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06-06-2013, 03:02 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Hi Paul I updated the build on this... the...

Hi Paul

I updated the build on this... the foamboard idea was actually a mistake....just use light balsa...no gain in weight...much more reliable/stronger
05-19-2013, 03:42 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Thanks Paul... I fixed it... After finally...

Thanks Paul... I fixed it...

After finally completing this plane, I now want to build several more in the 72-96" range using the very light stringer/bulkhead method. The older vintage planes...
05-19-2013, 06:22 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

One of the videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5R6_xZb0c0

sorry about jello....was 95 % certain I balanced the prop, knowing that it was to carry 2 cams...FPV and dvr on a servo pan.... but the 5% 'bit'...
05-19-2013, 06:17 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Well after getting disgusted... I finished it 4 years later!!

The foamboard (HobbyLobby craft store) I cut the rings out of was useless. In covering the wings 4 years ago..the TE crumpled...and warped down..So I knew the solution was rebuild the entire wings....
01-21-2012, 01:59 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Hi Salat

I noticed the site s down again

Is it still working (sometimes) as it did before?

If not do you still have the files...I could post them stateside on my server..
07-12-2009, 12:10 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

free plans site

I was told a while ago that this site is down quite often...but keep trying as it is just dopwn because it hits a certain traffic level, and being a free hosted site, is limited. I found it down...
05-31-2009, 10:04 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

This, I believe is better...and lighter still!

Anyone can do this, all you need is the foamcore board (or depron) and a balsa stripper that uses an xacto blade to strip off whatever thickness you need. Begin with a piece of say, 1/16 or 3/32...
05-25-2009, 04:35 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Steam....Hmmm

Hi Paul...
I never thought of steam....it just might have worked....but the heat gun was a bit too hard to get "just right" and would bubble the foam and destroy the finish when I tried it...
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05-25-2009, 03:31 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Uh Oh...Gee Golly Whiz!

Well, I made it through a Refi After 2 years finally got a 5% interest instead of the ARM 13 % I was paying...


Then I got laid off....Yuk! while working for a company with a field crew of 300+...
03-22-2009, 03:57 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Well eventually....

I didn't get the info I really needed from coverite... so I may just solarfilm this 72" Chief. I think I would be best running a geared brush 550 or 600 with the great planes gearbox I already have...
02-12-2009, 03:04 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

NEW? building method?

Thanks Paul, I found some distinct advantages to its use.. I found a {new?} way to inlay a dowel in the perimeter of the flying surfaces and it makes for a very light , good looking and strong...
02-12-2009, 02:57 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Aeleron Differential

Yep, The Chief I built tongue in cheek also many moons ago had the same problem. I found that if I used nearly zero down aileron and a LOT of up, it worked to some degree....BUT.... I had to always...
02-12-2009, 02:48 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

My Hat is off to you!

You have done a wonderful job of inventorying those plans!! and there are hundereds of some of the best old time rubber plans I have seen. I finally found an easy way to tile print a PDF ( I posted...
02-06-2009, 07:26 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Beginning SUPERSIZED Aeronca Chief scale upsize of Comet 54"

Yep, a "scale" model of the nostalgic vintage comet 54" rubber model...except its "supersized!"

Used my method of printing and adjusting scale (posted in full in another thread on WF) and am...
01-30-2009, 06:59 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Wink Hi Paul You've got it!...I will do one for...

Hi Paul

You've got it!...I will do one for each size of Chief (original 54" and a 72 incher) and one of the 54 incher with an alternative building method (lends well for electrics) and a 72...
01-30-2009, 03:45 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Thumbs up Free plan site opened

Hi Paul

Paul, you have honored me with an absolute "goldmine" of plans I have been looking for seemingly forever!

I was finally able to catch this site online and, yes, every plan I wanted...
01-28-2009, 12:02 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Maybe I "qualify" now

Maybe I "qualify" now
01-28-2009, 12:02 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

hate to do it, but

maybe this is a way to get 5 posts quickly
01-28-2009, 12:01 AM
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Posted By gittarpikk

not having enough posts to use PM

for whatever reason I have to have 5 posts to use PM also
01-27-2009, 11:59 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

my email

Paul..

for some reason I cannot post a reply... but here is my email
01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
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Posted By gittarpikk

Man, just my luck, I finally find a source for...

Man, just my luck, I finally find a source for the Comet kits, and the link does not now work...

Did anyone get a file of the comet 54" Chief... I would love to have a copy as I built a couple...
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