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« Reply #175 on: August 02, 2019, 03:01:16 PM »

Oh my good Don. I leave for a couple of years and come back to find you building B-17’s. And quite beautiful I might add. But then I already expected no less!!!! Great looking build! I am going to go back and catch up on this one!! Keep the reports coming!!!

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« Reply #176 on: March 17, 2020, 04:53:18 PM »

Some progress on my B-17.  Rudder is done, now about to continue with the wings.
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« Reply #177 on: March 17, 2020, 05:37:25 PM »

How absolutely spiffing!!
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« Reply #178 on: March 17, 2020, 08:20:09 PM »

Great to see you back on this Don.

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« Reply #179 on: March 17, 2020, 09:44:40 PM »

Thanks David, John.  It has been a long and drawn out process.  Did manage to get the top side of a wing partially covered.
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« Reply #180 on: March 17, 2020, 10:08:00 PM »

My 3 year old grand daughter was taking random pics with my camera when I wasn't looking, and took this one.  I think quite a neat photo.
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« Reply #181 on: March 17, 2020, 10:20:14 PM »

She's a budding photographer!!!  Look out Ansel Adams!!! Wink
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« Reply #182 on: March 18, 2020, 07:25:45 AM »

Very nice. Hope that there is enough room for the rubber in the nacelles.
I definitely would like to see it flying:-)

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« Reply #183 on: March 19, 2020, 10:53:15 PM »

Thanks Roman, Sky, and Bug.  Added the nose bubble to the fuse, and covered the other wing including one nacelle.  Amazing what can occur when one is, more or less, in self isolation.

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« Reply #184 on: March 19, 2020, 11:05:02 PM »

it's coming to life Don. The tissue work is pretty authentic. It has a nice matt weather beaten appearance - courtesy no doubt of all the time getting the colour shade and density correct.

Are you anchoring the rubber motors at the TE of the wing?

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« Reply #185 on: March 19, 2020, 11:31:36 PM »

Hi John,

Thank you.  I suspect any weathered look is a result of wet tissue installation acting on the chalked underside of the tissue.  And of course, it's been 2 or more years since I started this model, so maybe the aging is natural ............... Grin Grin

And yes, I do plan to anchor the rubber motors at the wing TE.  This should result in motor lengths of between 5" and 6", so hopefully can get some 10 to 20 second flights.

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« Reply #186 on: March 19, 2020, 11:59:46 PM »

I have no doubt that you will get your 20secs Don. You mean it's only 2-3yrs? I have an old peck BA 4B fuselage bones that has been sitting around for 41 years! Strangely although it looks a bit brown it and the glue joints are still sound.

I may even get around to finishing it for the Fardell Mooney plan cook up!

keep safe.

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« Reply #187 on: March 20, 2020, 12:03:30 AM »

Hi Don long time! I am tickled at how nice and clean you did those tiny windows in the nose! Great work!
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« Reply #188 on: March 20, 2020, 01:04:40 AM »

Hi Crabby,

Agree, long time!!  The windows below the cockpit took some fooling around to get right.  Well, right enough for me and the girl I go with....haha......  Still to do the cockpit 'glass' and add some 'lines' to the nose glass.

Self quarantined, so may get some work done tomorrow.  

Hi John,

We need pics of your BA 4B fuselage bones, otherwise it didn't happen............. Wink

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« Reply #189 on: March 20, 2020, 04:33:38 AM »

Good to see your latest progress Don :-)
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« Reply #190 on: March 20, 2020, 03:56:37 PM »

That has a classic look to it Don.
Glad to see it back on top. Smiley

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« Reply #191 on: March 21, 2020, 04:22:50 AM »

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We need pics of your BA 4B fuselage bones, otherwise it didn't happen............. Wink

It happened Don Cheesy If you look at the port top longeron near the tail - you can see where my cat of the day cracked it while sleeping against it. Smiley

Just needs a bit of cleaning. Smiley Crabby may be an expert on this with his experience cleaning some of his Dad's old models

John
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« Reply #192 on: March 21, 2020, 08:12:25 AM »

I wouldn't rush it John....  Wink
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« Reply #193 on: March 21, 2020, 01:52:35 PM »

Very nice looking bones, John.  Would be neat if you did finish it for the current CU.

Hi Tony.  Good to hear from you!

Managed to finish one wing.  Some wrinkles that I may attempt to pull out, but not at this time.
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« Reply #194 on: March 21, 2020, 08:10:40 PM »

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Ah, no - might make a mistake and have to redo it Cheesy Could then easily need to be carbon dated to determine the build time.

They are stained and grubby bones actually Don Cheesy However the little Peck Polymer's original needs to be finished - I still have the remains of the kit!

Now back to your B17.

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« Reply #195 on: March 21, 2020, 08:13:47 PM »

  Super neat Don, you must have one of those special cameras that hide all the wrinkles, or maybe you're just too close to it  Grin
  It really looks the part!
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« Reply #196 on: March 21, 2020, 08:17:29 PM »

That wing really looks neat Don. Wrinkles? Where? Anyway just let it age for a few years Smiley

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« Reply #197 on: March 30, 2020, 09:46:47 PM »

Thanks Dave, John.  Managed to get the wings glued in place, but still is wrinkle city.
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« Reply #198 on: March 31, 2020, 02:27:14 AM »

Really impressive Don!!
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