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« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2019, 01:32:52 PM »

Looking good.  Two suggestions -Replace the fat wheel with a thin balsa or ply wheel. Wheels don't get used on duration models.
                                           - Make a balsa prop. 
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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2019, 04:29:22 PM »

All my models can ROG. That's why I gave my Senator a twin U/C, more stable.
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« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2019, 06:11:00 PM »

But..  with the greatest respect ....  for what purpose?   Undercarriages add weight, drag and reduce performance.
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« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2019, 11:11:55 PM »

The added weight means I did not have to add any nose weight (at least it does something practical). It protects the nose and prop. As everyone points out the Senator has loads of performance which if anything has to be cut back and I think it just looks better. There is the added attraction of ROG as well.
I only have a small flying field so I can't let any of my models achieve their full potential.
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« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2019, 07:56:05 AM »

I'm not sure I have the skills to make a prop. so I think I'll use this one to start with.

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« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2019, 08:55:42 AM »

Dave, it's easier than you might think.  Once the block is sawn the carving is simple.  It's also a very satisfying process.
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« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2019, 11:18:32 AM »

Applehoney is right on this. I had been putting it off for years, then once I took the 10 lb. courage pill and did it I found it was way easier than I thought. People who didn't know any better thought I was this genius wood crafter... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2019, 01:32:45 PM »

You can always change it later of course but as the old boys say it is far easier than you might think and quite therapeutic! 
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