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Old 03-05-2008, 08:13 PM
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Bill Hempel 50% Edge

Just finished my Hempel Edge. Easy assembly, great quality, friggin big.
8711's everywhere (swb)
Fromeco 2 5200's rcvr, 2 5200's ignition
3w275
BH Prop
Carbon Spinner
EQ10 power thingy
JR 2.4 rcvr
Smoke
Aeorgraphix

Positives: Awesome quality, shake the box it falls together, Bills accessory kit is very complete. Covering was a little wrinkled, one heat gun job and it stuck. (easist one I have done). Hold a standard heat iron next to the wing, it does take a while.

Only one negative and I was being picky. The paint on the cowl matched the covering perfectly, but the paint job was 7 out of 10. A buddy repainted the cowl, the colors aren't perfect, but looks better.

Probably the second easist ARF I have assembled. EY Yak being the first. The only reason it was more difficult was purely because of the size. A lot of walking around to get to the other end of the plane.

Definitely gonna do another Hempel plane after I do something dumb with this one.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:19 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 50% Edge

Very nice, looks big!!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, the plane is big too.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:43 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 50% Edge

John, wish I would have kept it, looks great!!! Have you ran the motor or flown it yet?
Tom
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:16 PM
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John, wish I would have kept it, looks great!!! Have you ran the motor or flown it yet?
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I thought that was your plane Tom. Yea you should have kept it. Oh well. Brandon is starting to get desperate, He is ready to sell that 42% Yak Kit.

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:25 PM
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Tom, hope everything is going as good as it can.

Haven't started yet, too much darn white stuff on the ground.
Can't wait to get it going.

I still got a box full of goodies to send back to you. After I clean the disaster I call a workshop, you will get the cans.

How's the Dalton??
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:32 PM
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John, going good over here. No hurry on the goodies, won't get the Extra for a couple months yet. The Dalton is awesome, might put my Greeves pipes in it for a little more steam, we'll see.
Tom
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:26 AM
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Re: Bill Hempel 50% Edge

WOOOO WOOOO,
The more 50 centers the better. Looks good. You will love the plane I am sure.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:04 AM
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looks sweet
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:31 AM
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Yeah! Another BH Airplane finished. This is a good thing.

You will realy love this airplane. It will fly really well and be the biggest/easiest TR'ing plane too.

BIll Hempel
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:59 AM
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Very nice looking ,good luck and enjoy,cant wait till i get my cub
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:08 AM
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Re: Bill Hempel 50% Edge

Very nice. Good luck with the new bird. Whass up Tom?

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Old 03-07-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Bill Hempel 50% Edge

Hi,Nice plane!Is there any reason you chose two blue regs instead of the turbo reg? Just wondering. I've got one of the new scheme extra;s comming.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:44 PM
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You will realy love this airplane. It will fly really well and be the biggest/easiest TR'ing plane too.

BIll Hempel
Bill,

Unfortunately, this plane will not be flown as intended with its new owner. He will fly it more like a Sig Seniorita.
Innovator is extrememly afraid of bank and pitch angles that exceed 45 degrees.

I will violate the airplane though like it is intended to be.
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Hi,Nice plane!Is there any reason you chose two blue regs instead of the turbo reg? Just wondering. I've got one of the new scheme extra;s comming.
Honestly, no. I have always had great luck with fromeco stuff.
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