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23 - Chick
GOLDBERG 10-300 WITH
A DLE 20 FOR POWER,
FUTABA GEAR - CHICK
- JR Graham
This is the Pilot
Yak 54, 87 inch 50cc airplane I
had bought from Donny Krenz. After
about a dozen moderate flights,
the wing cradle broke free in air,
allowing the wings to flutter. The
plane hit hard nearly nose first.
Pilot now offers replacement wood
to repair any airframe they sell,
you just pay 'shipping' costs. So
I took advantage of this. Tony
Tan, president of Pilot, informed
me this is the most damage he has
offered replacement wood for as of
yet, and asked me to document the
rebuild on the forum for others to
see. So I have created a rebuild
thread Blog at Flying Giants
I thought some of you may be
interested in following the
progress as well.
Here is a couple before images,
Also an image of the replacement
wood Pilot sent me and some of the
And finally a shot of the fuse as
of 10-02-12 after cleaning up the
I will purchase a new cowl and
canopy from Chief. Landing gear
and pants actually survived!
She will be better than new again
- Marty Wittman
Well it's Cessna
310 time and yes I have been doing
a lot of engine research.
The 310 was designed around 60
size engines that were geared, so
they had a bigger prop. Well that
is very old technology so I am
putting a gassers in
it. The firewall is in
for the OLD engines so I will have
to move it back to accommodate the
new engine. I thought about the
DLE 30 which is a very good engine
, but my research came up with
Mentor 33cc gas made in Italy and
comes with a three year warranty.
Now I know that with a three
year warranty that they have to be
proud of there engines. So I
ordered one (for now) and
installed it in my Energizer to
break it in and put a lot of
flights on it before I install it
in the 310. Well , let me
tell you that it is a great engine
and what a power house. 4.7
HP. Starts easy and runs
great. I got 7 flights on it and
will be putting on more. I hope to
put 20 or 25 flights on it and
then take if off and install the
other one. Then I can use the
first on to set the firewall on
both nacelles . The Bud Nosen
Cessna 310 will be in the 30 to 35
lbs range and the two Mintor
engines with a 20 x 8 prop should
fly it quite nicely. Looking
forward to that.
here are some pictures of the
26 - Spirit of 76 - Jim
Corbett's restoration /
19 - Mike's nest two projects
September 17 -
Chick Foster photo
FROM A KIT
HAS A DLE 20CC FOR POWER
WILL HAVE FUTABA RADIO GEAR
COMING ALONG GREAT!
August 8 - Chick
July 10 - Jim Corbett
- Marty Wittman
Crestwell had a swapmeet a few weeks
back and I attended just to see what
was there. ( Boy that was a mistake).
I have always loved the Cessna 310.
The way it looks on the ground and in
the air. Besides I was a fan of Sky
King on Tv, many years ago. Well
there it was. A 1201/2 inch Bud
Nosen Cessna 310 already built , but
needs to be completed. I looked
at it all day in hopes someone else
would buy it, but noooooooo..
So, I made the gent an offer and we
came to terms. So I have been doing a
lot of internet searching and found a
group of Bud Nosen Cessna 310 fans on
RCUniverse and joined them.. It's been
fun. No I haven't started it
yet. (It's not raining). So I have my
next project. They keep finding
me even when I'm not looking!!!
May 22 - Marty Wittman
done and ready to fly!!!
It weighs in at 23 1/4 lbs . Engine
has been run and working great. . I
plan on the first flight at the May
fun fly.. See you there..
May10 - Jim Corbett
- Marty Wittman
Picture of what it will
look like when painted.
starts this week !! I'm
so glad the sanding is ALMOST done.
! ( I don't know if you ever get
finished sanding.) You just
April 8 - Bill Broich
been a while since the last update,
and as you can see things are
I still need to build the flaps and
ailerons, complete the cowl and
firewall, and spend a long time at the
place called Sandamore. The
construction will be complete, then
covering and connecting everything.
be flying by summer, I hope.
March 22 - Marty Wittman
Yes I'm still at it. The D520 is
coming along real good. The fus is
built. The tail feathers are on. The
wing is done and I'm in the process
of installing all the fine
stuff. The cowling is also
done and mounted. The wing has been
fitted to the fus and
installed. Retracts fitted and
installed. Then removed to help
finish the build. The ailrons,
flaps, rudder, and elevators are
done. But this plane calls for strip
hinges. I have never used or
installed strip hinges before and I
hope I never do again. The thing
that makes them hard is the aileron
and flaps hing from the bottom. Well
they go down OK but I am having some
trouble getting them to go up
without binding on the wing. The top
wing sheeting covers up about 5/8 on
the aileron and boy if they are not
perfect, they bind. I'm real close
to removing them and making
new set of ailerons and using Robart
hinges. But I like a challenge
so I will keep playing with them .
Hopefully I'm get them to work to my
satisfaction.. Wish me luck.
I installed the fus to wing
fillet today and that went
better then I expected. It also has
6 exhaust stacks that started out as
a 1 ½ X 1 ½ X 3
½. Balsa block. I traced the
exhaust and transferred that to the
balsa blocks. Then cut them out on a
band saw and sanded and sanded and
sanded some more. Got them done and
installed on the fus. Looks pretty
good. I had to put filler
around them and tomorrow I will sand
and sand some more.. I hate
This plane is going to require a lot
more sanding. Then I will glass the
whole plane. I am using 3/4oz cloth
and I'm using the WEST SYSTEM EPOXY
RESON. The cowling I will glass with
4oz (three layers) and then I plan
on removing the wood. (Well it's a
thought anyway) I used the west
system when I was racing the big
planes and it works out great and is
east to use. And easy to sand.
