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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2014, 05:11:04 PM »

Thanks Bert.


I've been busy on the Bucc...

Finally got the nose and tail carved, filled and glassed.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/43_zpsf0fa9565.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/47_zpsdf4d0095.jpg

Then once that was PolyC'd a few times, primer (I'd gotten impatient earlier and primed the fus already by then).

I went over the flying and control surfaces and filled in a few dings that remained.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/45_zpsc5be4bf5.jpg

I started with painting today too. I went to the local B&Q and bought tester pots which I've brushed on. The blue is done and  the grey topside is drying at the moment.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/48_zpsabe32f78.jpg

And here's the fus fully primes awaiting final filler before painting!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/50_zps40fb512c.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/49_zps5180934a.jpg

So far, there has been a 30% increase in weight, so it looks like this thing'll finish up at about 4lbs

Once primed, the panelling errors came to light. There is a bit of 'oil canning' in a few places, but I'm not too bothered. The next model I'll try using planking instead to get a smoother flow of the fus contours.


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« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2014, 06:00:29 PM »

impressive Monz.
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« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2014, 07:42:37 PM »

Just an incredible build.  I'm not a jet guy by any means, but HOLY COW girl!
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« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2014, 03:10:07 AM »

Wow!

That curvy bird is looking really good!

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« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2014, 11:20:02 AM »

Thanks guys.

I spent Sunday making and attaching decals. I drew them up in Photoshop, laser printed on bond paper and applied with thinned down pva. Really comes to life with them on!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/55_zps0686d6ca.jpg

I was going to attach printed numbers for the serials, but they were a bit fiddly, so I made a stencil and hand painted them in. I was sitting on the sofa, wing on lap, brush in one hand and little pot of paint in the other, merrily finishing the last number. On the floor was an empty soda bottle, which went pop as it expanded from the warmth in the room. It was such loud pop that I jumped, throwing the little pot of paint all over the wing! Grrrr, could only laugh. Wiped most of it off and three coats of blue later, it's repaired.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/56_zpsf3359145.jpg

Here's a mock up of it all together...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/58_zps9c0b2bcb.jpg

I've just ordered a canopy for it too. Should be here in the week. Now it's panel lines, install aileron servos, build the cockpit, battery and rx housings and finalise control rods to all the surfaces.
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« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2014, 01:11:36 PM »

Wow, this is impressive! I'm assuming the wing tips come off for transportation - does it break down any more?

Very nice work!
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« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2014, 07:05:18 PM »

Amazing craftsmanship and technique... and it would seem that you do it with little effort and worry. Indeed, you have built a lovely plane. I am looking forward to seeing pictures and especially videos of the first slope flight. I am so hoping that you will be able to make them.

This reminds me of my slope flying days, from a ocean cliff just south of Los Angeles, California.

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« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2014, 02:34:48 PM »

Thanks guys,

Ates, the wings come off at fold break, you can see it in previous pics. That's the extent of break down though.

Rick, I hope to have a some video of it flying, so will post when I do Wink

Oh so close now! Got the mannetjies painted in SAAF colours, made some lame imitation bang seats and now just need to put the lid on. I'm going to fix the canopy permanently and have an access panel below it towards the nose as a battery and receiver compartment. It'll also serve as a nice cavity for nose weight.

I got the split elevator wires in too. I wanted to have them tapered like the drawings, so had to actuate them separately. Worked out quite lekker in the end.

To do now: install aileron servos, fix canopy, battery panel, the two strips that go on the airbrake and the vortex generators on the wings (are they even worth it?).

Then I hope to do a few flat field bungee test launches to check the CG is cool and then TIOAH!!

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/59_zpse82b7529.jpg

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http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/61_zps863f7770.jpg

http://s240.photobucket.com/user/Monsts1/media/62_zps70a578fc.mp4.html
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« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2014, 08:51:19 PM »

Nice project Monz....looking forward to the impala : )
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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2014, 04:39:44 PM »

Nice project Monz....looking forward to the impala : )
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Cheers B, me too Wink

And ta daaaa! Need to setup a CG rig, buy some insurance, then wait for the wind.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff96/Monsts1/A_zps617a84a4.jpg

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« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2014, 05:00:48 PM »

Beautiful!
(Now where on earth are you going to keep it?)
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« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2014, 05:25:38 PM »

Truly beautiful. I am so filled with admiration for your willingness and abilities required to complete a very large plane like this - and especially when built from scratch. Impressive!

Might you share your logic in selection of the CG location?

Again, it's magnificent!    Roll Eyes

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« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2014, 08:08:37 AM »

Stunning work Monique!   I've always loved the shape of the Buccaneer and you have captured it perfectly.    Very, very impressive.

I have to reiterate Pete's question though - where do you store something that size? 

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« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2014, 09:27:49 AM »

Thanks guys.

Rich, the CG was calculated using this: http://adamone.rchomepage.com/cg_calc.htm

Pete, Mike, I've just moved to a new place which comes with a huge empty shed in the backyard and a kitted out workshop with all the tools I could dream of, plus a few more (bum in the butter comes to mind), so the big ones will go in the shed Smiley

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« Reply #64 on: April 23, 2014, 07:35:54 PM »

Bucc maiden - This was taken by a chap there named Graham from the Sussex Slope Soarers (check their blog out, very cool!) on a little '#16' cam, unedited, we tried bungee launching it, but that didn't work, so scroll to 3:50 to see the hand launch and flight. I then stooged around a bit, hit a spot of sink, stalled it and dropped a wing. Bit of damage to the nose which was taped up and then flew twice again after. But by then the lift was even less, but managed two decent on slope landings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIk0Nuc8Q78
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« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2014, 07:45:03 PM »

BRILLIANT!
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« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2014, 03:03:02 AM »

Ok, after my recent inactivity and having a look about the site I watched your vid. Flippin amazing! Not only does it look wonderful but it flies beautifully! I'm not a slope flyer nor do I have the storage space for such large models (If only!) but what a great place to sit and watch the flying with a nice flask of coffee, with such a lovely view over the hills too!
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« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2014, 05:24:57 AM »

Well done Monique!

The Bucc looks great, and you did well scratching for lift on a maiden flight!

More, please...

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« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2014, 09:51:17 AM »

Took the beast flying again, pics in the link below. It's a public album.

https://www.facebook.com/monique.lyons.16/media_set?set=a.10152274386927117.1073741831.541747116&type=1
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« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2014, 09:59:22 AM »

Very impressive. Monique !
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