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 on: April 17, 2014, 07:24:16 PM 
Started by Motorman - Last post by mike londke

 on: April 17, 2014, 07:07:42 PM 
Started by Terry Caron - Last post by Terry Caron
I appreciate the recommendations but, as with many, I'm retired on a pretty tight budget and a Banshee in the hand is cheaper than a Vector in the warehouse.  Grin
And a profile/stock engine seems a wiser way to go for a first big plane, maybe destined for a quick demise.
As I mentioned in the original post, I'm planning a (near) future project.
What I didn't mention is that I'm preparing for the maiden flights of my ARF Flite Streak this Saturday, the first plane of my own I've flown in ~45 years. 


 on: April 17, 2014, 07:06:47 PM 
Started by Andrew Saunders - Last post by Andrew Saunders
Thanks Dan. I forgot to mention, i did go through the motor mount and firewall and clean off the hot melt and pot it sopme bracing with epoxy  as Allen B. had advised. So far i have done three runs on the engine and no issues. Plus i did go back and reinforce the landing gear blocks in the wing. Dan i remember you flew yours At Paducah this last year. I liked the way it flew.

 on: April 17, 2014, 07:02:48 PM 
Started by Terry Caron - Last post by Terry Caron
edited out.

 on: April 17, 2014, 07:01:52 PM 
Started by Thomas Dobson - Last post by Dick Pacini
I'll start.  There are countless ships to choose from but I have always liked the Pathfinder by Gordan Delaney.  It is kitted by RSM.

 on: April 17, 2014, 06:54:42 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Robert Storick
I didn't really realize how much I would miss this until it was gone yesterday.

 on: April 17, 2014, 06:52:43 PM 
Started by Andrew Saunders - Last post by Dan McEntee
     I would encourage glueing the wing in. I have a Score with a Saito .56 in it and I like it a lot. It was originally in bolt together form when I got it and I lfew it that was for a couple of seasons, but noticed the wing would wiggle a bit after that. Unless you really have to take it apart to put it in your car, I would glue it together. The Evo .60 will put some stress and strain on the air frame. Also, keep an eye on the front end structure. Mine came apart in mid flight at Oshkosh a few years ago while I was running out the tank. The fuselage is glued with hot melt glue, and it just can't stand the strain. I was able to peel the old glue off while reconstructing. I used CA to reassemble, added some extra gussets and stuff. and brushed a coat of thinned epoxy over everything. The repair of the fuse went really easy because it only broke the fuse sides, everything else just came apart, so it went right back together like a puzzle. One thing I noticed after the repair was I could feel some viration at the handle where I couldn't before the crash, that is how more solid the nose was after the repair! The rubbery like glue joints were just soaking up the engine vibrations. Good luck with yours, I'm sure the first flights will be observed from up above!
   Type at you later,
     Dan McEntee

 on: April 17, 2014, 06:51:42 PM 
Started by Terry Caron - Last post by Motorman
I'm building an E Banshee now and leaving the nose long, I think it's part of the Banshee look. For an LA46 I'd get an arc Vector 40 from Brodak.


 on: April 17, 2014, 06:46:11 PM 
Started by Motorman - Last post by Motorman
I'm from jersey but thinking of moving to that area. I have a friend (Brian) that moved there and joined the club, he says it's a nice field. He's a great guy and an old carrier and racing flyer from way back so I hope you guys can give him a pass even though he's a yankee with a NY accent. When is the spring contest maybe I'll make the trip.


 on: April 17, 2014, 06:43:43 PM 
Started by Thomas Dobson - Last post by Thomas Dobson

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