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Mar 28, 2021, 11:18 AM
I just want to go fly!
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Bluejay dirty birdie 60. Retract build! :)


So I cracked open my box only to find one fuse side broken in half! not to panic it looked perfect after carefully gluing back the seam almost disappeared so I figure good enough. Titebond will hold just fine. After setting up I’ll start in earnest. Been a while. Fun to have a plane back on the board. Not sure about trike or tail dragger setup yet. Probably trike retract. I already have the eflite mains in hand. this will be a slow build so bear with me. I build during the flying season.
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Mar 28, 2021, 02:17 PM
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Go for it Walter!
Mar 28, 2021, 02:30 PM
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"I build during the flying season." Happens to me al the time, not the traditional way but hey, building outside on a nice summer evening is not the worst thing in the world.
Mar 28, 2021, 03:36 PM
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Cold garage not ideal for winter builds.
Mar 28, 2021, 03:36 PM
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That's going to be a very nice plane Walter am excited for you.
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Mar 28, 2021, 06:41 PM
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tuned in...going to start my BJ Killer Kaos this week too
Mar 29, 2021, 06:40 AM
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This will be a nice airplane!

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Mar 29, 2021, 08:50 AM
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thanks. i recently completed a mod of my killer kaos 60 to tail dragger retracts from fixed. looking forward to flying that this spring as well. just need to recheck cg and get her airborne. I now also have 6s batts to test out as well. been flying her on 5s as she is so light she scoots right along with the 5s ones.
Mar 30, 2021, 03:52 PM
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First official step. Fuse sides coming together. . New tool to use if I need it. Wife has been playing with balsa too recently so Iím going to need to purchase some more tools so Iím not always trying to find my borrowed items.
Last edited by walter3rd; Mar 31, 2021 at 03:48 PM.
Mar 31, 2021, 08:56 PM
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thats a good problem to have...i wish my GF would get involved more...or hang out in the shop...got her son hooked...so thats good

i have a 12" Craftsman band saw, but its all loose, major kerf, so i dont even have it in the shop...do you think youll use it a lot?
Mar 31, 2021, 09:27 PM
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I have a small bench top 3 wheeler band saw. That and my combo belt/disk sander are probably my 2 most used tools.

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Apr 01, 2021, 06:41 AM
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So far I’m not using it a lot but my wife has gone down the rabbit hole with book nooks and is using it constantly
Apr 01, 2021, 09:43 AM
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So gluing in the balsa double on the inside of the fuse it says flush with the top it will be a quarter shy of the bottom wing profile these are actually completely full length flush top and bottom so slight variation from directions to Wood. Step 2. Hopefully not a big deal when I start to play with the triangular stringers
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Apr 03, 2021, 07:45 AM
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Looking good Walt! Subbed to enjoy the show.. I'm coming off a fresh Lectric DB build as you know.. Hit me up if you hit a snag.. I might remember..

Now's the time to cut out that F2 former and plan that hatch... I think I tack glued the front stringers anticipating being cut off later. My batt ended up behind F2 FWIW. 11oz motor and 2 micro servos in the tail.

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Apr 03, 2021, 10:57 AM
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Thanks


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