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it is basically a burrito with laminated fuse top and tail frames, rear pull-pull rudder, maple bearers, a few other changes...

it's no mojo, but hey, it'll be light :D
 

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Dammit Ron! Nice work, but I keep going 'who's this Ron guy?' Excuse me if I call you wildFred a few times :shock:
 

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Glad you finally came out of the closet. I had the opposite problem. Ron around here and WildFred on-line. Simple me gets confused too easy. You inspired me to change my initials to my name.

You think Ron builds fast looking at his pics. You should see him in person. He is just a blur. What I am amazed at the most is his ability to build without plans or what seems to be thinking time. He just does it. I think he must have a pro-bro builders chip in his brain. I have not seen an ad for one, so it must be a prototype. I have to get me one of those chips.
 

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Bob McLarty said:
You think Ron builds fast looking at his pics. You should see him in person. He is just a blur. What I am amazed at the most is his ability to build without plans or what seems to be thinking time. He just does it. I think he must have a pro-bro builders chip in his brain. I have not seen an ad for one, so it must be a prototype. I have to get me one of those chips.
Maybe we should just throw Ron and Swany in a room with a box of wood, some CA and accesories and lock the doors for a while. No telling what kind of flying contraptions would appear! :lol:
 

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hi, paul! same tube, .505 from lonestar. it just looks small because I make the fuse 1/2" wide, and it shadows the tube in pics. most of weight loss is in laminated tail frames and picking out light balsa. I think the maple bearers with a 1/2" balsa spacer and 1/32"ply doublers is a little lighter than solid ply, not sure. also not sure how strong it will be. i will use a 3/8" spacer on my next one with the 3/8x1/2 bearers on the 3/8' side, and 1/16" doublers. woulda done that on this one, but can't add... :D drew the spacer on the 1/2" sheet, and didn't want to go back and re-draw on 3/8! It feels good and solid, though.

covering it now, nothing fancy, dark blue/yellow/orange. will post when done. how's the mojo coming?
 

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here it is covered, note the rear mount pull-pull rudder servo? cool, huh?

on this one I tacked fuse to c.f. tube with c.a., then rolled a wax paper cone, mixed 15 min. epoxy and micro balloons like frosting, loaded cone, cut off a little of tip, and frosted the joint; worked good and clean!
 

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got it ready to fly- except throttle pushrod! weight right now is 2 tenths of an ounce less than 3-1/2 lbs.- the throttle pushrod will probably make it an even 3-1/2. oughta be awesome! gonna test fly it tonight.
 

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HI! I got the s.t. 45 abc with mac's pipe, gonna run 12-4 apc. got an electron 6 receiver, 700 ma himh pack, 3 hs-311 servos, a 605 on elevator- it had a long lead already, which I needed to reach reciever on other side, and the extra torque is nice- and an hs-81 on throttle. made the throttle linkage. pretty much straight shot from bottom mounted servo to engine with a 12" kwik-link. used 50 lb. spiderwire for pull-pull.

Balance came out perfect! I made the nose an inch longer than stock burrito to account for rear rudder servo- and it worked! :D

will fly it tonight if it doesn't rain- will try not to dork it!
 

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test flew it! was a thunderstorm brewing but got 2 flights in. took off fine, needed a couple clicks up. k.e. both ways really good. harriered well, but with 12-4 was at 1/4 throttle! landed and changed to 11-6. still harriering at 1/3 throttle, torque rolls a couple clicks higher. gonna try a 10-6 next flight, but 11-5 not bad. a lot different prop than my 4 lb. stuff, has a lot of promise, though!
 
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