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« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2017, 10:04:14 AM »

I'll stick to the plan. Can't be arsed to make 2 sets!

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« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2017, 04:15:20 PM »

Glazing on (Glue still visible!) U/C and wheels finished off.

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« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »

How are you going to handle the glazing between the root sections of the wing Dan? It always looks like a problem to me unless you have a moulded section to fit and match the airfoil shape.

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« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2017, 04:32:40 AM »

The windscreen can be made from flat sheet with no trouble. Well; no more trouble than glazing ever causes! I built the Union Cub for my first Kit Scale entry and the shape given on the plan fitted perfectly. I've just ripped the windscreen off this one, as I wasn't happy with how it fitted. This may need some tinkering...

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« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2017, 10:51:48 AM »

Very happy today. Cub compete (Apart from struts, sprayed markings and dummy engine) weighs 103g! Well under what I was expecting. I'll not get anything done next week, but it is nearly there.

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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2017, 06:23:09 PM »

Back from a week away, so hopefully back on this shortly!

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« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2017, 03:20:57 PM »

Progress!

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« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2017, 01:48:46 PM »

Finished the spraying today. Pretty much done apart from struts (Currently drying!) and the dummy engine/exhausts.

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« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2017, 02:29:37 PM »

Looks great Dan  Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2017, 03:04:46 PM »

Cheers Russ! Apart from one finger-through-tissue incident, it went together with less than my usual quota of stupid mistakes...

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« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2017, 03:30:16 PM »

Looks great Dan! Really nice to see a ZU reg modelled.
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« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2017, 03:56:35 PM »

Cheers Monz! I wanted to do something other than yellow and that was the nicest one I found. I did find one with the usual black/yellow reversed, which looked great, but I'd already bought 17 square miles of red tissue by the time I saw that one...

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« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2017, 05:18:57 PM »

It's another beauty, Dan! Funny what a difference it makes to the look of the aircraft just from it being red instead of yellow. A very nice change.
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« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2017, 05:43:19 PM »

Cheers Pete! If I'd found the black/yellow one earlier, I'd probably have done that one. Quite pleased with the red, though. It does seem to alter the looks a little. It's just had the traditional "Chuck onto the bed" and it looks promising! By the time the last bits are all added, I reckon it will be under 130g, which ain't bad for a 3 foot Cub.

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« Reply #64 on: July 08, 2017, 05:44:13 PM »

That looks very sharp Dan, it is nice to see an alternative colour from the usual.

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« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2017, 06:17:42 PM »

Dan,
      I really like the colour scheme. My Hacker Cub is black with yellow trim and does look different. The weight is definitely in the right ball park. Mine flies right and if forced left is goes into skidding turn. You should get an east 45 + seconds plus any good air. Look forward to the flying report. On my way to Fiji for work and have a VMC Jodel to start. Hope to get at least the wings and tail done.
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« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2017, 06:36:29 PM »

Cheers Andrew and Ricky! The GM300 seems to run forever on the 8" prop. I always felt the 7" supplied was a little small. I'll not really know until I fly it, but I'm quietly optimistic. The couple of glides onto the bed looked slow and floaty, so I'm still hoping this is my Kit Scale entry for next year's Indoor Nats!

Ricky, you will enjoy the Jodel!

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« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2017, 03:40:51 AM »

Looking really pukka Dan - including that centre section!  Smiley

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« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2017, 04:22:09 AM »

Hi Dan,
          I think you are right about the 8" prop. My Hacker Cub has a GM120 and uses a 7" prop. I am running the GM160 on a 7"prop for the Comper Swift of 26" and that almost seems as if a bigger might be a good idea.
I have just had a good afternoon and have the Jodel wing and stabiliser framed up together with a lot of sub assemblies. The fuselage may have to wait as it is bit to big to get in the kit box for the journey home.     
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« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2017, 04:31:54 AM »

Very nice Dan - the red scheme looks neat.

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« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2017, 07:28:23 PM »

Dummy engine and chin air filter done before work today. Just the kit supplied vac-form bits and a lot of bent aluminium tubing. Looks OK for Kit Scale!

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« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »

Very pleased! Cub is now complete apart from cutting the struts to final length and making up the fittings. The struts are 3.8g unpainted, so I reckon 5-6g for the pair once the wire ends and finish are added. The rest of the model, complete, is 108g, so it will be well under what I hoped...!!

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« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2017, 10:28:24 AM »

Really  NICE, Dan!  Might even get the juices flowing to (again) do more than open the box to my Comet T'craft Roll Eyes.

Questions... did you hard mount the tank and make some kind of access to it so as to allow maintenance of the "O" ring?

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« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2017, 07:03:35 PM »

Yeah, I always hard mount the tank. It saves it moving around and mucking up the CG. As for access, I've never bothered. I've been using Gasparins for over 2 years and have never had a tank issue. I don't remember any with Telcos or Browns, either! If there is a problem; one panel of tissue and 4 glue joints would see it freed...

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« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »

Looks really good Dan.

I don't have a huge experience with CO2 however you may be interested to know that I built a lightweight version of the APS Terrier (Brian Lewis) - a 33" cabin model designed for a DC Dart - all sheet fuse and tail feathers.  It flew really well on the big Gasparin.
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