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« on: April 17, 2012, 10:53:27 PM »

Got the bug to build my first 'Wock.

Jim was good enough to send me a plan that I swapped a couple of things for it.

  Both Jim and Dave Andreski gave me some valuable information on the Lou Vargo version, so I've started to get a kit together and should start the build shortly.

Will keep the pics going as I make progress.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 11:55:26 PM »

Should look like this .....
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 12:56:12 AM »

I used to go out flying with Lou (he passsed away a couple of years ago).  Looking forward to seeing this one come together. He'd be really pleased to know there was a thread starting up on the Vargo-wock.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 01:15:13 AM »

No Jim, mines having red wings.  I have plenty of red Esaki.   Fuselage to be black Esaki, probably double covered.   And I'm not building two of them, just yet anyway......The pic did not seem to take so I gave it another click and bingo......It happened twice.    Get rid of one of them if you wish Rats.   Very nice pic though of your 'Wock going up Jim.

I did read Lou had passed away, and I'm sure it would have been a pleasure to have known him and flown with him.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 02:18:02 PM »

Seeing as my Golly is not legal in vintage anyone got the prop block dimensions of the Vargo, it's conversion time! A pic would be nice as well please. Tony
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 04:14:31 PM »

Why is the G-wock not legal in Vintage?     Cutoff date is December 31/50 amd the Golly is about a decade older  - and they have been flown in SMAE/Sam vintage events in the past.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 05:35:00 PM »

Tony,
Here's the prop block dimensions. Radius= 8".
Dave Andreski
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 05:52:27 PM »

Good one Dave.  I just took a pic of the prop. on the plan, but yours is so much better.

With folders I would normally have ply sheet on the side of the hub that the prop. slots into with a hole and dowel through it to be hinged.
The plan states it's hinged using Chicago style.......Anybody got a close up of how they have done that please?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 05:58:20 PM »

Gossie,
I was going to ask what a "Chicago Style Hinge" was. Never seen the term before.
All I see are 'solder lugs' under thread wrappings, fairly standard on some OT Models?

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 06:36:57 PM »

Soldering 'lugs' are available here-
http://www.tubesandmore.com/
Search for item # S-H112.
You get 10 for $1.20.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 08:14:59 PM »

Mmmmm, soldering lugs eh.  Very tricky stuff.   Will have to think about this when it comes time to do the prop.

Right hand fuselage side is on the board with the PVA drying out at the moment.    A little down thrust and right thrust built into the front.   
 Maybe later on today I'll get the left hand side built on top of it so they are the same......Cling plastic in between of course.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 08:48:08 AM »

Yes,
The 'lugs' look a little tricky. Not posted as a suggestion but only for those who may want to go 'retro'.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 03:29:38 AM »

Applehoney, I built the 91' version! Fortunately I built the wing sans vintage with bamboo tips so it's a matter of a bit of butchery at the back of the fuselage, new stab and prop, just a weekends work, thought I'd fly it with my coupe at this years Brit Nats, bound to be as windy as hell, rain by the bucket load, so the Vargo will probably do lol Tony
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 05:01:11 AM »

LH side is on the building board.   Are you all excited? Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 07:18:23 AM »

"Applehoney, I built the 91' version!"  Is that wingspan or fuselage length.  Either way it will be tough to get down those narrow English country roads!!! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2012, 10:37:05 PM »

Fuselage is pretty much together.    Will make a start on the wing next.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »

I'm paying close attention!
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 12:42:00 PM »

I'm paying close attention!
Dave Andreski

Me too!

Does anyone happen to have this plan on PDF by any chance?  I'd love a copy for the "to build" list. Wink

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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012, 01:47:17 PM »

Just on paper
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 02:09:56 PM »

I can help with a PDF but can't guarantee size accuracy. I enlarged a small, magazine page size plan using PhotoShop.
One important dimension that will help- the stab should be 17.5". I've never printed it out.
Some numerals and letters are rather 'smudged' and can be a little hard to read.
Applehoney and Gossie can help clear up any questions.
PM me your e-mail address.

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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »

Thanks for the help gents!  I think I have what I'm looking for, but I'll hit you up again if for whatever reason it doesn't work out.

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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 11:57:09 PM »

Wing on the way.  Still a bit to be done to it.

That stab. I just measured is 17.5 inches.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 12:18:39 AM »

Nice!

I used to build as fast as you.

Used to ....       :'(
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2012, 02:57:49 AM »

Flydean you're right very tough to get in the car, have to strap it to to the roof and then glide to the airfield, the prop is huge! Tony
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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 04:45:00 AM »

Vargo-Wock slowly coming together.   Fuselage, wing, tail including fins ready for some fine detail and finishing.

Thought it was apt to have our Jasper Johns in the background with the 48 stars, the model being from '40/'41.

Next main job is to get the propeller and nose block going.
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