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Old Jul 28, 2010, 03:22 AM
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Forgot to add that all RC components are taken out of a PZ Sukhoi since i was not so excited about her flying performance.
The Sukhoi always felt underpowered and always had to fly at full throttle which drains the battery far too fast for my liking. The Kyosho Christen Eagle is much more fun to fly.
Old Jul 28, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Looking great so far, thanks for sharing

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Old Aug 11, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Hey Gupi,
Thanks for posting.
I have one of these kits.
Matt

PS I really want to see a video when you finish.
Old Aug 11, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Gupi,

I've been following along with all of your builds. This one looks very nice. It should be lots of fun. Plus, it's refreshing to see such a nicely built, light airframe.

Have you seen this build? It's not much different than yours. The video is here.

Matt,

You've been roaming around here too long! You better get back to building!

How is that gem of a Cessna holding up?

-Kody
Old Aug 11, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Kody,

Thanks. I didn't see the build log, it looks really nice.

Matt,

I'll try to provide a video.

gupi
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 01:15 AM
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Time for a reality check on the scale: 31 grams without prop and cover. So it'll be more like 35 to 40 grams instead of 30g (like i hoped).
Old Aug 12, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Matt,

You've been roaming around here too long! You better get back to building!

How is that gem of a Cessna holding up?

-Kody[/QUOTE]

Kody,
Yeah I know, I'm trying to get my inspiration. I see that you have really increased your skill tremendously. I saw that biplane you built. Is there a thread on that?
Cessna is still alive but back in the shop. I have removed all the heavy covering and might put on tissue since we saw the other guillows model that looked so good with it.
Matt
Old Aug 12, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Kody,
Yeah I know, I'm trying to get my inspiration. I see that you have really increased your skill tremendously. I saw that biplane you built. Is there a thread on that?
Cessna is still alive but back in the shop. I have removed all the heavy covering and might put on tissue since we saw the other guillows model that looked so good with it.
Matt
Matt,

I know exactly what you mean about inspiration. It's really the same as art, especially with these small planes: no inspiration means no motivation.

Thank you. I feel that I have gained a lot of skill from the build with my Cessna (thanks to a few very nice, patient , and skilled modelers like you) and my builds after that, but there is, of course, a long way to go. One of the most challenging things that I did on the peanut was the rigging. Those pictures are at the end of the thread here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1180458.

Supposedly, RA Microlite is far lighter than Coverite/Solite. Was the covering yellowing or wrinkling on your Cessna? It has done both on mine. I would definately agree that a nicely done tissue job is beautiful. There's just nothing like it!

(Gupi- I figured that these things could be relevant to your build. That is why I chose to post my reply here instead of taking in up in PM.)

-PC49
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 05:50 AM
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P49,

That little DH-6 looks really awesome!

@Covering: i'll cover the Taylorcraft with tissue and dope like my other planes. I really like this old-style cover.

gupi
Old Aug 18, 2010, 02:00 AM
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Update: this build is stalled a bit since i started to build the prototype Fokker F.II for Peter Rake.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1289000

But the Taylorcraft's next step would be covering, so I think I'll wait until the Fokker is ready to cover, too. It won't very long because the build is coming along very nicely.

gupi


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