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Feb 24, 2013, 01:56 AM
Apologies for the delay - the set of plans I bought from Earl arrived Thursday (a day earlier than expected and in perfect condition). Unfortunately they were so big that when I unrolled them on the living room floor they pinned my right leg and it took me almost three days to work my way free!

Next stop is Kinkos to make a backup copy (I build directly over my plans so they're usually not worth much when I'm done with them). After that I'll sit down and figure out how many trees Lonestar Balsa is going to have to cut down.

I haven't studied the plans but from the 5 minutes I spent with my eyes darting around at the various parts, I'm almost positive I can build off this set.

I talked with a few guys out at the field earlier today and the consensus seemed to be that the plans Hobby Lobby is selling are the kit (assembly) plans - this seems to be supported by the description on HL's website, "Replacement Plans for 12 Foot Telemaster." Of course this is all speculation, but I tend to trust people who don't have a vested interest in selling me $70 worth of paper.

I'll post back when I get my balsa shopping list together.

-Al
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Apr 02, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Unfortunately Lonestar Balsa appears to be defunct again. We're going to have to find an alternative source.
Apr 02, 2013, 06:41 PM
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That's no excuse-there are plenty of Balsa Lumber yards out there !-All willing to allow you to finance their retirement...lol.

You CAN build a 12' Telly from those plans.....every part is there,as a drawing..

It only seems a lot of material is required....no wait....a lot of material IS required..

Hopefully getndirty has recovered from his injuries by now...
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Apr 02, 2013, 09:29 PM
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I guess we could get a kit cutter to do the ribs? Setup fee might not be bad if a few of us ordered at the same time?
Apr 02, 2013, 10:14 PM
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A club member had his ribs laser cut for an 8 footer, that company may be set up to do larger ones.

I'll check at the Old Fart's Breakfast tomorrow,if he shows up.(Wednesday)
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Mar 10, 2014, 01:36 AM
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Has anyone done anything regarding the rib cutting?

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Mar 10, 2014, 05:15 AM
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I haven't found out anything about ribs...I have a bandsaw,and can 'stack-cut' ones I need. I haven't tried a laser cutting company as yet.
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Mar 12, 2014, 01:58 AM
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rib cutting


Thanks for the reply, epoxyearl. Unfortunately it's a long way to come to get you to cut a few ribs. My big Telemaster is being refurbished at the moment with a view to flying later this year (getting ready to fly my big Cub again). As the Telemaster has been around for a long time, it does need a good going-over and the ability to get new parts would help.

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Mar 12, 2014, 11:47 PM
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Check out this thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2042556

Goober ordered his ribs from a lazer cutter, dont remember off hand which one.
It's a good read.
Mar 14, 2014, 01:21 PM
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I ordered my ribs for the tele 150, they will cut anything you want, talk to Eddie at
lazer works, or go to lazer works.com
May 07, 2015, 06:50 PM
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Would anyone have another set of the plans from epoxyearl that they would be willing to copy and let me purchase from them?
May 08, 2015, 01:45 PM
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The balsa for the ribs for a wing with this chord length and depth is going to be a big cost..... as an alternative I've used 1/4"-5/16" thick foam board (that has paper on each side) on some large quarter scale non-aerobatic planes and this worked out well; the balsa cap strips stick well to the foam edges of the ribs... no real weight saving but probably 10 or 15% of the cost of the balsa.

good luck,

Michael
May 09, 2015, 05:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2michaely
The balsa for the ribs for a wing with this chord length and depth is going to be a big cost..... as an alternative I've used 1/4"-5/16" thick foam board (that has paper on each side) on some large quarter scale non-aerobatic planes and this worked out well; the balsa cap strips stick well to the foam edges of the ribs... no real weight saving but probably 10 or 15% of the cost of the balsa.

good luck,

Michael
I've seen that more and more frequently (using foam board instead of Balsa) and it seems to work just fine...There's just no load on a Telly's ribs, compared to the spars, so I may give the foam a try on a large model soon.
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May 09, 2015, 06:22 PM
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I built one in the mid 80's. Flew it 3 times before this guy just had to have it and offered me more than necessary to let it go.


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