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Old 10-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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Any pictures of the Oscar from guys who have received the plane?
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:37 AM
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I won't be unpacking mine 'till my current projects are finished and I can make some room in the shop.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:34 AM
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Mine arrived undamaged! Already have servos and the Saito installed, really nice and well thought out airplane
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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The cowl mount design looks a lot like my Phoenix Waco (60 cc version).
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:01 PM
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Cowl mounts just like my H-9 P-47, no exposed screws, which is nice Now onto making the baffles
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:05 AM
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Well I'm all ordered, lets hope it makes it's way to the other side of the planet undamaged. Hoping to put in an EME-70 with electric start if the plug caps can fit inside cleanly
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:51 AM
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FYI, the cowl is about 10-3/4" diameter
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:57 AM
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Anyone else putting one of these together? It would be nice to see and hear a build report.

I won't be starting mine for a while yet.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:48 PM
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Check post # 63.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:54 PM
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Yes, I know about post #63, I was wondering if anyone else was working on one.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:05 PM
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Probably the easiest ARF I've ever put together, comes will all the good parts for hinging, flight controls, etc. Mine is exactly 25 lbs dry with the Saito and balances right at the recommended 6 inches back from the leading edge of the wing, using a Xicoy CG meter. Two Jeti 2700 Lipo batteries are located right under the fuel tank, all Savox servos with SWB arms. I tossed the retract valve and put in a Robart, along with a pressure gauge and air restrictors, factory retracts work great, no leaks, and a full air tank gives about 15 cycles. Tires are hard as a rock, I plan to replace them with Du-Bro inflatables after flight testing. I'm expecting awesome performance at that weight, last plane I had this motor on was 31 lbs and flew great. I'll post after flight testing next week.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:14 PM
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Good to here, looking forward to your opinion after flight test.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:13 PM
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Probably the easiest ARF I've ever put together, comes will all the good parts for hinging, flight controls, etc. Mine is exactly 25 lbs dry with the Saito and balances right at the recommended 6 inches back from the leading edge of the wing, using a Xicoy CG meter. Two Jeti 2700 Lipo batteries are located right under the fuel tank, all Savox servos with SWB arms. I tossed the retract valve and put in a Robart, along with a pressure gauge and air restrictors, factory retracts work great, no leaks, and a full air tank gives about 15 cycles. Tires are hard as a rock, I plan to replace them with Du-Bro inflatables after flight testing. I'm expecting awesome performance at that weight, last plane I had this motor on was 31 lbs and flew great. I'll post after flight testing next week.
Tom

Looking forward to the flight review and hopefully some video.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:24 AM
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Probably the easiest ARF I've ever put together, comes will all the good parts for hinging, flight controls, etc. Mine is exactly 25 lbs dry with the Saito and balances right at the recommended 6 inches back from the leading edge of the wing, using a Xicoy CG meter. Two Jeti 2700 Lipo batteries are located right under the fuel tank, all Savox servos with SWB arms. I tossed the retract valve and put in a Robart, along with a pressure gauge and air restrictors, factory retracts work great, no leaks, and a full air tank gives about 15 cycles. Tires are hard as a rock, I plan to replace them with Du-Bro inflatables after flight testing. I'm expecting awesome performance at that weight, last plane I had this motor on was 31 lbs and flew great. I'll post after flight testing next week.
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Hi Tom,
Its great to hear that the Oscar has assembled well for you. I will be interested to hear if that Robart valve moves enough air to retract the gear at speed? I actually drilled out the fittings on one of the stock air valves because I found that there was enough of a restriction that I had to slow the airspeed down in order to get the gear to go away and lock in the air...

Good luck with the maiden and may you have many happy flights with you 43.
Regards Ali
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:54 PM
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Ali, interesting to know. I put the same valve on my Phoenix 20 cc Corsair with restrictors and it works great, so I'll keep an eye out on this one. As long as the gear comes down I'll be good Weather report is showing maiden next Weds, we'll see
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