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Old 09-19-2010, 07:52 PM
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40% Godfrey Extra 300

I have just got 3 big boxes from Fed-Ex the other day . So I will be starting the build on a 40% Godfrey Extra 300 . This will be my 8th. giant scale aero-bat . My hope is that newer builders will ask lots of questions and that master builders and myself may be able to shed some light on those in doubt of their projects .
I feel confident in my curent building techniques as all of my current builds were sucsessful . In fact I've been flying now 4 years , giant scale for 3 . I just started IMAC in the Basic sequence .
I only flew planes that I have built . And in 3 out of the 4 meets I went to I was able to place 2nd. twice and 3rd. on my first meet . The last meet might have went better if I had gotton more practice , and all the guys who beat me all summer showed up . But as usual the company was good and the flying was subtacular !

Pictures comming soon !
And don't be shy . Just jump in with any build question you have .
A wise man told me once
" It is better to ask a silly question than to make a foolish mistake " .
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:55 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

Iv flown several of the 40% godfrey 300's and they are sweeeeeeeeeet planes
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:00 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

So far I have the motor box mostly framed up . I used alot of clamps and triangle squares to ensure a tight and stright finnish . I used epoxy with milled glass on the butt joints of 2 motor box sides . And Pro-bond III on most every thing else . Because the prints on this puppy are only 1/2 scale I found it bennifitial to do a mock up of the cowl with the DA-150 on its shims to confim bolt patern on fire wall .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:11 PM
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I used 30 minute epoxy with milled glass on fire wall . I plan to pin it with Carbon fiber rod rather than with wood or use heavy sheet metal screws . The C.F. rods will be pinned into a 1/2" X 1/2"
hard wood gusset behind the fire wall . All this epoxy mixing makes me thirsty so I have lots of soda cans lying around . So I mix the glue on the bottom , works great .
The aluminum L brackets go in a little funny so I got a picture of it . Most kits I've built the bracket always goes on top of the wood . Not wood , bracket , wood . But I gusse Roberts Dad has been designing and building planes longer than I've been on the planet . So I will follow their sugestions .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

Wow Nice John! I didnt know you were gonna get a Godfrey.
Any luck on Carden sale?
BTW, I got first kit its a 160" Glider!Its Epic!
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:14 PM
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I have laid out one wing pannle . I will do the other tomarrow . Put in the phonolics , make a servo wire tunnle . And if I have time make up 4 huge balsa skins ( 1/16" X 4" sheets glued together to make one peice ) and prep-sand them ready for use .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:17 PM
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Buildingjets holds no responsiblity for any one who gets clostraphobic while reading this thread . My space is small , but its just me and God , so for that theres plenty of room .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:17 PM
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Both Cardens are still for sale . Nice planes too .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:21 PM
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Both Cardens are still for sale . Nice planes too .
+1 on Nice planes!
I really like the Yellow Carden Extra, But have too many to sell right now.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:30 PM
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Wow Nice John! I didnt know you were gonna get a Godfrey.
Any luck on Carden sale?
BTW, I got first kit its a 160" Glider!Its Epic!
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+1 on Nice planes!
I really like the Yellow Carden Extra, But have too many to sell right now.
Oh ya I herd of your new side buisness ( buy sell trade ) .
Um ... I think I have something right up your alley . Come by my shop some time . We'll talk then .
P.S. its big and purple & white ... can you say " Da ... " well its a secret for now .
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:33 PM
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Oh ya I herd of your new side buisness ( buy sell trade ) .
Um ... I think I have something right up your alley . Come by my shop some time . We'll talk then .
P.S. its big and purple & white ... can you say " Da ... " well its a secret for now .
Yeah,
Will have to stop buy to see build somtime. You have to come see glider! IDK if it will fly but it will look cool
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

Wow! With wings like that bet this plane will go really fast! JK LOL'
Its funny at funflys thats a common question. I could under stand for jets....
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:49 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

John,

Congrats on the Godfrey. Thanks for starting a build thread as well. It's nice to watch another kit come to life, and hopefully learn a few more tricks along the way.

Keith
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:05 PM
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Re: 40% Godfrey Extra 300

Hey Keith , ya know Duzak ended up with that Lanier kit I bought from you a few years ago ...
Of course I built it . It flew so nice I almost didn't want to sell it . That thing was a beast 103" W.S. , rediculiously light and with a 3W-100 B2 for power . It was hard to hover .. it just wanted to climb . I gusse it just needed a throthle curve .
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Hey Keith , ya know Duzak ended up with that Lanier kit I bought from you a few years ago ...
Of course I built it . It flew so nice I almost didn't want to sell it . That thing was a beast 103" W.S. , rediculiously light and with a 3W-100 B2 for power . It was hard to hover .. it just wanted to climb . I gusse it just needed a throthle curve .
Flys Awesome!
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