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« on: October 09, 2018, 02:33:29 PM »

Now that I finished the Comet Cessna, it is time to decide on my next build......This is what I have it narrowed down too.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 03:00:44 PM »

The Scientific Messerschmitt would be interesting to me as it is not a kit I am familiar with.

Whatever you choose will be a great build to see I'm sure  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 03:29:46 PM »

I've enjoyed seeing your builds formany years now ... whatever you pick would be interesting ... but the D7 catches my eye ....
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:43:33 PM »

D-7, D-7, D-7!!  I love those things and I know you will do her justice and get her flying! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 06:46:10 PM »

Go with the musketeer.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 03:43:05 PM »

Iv been told to build them all!
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 08:17:33 PM »

I'd do the Forked Tailed Doctor Killer!

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 09:20:11 PM »

I'd like to see your handiwork on the Bonanza.  I've never seen a "sterling" example of a FF rubber powered Bonanza. Grin   That box art and Registration number are accurate, by the way.  I found a listing of Bonanza serial numbers on the web (no author/compiler listed) that shows that paint scheme and registration history for N663D. Attached below. The plane is shown (as on the box) repainted in the 1956 G35 scheme.   (there is a typo in the first line, where it shows it registered to an air taxi company.  They got the N number wrong, but the subsequent owners, and serial number/N number are a match with FAA records)
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 04:34:31 AM »

I'd also like to see the Bonanza. I have built the KeilKraft one, which is quite nice really and is an early model, and also an own design doped paper version a la Mike Hetherington, which looked quite nice but wouldn't fly, probably because of airfoil problems,. I still have bits of it and often think of returning to it. I like the doped paper approach and think the Bonanza is a good subject for it. I think the Sterling one is in the gallery. I must check. Any subject built by scigs30 would be worth seeing.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 10:48:02 AM »

I think the Sterling one is in the gallery. I must check. Any subject built by scigs30 would be worth seeing.
Indeed they are, and member Skyraider provided the parts/patterns. The cabin top/windshield is a tricky area to get right on an early Bonanza, your suggestion may be the way to do it on a scratch build. There's something about  the KK version that doesn't look quite right. The molded cabin on the Sterling looks correct, but it's sure heavy.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2018, 11:41:44 AM »

I too would like to see the Bonanza but wouldn't recommend the retractable gear feature.  I don't think it is workable with the materials supplied in the kit.  For example, I think the Spring action in the landing gear, while an interesting idea, is too stiff (at least that was my assessment for the kit I built in the mid 70's).

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 11:52:18 AM »

Always wondered about that system myself!  The Cub and L-19 in the series seemed more plausible, with talc powder and "leaflets" being dispensed.  Can you imagine trying to market that in today's world??  Imagine, carcinogens and litter being scattered about!
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 05:51:15 PM »

On my paper version of the KK Bonanza, I made a molded canopy. If I do it again I may mold the entire top of the fuselage. The built-in spell checker has just objected to my British mould, so I decided to go American as far as possible. I had plug-in landing gear on mine but possibly hinged gear would work. The spring loaded gear on my Sterling Thunderbolt was unsatisfactory so I cut it out. Working retractable gear is possible I'm sure on the Bonanza but I think it is a bit too fancy for my limited skills.
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