bensen rebuild part II

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Okay here are some pictures of my progess, there is still alot to do, but this is how it should look when I am done.
 

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more pics!
 

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scottessex

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This one is for you Jose. ;)

Drop is 6 1/2 inches, plate is .160" 2024T-3.

Still alot of work to do. :)

sure feels light! the new engine feels about 30 lbs lighter than the old one, but I still need to add exhaust and radiator, etc,.
 

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another Falcon pic

another Falcon pic

Nice to see my gyro getting so much play! Here's another Falcon with a Dominator Tail for an example. My rudder is a MadMax, and I someday will replace the stab up into the prop wash
 

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Looks good Kevin, How does she fly?

I am getting a Brent Brown tail, How tall is your mast?
 

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Screw-In

Looks Outstanding Scott!!! Got about 30 days till ROC... Let's geterdun.

Screw-OUt
 

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Gotta go and get busy. I'll check back in this afternoon.
Later Screw-ball!
 

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Kevin those are AIRCOMMAND tail feathers on the other Falcon.

Scott might I suggest mounting the radiator to the mast just above the seat. This will help bring it even closer to CLT.
 

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Looks real nice Scott! Keep up the good work.

I was wrenching on my machine all day at the hangar! Good things take time.
 

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Ron, I thought about the radiator thing, I don't know if it is a good idea to have the radiator right behind my head, sure would be easier to hook up, no expansion tank etc. the Rad I am going to try to use is one out of a Honda goldwing. We'll see how it works.
 

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Scott Thanks for the measurement. I will send you the chicks express mail :D ;) .
 
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Scott , the extra holes on the plate, is thet where the ruder cable pully are goin to be? and , What side angle did you cut the plates,45 degress :confused: ?
 

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Here, maybe this will help. I don't know what degree it is, I just dropped it 6 1/2" and then connected the dots! :)
 

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I haven't done much on the gyro this weekend, I have been working on my shop.
I have all the insulation and drywall hung, I am going to try to paint today, and get the floor ready to paint. Then it's back to work on the gyro.
 

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Like Rick says :D : "There will be no wine before it is time. Good things come to those that are patient!" Good Luck :D ;) !!!!
 
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Scott I just got this from another tread. The plans says that is a "3D-RV" but for me it looks like Falcon or they are very similar. Maybe this coud help on your rebuild.
 

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