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Old 05-03-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
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The 6' Unionville Otter was my first as well, I took it to the LHS to get some advice (this was early 90's) and the guy told me it was considered a kit for experienced builders. So if you are having trouble and it is your first, well you should be having trouble! lol! You learn a lot more doing a kit than ARF and way more with harder kits. But yes the instructions are lacking to say the least. Hope you finish yours, I still have yet to finish my Otter (90% done, little covering to do, paint and I want to put it on floats - it is going to be static and hung at the cottage)

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Old 05-04-2011, 06:36 AM   #12
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You said it when you said that you learn a lot, and I already have. I plan on flying it whenever I get it finished. I have also ordered the electric beaver to use as a learner. If I can find the camera I will post pictures but have to find the dam thing, thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #13
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Re: 6' unionville beaver

I have been following this ..... I give you credit it is a hard kit to understand, it has been around a long time. The bonus is it flys very nicely and can be used as a trainer if need be, put the flaps on it, well worth the effort. The best kit for a true beginner wanting to learn to fly and build would be a Goldberg Eagle 2 one of the best out there and easy to understand the layout and build process. Wouldn't take more then 40 hours for a true beginner to build cover and have ready to fly. Save the beaver for a scale like experience and a fun model to have for years.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #14
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Re: 6' unionville beaver

annother exelent choice for a first build is the Sig Kadet Sr... great flyer, but the kit is made fore someone who has not even seen a RC plane. Instructions are clear and show you building techniques that are used in all models.

Tha joke with unionvill kit is it's a box of lumber and a bit of paper to mix epoxy on (the instructions)
they fly ok, and are scale-ish but I agree with Jim, the flaps are woth the extra work , at least in the 8' beaver

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Re: 6' unionville beaver

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Building this plane and the instructions suck. This is the first one I build and nowhere on the plans does it tell you how to mount the aileron / flap hinges and how. The wing is almost done but having trouble with this. Any pictures would be helpful. I think it would make sense that there be servos in the wings for the flap and aileron operation but it does not show this either.
How goes the build northernmoose ?

I`m in the same boat as you, first time builder, same Beaver kit........ Have you found the camera yet ?
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