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Old 12-17-2009, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Pantseatflyer View Post
As a complete NOOB, I've trolled many R/C electric sites and literally hundreds of threads with little to nothing in the area of how to build a scratch built foamie for a beginner. Most are just the plans and a few tips with several scraps of building information with very little comprehensive instructions.

It's safe to say that your Brewster build was TOP NOTCH instruction that can be applied to any and all foamie builds.

It should be required reading for any NOOB.

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I agree. I too am new to flying. This is exactly the type of information I have been searching for. Steps a to z, and a nice plane to boot. I will be starting after the new year. Thank you Pilot, I can only imagine the time and effort you have devoted to this project. I have heard it said, the best way to show appreciation is to use the information learned and apply it.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New year.

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Old 12-17-2009, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by malitape View Post
I agree. I too am new to flying. This is exactly the type of information I have been searching for. Steps a to z, and a nice plane to boot. I will be starting after the new year. Thank you Pilot, I can only imagine the time and effort you have devoted to this project. I have heard it said, the best way to show appreciation is to use the information learned and apply it.
Merry Christmas and all the best in the New year.

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Thank you guys its what I enjoy, just remember I was neebee too at one point. I still today this day consider myself a noob just because everyday I learn new, which makes me a noob.

Because I felt the same thing you feel, I chose to make myself different, therefore you got what you see here. I have new plans coming soon as I have stepped out of the hobby for a short period to correct issues in my life but I'm back full steam. Here is a link to my site page that host all the Brewster build videos 1 thru 20 in one spot, not sure I posted it here yet but here it is.

http://www.lipopilot.com/kits.html


Again thanks to all of you who find my disfunctional way of doing things OK...
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:47 AM
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Just wanted to update the thread here by noting that my Brewster has over 50 flights on her now
When built good and sturdy, Lipo's plane is a real stout number...hehe.

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:05 AM
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New combat design coming soon...slower version. This plane is not design to fly in a box



Waiting on plans to finish.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Wrench66 View Post
Just wanted to update the thread here by noting that my Brewster has over 50 flights on her now
When built good and sturdy, Lipo's plane is a real stout number...hehe.

--Ray
Thank you Ray for the comments...
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:48 AM
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Thumbs up Who's still flying theirs??

Sooooooo.....it's been quiet here in this thread for just over 6 months now, haha doesn't mean MY Brewster has been hanging in the garage
I just put flight 99 on her this afternoon, and to test the new simple landing gear I made for her.
Not quite "scale" as the Brewster shares it's gear design with the Grumann F4F Wildcat and makes for a tough go for us foamie flyers BUT it does work well, allowing for neat ROG take offs and great landings.......it does take a bit of care rolling just before lift off but that's the fun.

Anyway, Lipo...your Brewster is still loving life in Chino.....now even more with touch and go capability....haha.

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Old 08-21-2010, 04:42 AM
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Thanks Ray for your update...I still fly my Brewsters and have seen plenty fly on YouTube but as far as being quiet here on Watt...well its the crowd. Un-related R/C topics seem to get praise these days.

Keep flying and thanks again...
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by angelika2010 View Post
Thanks for taking the time to shoot the videos and post the plans. As requested on Twitter, here are some pics of my build so far. I decided to try one from blucore first, but may make one from EPP later.
Hey thanks. Where are the photos?
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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what motor do you use? I saw that you said it was a 2409-12T but I was wondering what speed that motor is I have a speed 400 Brushless motor and was wondering if that would be to much for it or not enough thank you and great looking plane want to test it out against my dads combat flyer that he is also starting to build
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro23 View Post
what motor do you use? I saw that you said it was a 2409-12T but I was wondering what speed that motor is I have a speed 400 Brushless motor and was wondering if that would be to much for it or not enough thank you and great looking plane want to test it out against my dads combat flyer that he is also starting to build
It is the 2409-12T but Jeff doesn't sell these anymore, but you can still get them from Hobbyking. As far as a 400, sure it will work just fine as the 2409 is a 120 watt motor. This plane will fly just fine on a bluewonder 2712-12 too, but it will haul the trash with a 400...so yea go FOR IT!

I also have a smaller version on my plans page...Hope this helps.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:12 PM
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I just built one another one I am using a okhobby 2826/13 1000kv motor 3c 1000mah battery around 128 watts with a 8x6 slow fly prop flys good with it not as fast as what lipo's setup is. I am going to make another and that one I will setup with a hotter motor for streamer fighting. Any motor over a 100 watts will fly this nice just turn down the rates on your first few flights can get out of hand quick. I put a few of these in before I learned my lesson.

Well hello Lipo!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
I just built one another one I am using a okhobby 2826/13 1000kv motor 3c 1000mah battery around 128 watts with a 8x6 slow fly prop flys good with it not as fast as what lipo's setup is. I am going to make another and that one I will setup with a hotter motor for streamer fighting. Any motor over a 100 watts will fly this nice just turn down the rates on your first few flights can get out of hand quick. I put a few of these in before I learned my lesson.

Well hello Lipo!
Hi gramps...Hows forum life treating you?
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:20 PM
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Not bad just finished work around the house and getting ready to go flying. I cut another one of these been having a good time with it. Guys at the club are amazed that I will fly this when the wind is blowing and they are sitting with their big planes and can't go up.

