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DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:32 pm

..got something new on the bench; a Hangar 9 DeNight Special, a 1950's era midget racer.
The original was owned and raced by Bart DeNight quite successfully in the early 50's.

Typical Hangar 9 quality, (very good!). Lots of individually sealed bags of parts correctly labelled, with everything packed in foam.
Wingspan is 58", calls for a E-Flite 46 on 4S, but hey...we got something here that might be better on 5S..?!

Here are a couple of "promo pics" from Hangar 9 to give a reference for size.

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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:36 pm

..and here is my progress so far; shooting for a Labor day weekend maiden, so no rush..!

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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby david3484 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:35 pm

Nice looking plane there Bill
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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:04 am

..always nice to get your tail on...!

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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:21 pm

Trying something new with regard to reinforcing the landing gear plate.

My secret weapon this time is Elmer's Polyurethane glue applied by connecting a foot long plastic hose to the spout so the glue can be directed to the correct location in the bowels of the model..!

This is a constant problem with ARF's that are built to "kiss" the asphalt instead of smack the sod fields as they are landed...!

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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby trevor on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:24 pm

that is a sexy plane!!!
what do you mean low rates and expo???
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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:11 am

trevor wrote:that is a sexy plane!!!



..she does have some nice curves..and then there are those cheeks..!


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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby astroflyer on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:07 am

retiredVTT wrote:
trevor wrote:that is a sexy plane!!!



..she does have some nice curves..and then there are those cheeks..!


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Yeah, but they're on the wrong end. lol
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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:13 pm

..update, as we try to meet my Labor Day weekend deadline for a maiden.

..weighs in at 8 pounds, producing 1100 watts on a 5S pack.

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Re: DeNight Special - a '50's Reno racer..

New postby david3484 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:14 pm

Aweosme!

Hope to see you at Plf tommorrow.

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