And it looks good also.. I'm looking
forward to the finishing part. That
means I am almost done. I still have
to order the servos but the mounts
and all in.. I need 10 servos. 2 for
elevators, 2 for aileron, 2 for
flaps, 1 for rudder, 1 for the
flaps, 1 for throttle and 1 for the
chock. I may skip the choke.
Or not. We will see. I still
have to order the decals , but that
is the easy part. All that is
is a reorder.
Hopefully I will have it ready to fly
the 1st of May. Is that when the
rain stops and it worms
up? I hope
February 29 - Chick Foster
A GOLDBERG ULTIMATE 10-300 WITH A
SUPER TIGER 90 2 STROKE OR A 91 FOUR
STROKE FUTABA GEAR
February 21 - Marty Wittman
stated in the Dec.2011 projects I
will be starting to build a
Dewoitone D520. 90 inch.
one of these before and one would
think that after many years of flying
and building, one would not make to
many mistakes. Well I crashed it . Yes
I do admit it was my fault. Dumm
Dumm!!.. Oh well. I will not go into
details but I was stupid
reason I am building another one is
two fold! 1) To prove to myself that I
can do it and do it right this time.
And 2) I have all the hardware for it.
The retracts are unique to this
airplane, they don't fit anything
else. So way wast $750.00
retracts sitting on the shelf
? and I have a new engine
for it also. A Fuji 64cc. So
here I am building another one!!
fus is an interesting build. You build
the top and install the stabilizer and
the vertical then sheet the top. Turn
it over and install the bottom of the
wing is built , right half top and
sheeted then left half top and sheeted
on a common dihedral and spar. Then
you turn it over and install
everything else. Well I got the top
done and turned it over and looked at
the bottom and then put it on the
shelf for later!!!!! The fus and
the wing have to come together about
the same time so you can fit and sand
and fit and sand and fit and sand,ect.
Ya . You get the picture. But it is
coming together nicely.
will it be done you ask ???
That's a easy one to answer. When it's
finished !!!! I hope to have it
ready when the rains stop!!!!!!...
a couple pics of the CAP 21 that I
built from a kit.
Its called "LOCO" for good reason.
12 lb plane with a Monster
Way fast and pretty. But my opinions
are kinda Biased!
Here's the specs;
Motor--(Monster)--110 (294 kv)
Prop--(APC)--18 x 8E
ESC--(Castle)--ICE 75 HV
4000mah 40C lipo
31 - Mike Winklepleck
I bought an old Carl
Goldberg Sukhoi SU-26 kit
plane that was in need of some
repair and was missing the
landing gear. I decided
to go big and found Jeff E.
had a Super Tigre 3000S motor
for sale. While this
motor is not my first, second
or third choice I could not
pass it up due to its
condition and price!
The motor is
heavy and double the size
recommendation for the plane
but what the heck! In
order to put this big motor on
Chick had to beef up the
firewall and he mounted a
larger motor mount to handle
the engine size. As he
was going through the plane he
noticed several areas of
concern (weak firewall, stress
fractures in the wing and the
elevator rubbing the tail).
He currently is working
on the plane and I hope to
have it out and in the air
18 - Jeff Engel
almost ready for flight. But weather
and a good day to fly are a long way
January 17 - Bill Broich
An update on the Corsair kit I
received for Christmas, and brought to
the club meeting. The tail surfaces
are completed, and the fuselage is
over half done. All of the control
linkages for the elevator, rudder and
tail wheel are all contained within
the fuselage. Nothing is exposed.
is moving quickly. The last kit I
built was in 1969, and I was 15 years
old. A lot has changed. My only tools
were discarded single edge razor
blades and good old ambroid glue. Now,
x-acto knives, saws, dremel tools and
CA glues. It almost builds itself.
provide another update when more is
January 5 - Jim Corbett
from Chuck Jenkins Dec 2008
Chuck Jenkins commented "I
am not sure but
I think it had a .15 in it. Jim
Sherlock gave me the plane some time
back. Think the
name was Princess"
Area : 400 sq
.15 w/Muffler Prop:
Weight 34.9 oz
Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder
- Installed Servos - two 18G in wings,
9g for throttle, two Tower 3000s for
rudder and elvevator.
Turnigy9 Rx and 900 ma NiCad
bat. OS .15 with Muffler, MA 8x4
prop and 1 1/2" DuBro Red spinner.
Sullivan R-4 Standard Round 4 oz fuel
tank (attached with foam tape), filter
and hoses. Foam taped the Rx to the
bottom of the fuel tank. Added .4 oz
of lead to nose, CG aprox on spar. Dry
Weight 34.9 oz.
- OS .15 started and ran OK (on the
ground). RX out of range at
about 30 feet. Either bad RX or
where the antenna is near the Engine
is a bad spot. Need to test, and
maybe swap to another RX.
- Ground tested at field, range aprox
50' on the ground - BAD
- Removed Rx. Installed the one from
Extra260 - Antenna taped to bottom of
fuse (inside). Will try again.
- Range check ok, taxied to each end
of field and back. Enough power, take
off nice. In the air it needed trim on
elevator, aileron. Flys well.
Messed with needle adjustment, flys
faster now, lands nice.
January 1, 2012 - Marty Wittman
I just got done scratch building
another Energizer. You may remember
the other one with the bunnys on it
and a G26 gas. I flew it for 8years
and then it died.
of a new radio that had a problem I
was not aware of. The Energizer
is one of the best flying airplanes I
have ever flown.. So I built another
I put a crrc RP26R in it that runs
great. I flew it today (1-1-2012) at
Cottage Grove Pollar bear fun fly.
Good turn out and had fun. It can in
at 9 lbs 14 oz.. The thing I like
about this plane is that it even makes
a poor pilot look good!!
Suuuure it does.. ha ha.. When PIGS
FLY ! ! ! ! ! Marty