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« on: January 30, 2015, 08:03:29 AM »

Bob Holman Plans is now offering every size Starduster kitted by Competition Models:

1/2A (The original, 42 inch version, designed in 1958)
X
Hydrostar
350
600
900 (Original and thin stab versions)

Along with:

Orbiteer
Eaglet
B-70

The 1/2A, 600 and 900 are not up on the site just yet, but will be soon.

http://www.bhplans.com/AMAMISSg1.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 01:07:11 PM »

Thanks, Iceman!

Some questions:
Are the kits using the original plans or have they been redrawn?
Whats included in the short kit - say the 900?
The B-70, is that pretty much a complete kit?

Norm
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 01:17:25 PM »

Thanks, Iceman!

Some questions:
Are the kits using the original plans or have they been redrawn?

The X and Hydrostar have been redrawn in CAD. All of the rest use the original plans (I didn't see any reason to re-draw them)


Whats included in the short kit - say the 900?


Everything that was either Die-cut (wing and stab ribs etc.) or printed (rudder and pylon parts etc.) are laser cut, including the fuselage sides. In the case of the 900, due to the length of the fuselage, I had to divide it in two, creating a splice, but I include a doubler and directions for strength. Strip wood is not included.


The B-70, is that pretty much a complete kit?

Norm

Yes,it is complete (Only exception is two pieces of angle to brace the motor mount at the tail) but the wood does not have the screen-printed USAF markings.

I did, however, make one slight design change to the B-70: I added slots in the wings and tabs to the bottom of the rudders. It was always a pain to glue the rudders on and keep them aligned. The tabs/slots should make this quite a bit easier. In fact, I believe that the original design from the 1961 Aeromodeler article had them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 08:17:15 PM »

Do you know if the 900 series is available yet?  The plans are listed in Bob Holman's site, but not the parts.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 06:28:42 AM »

Do you know if the 900 series is available yet?  The plans are listed in Bob Holman's site, but not the parts.

Yes, the 900 is available.

E-Mail or call Bob he'll fix you up...
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 12:22:07 AM »

I just finished an electric Starduster 900, which is rc equipped due to the small fields around here. This is the motor used...http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up-25-Speed-1100kv-Outrunner-Brushless-Motor_p_1600.html

Not for competition, I just like to climb and glide.

I tried to load pictures but am unsuccessful.  How can I do that?
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 01:00:07 AM »

Smaller pictures. You likely need to use the picture re-sizer.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 09:04:49 AM »

That's great, Aeronca! I'd love to see pictures. Has it flown yet?

(and... there's nothing wrong with R/C Assist. Heck, Sal himself flew an R/C 900!)
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 11:16:04 PM »

I've looked around but didn't see a picture re-sizer, could someone point me the way?
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 11:26:17 PM »

Ninth line down on this forum.
It is it's own little section. Called 'Picture re-sizer'.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 11:41:34 PM »

Thanks danberry, I'll look into that on the home pc (on the iPhone now) tomorrow, I'm a bit tired right now.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 05:00:15 PM »

Starduster,

The 42" measurement for the 1/2A Starduster is flat. The projected span is almost exactly 40". I'm currently gathering resources to build a half size E20 version of the 1/2A Starduster. I'm calling it Half-a-Starduster.

Any chance of getting a short kit cut at 50% scale on half thickness stock? Everything looks like it would scale beautifully to half size. There are very few adjustments I have in mind. I may go a bit deeper then 3/16 for the center section spar. I'll make the body a bit thicker then the 1/4 to have room to fit the battery inside.

Mike
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