Thing does cut through the wind with enough power.

Checked out your new site the other day looks like you and your other pilot will be having some fun chasing storms and helping with rescue cool stuff.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
Not bad just finished work around the house and getting ready to go flying. I cut another one of these been having a good time with it. Guys at the club are amazed that I will fly this when the wind is blowing and they are sitting with their big planes and can't go up.

Thing does cut through the wind with enough power.

Checked out your new site the other day looks like you and your other pilot will be having some fun chasing storms and helping with rescue cool stuff.
Watch it man, that flying when others can't will get you in hot water and you can add two more bumps on your head if it's foam and cheap electronics that your doing it with.

Glad to hear your tearing up sky. Thanks for building my designs.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
Not bad just finished work around the house and getting ready to go flying. I cut another one of these been having a good time with it. Guys at the club are amazed that I will fly this when the wind is blowing and they are sitting with their big planes and can't go up.

Thing does cut through the wind with enough power.

Checked out your new site the other day looks like you and your other pilot will be having some fun chasing storms and helping with rescue cool stuff.
Opps missed that...You checked out SCC? Awesome man!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:46 PM
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thanks I will be taking it and the electronics from my slow stick which works well but doesn't offer enough for me anymore.

Another thing how long is your wing? the plans say 30" (inches) but it doesn't look like it is that long on your video and you cant get the angles and stuff correct without a template and the template is to small
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro23 View Post
thanks I will be taking it and the electronics from my slow stick which works well but doesn't offer enough for me anymore.

Another thing how long is your wing? the plans say 30" (inches) but it doesn't look like it is that long on your video and you cant get the angles and stuff correct without a template and the template is to small
Not sure what video your watching. I have two Brewster's a 25in and a 30in which is the one here. The 25in is the smaller less power needed for speed version.
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okay I was going through the videos on this forum from the beginning and saw that you had a template cut out for the wing and was wondering how you did it
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro23 View Post
okay I was going through the videos on this forum from the beginning and saw that you had a template cut out for the wing and was wondering how you did it
If you are watching build videos, I use to sell the Brewster 30 kits, and the plate you see is aluminium to save time on cut out. It has tack pins in it to hold the foam under the template while cutting. It was my way of speeding up cutting time. Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by LipoPilot View Post
If you are watching build videos, I use to sell the Brewster 30 kits, and the plate you see is aluminium to save time on cut out. It has tack pins in it to hold the foam under the template while cutting. It was my way of speeding up cutting time. Hope that helps.
okay yeah I was just wondering if you had any good way to get the wing size correct right now I have a square piece of foam that is 30" by 7 1/4" and was wondering how you got the curves and stuff correct for the rest of it and the angles of the wing correct
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:28 PM
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I have solved all my problems it turns out I printed off the legal size directions and when I printed them everything scaled to the new size and it was all very small. So I reprinted them the letter size and now it is all the right size
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:44 PM
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You'll really enjoy the build as well as the flying of this plane, Nitro....... mine has a 2822 Emax red motor with APc 8x6 and 1000mah 20c 3s battery from Jeff at Head's Up RC, super aerobatic and responsive plane.

Thanks Lipo', the plane still draws questions of how/where when I fly it.

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Wrench66 View Post
You'll really enjoy the build as well as the flying of this plane, Nitro....... mine has a 2822 Emax red motor with APc 8x6 and 1000mah 20c 3s battery from Jeff at Head's Up RC, super aerobatic and responsive plane.

Thanks Lipo', the plane still draws questions of how/where when I fly it.

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Well as you know more then anyone else Wrench66, I did the Brewster because most R/C combat clubs went for planes with war history that was in honor of American pride instead of the time the warbirds were flown which annoyed me...There are way to many nice looking and performing warbirds to let only certain ones have a shot at a streamer. Of course things have changed now.

I chose the Brewster because well, it just needed more power and it was just as good as a P-51 or any other warbird. Many forget the Brewster rip a big hole in the Russians, thanks to that smart Finnish dude who had the Tim The Tool Man attitude going on. He dropped that 20 ton engine, added some power, put some guns on her, and armored up the cockpit. With that said she Buffalo'd her way right into Russia. But many remember it was a coffin for American Navy pilots thanks to no armor or real horsepower to speak of...Lot's of Zero's ate Buffalo for lunch. I mean for crying out loud, the Marines nicknamed it the Flying Coffin.

Some will argue but to me the Brewster is a sexy fat little, 3D, Slowfly, Indoor, Outdoor, Parkflyer...with combat history and appeal.

Oh heres a video of the little Brewster 25 with KF1 airfoil...hotdog!

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Originally Posted by Nitro23 View Post
I have solved all my problems it turns out I printed off the legal size directions and when I printed them everything scaled to the new size and it was all very small. So I reprinted them the letter size and now it is all the right size
Awha...I was wondering what you were talking about. Glad you got it worked out, do like others post your plane here or on my facebook fan page. Thanks. Good luck and if you watch the videos above, do watch till the end. Great tips for flight only because I crash...the what not to do's
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:56 PM
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Got me thinking about flying the Brewster today with all this talk so I put two batteries through her just now.....haha....whadda great plane, we've been through a lot together

Funny you would post a video, James, as I took my hat cam with me! LOL

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