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Old 03-12-2015, 02:03 PM
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If you can't HUCK it BLING IT!
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For me........bigger motor is because I would glass it, scale it out and put a scale prop on it. A 50-60cc will suffice if you do 2 blade. Anything else gets marginal quick.


But you are correct....leaving it stock a G62 would be as good as most 55's but it does weigh more and gives you less options if you want to move that engine to another plane.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:19 PM
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Research....

LOL ...
your right that motor is not attached .... so after looking...
a DLE 85cc... weight.. 5.09 lb my DA 60cc weight 3.1 lb

I take the weight out of the nose thats already in and BOOO YAAA...
weight issue solved and more power than you would ever need .....
and I am going to also find out if that there is an electric starter available to the
DLE 85cc.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:24 PM
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Wing Glued

I have glued the wing halves together... took a while and alot of epoxy... lol should be ready to handle in a couple a hours...
went together easy.. with the extra help from my wife... wow sure does make a difference when you need that extra hand....
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:09 PM
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Yeah the dle 85 I have in my TF P47 makes it scoot right along and the sound is awesome. Running a Jtec Pitts and a xoar 24x14.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:23 PM
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well now you tell me.. lol..... post a pic for me.. I would like to see it.....
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:42 PM
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Here's a few
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:52 PM
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definatly cool .. I like the cowl stand off brackets.... are they with the kit or something you added.?
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:04 PM
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They are with the kit but I would recommend building new ones out of good ply. The ply ones in the arf break easy with the 85's vibrations.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:03 AM
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Good to know.. thanks for the tip...... appreciate it....
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:21 AM
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Tail landing gear issues....

First actual problem with this ARF... the tail wheel assembly.... I ordered the Robart Electric tail wheel assembly. looking at the assembly opening the package I noticed NO extension.. now come on... I paid almost 200.oo for the tail wheel assembly and it does not come with a 6 dollar extension.. REALLY.... geez...
OK... thas one problem... next is the ARF its self. Now keep in mind the ARF was designed around this Robart assembly... so you would think that it would fit no issues right HAHAHAH right.. well the ply bracing in the tail center section is not allowing the cylinder to fit.. its like the former should have been at least 1/4 inch towards the fire wall.
So... I have to figure out some way of grinding the wood away.. no problem if I could get to it.. its in the fuse section of the tail. I dont know just yet... I have already had to modify the bracket for the tail assembly to fit inside the hole.
so the fuse needed paint so I started off painting the inside of the tail.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:03 AM
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Grinding Tool

after giving it some thought.. I think I have come up with a solution....
check out the pics... I sure hope this works... lol
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:12 AM
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I hope it works out for you. I bought a robart air retract for mine but havent tried to install it yet so not sure if I will have issues.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:41 AM
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Retract in

it worked out great....
I used a dremel tool a piece of brass tubing and a rotozip bit...
WORKED GREAT.....
only thing... I had to take out the wood that went all the way to the
aluminum rod but its in...
one thing I know the directions have the air retract in it were mine are the electric.
maybe you will not have to do what I had to...
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:17 AM
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drill the tail gear bracket

I had to build yet another tool.. a long drill bit to access the bottom bracket of the tail wheel...
it went together and worked great. along with the extra drill bits I have I will leave this tool together I may need it again later.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:26 PM
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little update.. I have been on the phone with Tower Hobbies and then Robart...
I am awaiting for a call back from Robart to see how they are going to handle No extension wire in the retract package I bought...
Will keep you all posted.. I am pressing on with the fuselage WOW... while I was writing this Justin at Robart called me back... I paid for shipping and they are sending me out the 36inch extension wire needed... THANKS for stepping up Robart.. appreciate that.
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