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« on: September 29, 2017, 02:41:46 PM »

 Grin  well this ought to keep me busy.  the easybilt b25  span is 38 inches and it uses a ton of wood,.  the wood is of reasonable quality, a bit heavy but not excessively. the parts are printwood so there will be lots of labour in notching the parts for stringers.  i have a notcher  which is 150 grit sandpaper glued to a Starbucks coffee stick (not a plug, I don't drink coffee) it works great as you can see.

this model is built on a precision beam which is a 1/8 thick stick running down the center and you slide fuselage formers on it.  naaaahhhh i\ll go with a keet and half shell construction.  i also eliminated weight by ignoring oevery other former aft of the wing and hollowed out the remainder.  i also am using a thinner non airfoil elevator and twin rudder to simplify construction and save some weight.. 
in three  days i have laid the keel, laid the left side formers and added spars.

next i will flip the fuselage shell to lay ythe other side.

jim Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 03:52:23 PM »

The way you build, this baby should be done by Sunday! Grin  Its sure looking good so far.  I'll be watching this build for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 08:20:16 AM »

I've had one too (for donkey's years), however I've never attempted it because of the awful vacformings. Unless Easybuilt's gone and done better ones, they'll definitely have to be remoulded.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 08:57:18 AM »

 Grin tail feathers are done . working on wings fitting to fuselage will not be easy so ive left finger room to manipulate stuff.

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 02:05:24 PM »

 Grin got one wing built.  There is a problem. the model was designed with gull dihedral to meet in the center of the fuselage.  The wing as designed will not fit .  the formers between the LE and Te are not angled to let the wing slide in.  I cut a slot so that the wing does go in as you can see . once both wings are fitted a sheet will go between the ribs to do the job the precision beam was supposed to do.  I also lowered the rib count to reduce weight.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 06:23:46 PM »

 Grin  have now covered the top flight surfaces. i have a choice of models and colours. b 25 b doolittle raider, as designed b25 h with silver or a peacertime rcaf model with weapons removed. i have a picture of one, the CITY OF EDMONTON  which has hung on my wall since i was a teen

any comments?  Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 08:45:40 PM »

I like the H model, but by all means, mount all the guns, especially the 75mm cannon!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 02:35:39 PM »

 Grin  more progress  i have shown how the wing goes together and have started to finish stringing the fuselage.  i wouldn't want to build any bigger than this.

i am doing the post war RCAF  version.  i enclose the picture that hung on my wall since i was a kid.

on a sad note GORD DOWNIE of the Tragically Hip died last nite. his demise was expected. it may have not made the international news yet but it's a big deal here in CANADA.


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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 12:51:53 PM »

 Grin got the belly stringer and one nacelle done (ish  ) top stringers to be added after assy. to do nacelle i built on side keels not top/bottom.

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 04:31:42 PM »

 Grin nacelle is now covered and attached to the wing.  prop selection is next and then i go to town on the other side.  PHILIP IS CURRENTLY GIVING US A SAMPLE OF HIS POWER, JUST A SAMPLE THOUGH.

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 12:54:26 PM »

well she's built almost.  I have to put on a few fiddly bits and hope i have enough power to get it to fly.  the rough balance is close . will give weight etc when finished.

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 02:21:31 PM »

I was wondering how you were getting on with your "Peanut butter and Jelly" (PBJ)  Wink

I saw a real one flying over the house a couple of Sundays ago.  Heard the round engines and ran outside to catch a quick glimpse.  Couldn't see the color because it was in silhouette.
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