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« Reply #2350 on: September 20, 2020, 08:17:50 PM »

Very nice effort Lurk.

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« Reply #2351 on: September 21, 2020, 12:46:09 AM »

OZPAF, Jack Plane > ..nice effort..
Any and all compliments gratefully received.  Cheesy

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I have just reglazed my VMC Bird Dog and found it easier to split the main piece into 3....
I did consider doing that especially after I'd done the rear canopy.  If I were to build another I would do as you have done.  Getting the main canopy glazing in as one piece was a right old game.

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..I also found some lighter material that was a little more flexible and that helped
Funny you should say that.  The rear canopy and upper windows in mine are glazed with the traditional (at least in the UK) Tunnock's Tea Cake packaging.  Smiley  Didn't have enough to do the main glazing.

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Weight with rubber and an Ikara prop is 32 gm
That's comforting.  The light wood in my kit was a bit on the heavy/hard side and I think mine will run out (with rubber) at about 33g. I was thinking I'd end up with a bit of a porker, but your figure suggests it's not going to be massively overweight.
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« Reply #2352 on: September 21, 2020, 06:14:18 AM »

Looking very nice indeed! A sure fire flyer I reckon.

(Incidentally, I don't know if you're aware, but the well established solution to running out of Tunnock's Tea Cake packaging is to buy more Tunnock's Tea Cakes.)
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« Reply #2353 on: September 21, 2020, 06:38:04 AM »

Lurk,
        Pleased to see we have had similar views on glazing, it is not my faviourate task.
I have attached photos of a Miss 35 built in the Level 4 lockdown. Powered by a SAM35 and hand glides show a need for more incidence that has been added to the wing and awaits a suitable day for the next try. I hope once trimmed it will be   a good Aggrigate model at our Nationals which will hopefully happen in January.
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« Reply #2354 on: September 21, 2020, 05:45:22 PM »

Although the Agricola looked horrible after its burst motor and hasty field fix on Saturday I decided to repair it sort of properly. Broken sticks replaced or reinforced and now re-tissued too...
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« Reply #2355 on: September 21, 2020, 07:07:12 PM »

I guess it deserved to be repaired Pete - it has served you well.

John
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« Reply #2356 on: October 01, 2020, 04:22:12 PM »

Finished rigging up a couple of Mike Mulholland's fancy freewheelers today for the props on my Zaic build.  Wide prop is from the plan, skinny prop is higher-pitched.  Will be interesting to see which one pulls the model around better.

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« Reply #2357 on: October 01, 2020, 06:29:09 PM »

Real nice Mike - can I assume that the allen key is ground to fit into or onto the top of the pawl so that you can easily re-set the clutch?

On mine I have a thin wire tool that slips in from behind so no hole in the front but your solution takes all the swear words out of it!
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« Reply #2358 on: October 01, 2020, 07:51:43 PM »

That's neat Mike. As MH mentions the Allen Key fits in the short tube of the drive pawl? Is that a Gizmo Geezer as well? Don't they have FW capability?
Lovely props - nicely glassed! Frank Zaic would have been impressed!

John

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« Reply #2359 on: October 01, 2020, 08:51:11 PM »

Come on Mike, don't tease us, let's see the covered model  Grin
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« Reply #2360 on: October 02, 2020, 11:30:51 AM »

Real nice Mike - can I assume that the allen key is ground to fit into or onto the top of the pawl so that you can easily re-set the clutch?

Nothing so cunning as that - the hex key is aligned so I can adjust the Gizmo Geezer nose button embedded in the assembly. I put a double sleeve over the pawl to (hopefully) help keep it free-moving, and in bench-testing the pawl is free enough that a tap will drop it into lock position if it's anywhere in the top half of a revolution.  There's enough room to slip in a wire from the back and move the pawl should it get recalcitrant.

Is that a Gizmo Geezer as well? Don't they have FW capability?

Thanks John - I only used the GG nose button, not the full GG assembly (which does have a built-in freewheeler).

Got some pictures of the completed model this morning - hope to sneak out this weekend and give it a toss if the winds permit.

