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Old 03-31-2010, 10:35 AM
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Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

I'm about 75% complete on my new Hempel Decat. Great kit, quality, etc. Now if I can just get DA to push the new 120's out the door....
Here's a link to my blog over at RC Groups about my experiences with the assembly. Make sure you click on the "comment" highlight to enter the complete thread. Your comments or suggestions are appreciated!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=35017

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:14 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

looks great! we really enjoy our 40cent cubby.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:17 PM
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Smokin,
I'm looking forward to getting it in the air!
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:26 PM
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Nice work and mods Asher. Now we need to see other BH Decathlons,I know they are out there.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:08 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

Hello Asher,
Nice plane.
Does it come in just one box?
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:20 PM
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Marcelo,
Yes, One reasonably "big" box that is doubled. Not a lot of jiggle room for the components though.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

Hey Asher,

Thanks for posting this to Flying Giants... I really like how you modified the plane for the tow release, outstanding job. You are a great builder!

Keep us posted on your progress!

Bill Hempel
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:47 PM
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Hey Asher,

Thanks for posting this to Flying Giants... I really like how you modified the plane for the tow release, outstanding job. You are a great builder!

Keep us posted on your progress!

Bill Hempel

Bill,
Thanks for the comments. I'll post to the blog as things progress. Thanks for making such models available!
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

Hey Bill,

Where is this plane available from? I can't find it on your site anywhere.

Thanks!

Mike
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

I must say that is beautiful, I havent see bills decathlon till now, Great job to bill and Ac your a lucky man and ur doing a great job, it does look sensational, just like the real thing, I actually have scratch built a 40% decathlon from enlarged plans and i am jelous now, mines got a bit of work ahead , i have some more final sanding and then i can cover it lol, ohh and finish the cowl plug grrrr , keep the pics comming, love to see some of it all together, Im putting in a dl100, the da 120, will be heaps for this, even as a tow plane
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:38 AM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

Im liking this Decathlon so much I just might sell my 50cc Yak so I can try one of these. Thanks to the death of the 100cc Yak I have all the parts I need for a 100cc Decathlon.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:16 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 38% Decathlon assembly thread

I've just posted some pictures of the assembled Decathlon on my blog along with some info on the balance.
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