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Offline B Norton

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An Early Cardinal ARF
« on: August 17, 2016, 06:10:22 PM »
I've purchased a early ARF cardinal, had not even been unpacked yet ,I have built three of these and their demise were bad lead out crimps and this one was no different. After checking the bale crank the lead outs where crimped good but only had about four or five strands in them. Replaced with Tom Morris bale crank and lead outs ,had to recover top of wing and made several mods and up grades to fuselage thinking of using an LA46 on should be a good combination .I'll post some pics when I get finished and get some test flights on it.
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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 07:00:07 PM »
Leadouts failed on mine also.
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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 01:23:41 AM »
After some work I finally finished it here's the list of changes :bell crank, lead outs,covering on wing and tail ,opening in fuse sheet'd and refinished/ painted not recovered with that nasty iron on crap that came on it also added 1/2 inch on the top of fuselage,and reshaped rudder. Have not got to take it out for first flight yet hopefully soon but the motor is a known good runner so i'm a leg up there.Oh it also has carbon fiber push rod and ball link connections.

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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 08:15:51 AM »
Did the same mods on an ARC back in 2007, LAS 46 power. Polyspan wih blue dye in dope. Great flyer, you will like it.  (See photo gallery, District 5, , left side, blue/white Cardinal.)
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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 11:23:34 AM »
looks good  how much did it weigh and is it still flying?

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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 11:45:08 AM »
Both ARFs, the Oriental, fp.40, and Cardinal LA.46 were like getting shots of skill in the arm. I remade the control system on the Oriental, and am expecting the Cardinal to fly apart any time now
DON'T PANIC!
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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 03:49:01 PM »
B Norton,

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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 06:12:04 PM »
looks good  how much did it weigh and is it still flying?

Thanks!
Forgot the weight.
Will have to weigh, after a small repair job.

Flew it frequently for over 7 years, no problems. Then had a brain f*rt when lowering pull out altitude on an outside square.
Needs a few hours to be airworthy again, but, I like building new more than repairing!!
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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 06:29:11 PM »
Mine ended up @ 48 oz. .I hate doing repairs also, It seems I always end up gluing myself to the model somehow.   LOL

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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 10:39:42 PM »
Hi, BN,
I know this is an old thread, but I have Cardinal on the brain since I'm building a kit now. As I mentioned in a post above, I feared my old ARF might fly apart at any time. It finally did during practice one day this March. The flaps parted company with the old oil soaked bird during a square 8 and that was all she wrote. But my beloved Wind Warrior did win a contest in its final visit to Triple Tree Aerodrome, the nearby Joe Nall home. The Barry men were judging me. Tough guys to fly for, but that makes it an even better memory.

It was originally build-ssembled by my old buddy Watt Moore, too many years ago to count. As a beginner, I recall standing and looking at it hanging on his wall and thinking how I'd love to have a plane like that some day. One day, unannounced, he gave it to me and I flew it and loved it for 2 or 3 years.... the latter being something we warn ourselves not to do. It also came with an LA .46 on it, another treat that lives on and powers my P-40 today. I believe the old girl weighed in at about 54 ounces. Or maybe 51, somewhere around there.

Yours is extraordinary looking. I want my new one to look like no ordinary Cardinal too. I'm thinking of Chrome panels on the wings with some sort of black and red accents(I'm a Monokote-wing hack). I like the turtledeck on yours, My Twister has a similar razorback with a low sleek cockpit and triplers on both sides of the nose. I might follow that same theme. I spray lacquer on everything but the wing. I'm a few months out, just building the fuselage now, reverse of my usual wing-first approach. LG will be on the wing. It'll have a good old black and blue LA.46 too.

I hope yours is still shredding the sky.
Rusty

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Re: An Early Cardinal ARF
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 07:30:10 PM »
Rusty mine is still live and kicking  .Good luck building the new wind warrior .It's amazing that such small changes makes big a difference.


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