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« Reply #2375 on: October 06, 2020, 04:56:25 AM »

That's quite an achievement Archie! Sounds like it was a great day!

Mike what a nice flying model - obviously the prop freewheel works well. You may need a DT for this model. Actually I was surprised to see you wind it up on the stooge after teh last hand wind seemed to take it close to the freeway!

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« Reply #2376 on: October 08, 2020, 09:08:21 AM »

 Grin grand kids are coming for THANKSGIVING on monday so i'm getting an A-4 SKYHAWK glider ready.

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« Reply #2377 on: October 08, 2020, 04:03:24 PM »

Not today but threw this Pack Polymer Stringless Wonder together.  Such a cool little thing.

Dont look at the wrinkles lol



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« Reply #2378 on: October 08, 2020, 04:08:42 PM »

Not today but threw this Pack Polymer Stringless Wonder together.  Such a cool little thing.

Dont look at the wrinkles lol



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« Reply #2379 on: October 08, 2020, 06:39:00 PM »

Looks like fun Cajun.

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« Reply #2380 on: October 08, 2020, 08:21:32 PM »

Is the opposite called a "Stringful Wonder"?  I've always wondered. Huh Huh
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« Reply #2381 on: October 11, 2020, 10:41:11 AM »

Blame it on the Pandemic!

I've been a bit bored and not sure what my next build should be.  A while back I'd seen someone who was kitting an upsized Phantom ROG.   I didn't bookmark it and couldn't find it again... so I decided to use whatever I had laying around and upsize the original to 150% making it a 24"span that I'm calling Phantom's Nightmare

Was remarkably quick to build... I made laminated tips and rudder outlines and printed a skull for the rudder. The closest size plastic prop that I had was a 7" which seems a little small.  I also had a peck 9.5 but that wouldn't clear the ground with the upscaled landing gear and wheels.  current motor is 4 strands of 3/32 braided which seems too big...Maybe that will make up for the smallish prop.

One thing is for sure, I'll learn from it... Mission accomplished.
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« Reply #2382 on: October 11, 2020, 10:48:31 AM »

One thing is for sure, I'll learn from it... Mission accomplished.
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« Reply #2383 on: October 11, 2020, 10:49:21 AM »

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« Reply #2384 on: October 11, 2020, 10:52:07 AM »

A stunning model Mike, love it.

I concur.  B E A U T I F U L.
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« Reply #2385 on: October 17, 2020, 10:14:51 AM »

First indoor session at Trinity for far, far too long.  My, but it was good to back.

Chiribiri No. 5 requires remedial work on the UC, see the Mooney Cook-up, but on the credit side of the equation I have a part trimmed Cessna Bird Dog ( cue chorus of, "More Nose Weight" from Messrs. Abl & Jack Plane) and my knock-off Gyminnie Cricket behaved impeccably.
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« Reply #2386 on: October 17, 2020, 11:32:03 AM »

Glassing the wings in a Blejzyk F3F Hammer 2.4m slope soarer.  Grrrr ... wish I hadn't started.

Mike
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« Reply #2387 on: October 17, 2020, 01:03:16 PM »

@ Lurk:  "MO-OORE NOSE WEIGHT!"  Grin

@ Mike:  yes its surely messy fiddly action... but think of the satisfaction afterwards!
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« Reply #2388 on: October 17, 2020, 02:36:12 PM »

Glassing the wings in a Blejzyk F3F Hammer 2.4m slope soarer.  Grrrr ... wish I hadn't started.

Mike

Eze Kote turns glassing into a Easy clean ish Task. Not a lot actual of strength loss  (over Epoxy) as well.
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« Reply #2389 on: October 17, 2020, 05:18:57 PM »

Hi

Eze Cote is pretty much rubbish to be honest.  You don't get something for nothing.  Even after leaving it for months ... try wet sanding a model glassed in Eze Cote.  It turns to rubber.  Not the base substrate you want for achieving that glossy sprayed 2K paint finish.

Sorry ... don't rate Deluxe products too much.