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« Reply #2361 on: October 02, 2020, 01:09:42 PM »

A stunning model Mike, love it.
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« Reply #2362 on: October 02, 2020, 03:28:50 PM »

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A stunning model Mike, love it.
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« Reply #2363 on: October 02, 2020, 05:00:50 PM »

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A stunning model Mike, love it.

Beautiful. Is it out of the TWA Hangar at Idlewild Airport?

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« Reply #2364 on: October 02, 2020, 07:08:02 PM »

What an elegant model Mike. It just has to fly well on whay I guess will be a new flying field. Have you had any joy in finding a new site.
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« Reply #2365 on: October 02, 2020, 08:13:50 PM »

What an elegant model Mike. It just has to fly well on whay I guess will be a new flying field. Have you had any joy in finding a new site.
Ricky

Thanks Ricky (and all).  We've got a small site with decent grass, but it's surroundings are even higher threat than our old field (freeways and shopping centers).  It's usable for low-power trimming but I've already put a model over the freeway so I'm a bit gun-shy about really winding things up.

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« Reply #2366 on: October 03, 2020, 05:24:10 AM »

Gee that's a nice machine Mike. Lovely work.
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« Reply #2367 on: October 03, 2020, 05:33:57 AM »

The Constellation trim and detailing really suits it. Frank would have loved it.

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« Reply #2368 on: October 04, 2020, 05:06:08 AM »

After a good morning at the flying field and getting two E20's trimmed and flying the CO2 powered Aeronca I came home to push the Flyline Bellanca finishing along with painting the tissue for marking, painting the lithoplate around the rear of the dummy engine, as well as finishing the glazing testerday, and also painting tissue trim for the Ol' Ironsides that is also close to finish. In between I have been carving a balsa prop for the Bellanca as well.
This was the first time intwo months we have been able to fly because of COVID19mand weather. very satisfying.
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« Reply #2369 on: October 04, 2020, 11:02:39 PM »

Thanks for the kind words on the Zaic model.  Flew it this morning - went well.  Looking forward to taking it up to the Gainesville TX meet in two weeks and winding it up a bit further.

Video at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4lvZmXgbho

Mike
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« Reply #2370 on: October 05, 2020, 05:38:23 AM »

Wonderful model!  Smiley
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« Reply #2371 on: October 05, 2020, 06:07:02 AM »

Frank had a good eye for design and what a beautiful build and finish.  Nice flights in nice conditions.
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« Reply #2372 on: October 05, 2020, 11:57:08 AM »

McCook Squadron contest in Dayton, OH 10/3/2020 George Bredehoft contemplating, then launching, Frank Scott launching his Sky Bunny, Bill Garrison's new Bad Axe.
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« Reply #2373 on: October 05, 2020, 12:11:22 PM »

McCook Squadron contest in Dayton, OH 10/3/2020 more pictures. Frank Scott winding his Sky Bunny, another contestant winding a Dehavilland Discard, Bill Garrison and Archie Adamisin watching the Bad Axe in flight, Archie Adamisin and his Sky Bunny with Roger Rabbit piloting. Archie won the "how many planes can I lose?" competition with Hung taking 3 OOS. One was timed for 7 minutes before it disappeared. Bill Garrison winding a Born Loser, and the Sky Bunny mass launch.
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« Reply #2374 on: October 05, 2020, 01:08:47 PM »

McCook Squadron contest in Dayton, OH 10/3/2020 more pictures. Frank Scott winding his Sky Bunny, another contestant winding a Dehavilland Discard, Bill Garrison and Archie Adamisin watching the Bad Axe in flight, Archie Adamisin and his Sky Bunny with Roger Rabbit piloting. Archie won the "how many planes can I lose?" competition with Hung taking 3 OOS. One was timed for 7 minutes before it disappeared. Bill Garrison winding a Born Loser, and the Sky Bunny mass launch.

What a fun day!!  I've been smiling ever since even though losing 3 new birds was a tough pill to swallow.  But I will say it was nice to see such a gathering of people out there having a great time flying airplanes together.  Was hard to realize it was a contest.  McCook group are really great people. 
I will now learn all about DTs and how to use them properly.   Will definately need for my 60s coupes.  Need to get those ready for the upcoming postal.  Plus got indoor season coming hopefully.  So, back to the building board.   

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