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Jan 07, 2016, 01:11 AM
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Build Log

CR Aircraft Turbo FG - Final Assembly


Those of you that have been watching,...

...will recall that I introduced this Turbo FG in my Restoring an Icon Contender thread. I mentioned there that the Turbo FG probably desired its own Build Log,....or at least Assembly Log

Since the Turbo FG is in the ARF state, I thought photo-documenting the wingeron actuator and elevator servo install and CG setting would aid future builders.

And of course, include the all important first flying video....as the Turbo FG is a wonderfully acrobatic performance flier.
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Jan 07, 2016, 01:15 AM
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Since I painted both the Contender and Turbo FG fuselages together,...

...the Turbo FG currently looks like this, with the tailfeathers securely mounted to the gloss White fuselage
Jan 07, 2016, 01:19 AM
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Still left to do,...

....before this Turbo takes to the slopes is the servo and control rod install, CG balancing with my 1600mAh 2/3A battery pack and the finishing touches of adding a couple of hardwood wingtips, covered in Red Monokote
Jan 07, 2016, 11:23 AM
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Looks like fun
Jan 07, 2016, 05:11 PM
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Chip,

Hope you're swell in the new year!

Sorry I missed you while out in the Bay Area.

Do you have anything in the 2M class with glass fuse and ailerons?

LP
Jan 07, 2016, 11:06 PM
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Removeable tail on the Turbo?
Jan 08, 2016, 08:25 PM
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Chip,

Hope you're swell in the new year!

Sorry I missed you while out in the Bay Area.

Do you have anything in the 2M class with glass fuse and ailerons?

LP
Hey LP,

Sorry I missed you as well. Not much flying over the Christmas break, thus the Build Threads

2M is Raptor and Contender only, but you can build the Contender up with ailerons instead of TWF and add flaps. I call that the Contestant


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Removeable tail on the Turbo?
More for ease of mounting than actual removal, but some due break it down.

It fits in a small rifle or arrow bow if you make the tailfeathers removable
Jan 08, 2016, 08:27 PM
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Looks like fun
They are,...

....both in the original 'Woodie' configuration and in the Composite.

I've got another one on deck for a bagged composite wing and a Ward Hagaman Twisty Tray, but it will have to wait until a get some fun flying time in
Jan 09, 2016, 09:47 AM
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Chip,

So is the Contestent available and with sheeted wings as an option? I've developed allergy with epoxy over the years so always try to order with sheeted cores whenever possible.

LP
Jan 09, 2016, 08:49 PM
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Let's talk LP
Jan 09, 2016, 09:02 PM
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Removeable tail on the Turbo?
A picture tells a thousand tales
Jan 10, 2016, 12:18 AM
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Thx Chip.....will be in touch! Have a winter gig in FL for 10 weeks and that'd be a nice project.

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Jan 10, 2016, 02:02 AM
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I did the tail on the Turbo I built back in 1997 that way.
Jan 10, 2016, 06:38 PM
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Cool,

I've ordered my servos and battery pack for the Turbo FG,.......

I'm gonna run a 4.8V 1600mAh 2/3A pack from Aloft Hobbies, a HS-225MG on the wings and a HS-82MG on the stab. For a Composite Wing, I'd probably go with a higher torque servo for the wings, but with the balsa sheeted cores on the Turbo FG the 225MG will do the trick.

Waiting game now, so not much activity until the bits come in
Jan 27, 2016, 06:26 PM
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Got my bits in to gear up the FG,

....HS-225MG for the wings, HS-82MG for the elevator and both a 4.8V and a 6V 1600 mAh 2/3A pack to balance her out.


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