What's on your bench??

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What's on your bench??

Post by Blip » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:23 pm

Great Planes ARF Extra 300s that I aquired from my dad.Neighbor passed on and had hanging from ceiling.Saito FA-80 four stroke was removed,fixed and bench run.Any thing that could be unbolted,removed was and replaced.New Spektrum reciever and fixing the cracks in the cowl is what I have left to do aside from the programing.Plane is solid,look foward to flying it .
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:29 pm

Gee, what don't I have on the bench!LOL Still working on a Ziroli designed P47 and when the Skyraider comes out of the paint shop, I'll be working on it. That will need the radio gear, engine, fuel tank, and all workings installed including the custom made electric rotating gear. It's a kit from the 70's with an old school Enya 46c
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by tomapowa » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:50 am

Awesome Ted!... love the electric retracts.
Actually, I designed a set a few years back for my 1/4 scale A6M5 Zero... I basically modified a set of Robart retracts such to use a custom jackscrew mechanism... worked excellent until a landed a bit too hard one day and pushed both retracts up through the wing... Ug...

I started a new post about those retracts here:

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by Blip » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:36 am

Skyraider looks good.That aluminum cowl is a first for me. :shock:
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:46 pm

Tom, I sent you a PM on your actuators. Don, this is an old Kyosho kit which I think was probably made by Maratuka. That is the same company who made the Royal line of warbird kits which also had the nice spun aluminum cowls. Right now Gerry has it and it's going to get an old school paint job as it is an old school kit with an old school power plant. It should really be different. Hope it flies well. Maiden is scheduled for next spring.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:36 am

Also working on my VQ P39 Aircobra. This bird flies great but not retracts or provisions for them. I am changing that and it should be ready to go soon. Nose gear is in and slick as Sh@T! Just got to put the two mains in the wing and it will be done. Gear legs are real short and the tires will just clear the retract motor bodies. Pictures coming soon.
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Low view side shot. Good forward rake to the front gear and put a little rearward angle on the mains.
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Bottom view with gear down.
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Bottom view with gear retracted
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Here it is with HK $8 retracts installed. Made up my own nose wheel with aluminum steering arm.
Ted Brito

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by tomapowa » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:34 pm

Nice Ted!...
That's going to look great in the air with the retracts up...
Happy New Year btw! :ugeek:

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by Blip » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Wow Ted, nice job on the retracts. Plane looks slick with them up.
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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by chistech » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:15 am

Gerry and I went to the field today and flew the Aircobra and my VQ Zero. Both have Saito 65's turning 13x6's and both have HK electric retracts. Man, the P39 really looks good now and really moves out with the gear up. The retracts worked perfect and this thing lands like a dream. Will have to move the nose wheel steering pushrod in on the servo wheel as I've got too much steering. Will do a 3' circle on the ground! :o What a nice day at the field today. Hard to believe it was Dec. 30th!
Ted Brito

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Re: What's on your bench??

Post by admin » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:44 pm

Darn!.... if I would had known Ted, I would had brought my Lightning Dart flying wing down to maiden her...
Maybe we'll get another Indian-Summer weekend soon! ;)
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