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« Reply #1075 on: May 08, 2017, 07:33:50 AM »

I built the Micro Wanderer in this post using plans I found on RCGroups. The designer was kind enough to share them with me as the shipping costs fir the kit he was selling would make it twice as expensive.

The RCGroups thread for thr Alien Tech Micro Wanderer:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2716454-Micro-Wanderer

Receiver is WLToys F939 board. Made an error when converting balsa sheet thickness from imperial to metric units, which propagated to the end of the building process. To cut weight back to under 46 grams I had to make some holes with the dremel. Yet, it feels sturdy and I'm confident it will fly well. It was my second covering job but I got it to tighten up properly. I will definitely build another version using 1/16" balsa...
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« Reply #1076 on: May 08, 2017, 07:25:32 PM »

Good effort Francisco. Don't fly too far away with that receiver until you have checked the range - It sounds like it is for a Park flyer and range may not be much more than 50m.

Motor GP fan as well?

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« Reply #1077 on: May 08, 2017, 08:43:56 PM »

Yes, I've been following it since it was broadcasted live through Eurosport in the early 00's. Still very exciting, maybe even more in the last 5 or so years. Philip Island is for sure one of my Top 3 favorite tracks.

Regarding the receiver, I will definitely make a range test first even though I dont plan to put a motor in it for now.
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« Reply #1078 on: June 19, 2017, 11:19:14 PM »

Here is my latest build. My wife bought me this Guillows kit of the Aeronca Champ 85 for my birthday. When you see the last pic you'll see why. The full scale 1946 Champ is mine. I restored it a few years ago back to original condition. That took about three years, this took about three weeks!

I made some changes to kit to look like the 1946 Champ and had the perfect thing in my backyard to get some of those "scale" details.  Smiley  Also, in the interest of weight pulled out half the wing ribs and thinned out material for the empennage. I got some large blocks of balsa from my dad and was able to carve the boot cowl and nose bowl out of it. That way I didn't have to use the plastic parts.
The instrument panel is a photo from my Champ.

I like building scale but I can't get it to fly to save my life!

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« Reply #1079 on: June 20, 2017, 05:44:51 AM »

 Grin here is the pre production kit i did for Dave Diels.  Its nice

JIM Grin Grin
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« Reply #1080 on: June 20, 2017, 10:57:45 AM »

A Focke Wulf Fw47. 29", 59g with tail weight and a battery full of electricity. SAMS electric unit
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« Reply #1081 on: June 20, 2017, 11:19:05 AM »

Bill that just made my heart flutter. DI-VYL, (RIP) was my first FW 47. Disappeared during a trim flight in New Jersey. DI-BGU has been in triage for about 5 years.
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« Reply #1082 on: June 20, 2017, 12:21:47 PM »

Thanks for your help Crabby. By the way, I found a photo of another Headley Fw47 in an old Aeromodeller (Dec 73) by Jim Watson at the US Nats, Oshkosh. I've got one scheduled for this year!
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« Reply #1083 on: June 20, 2017, 01:53:56 PM »

Thanks for what you did to reduce the weight on the Champ. I may just do the same things when I do the Guillows Beaver. Allen
Here is my latest build. My wife bought me this Guillows kit of the Aeronca Champ 85 for my birthday. When you see the last pic you'll see why. The full scale 1946 Champ is mine. I restored it a few years ago back to original condition. That took about three years, this took about three weeks!

I made some changes to kit to look like the 1946 Champ and had the perfect thing in my backyard to get some of those "scale" details.  Smiley  Also, in the interest of weight pulled out half the wing ribs and thinned out material for the empennage. I got some large blocks of balsa from my dad and was able to carve the boot cowl and nose bowl out of it. That way I didn't have to use the plastic parts.
The instrument panel is a photo from my Champ.

I like building scale but I can't get it to fly to save my life!

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« Reply #1084 on: June 20, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »

if you are going to have a chance to fly some of these Guillows kits it seems like you need to keep the weight down. But that hasn't helped me so far!
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« Reply #1085 on: June 20, 2017, 07:26:39 PM »

Very nice looking Champ Chris. The glazing looks very neat. It looks you cut it exactly to size and inserted it.

The aluminium finish on your FW47 looks very realistic Bill and it sets the whole model off.

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« Reply #1086 on: June 21, 2017, 03:20:03 PM »

John, I don't know if I want to give away my glazing secrets  Smiley but, I just mounted the windows from the inside.

Chris
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« Reply #1087 on: July 07, 2017, 03:03:00 PM »

A Caproni Ca100. 36", rubber, 70g thus far
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« Reply #1088 on: July 07, 2017, 03:36:22 PM »

What an interesting choice. I like it, although I've never quite been able to get past the short top wing looking somehow just wrong. 70g sounds very light.
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« Reply #1089 on: July 07, 2017, 05:29:43 PM »

I believe this was a sort of licence -built DH60 but due to the exchange rate at the time funds only provided for a partial top wing.   Wink
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« Reply #1090 on: July 28, 2017, 03:28:57 PM »

A Guillows Fairchild 24 for Nijmegen, to replace the one I destroyed in a tree. Finished in the box art which would appear to be spurious.
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« Reply #1091 on: July 28, 2017, 03:33:08 PM »

A Caproni Ca100. A preposterous attempt to emulate Mike Stuart's large-and-light approach to indoor scale. Well it's certainly large but the weight has shot up. Bigly.
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« Reply #1092 on: July 28, 2017, 04:05:48 PM »

Nice work Bill...  Grin

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« Reply #1093 on: July 28, 2017, 04:50:17 PM »

Lovely. The Fairchild looks fatter than mine for some reason.
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« Reply #1094 on: July 28, 2017, 06:45:32 PM »

Very nice, Bill!

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« Reply #1095 on: July 28, 2017, 07:53:06 PM »

very nice on both counts Bill.  Your work rate is nothing short of amazing and puts us all to shame!!  Is that a lovely carved prop I can see on the front of the Fairchild?  Got a close-up?
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« Reply #1096 on: July 28, 2017, 09:11:44 PM »

Bill you must have a team of well trained elves working for you Smiley. pass on my compliments of 2 very well done builds.

John
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« Reply #1097 on: July 29, 2017, 01:26:33 AM »

Bill, beautiful models!
I especially like the picture in post#1091, where you can see clearly the structure of the stab.
The black finish looks very opaque compared to the "tissue only" finish of the Fairchild Smiley

Looking forward to see them in the air.

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« Reply #1098 on: July 29, 2017, 02:03:35 AM »

Very impressive to have them done a full three months before Nijmegen too. Isn't there a real danger that you'll now be expected to have them fully trimmed before the event?
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« Reply #1099 on: July 29, 2017, 09:03:11 AM »

Thanks all. Mike, the prop was given to me by Paul Briggs and I think it comes from SAMS models/Czech Republic and yes, it's a very fine piece of work. I made sure to get it out of the tree.
Part of the secret to building all these models is not doing them very well. In truth, I haven't done the Caproni or the others justice and it has plenty of wrinkles. Black is very good at hiding them in photos. I'm just not very good at these lightweight structures and I really ought to stop.
Pete, yes I wanted to get them out of the way while I had a 'window of opportunity' because the autumn is very busy outdoors. I don't like building indoor models during the outdoor season, which runs from February to December!. No doubt I shall end up splatting them on the walls on the Friday before the event, although hopefully there may be a Velodrome session.
Don't tell anyone but the real colour should be a very very dark green, but I remember a very nice black one from the 2000 Interlaaken World RC champs (he got it wrong too). I'd like to do a bigger diesel one but there is only one photo of which I know.

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