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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:55 PM
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rodney -
That looks really sweet. I wish I'd sheeted mine but never thought about it. I added split flaps though and I think she'll perform well when I can replace that horiz stab. Would you be willing to share your formula for the balsa sealler...it sounds interesting.
Thanks for the help with the horiz stab.
Dick
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:51 AM
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It is pretty simple Dick, 2 parts dope and 1 part Talc powder. Once you paint it on you just sand it back and it comes up as smooth as a babies bum.
She is coming back!
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Very spiffing mate....thanks for the tip. I'll look forward to trying it out. Besides the extra CMP Spit in the box I have Travel Air Mystery Ship short kit that your little trick might well be perfect for the sheeted wing.

Son as I finish up a current project I need to get that horiz stab replaced on my Spitfire. It's been built with several mods and custom paint to represent Don Blakeslee's MkVb 133 sqn (Eagle). Pics of it are on my blog page: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=208594 Scroll down about 7 planes.

Best,

Dick
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:36 PM
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I don't get tired looking at that one.
Well done sir!

That elevator doesn't look too bad in the pic. But I'm sure it bugs the hell out of you.
Old Nov 07, 2012, 10:13 PM
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It sure does look good but you're right, just a little airfoil makes all the difference to the looks.
Old Nov 08, 2012, 12:14 AM
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I don't get tired looking at that one.
Well done sir!

That elevator doesn't look too bad in the pic. But I'm sure it bugs the hell out of you.
That picture was taken several months back but I think the horiz stab looks worse than that now.
Anyway the photo itself came out well - thanks.

I thought as long as I was going to remove and replace the stab I may as well build one with some airfoil shape to it. It might even help strenthen it as well.

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 05:17 AM
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That picture was taken several months back but I think the horiz stab looks worse than that now.
Anyway the photo itself came out well - thanks.

I thought as long as I was going to remove and replace the stab I may as well build one with some airfoil shape to it. It might even help strenthen it as well.

Dick
Dick the problem is that the groove in the fuse is 6mm so you need to build the normal stab, slide it in, glue it and then build the airfoil shape after it is fitted.
Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:00 AM
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rodneyf -
Thanks for reminding me about the initial fit I may have overlooked that.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 01:07 AM
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The spitty is starting to look like a plane again.
Old Dec 05, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I am going to replace my Saito 82 (and some of the nose weight) with a Saito .91
Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:30 PM
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The 82 doesn't have enough poop?!
Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:32 PM
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ahh yes. Flew it that way since I bought it. But hate ballast, and the .91 is just gathering dust.
Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Hmmmm and I was thinking of putting a .72 saito in one
Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:57 PM
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ahh yes. Flew it that way since I bought it. But hate ballast, and the .91 is just gathering dust.
How far does the 82 hang out of the cowl?
Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:15 AM
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A saito 72 would be great, I am sure that a 62 would fly it fine. The 82 was certainly more power than needed, and way above scale. I merely obtained a .91 and wanted to use it. So, I am currently bumping down the engines in my planes 91 in place of the 82, the 82 in place of the 72, the 72 in place of the 56, and will find a plane for the 56 in the future. The 56 is just too big to replace the 40 in my GP Combat planes...

The 82 hangs out the bottom of the cowl very little. I opened up a hole in the front of the removable bottom plate to allow air to flow across the cylinder.

The 72-82 requires my battery strapped to the side of the fuel tank, a whole bunch of nose ballast, and the heavy stock muffler. (I usually use the light straight-pipe exhausts)

You could easily use a Saito 125 in this plane or even the FG-21 and the ignition box and not worry about CoG


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