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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2016, 08:27:13 PM »

While the 6 x 3/32 motor has about 2/3 the torque of the 6 x 1/8, it is about 1/3 more than the 4 x 1/8.  I'm hoping it's a good compromise.

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2016, 11:09:21 PM »

 :)there is one way to find out.
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« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2016, 12:32:09 AM »

I've had success with 10 strands of 1/16". It works great in my Boomer.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2017, 12:47:12 PM »

Progress has stopped while we locate and repair a water leak under our concrete and tile floor.
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 03:38:50 PM »

A little more progress as time permits while looking for a source for leak detection equipment. Spending our winters in Mexico certainly has its challenges.
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »

Looking really nice Neil! This convinces me to buy the kit, looks nice. Looking forward seeing the rest of the build and some flying, hope you get that pesky leak fixed.
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2017, 01:57:48 PM »

The bones are finished except for final sanding.  I didn't bring any dope or covering materials with me so it won't get covered until we go home in April. Now to start something new.
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« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2017, 02:45:01 PM »

Time for an update.  We arrived home in time to get the tax man satisfied and then on to more important things like finishing the Tail Firster.  I used one of the free wheeling latches from Volare products and it's much simpler than the one shown on the plans.  The framework and prop, etc. weighs 28 grams so it should be close to 40 grams final weight.  I have covered the fuselage with light silkspan and am using Esaki tissue on the rest.  Will post more pictures soon.

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 01:06:19 AM »

Status report.  We had our 4 year old great-granddaughter for the last 3 days so we were very busy but nothing got done.  I did get a couple of status pictures attached.  One shows the fuselage and front wing covered and finished and the main wing half covered.  The second shows the prop and drive shaft with the Volare Products free wheeling latch.  Mush simpler than the system shown on the plans and also allows for changing props.  Hope to finish covering this week.  Then rig the d/t.
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