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« on: December 05, 2016, 04:52:20 PM »

 Grin  I received my 1/2A Pinto kit from County Line Hobbies today and its a Great Kit! It was on sale so if your looking for a new kit be sure to check them out!

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 10:00:16 AM »

I started building the Pinto today , working on the fuselage & would like to hear from any of you who have built this plane or in other words ....Help!!  Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 06:20:53 AM »

RK I opened my kit and checked it out.Seems pretty straight forward. The nose was definitely designed for the Cox TD 049/051. any other engines and some reworking will have to be done.PhillySkip
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 09:28:46 AM »

 Grin  Skip.....I had to notch out the maple supports for the Brodak 049 engine but that wasn't a problem, I followed the instructions and installed the tail wheel in the fuselage and then the top block but thats the problem now. I should have tacked it instead I glued it completely and now I'll have a problem installing the push rod for the flaps! Oh well I'll be sure to follow the instructions closer!

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:47 PM »

RK I started on my Pinto yesterday and have the wing completed except for the cap strips. If I had to do it again I would have sheeted the leading and trailing edges with 1/16 and not the 1/32 they suggested. The 1/32 is very easy to dent or put your finger thru while handling....as me how I know...lol
 Also, the inboard wing tip drawing doesn't give you enough info considering the size of the adjustable lead outs they supply. The ones I got were big enough for a Strega! I had to cut them down and used  soft balsa blocks with the lead out installed into the shaped blocks.
Also I noticed that they don't use any plywood doublers in the nose. I'm going to make some doubles out of 1/32 plywood. I don't want the nose breaking off on a not so smooth belly landing . BTW I'm not going to use landing gear,We fly off grass and with wheels that small it would never get airborne. I'll post some pics as I go along,you do the same. Best of luck....PhillySkip
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 03:39:48 PM »

For any who may be interested. We have started shipping the Pinto, & Hunter Stunter with mounting parts for either glow or electric. Many customers have shared with me the difficulties they have had keeping their .049 & .051's running consistently so we created the parts necessary to install the RSM 1/2A electric power system in either model.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 06:36:01 AM »

Eric if you were going to build it for electric what set up would you recommend? Motor? Esc? Timer? Battery? Thanks ,PhillySkip
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 10:13:01 AM »

If you go to the RSM Dist site I think he lists set ups for plug and play as the twiddly stick(RC) people say.   
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 04:05:00 PM »

Thanks Doc ,I'll have a look......PhillySkip
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 06:08:57 PM »

....I had to notch out the maple supports for the Brodak 049 engine but that wasn't a problem...

  RK

 Just a note here, the Brodak engine is pretty weak, even for an .049. I'd recommend going with something else.  y1
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 09:29:26 PM »

I am just about done with the building part but now I have to start covering & painting and that always gives me fits!   Head bang Sorry but I can't seem to post pictures must be my old age & a puter thing!

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 10:24:31 PM »

Don't sweat the pics....My plane is about 70% done. I changed the front to use a "Foremost" glass filled  aerodynamic mount. I had to reshape the structure to match the round  mounting surface of the motor mount. It looks really sleek up front. I did have trouble with the flap horn as the "spot weld" came loose. I just made up a new one from stuff we all have, I should have all of the woodwork done by Monday. I need to finish it next week as we have a 1/2A day next Sunday...Pics to follow next week....PhillySkip
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 06:05:39 AM »

Eric, what length lines for Pinto with .061 G Mark?
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 10:03:09 AM »

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I flew mine on .008 x 45'
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »

Thanks, for the info...BTW I received my eFlight retracts (10-15 sized) and am going to start building my RSM Shark 45 for electric power very soon. It's going to look spectacular when all three gear go up!!! PhillySkip
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 10:20:28 PM »

The Brodak .049 will be a weak engine for the Pinto. You would be better off sticking with the TD.  Post some pics on CEF if you feel inclined to do so.

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 04:55:57 AM »

I wish I knew how to resize the pictures of my finished Pinto so I could post them here. Anyway I flew it yesterday and it flew BEAUTIFULLY! I got a great engine run on the G Mark .061. Flew on .008 lines at 42' . I need more fuel capacity she only flew about 3 minutes on 3/4oz of fuel.   PhillySkip
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 10:14:30 AM »

See your other post.
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 06:35:05 PM »

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There is a simple to use free program that will do it for you. It is called Ifanview. http://www.irfanview.com/  Just go to the image dialogue and click resize, set at 25% is usually OK for Stunthanger
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 07:48:42 PM »

Here you go guys....


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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2017, 09:38:05 PM »

Not a kit-build.  This one from plans.  Non-inspirational paint scheme!

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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 08:47:26 PM »

They fly great.


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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »

Looks great Bill .How much did yours end up weighing? Mine is at 11oz with GMark using the R/C carb wired full open. PhillySkip
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