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« Reply #800 on: June 18, 2015, 03:51:35 AM »

A real masterpiece, Roman. If it fly's as it looks it will be a winner.
How did you do the white 7::11 on the pink surface??? Is it printed on white paper?

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« Reply #801 on: June 18, 2015, 04:30:58 AM »

Thanks, let's hope that I can teach this beast to fly...

John, I havent measured it, but you could be right, the imaginary "bostonian brick" would fit into this fuselage Grin

Urs, its white tissue with some white colour on it to make it more opaque. The digits are cut out with a knife and glued on the red tissue.

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« Reply #802 on: June 18, 2015, 04:43:55 AM »

.....some white colour on it to make it more opaque.....

Roman, what do you mean, did you spray some white on the {already white} paper? Or chalk?
I was thinking to paint the paper with a white marker pen and then cut out the lettering.

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« Reply #803 on: July 04, 2015, 01:42:01 PM »

 Cool  with reference to my GAR TONY, i've found the sweet spot.  the plane was doing a half soprial and then crashing.  i first fooled around with the power and also with the balance but no luck. Huh Sad.  then i decided lets get those wings level with a wee bit o weight on the tip. sure enough, that fixed the problem.  i now need to check the tissue for loose connections and lock everything down and that will give me a great flyer.

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« Reply #804 on: July 04, 2015, 07:43:29 PM »

Thank You for sharing that trim tip. I had to do the same thing to make my Lockheed Orion behave just last weekend. It sure does make the effort seem worthwhile.
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« Reply #805 on: July 04, 2015, 11:31:48 PM »

Nearly finished with an old Comet (1963) Curtiss Robin kit I bought on Ebay.  It has a 15 1/8" wingspan complete with Heavy Lumber.  I have often read about the hard balsa used in the old kits and now I believe.  Check out the strength of the kit wood in the second photo.  Never the less, I used most of the wood from the kit.  I did add some holes in the trailing edge to lighten things a bit and replaced the strip wood with balsa from my stock.  Can't say enough about the Formula 560 canopy glue.  It goes on white and magically disappears when dry.  I have all the pieces built and coated with one application of 50/50 EZ Dope.  I am still trying figure out how to get the EZ dope to not blotch the tissue.  It did fine on the red domestic tissue on the fuselage, but like before I am not happy with the way it went on the Japanese tissue on the wing.  Has anyone come across the right method of brushing the EZ dope ?   The last pic shows the nightmare strut installation still ahead.
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« Reply #806 on: July 05, 2015, 03:21:19 AM »

Bob check out this thread   http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=17765.0

It needs a special technique -  but is able to produce good results.

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« Reply #807 on: July 05, 2015, 11:34:32 AM »

Thanks OZPAF.........good info on the link you provided
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« Reply #808 on: July 17, 2015, 01:06:08 AM »

This one all began because I had never built a sliced-rib wing and wanted to give it a try. The idea was to build a small stick type model that could fly in the living room, but things quickly got out of hand.

After the basic wing was built I decided to go with a profile fuselage rather than a plain stick just to add a little flair. At that point the slope became quite steep and rather slick...

The result is a pseudo-scale model of an early "home built" that may have been a predecessor to things like the Pietenpol or Luton Minor. I still have some rigging to add, and perhaps a few more fiddly bits here and there. I've also got a start on a blue foam pilot, he of steely nerve, steady hand and light weight! Grin

Span is 12", weight is 8 grams with one loop of 1/16 tan. Minwax wood stain on the fuse, the tissue is white esaki chalked to look like old linen. The engine is all balsa with ally tubes for exhausts and carb intake.

It is plenty strong enough for outdoors, but so far flying has been limited to a few circuits of the "patch" (living room).

Mike
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« Reply #809 on: July 19, 2015, 08:19:07 PM »

It does have a 30ish homebuilt charisma Mike. Looks fun.
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« Reply #810 on: July 21, 2015, 03:25:22 AM »

Just finished my little own design Short Tucano, based on the construction style of the Frog Junior series. Wing span is 11.5" and it weighs just under 8g. Construction is all sheet 1/32 and light block balsa. There's a full build thread on Small Flying Arts here: http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1420316988/0

Jon

Jon:
Have you been able to get the plans together? I'm interested...

