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Apr 24, 2010, 08:56 PM
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PCA-2 Pitcairn 60 Size - Beechnut Electric and Champion Nitro


Use this however you like guys. I know the plans are starting to go out and when you get the plans, you might be like me and think...."Where do I start?!" My suggestion is start with the fuse. Is easy and you'll see the progress coming along quickly!

But first.... a parts list. There is a lot of things here guys, and you might decide to use something else you have in the shop, which is fine. Just remember, to keep it light.

This list is estimated, so I appreciate any input if you needed to buy more. Feel free to go with different sizes but this might deviate from the plans. Whatever you do...keep that tail light! The basics behind this model is 1/4 balsa and 3/32 ribs....any bigger than that would add unnecessary weight.

Enjoy the trip to the store!

Balsa and Plywood
6 = 1/8 x 1/4 x 36 inches spruce (for wing spar)
8 = 3/32 x 6 x 36 inches balsa sheet (ribs, side formers, formers on top and wing sheeting)
1 = 1/8 x 6 x 12 inch balsa sheet (wing tips)
4 = 1/4 x 3 x 36 balsa sheet (aileron stock, leading edge of wing, wing saddle)
8 = 1/4 x 1/4 x 36 balsa sticks (fuse and tail sections)
5 = 1/8 x 1/8 x 36 balsa sticks (airfoil on tail sections)
2 = 1/64 x 12 x 24 sheet plywood (top of fuse and around nose)
2 = 1/8 x 1/2 x 36 balsa sticks (for elevator laminations)
8 = 1/16 x 1/4 x 36 balsa sticks (for elevator and rudder laminations)
1 = 1/4 x 6 x 12 birch (hard) plywood (firewall and dihedral braces)
1 = 1/8 x 6 x 12 lite plywood (servo mounts, strut mounts, and mast mounts)
1 = 1/2 x 1/4 x 36 spruce stick (for mast)
1 = 3/8 x 6 x 36 balsa sheet (for balsa rings around nose)
2 = 1/2 x 3 x 36 soft balsa sheet (for underneath fuse and filler)
15 = 3/16 x 3/16 x 36 balsa sticks (stringers for side and top of fuse)

Blades:
3 pcs. 1/8" x 3" x 36"
3 pcs. 1/4" x 3" x 36"
3 pcs. 1/8 x 36 wire

Hardware
4 = 5/32 wire (landing gear and mast)
6 = steel landing gear straps (for landing gear and struts)
Grove landing gear blocks (sig part # SIGSH125 3/8 x 3/4 x 6 inch maple blocks)
1 = 4-40 steel threaded rod ends Dubro #302 (landing gear)
1 = 4-40 steel solder rod ends Dubro #303 (landing gear)
2 = 4x40 rod with threaded ends (landing gear)
pull-pull wire (landing gear)
6 = 5/32 wheel colars (mast and landing gear)
6 = 6-32 x 1 inch screws and blindnuts (mast and engine mount)
2 = 2-56 x 1/2 inch screws and blindnuts (landing gear struts)
1 = 3/8 x 12 inch brass tube (landing gear strut and mast mount)
1 = 5 /16 x 12 inch brass tube (landing gear strut)
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Apr 24, 2010, 09:00 PM
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I'll keep this thread going if you guys are interested and hopefully you will join in and show pictures of your build as it proceeds. I'll just put one pic in here now. We did make some changes to the plans, so I'll will point those out.
Apr 24, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Joe,
I have a quick question for you. The last 2 items on your parts list is 3/8x 4x12 and 5/16x4x12 brass tubes. Please explain that. I know I'm tired and am lacking some sleep but I have never heard of that.
Pete
Apr 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Hi Pete,
I had the same question. I believe he means: 1-3/8x4, and 1-3/8x12 ect. I'm still trying to confirm where to send my payment, I can't get these plans fast enough. I don't think I've ever been more excited about a build!

-Mike
Apr 24, 2010, 11:46 PM
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Good catch guys....I changed it!

What you'll need is 3/8 tube and a 5/16 tube.....they are 12 inches long and you'll cut them into 4 inches long...two of them, you'll use for the landing gear and the scrap you'll use for the mast.
Apr 25, 2010, 02:09 AM
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Joe,
Thanks for changing that. I thought I was going nuts.
Pete
Apr 25, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Oh...I thought you guys would pick your own tail gear. I would suggest with Sullivan's 60-90 size tail gear. Thicker wire will keep your ass end from swaying back and forth.
Apr 25, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imsofaman
Oh...I thought you guys would pick your own tail gear. I would suggest with Sullivan's 60-90 size tail gear. Thicker wire will keep your ass end from swaying back and forth.
Hi Dave,
I fly primarily off grass, and I'm considering a tailskid like the full scale had. Even on pavement the tailskid(with small strip of rubber) would aid in creating a little drag to keep the taxi speed slow. I've built and flown several WWI birds with tailskids that handled fine on the ground. What's your opinion on that man?

On another note:
I found a new(to me anyway) wood supplier. They allow you to order the exact number of each piece you want instead of ordering in bulk. The website is easy to use, and the prices are better than others I've found.
www.nationalbalsa.com Anybody try these guys yet?
Apr 26, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Joe,
Just had a quick look over the plan, I may be wrong but I think you will need to add the 1/2" balsa to your list for the underside of the fuselage and the wood needed for the blades.


Regards Rich
Apr 26, 2010, 12:21 PM
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Good call Richie!

Cheers....
Apr 26, 2010, 01:20 PM
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You guys have the sizes and count for the blades, and the underside of the fuselage? No rush, I haven't got my plans yet(Sheesh joe it's been almost a day and a half since I paid) so I probably won't be building blades for a few more days. I've got all the wood inbound(except that which Rich mentioned), and will order the remaining hardware once I've looked the plans over.

-Mike
Apr 26, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Thanks Rich....changed.

Dave and I decided to have guys add this 1/2 balsa sheet underneath it...very easy and easy to form the bottom. However I went this route: See pictures below.

Either way would work.
Apr 26, 2010, 02:37 PM
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Joe....add the balsa sheets for the rotors when you get a chance....

3 pcs. 1/8" x 3" x 36"
3 pcs. 1/4" x 3" x 36"
Apr 29, 2010, 09:07 PM
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O.K...I'm getting bored! Has any body gotten their plans yet? I need a building friend!


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