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    OK enough procrastination

    How are the repairs going?. Its too pretty to just let it lay there.

    Go agaid and strip the fuselage and stick it back together.
     

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    Hi Pipes. I agree, the Ike is too nice a plane to just languish! I have stripped out the engine and radio for other projects. But the wing is intact and the fuselage will be either repaired or a new one built. Landing gear also is in fine shape! All I need is the time!
    GY
    Favorite Quote: Passions once set in motion, move themselves... Unknown author.
     

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    Maybe these will help get you going again.

    When I get the chance I go to Washington DC to the Archives. There I am allowed to scan photos from the photo section. Over the years I have scanned in around two hundred photos of odds and ends.

    These are two I found a few months back. I had to shrink them for this site. If you want them full size send me an Email as I have lost your address

    One of the things that stood out was the wheel configuration. I have not read all you threads and figure you must have talked about this set up at some point. Can't imagine why you guys didn't go with this set up.

    I ment to ask. Does it swing when you bring the tail up. It just looks like it should have been a little on the wild side with that high angle of attack.
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    Yes, the wheel configuration was changed over the history of the Ike! I used Paul Matt 3-views for the detailing and the "Miss Chevrolet" scheme airplane used standard landing gear with only two wheels total. Also in the soldering of the landing gear. I repositioned the axles 1 inch forward of true scale. Ground handeling is great! (was great!)
    GY
    Favorite Quote: Passions once set in motion, move themselves... Unknown author.
     

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    Ah! we finally have the plans from Henry Haffke! Will be sending the 1/3-scale Ike plans to our draftsman to be inked onto mylar soon!
    GY
    Favorite Quote: Passions once set in motion, move themselves... Unknown author.
     

  6. jeet 
    Hi

    Aero planes are my favorite since childhood. There are some nice pictures of old aircraft. I really like them they all are very good. This aircraft has always been one of my favorites. I look forward to the build. There is a photo which shows the Howard DGA-5 "Ike" in Miss Chevrolet" markings with pilot Howard Neumann.

    Thanks

    Jitendra kumar
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    send it to me!!
    I will fix it!!
     

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    I'd loved to build one of these. The simple sleek lines of this plane are timeless. I have a spare DA 50 so maybe something of a 90 inch wingspan? Just a guess. Has anybody got a set of plans to match that engine?
     

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    Henry's 33% scale plans have a span of 80.6 inches. A 26cc Zenoah fits perfectly and gives plenty of power for very good performance. 50cc would need a 90+ span for sure.
    Favorite Quote: Passions once set in motion, move themselves... Unknown author.
     

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    Is it possible to get a copy of Henry's 33% scale plan? You guys did fantastic job building that plane. I love the detail work.
     

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    we will be publishing the construction article for Henry's giant Howard Ike sometime in 2010. Sorry I can't be more specific but it is taking a while to work with Henry and get all the drawings correct.
    watch the modelairplanenews.com website for details
    GY
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    where can I find these control horns?
     

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    if you are talking about the Robart control horns used with the Howard Ike Miss Chevrolet airplane, you can get them from Robart Mfg. online or order them at a local hobby shop
    Favorite Quote: Passions once set in motion, move themselves... Unknown author.
     

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