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« on: February 13, 2017, 05:14:41 PM »

Here are a couple of shots of my recent build of the Piaggio Pc.7.   The plane presented a number of challenges and you got to love the hydrofoils and water prop!
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 05:20:41 PM »

Beautiful model.  Have to ask, is the prop somehow connected to the prop?

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 05:25:22 PM »

No.  The water prop is just for show on this model. 

I did make the hydrofoils removable so I can take them off to fly, but even then all those lower tail pieces are going to get beat up pretty bad.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 07:47:06 PM »

Beautiful model!  How did the balance come out with that long nose?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 11:01:34 PM »

Wow! someone finally built from that plan! Grin I have been wondering how it would go ever since I drew it all up. How was the build? any issues encountered that I should adjust for? Would love to read a flight report.

Glad you took the plunge.

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 01:25:55 AM »

That's a good effort Brian - looks great.

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 10:42:10 AM »

Hi Bernard, There is a build thread for the 2 Piaggio's built from your plan here: http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1478218959
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 11:24:00 AM »

Bernard, thank you for drawing up those plans.  They worked great.  I always modify and alter the build to my taste and ability but the  plans were a fantastic base to work from.  The top fuselage formers gave me some issues, but I'm sure that was my fault.  I built the wing as a removable piece, mainly to make covering easier, but it did complicate building the top keel, etc.  If you are interested I posted photos of the build on the Stick n Tissue sight under Schneider Trophy Cup Cookup. 

http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=grumman

The balance is very close with no added weight.  I'm sure that I'll need a small  amount once I remove the hydrofoils.  The Pc.7 did not turn out light and weighs approx. 36 grams.  It will be interesting to see where the actual CG is since the plane never flew and Bernard has indicated the 'suspected CG' on the plans.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 02:48:47 PM »

Thanks for the link guys. I took and look and was pleased to see all of your hard work on display. Thanks again for giving the design a crack. I am very keen to hear how she flies and to learn if the CG is correct.

Video would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 03:23:20 PM »

That looks great  Smiley
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