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Dec 28, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Building the Hemple 50% KA6cr

Hi all well my Christmas present from me to me turned up today at the docs, being two Bill Hemple KA6CR's so in the next couple of days they will be through customs and let the building begin!
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Dec 28, 2010, 11:39 PM
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You got yourself TWO Christmas presents??? I'm very happy for you - and Bill
Dec 29, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Yep one for me and one for a friend, but then there is the big Asw yup!
Dec 29, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Not fair !

I received my invoice 2 days ago and can't wait till they make thru customs here in the USA. Lets see some pics !!!!
Dec 29, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Nuts 181
Yep one for me and one for a friend, but then there is the big Asw yup!
Big, please PM me some pics of the ASW 22 when you've got it un-packed...really interested in seeing it appart.

Can't wait to watch the build on these birds.....come on customs!!!!
Dec 29, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Dec 29, 2010, 04:19 PM
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driving down to Tucson tomorrow to pick mine up! yeepee
Dec 29, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Tomorrow ???

Hey my letter says in the next 2 weeks !
Dec 29, 2010, 09:02 PM
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hehehehe happy new year project!
Dec 30, 2010, 12:03 AM
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I will start the assembly Monday. I will take plenty of photos of the assembly. Tow Plane will be a 60% Hempel Cub.
Dec 30, 2010, 12:54 AM
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cool will be looking at using 50% hemple pawnee.
Dec 30, 2010, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Nuts 181
cool will be looking at using 50% hemple pawnee.
Rosco, I thought you were building a big 50% ish pawnee from scratch?
Dec 30, 2010, 02:04 AM
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always an option but the 40% pawnee will re comence shortly... you can never have too many glider tugs.... I just got an email from an old friend who builds Radials in Melbourne and has a suitable motor for my 40% Wilga project
Rotec R350 Model Radial. (5 min 19 sec)

Too many projects to acheive but some are possible....
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Dec 30, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Well, VFRANK 59 is correct, the container arrived today and is already unloaded.

Vern drove down and was the first USA customer to receive his 50% KA-6. I couldn't help but to unwrap it and take a look at the plane as he was headed out. The airplane looks GREAT! All the little changes were made and I am very happy with what I saw. I am sure Vern (VFRANK59) will have his own oppinion soon.

Ok, if you are on the list and are all paid up... your airplane will be shipped out ASAP! Good luck guys!!
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Dec 30, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Assembly Bill Hempel 50% KA-6 Glider

Someone had to be first! I hauled butt to Tucson and picked up KA-6.

I spent a couple days with Bill last week and he taught me a ton of things! I even got to fly his Prototype KA-6.

If you guys ever get a chance to fly with a Pro, Bill Hempel, is the MAN!

Thanks Bill for bringing such great models to us little folks!
So begins,

Assembly Bill Hempel 50% KA-6 Glider

Today I received a call from, Bill Hempel, My 50% KA-6 Glider was ready for pick-up.
I shot down to Tucson and picked it up. Wow, this thing is Huge!

So I loaded it up and brought it to the hanger and began assembly. Monday, I will begin installing the equipment. I should have it ready in a couple days. This is gonna be Quick!!

As you can see, I crammed the KA-6 in the Rover and it fit, barely! Who says you need a 14 foot van to haul model planes around!

Pictures are from when I picked it up and assembled things just to see how it all went together. 30 mins. and it was assembled. I am slow!

Everything fit perfectly and the paint job was exceptional. I did not find any runs, drips or errors. The hanger was not lit up well when I took the photos but you can see the gloss. Perfect!

The canopy has new magnetic latch mechanism. He holds Tight! You better have good strong fingernails to open it.

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