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« on: November 20, 2017, 08:15:20 PM »

Here are a couple of "Bones Shots" of the prototype Double Trouble. More after the holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving all!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 02:16:57 PM »

All the markings on the parts in the photo were pre-printed on the tissue.  The tissue was misted with rubbing alcohol to shrink without the ink running. 

I've tested it with water and rubbing alcohol and all the pre-printed skins and tissue markings in my kits will now be printed with this waterproof ink.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 12:44:31 PM »

Here's what it looks like with the skin on.  There are a few minor issues with building the wing struts to be resolved just to make sure it's a beginner's kit, but I should have it in production by the beginning of the year. Better have your name and phone number on this one if you fly it outdoors.  At 26 grams with the rubber in it and 93 square inches of wing area it's a bit floaty.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 07:03:26 PM »

Took it to the Sepulveda Basin to get a video of it.

https://youtu.be/uO4cP9BQg6A
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 02:20:05 AM »

That's an attractive biplane you have there.  I assume that, judging by the amount of wood, it's intended for outdoor flying?
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:03:18 AM »

I like it, sheet fuselage sides. Its a lot like Guillows 600 series. Hope its easy to trim and fly.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 09:09:06 PM »

That's an attractive biplane you have there.  I assume that, judging by the amount of wood, it's intended for outdoor flying?

Lincoln,

Although my beginner's models are primarily intended for outdoor flying, they work well indoors also in a decent sized venue.  The primary reason for the amount of wood in them is to make them easier to build, especially by rank beginners and older modelers who are loosing the feeling for fine detail work.  My Bostonian and Embryo designs are much lighter.

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