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    My Sportster

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    Made this one using parts found at our flying field, auction grab box and some retired planes. This is around plane sixty of Flite Test based designs. I don't use power pods or poster board on planes anymore.

    This one has a Eflite Power 10 motor found laying in a field. I removed it from an FT Mustang which demonstrated good speed and should add the added power I think the Sportster needs.

    I installed some plywood to mount the gear and a tail gear assembly from the grab box. Painted with some rattle can paint.

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    The first Sportster was a great plane for us to fly and to develop skills and confidence.

    Thank you Flite Test for introducing me to building of foam board planes. It still is a lot of fun to modify and build planes based on your designs.

    When the wind stops blowing and it gets into the forties I will get this airborne. My 12 year grandson is the advanced pilot in the family and should be able to put it to test. I will try and get some video of the maiden and share it.

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    WWII fanatic Grifflyer's Avatar
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    Nice I like the colors.
    Always remember this when you are struggling with something, "It is possible.....just not in a way you know yet".
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    Nice looking sportster!

    I put a power 15 on mine, and it was a great flying plane.

    Good luck on the maiden.
    1. build, 2. fly, 3. repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grifflyer View Post
    Nice I like the colors.
    The color selection is based on what I have left on the shelf. It was going to be white, red and black.

    It is nice that the water resistant foam board takes paint so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planebreaker2000 View Post
    Nice looking sportster!

    I put a power 15 on mine, and it was a great flying plane.

    Good luck on the maiden.
    I would like to see that fly. I think I will add some color to the wings and bottom before I'm done.

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    Thanks,

    Mike
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