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Sport Bud Nosen (!!!) 1/4 Scale Citabria Build! Woo hoo!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Bartman, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Yup it’s good fun. And very therapeutic.
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  2. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Ok! answered my own question. And the answer is.....NOPE! 105"WS. I did not think it was THAT big. Silly me :oops:.
  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Yeah if I build one it will either get a dle35 or VVRC 40 twin. My twin I currently have just runs so freaking smooth.
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  4. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I guess Bart how wide is the fuse at F1? Will give us an idea of wether or not the 40 twin would even fit.
  5. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    at its widest point it is about 7-7/8"

    Keep in mind when you're thinking about an engine, it was originally flown with a .60 FSR. They even list the ailerons as optional. So if you lighten it up and throw even a 120 four stroke in it (a little less than a G-23 gasser, roughly) it's still going to go like stink.
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  6. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Yeah I'm seeing now on the box that is says around 10 pounds flying weight which pretty good for a plane that size. I'm thinking take some weight out and a nice 20cc would pull it around really well.
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  7. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    I'm using a G-26 because that's what I have.
  8. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    For such a large WS 10.5 pounds is really light. I'm changing my answer again lol .
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  9. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Had to travel for work yesterday and today but put in a couple of hours tonight. Started tonight by removing the fuselage from the plans and studied the section drawings to see how the two sides were supposed to pull together. Measured everything and then braced the fuselage with scrap balsa before pinning it back down and triple checking everything so it's as close to perfect as possible. I'm pretty sure it's dimensionally correct and centered/squared as well as I'm going to get it.

    The pins are holding in plywood doublers on the inside of the fuselage/cabin. They overlap the balsa joints to lock it all together and to transfer the loads from the wing saddle down into the fuselage. I'll do the other side tomorrow night.


    Gear saddle and supports.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
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  10. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Got up early this morning and figured I might as well pull the tail together. Used gallon cans to hold the sides perpendicular with the lines on the plans as the guide. It's pretty close to perfect, not quite but close enough for this one. I'll have some photos of the firewall mounted to the front end later on tonight. Rear fuselage 2.jpg Rear fuselage 1.jpg Rear fuselage 3.jpg Rear fuselage 4.jpg
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