Motor changes

I seem to have a complete set of OS four strokes for all the nitro planes now (thanks ebay), even have a spare one to sell! Plans to fit the ST3000 in the Wot have changed, just picked up an OS FS 120 pumped for the Wot. The FW is getting an OS91FS, the Travel Air is sporting an OS70FS and have another OS91FS for something on the shopping list (another warbird).

So heading for ebay are the ST3000, Thunder Tiger GP42 and a grubby OS46. Unsure weather or not to hang onto the 48 Surpass in case something else takes my fancy….

Building progress

Twinstar back in 1 piece & ready to go again (fingers crossed this time!)
Travel Air is progressing, motor mounted mounted up (OS FS70) all hinged surfaces mounted, pushrods fitted, just radio gear and fuel tank/pipework to fit, fuel proof the engine bay then fire it up

 

 

Travel Air refurb pt2

Airframe is recovered, yellow top, red underside. Just need to complete the elevator flaps then glue the tail back on & fit the canopy. Then its radio and engine install…..2 stroke GP.42 or 4 stroke OS .48…. 4 stroke may be a little underpowered. The .42 is 1bhp & will turn a 10×6 prop to 15000 rpm and the .48 is 0.8bhp and will turn a 12×6 to 12000rpm, I am leaning toward the 4stroke at the moment.

1/2 dressed

Travel Air refurb pt1

All the old covering has been stripped off & a few joints reglued and sanded down. Fitted up a new motor mount and made a hatch to access under the fuel tank so I can move the battery forward and hopefully do away with the lead in the nose. I am recovering in dayglow solartex, yellow undersides and red upper, should make it easy to see!

Bottom half of the wing is now complete

Top half