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Carden 124 Pro and 109 "Mini Pro" - Carbon Edition -

I'm so excited to finally get started!!! It's taken some time to get everything bought and planned, but now I'm finally ready to go! Before I get started, I'd like to tell a little about these airplanes and the plan for each.

Both airframes will be lightened and built with several modifications, most of which can be found in the carden's built by Trevor Brum (BBT). BTW, If you don't know Trev, or haven't seen his builds, you are truly missing out. Go to rccanucks and RcCanada and enjoy. One other thing... these guys can throw some pretty awesome flyins. I've been to 2 of them and have thoroughly enjoyed it! Trev, Ed, Bob, Scotty, Brad (and many others) are true assets to the hobby.

Ok, so here are a few details:

Carden 124 Pro:
Built for IMAC only
Lots of carbon fiber and lightening
Fully cored foam (wings, tail, turtle deck, etc)
DA200 magnesium on da headers and cans
Jeti DS16 with CB200 and R3's
White Rose mains. J&J tailwheel assembly
2S pulse RX batteries
BLS 172 servos on all surfaces

The 109 "Mini PRO" (as I'm calling it) will be a scaled down 124 Pro. I've always loved the lines of the 124 Pro but prefer to have a great looking 35%er to fly when I'm not practicing IMAC. So, I decided I'd shrink the plans to the 124 and scratch build a mini version. The 109 Mini Pro will be equipped with similar gear to the 124 but with a DA120 on headers/cans.

I hope you enjoy the builds! Post a comment! Ask questions! This is how we all learn more!

Thanks,
Craig Rideout
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:04 AM
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Sounds cool! Good luck
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Thanks guys! Gonna be lots of fun! Should have motor box pics/updates soon. Also, 1 GIANT block of foam in the shop! 4'x4'x8' block of .75 lb density EPS... Wow, more foam than I need for an entire lifetime. Lol

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Thanks guys! Gonna be lots of fun! Should have motor box pics/updates soon. Also, 1 GIANT block of foam in the shop! 4'x4'x8' block of .75 lb density EPS... Wow, more foam than I need for an entire lifetime. Lol

-Craig
Nice! Look forward to seeing this move forward. Also, would like to see your foam cutting bow(s) you plan to use and the process. Looking to do something similar for some pattern planes as I have an EPS manufacturer in town.


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Old 10-04-2018, 06:15 AM
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Absolutely Paul! I've got 3 bows and will likely need to make another one to cut the wingtube hole. I'll post a bunch when I get to that process for sure.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:22 AM
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To start off, I traced all the 124 ply parts on a huge roll of white paper, then I had them shrunk to 88% of full size. 88.0% is specific because I needed the OD of the finished mororbox to equal the OD of the 35% carden extra cowling. After shrinking the plans, I cut out the paper parts and gave the scroll saw a work out.

I bought 6 ply 1/8" ply, covered it in blue tape, then used spray adhesive to glue the templates down. Then cut as accurately as possible.

Hope that makes sense!

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Old 10-04-2018, 06:25 AM
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The blue tape is a great idea.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:13 AM
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The glue in the blue tape acts like a lube and keeps the scroll saw blade from overheating/going dull. And, the ply parts stay perfectly clean!
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It would have been nice to see a 120cc version offered. I like what I'm seeing with your project. Can't wait to see it finished.


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I hear you Keith... I always wanted a 120cc Pro as well. Ironically, the 109 will be alot larger project because I have to create the kit :/
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