Cheers

Mike

PS Peel ply does take a lot of the effort out of glassing though!

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« Reply #2390 on: October 17, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »

Blame it on the Pandemic!

I've been a bit bored and not sure what my next build should be.  A while back I'd seen someone who was kitting an upsized Phantom ROG.   I didn't bookmark it and couldn't find it again... so I decided to use whatever I had laying around and upsize the original to 150% making it a 24"span that I'm calling Phantom's Nightmare

Was remarkably quick to build... I made laminated tips and rudder outlines and printed a skull for the rudder. The closest size plastic prop that I had was a 7" which seems a little small.  I also had a peck 9.5 but that wouldn't clear the ground with the upscaled landing gear and wheels.  current motor is 4 strands of 3/32 braided which seems too big...Maybe that will make up for the smallish prop.

One thing is for sure, I'll learn from it... Mission accomplished.

Looks like it's going to need a DT!
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« Reply #2391 on: October 17, 2020, 08:27:14 PM »

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Glassing the wings in a Blejzyk F3F Hammer 2.4m slope soarer.  Grrrr ... wish I hadn't started.
It does take a bit of curing time but i didn't think it was all that difficult - although I am talking about 20g/m2 cloth.

The peel ply is interesting - back when i was doing it - we used the toilet paper trick to remove excess resin and push the cloth down.
to get a fine finish after the initial application required another 2-3 coats of laminating resin wet sanded with progressive finer coats. The finish could be as good as a moulded one if you were willing to take the time.

This was our typical finish for the balsa veneered F3B gliders we flew in the 80-mid 90's.

Stick with it Mick - it is a very durable finish - looks good so far.

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« Reply #2392 on: October 24, 2020, 03:00:34 PM »

Fettling the Bird Dog after last week's session at Trinity.  Repaired the chipped air inlet, twiddled thumbs waiting for repainted NB to dry, increased built in down and right thrust (now at 2.5 & 3), shifted most of the ballast inside.

At the moment it's using 6g noseweight and needs more.  The right thrust is about right, but I'll probably have to put a bit more down thrust in.  Not expecting to be able to re-test until something like the 14th of Nov. at the earliest.
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« Reply #2393 on: October 24, 2020, 07:01:50 PM »

That looks a pretty accurate way of determining the done/side thrust Lurk. I've always felt that it helps to take the time to have a better idea of the actual settings.

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« Reply #2394 on: October 25, 2020, 03:25:59 AM »

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That looks a pretty accurate way of determining ...
I think it looks more accurate than it really is, but it's more reliable (for me) than my MK I eyeballs because of the milk bottle lenses in my specs which give quite a bit of spherical (& chromatic) distortion making judging straight lines and angles... troublesome.
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« Reply #2395 on: October 25, 2020, 11:26:00 AM »

 Grin  twice the teeth twice the fun.  strung my second nacelle and covered the tail feathers. assembled the tail in position. all are resting comfortably as they dry. was able to go because finally, the sun is shining., its dark in my base,ment when it's not.


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« Reply #2396 on: October 25, 2020, 09:13:31 PM »

It's hard making an accurate small angular adjustment.  Far easier to make two large ones.  I.E.  3o  right can be achieved with 30o to the right, then 27o to the left...   Grin
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« Reply #2397 on: October 27, 2020, 02:59:40 PM »

 Grin  Covered the fuselage and finished the wing structure in the next post i shall provide a picture or two to show how i modified the single engine p40 into a twin. ps balance seems to be good. we'll see if it glides ok

jim Grin
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« Reply #2399 on: October 30, 2020, 06:18:14 AM »

Given the fact that the weather has been awful for some time and there is no end in site, and that the Covid restrictions are ramping up again, I have decided to give up on flying and settle down to some Winter building.

I couldn't resist adding a Senator to the squadron and so the build commences. The more I look at it, the more it starts to look like a thing of real beauty! Fingers crossed I can do justice to the build.

Thanks, Mr Hatfull!
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