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3D So I have a Carden Fetish.....

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by capthis, Apr 12, 2016.

   
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Is this dude completely crazy?

  1. Completely insane in the membrane...

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  2. A little off his rocker

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  3. Nahh this dude's smart!

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  4. Haha, I always wanted to hoard stuff too but the wife won't let me.

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  5. Capthis for President!

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    17.9%
  6. Cappy should buy Carden Aircraft!!!!!!

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. capthis

    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Canopy is painted and back on the airplane. Also have rudder RE hinged with robarts.

    My buddy has my landing gear to media blast it. I keep chugging along little by little.
     

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    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

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    i love a good RC recovery effort! it warms my heart. :love:
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Mine too. Truth is I'm a mediocre pilot at best I'll never be all that great so having the latest greatest just won't help me much :). So I'd rather fly something I built or rebuilt and just have fun with it. I do this for fun and bringing dead Cardens back to life is something I enjoy.
     
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    orthobird 150cc

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    you are lucky!
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    This airplane came with wheel pants that are a little busted. I haven't ever had spats on a plane so after looking at pictures of the real ones I decided I'd try and make my own. I used some scrap 1/8 ply and scrap 3/8 balsa.

    I think I'm going to just cover these with ultracote? I realize they aren't covered yet but weigh just less than 1 oz each. The Carden wheel pants are 2.5 oz each. So I'll save 3 oz here by making these spats.
     

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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Landing gear got painted over the weekend. Also spats covered....

    Little mock up to make sure everything still lines up.
     

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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    I have got to get back on this project.... Got a little sidetracked plus flying season finally showed up!
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Flying season yo... 46521.jpg 46518.jpg
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Been working on lots of projects but I have started covering the 100cc Yak I am rebuilding. Here's the first wing done. The other is about half done. These things sure do eat up the Ultracote! 77536.jpeg 77539.jpeg
     
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    Beautiful job!
     
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