-Dave


Hi Dave, I haven't I'm afraid, I've hardly touched a model in a few months because I've been refitting my boat :/ away sailing for a few weeks now. At the moment all I have is scans of the original drawings but I probably will tidy them up at some point... Especially as the SFA thread is now gone Sad


Love the Geebee Roman!
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« Reply #811 on: July 21, 2015, 07:54:20 AM »

Urs, sorry for not answering sooner...
Yes, white acrylic colours on "normal" white esaki. Then glued on the red esaki.

Jon, same here, it's to hot and nice this summer. I will return to the desk or to the field as soon as it cools down a bit.
Creeping slowli on my current project....

Roman
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« Reply #812 on: July 26, 2015, 02:37:24 PM »

Just finishing this 22" Tiger Moth for a review of the Avetek kit (NZ) in Aeromodeller. Very nice.
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« Reply #813 on: July 27, 2015, 03:07:33 PM »

Now stuck together. Just needs rigging, prop, tail struts.
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« Reply #814 on: July 27, 2015, 03:14:26 PM »

Bill, That's a beautiful airplane.  It looks like it is just itching to fly.  Caley
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« Reply #815 on: July 27, 2015, 04:15:16 PM »

Bill, That's a beautiful airplane.  It looks like it is just itching to fly.  Caley
Thanks Caley. Yes, it feels like it will go. But it's been windy for ever.
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« Reply #816 on: August 08, 2015, 03:26:43 PM »

Just finished this High Performance Sportster today. I beefed up the lower longerons to band the wing on as the plan said, but in the end, decided to build wing mount rails with the necessary incidence built in. Once I get the CG dialed in, I'll glue those in place. No DT even though I knew better. It needed to be a pop up wing, but not knowing where it would be located in the end, I just said to heck with it.

Empty weight is 25 grams, still needing to add prop ballast.
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« Reply #817 on: August 08, 2015, 05:10:51 PM »

Very nice CD.  You built a great looking model.  But..., no D/T?  I hope it doesn't get a mind of its own and fly away.  Caley
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« Reply #818 on: August 08, 2015, 06:42:10 PM »

Thanks, Caley! It was a quick build. If it wanders off, another one won't take long. There are just so many others I want to try too. I won't cry long. Wink

Poured lead for the first time a few minutes ago. It's as balanced as I can get it with about 2 grams of lead.
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« Reply #819 on: August 08, 2015, 07:33:19 PM »

CD,  That's a pretty nose and prop assembly.  If and when I ever build my Old Timer Wakefield, I hope I can do as nice of work as you have there.  Caley
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« Reply #820 on: August 08, 2015, 08:15:40 PM »

Ref #816-#818.

cdw,
Another example of your excellent craftsmanship but please get rid of those monster rubber bands before you break something!  I know they are probably just for the photographs (again beautifully taken) but I suggest about a quarter of the thickness and two of them in place of each one so that if one breaks the other gets you safely home.
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« Reply #821 on: August 08, 2015, 08:54:25 PM »

Point taken, they were what I had on hand. Thank you for the nice words!

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« Reply #822 on: August 10, 2015, 12:48:42 PM »

Nearly finished with a 12" wing span old Comet Spad kit I bought on ebay.  I have made a few mod's that include:  Reshaping top wing, added movable (foam) ailerons and rudder, used 5/16" dihedral and 2 deg incidence on both wings.  The black marks on the wings are small pieces of foam where the wood wing struts will attach.  The last photo also shows the added scalloping to the wings and tail feathers.  I used some kit wood and some wood from my stock.  Weight as shown is 6 grams so the final product does not promise to be a light weight.  Final sanding my improve things a little.
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« Reply #823 on: August 10, 2015, 02:46:39 PM »

Nice bones pix, Bob. She's gonna be a beauty when finished  Smiley .

Hopefully it won't require a lot of nose weight.

I've never covered a wing with a scalloped T.E. so will be following your tissue method when you get to that point. Looks difficult, but maybe it's not as bad as I think  Grin .

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« Reply #824 on: August 12, 2015, 07:15:07 PM »

I lately finished my GeeBee R2 from the Pres Bruning plan.
I had a thread running on SFA, but since it is no more, I thought to post the result here.

Weight is a bit to high with 15g, but it was the best I could do...
I tossed it once to see if she is banking to one side. This seems not to be the case.
At the moment, I am waiting for calm weather to start the flight trimming.
The wheels are attached with magnets to avoid any damage on a hard landing.

I will keep you informed on the trimming phase...

Roman

Roman,

Have you had an opportunity to fly yet? I'm really curious about this one.

Take care,

Brent
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