. Powered by two Himax 3516-1100's C/W counter-rotating 10.4" x 6" Varioprops and two 3s2200Mah Lypoly batteries the final weight ended up at 106 ounces. No water rudder was used and steering is excellent using variable asymmetric thrust. Take off is effortless and flight characteristics are fabulous. Great Combination!
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Apr 21, 2009, 04:58 PM
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I like your radiused aileron hinges. Very nice model indeed.

good job

Apr 21, 2009, 08:52 PM
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You certainly are a meticulous and talented builder Brian! I've put a link to this thread in the Ivan sticky.

Apr 21, 2009, 11:17 PM
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I wish you had done a whole build thread! Really nice!

Geoff, who also has Ivan's Albatross plan
Apr 22, 2009, 03:36 AM
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The neat and tidy work shop is even more impressive than the model

Well done, Brian. The Albatross looks very nice.

- Michael Hammer

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