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« on: September 06, 2013, 04:55:06 AM »

In a shameless attempt to gather kudos I decided to finish off a model that had been loitering in the 'box of started stuff'  Wink

Actually I was getting a little tired of outdoor stuff so I thought it'd be nice to wrap up a few indoor pieces and this one was started about 6 years ago but fell by the wayside for some reason . . .

It is, of course, the Bostonian Aristocrat from the Hannan Stick and Tissue book. This one's covered in some domestic tissue (SAMS I think) who's origins must remain shadowy, but I liked the colour and being a Coventry kid it looked right. The numbers were printed, but the lines are thin strips added later. I also added another stringer where the colour join line appears top make covering a bit easier. Rudder and elevators are attached with pins to make 'em adjustable - not sure I'd bother with the elevator again, but the rudder should be useful for the sites I fly in. AUW is 16.5gms including a great lump of an engine with plastic cylinders so no problem getting the CofG far enough forward.
Wheels are blue foam to try and claw some weight back (they weigh under 1.5gms the pair rather than the 2.7 that the similar balsa ones did) Prop is a Peck that was sanded transparent then painted so it now weighs 1.54gms fitted to an adjustable nose bush.
Flight trials awaited with baited breath
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »

Paul, a kudo gladly given to you. Beautiful airplane. It reminds us all of the amazing possibilities the Bostonian meduim makes available to those who chose to design and build one. -javier
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 04:25:05 PM »

Just superb!

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 12:55:05 PM »

anymore word on flying her yet? in flight pictures would be awesome! Smiley-javier
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 01:25:03 PM »

Great Bostonian!
I like these birds... Would also be interested in seeing it flying Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 01:33:40 PM »

Thanks for the kudos and kind words - no flights yet (too wet outside at the moment and my indoor season doesn't start for another few weeks) I'll try to get some flying shots when I get inside
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I was extremely tempted by another Bostonian straight away, but decided to press on and finish another one from the 'part-built' box  . . . it's a goody and I'll maybe start a thread going for it later on  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 03:45:25 AM »

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...but decided to press on and finish another one from the 'part-built' box

Good decision Paul. Sometimes it has to be done. I am in the same situation and want to start a new build. But two planes need a major repair which has to be done first.

Looking forward to see your new thread.

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 11:59:02 AM »

Hi Roman
thanks for that. I've made a few repairs and started the thread over on the indoor peanut 'channel'  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 09:45:42 PM »

I would hope that you might get a video of it's flight. It is a lovely, actually beautiful, plane... and I'd like to see it fly.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 01:36:29 AM »

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... and I'd like to see it fly.
I second that Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 02:42:16 PM »

Lots of charisma points for that one!!
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 04:02:50 PM »

Lovely work Paul  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2013, 03:42:53 PM »

 Wink Wink Wink
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