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Old 10-03-2019, 02:05 PM
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Another CARF T-6

I'll start another Carf T-6 thread as the other was getting full. I got mine a few weeks ago and I'm slowly getting it together. Have the engine mounted and the gear installed and I'm building a cockpit for it before I put in all the radio gear etc.
A word about the kit itself. The airframe is beautiful and well engineered. The Sierra scale gear is also a work of art. I ordered mine in silver because I'm going to paint it like the full scale SNJ-6 that I owned and flew for several years. The one downside is that I bought the cockpit kit that CARF does for this model. It was very expensive at $1000 for the kit and shipping. When I got it I was highly disappointed for various reasons but was able to send it back for a refund. I ordered components from Iflytaillies and building my own. Here are a couple of pictures so far. It will go a little slow as I also build full scale airplanes and have two that need to get finished in the next couple of months.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:25 PM
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1000 for a cockpit? wow
.Thank's for the build thread and keep them coming!
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:51 PM
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Used the old tried and true technique of building one side then building the other directly over the top of the first to get two identical sides. I'll drill 1/16" holes in all the joints and epoxy some wire in them to strengthen the joints.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:48 AM
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Are you building another Texan?
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:52 AM
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This is the only one I'm building. I posted a couple of pictures on the other T6 thread.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:41 AM
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One Texan 2 threads.. gotcha
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:53 PM
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Got my stuff from Iflytaillies and fitting the seats and instrument panels. Next I'll build the panels out of G10.
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:47 PM
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What do you use to cut your G10? I recently went through 8 scroll saw blades cutting some pieces for a Bates plan build.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:39 AM
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Straight cut I use a box knife to score it almost through. I have a Dremel jigsaw I use for everything else and those blades last a long time.I also use a Dremel with discs and found some diamond disks that work really well. I'll build up the instrument panels this weekend.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:37 PM
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Hmmmm, guessing the cockpit G10 is thinner than I had for the flaps. I doubt I could just knife though this. Diamond disks were recommended on RCSB though. (Thanks for the response and sry for the side track.)
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:23 PM
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Roughing out the instrument panel. Needed some trim wheels so I went to the local cockpit supply store and found just the right size buttons that will make good looking trim wheels. Have the seats sitting in it and made up the side shelves out of G10. Coming along nicely.
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