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Building / Construction / Re: New Flight Line Spitfire
« Last post by John McGahern on Today at 09:20:54 pm »
Did you stay out of the country for a couple of days or did you just take your chances with customs?  I've picked up stuff in Lewiston before but always when I've been returning from holiday.
Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by Frank v B on Today at 08:08:23 pm »
Mr. Weaver, I cannot answer the question until I fly it.  I need something to blame a crash on.  If it flies fine, it is the one on the left.  If it crashes it is the Weaverized version of the plane.

Yes Andy,  I will let you photograph it before and after the first flight, however long or short it may be.

Rob D's Chica flew so he can coach me on what to do.

The Morning Crew had lunch today despite being Weaverless.  Bruce, I am concerned you may be down a pint.


Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by Andy Hoffer on Today at 08:46:37 am »
OK, Which is it?


Oooooo!  SO succinct!  8)

(But it is beautiful !!  PLEASE let me photograph it - before you fly it!)

Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by bweaver on Yesterday at 11:27:30 pm »
OK, Which is it?

Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 09:55:20 pm »
Finished plane- viewed from the top

Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 09:44:22 pm »
Lastly, a provision for airflow over the battery and ESC.  The scoop in the battery hatch was made from a plastic spoon.

step 1- cut off the tip of a plastic spoon- outline shown in photo 1435
step 2- place the spoon tip on the hatch and mark the outline with a pen
step 3- cut a slot on an angle with an #11 blade
step 4- cut out a hole in the hatch.  I used a knife.  Can use a Dremel with a drum sander.
step 5- glue the spoon tip in place.... yep, with 5 minute epoxy.
step 6- painted the balsa edge with white paint. Photo 1438

The last photo (1437) shows the hatch on the plane.


weight 28.4 oz
3 cell 2200 mah, 40 Amp ESC
300 watts
motor E-Flite Series 6 28 mm inrunner  2700 KV (34 amp max, 375 watts continuous)
5x5 APC prop.

Building / Construction / Re: How to cover a plane- Frank's Chica
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 09:39:18 pm »
Now that the covering is done, we switch back to the "BUILD" thread
Building / Construction / Re: Frank's Chica build
« Last post by Frank v B on Yesterday at 09:12:58 pm »
Now that the plane is covered and assembled as outlined in the covering thread
let's go back to the final details.

- connected the elevator pushrod/servo
- installed and bound the radio
- installed the ESC and battery with Velcro
- connected the ailerons via wire pushrods. 

The photos below show the steps in making a "Z" bend in piano wire.

Step 1-bend 90 degrees where you need the bend to start.  Photo 1439
step 2- Put the pliers across the 90 degree bend as in photo 1440.  Push the left end down.  See photo 1441
step 3- place the pliers on the tip as in photo 1442 and twist the point 90 degrees in line with the rest of the pushrod (counter clockwise in this photo).
Final "Z" bend photo 1443

Trading Post / Re: For Sale
« Last post by Canuke on Yesterday at 06:49:25 pm »
I'll bring it and the 4 cell batteries and we can discuss it.

You can be nice when you try. :)

Andy is just jealous of my mobile hanger ... and my clean shirt.

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