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Jan 30, 2013, 10:55 PM
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Carl Goldberg Eagle I Resurrection Project


I have a co-worker who is not a RC aviator but, whose late father was. My friend told me of an "RC plane" discovered in the garage after many years of storage. Not wanting to see this reminder of his father thrown away, he asked me if I wanted it. I agreed.

I received the plane, today.

It seems to be a Carl Goldberg Eagle I... flown, crashed and repaired and seemingly, crashed again... and awaiting repairs since.

I think I can repair it... electrifiy it... and have it fly again. If it flies as well as Goldberg Eagles are supposed to fly, I'll offer it back to my friend with some training.
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Feb 17, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Started working on the wing, removing broken wood and cataloging things to do. I also made a pattern for the forward rib.

-- replace 12 forward ribs
-- replace 3 after ribs
-- repair damage to underside center sheeting
-- sand off the fragments of covering that remain
-- rework the two end ribs
-- make two new ailerons
-- recover the wing and ailerons
-- hinge the ailerons
-- install a servo and rig the torque rods
Feb 27, 2013, 07:50 PM
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I was able to work on the wing today. I fabricated replacement parts for all the broken ribs and spliced them in. I repaired the damage to the sheeted central section of the wing and took out the broken hinges.
Next will be repairing and hanging the ailerons.
Apr 13, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Covered the fuselage. Finished covering the wing. Cleaning up the horizontal stab and elevator to reuse. I will probably make a new rudder and fin.
Apr 15, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I did make a new fin and rudder. All the major components are now covered, except the ailerons. After I cover them, I will be hinging the surfaces.

I taped everything together for the first time and posed it with my UM Champ.
May 03, 2013, 08:24 PM
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She's essentially ready for flight... but she turned out awful tail-heavy. I suppose the old glow motor, motor mount, fuel tank, fuel. and the throttle servo added up to about a pound.

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