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« on: March 13, 2017, 06:12:41 AM »

Well, it's been about 10 years since I posted anything resembling a "build".

And calling the speed that this one is moving along at "glacial", well it gives glacial a bad name, but here goes anyway.

June 2016 I had a couple weeks vacation, so I prepped to build something while I was away.

It needed to be small, so Pistachio scale was chosen (won't make that mistake again)
No extra struts so it had to be a single, low wing model.
No molded canopy so some kind of open cockpit.

I admire the way Pres Bruning draws his plans, so after rummaging thru a bunch, I came up with the Fiat G.50 Freccia

Step 1:
The Plans and a 3-view
Paper cut outs to wood
Trimmed pieces
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 06:15:33 AM »

Fuse work.

I get the feeling that Prez tends to build "in the air", or maybe I am really, really out of practice..

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 06:18:36 AM »

Getting the dihedral set, as a wise man once told me, "wing tips above thrust line"

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 06:23:22 AM »

Frame is doped and awaiting covering.

I found several examples of yellow speckled paint schemes, so I decided to use yellow Esaki with chalk marks.

Discovers a little late that my marks were going across the grain, not with it, so I switched direction..   Huh

Also I'm preshrinking on a frame, this is a technique I don't do a lot, it usually comes out as alligator skin.

But I saw somewhere that after the initial shrinking, you can shrink again on the frame.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 06:26:08 AM »

Hey, it worked   Cheesy

Weight so far, with plastic nose plug, 4-5 grams



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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 06:27:27 AM »

Added some lines and decorations.

Added a pilot (Lt. Enzo Rigatoni)

Starting the prop carving.

See how far we get..

-Joe  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 08:02:44 AM »

Neat build!
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 01:17:07 PM »

Thanks.

Wings and Fuse together.

Main landing gear is a plug-in

Glide tests look okay, need to get outside after this blizzard for longer tests.

Working on the prop now.

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »

That is nice looking plane!
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