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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2019, 09:46:15 AM »

Thank you and from this planes home country as well. Wink It is easy. You just have to try it a few times and then it becomes that.
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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2019, 07:06:29 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial on canopy making.  That was very helpful.

Can't wait to see the TA-183 build when you do it.  How will you power it?
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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 12:42:16 AM »

Thanks Scott a small electric fan.

I was able to pull the actual canopy but found I had no 020 available in my supply other than this small piece just large enough to accommodate the canopy. So I used a small vacuum form I have. A friend of mine Eliot Brown use to make these in 4 sizes and sent all four to me. I rarely use them as  the large industrial does all the big stuff but this little one came in handy.

This is the type where you place the tray in an oven, pull it out and drop it over the form and hit the dust collector which has more horsepower than a standard shop vac. Sucked it right down and worked great.

Then I pulled the Mattel out and made the spinner. Worked like a charm.

Next I started in on those valve covers and got one done. Tomorrow I'll do the other and the exhaust.

It's about time to cover before I can go much further. I still need to to the retracted wheel blisters.



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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2019, 06:28:54 AM »

Thank you for sharing Steve - much appreciated and it has been filed away.

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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2019, 12:53:20 AM »

You are most welcome.
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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2019, 11:49:41 AM »

Finally I'm back from building the 2001 space station. What a long haul it was building that huge model from scratch.

So...George Bredehoft suggested that I sheet between the stingers the forward section of the fuse for better handling and mounting of the various scoops, intakes, and valve cover blisters on this model. He didn't tell me what a pain in the rear it would be. Geez Louise what a slow me down but I finished it yesterday and it's back to building and covering fun!

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The discoloring you are seeing is balsa fill.
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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2019, 12:21:50 AM »

Started covering today and before I knew it it was covered. Pre-srinked only tomorrow I'll dope the plane. I got to say this Volare kit George made uo is a dream build. No complaints here it make me look good but it's really the kit.

Now that it is covered I can make the bottom intake scoops and ad the blisters and exhaust.

The slide in wing fits like a glove and I did nothing to make it fit that well it's all in the kit. Everything is true and level on all surfaces.

The underside is gray but will be eventually paint sky blue.

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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2019, 06:20:41 PM »

Looking good Steve.
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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2019, 08:13:20 PM »

I think you will need a DT on that nice model Steve.

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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2019, 10:27:31 AM »

It's for indoor don't forget.
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2019, 08:31:54 PM »

Then you have a chance Steve Cheesy Beautiful work - your canopy looks great.

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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2019, 10:35:11 PM »

A chance I won't hit the ceiling. Wink Thanks John
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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2019, 12:26:03 AM »

Well it looks rough at this stage but I got the exhaust built, reshaped the valve cover blisters again and the nose. Added the radiator intake underneath and the small scoop. The retracted landing gear and those damn wing filets. I hate them. I'm no darn good at them. I do alright with larger RC builds where I can use balsa but I find the bind paper challenging.

I doped everything and I still need to add some tissue over the filets. Then I can airbrush the green and shy blue to really make it pop. I plan to stencil and airbrush paint the markings.

Getting there.

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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2019, 04:23:24 PM »

That looks great Steve.  It's such an odd yet cool plane. What kind of paint do you plan to use over the dope?
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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2019, 05:38:59 PM »

Thanks. Just Testors Model Masters acrylics.
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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2019, 01:09:39 AM »

Got the plane painted with Testors Model Masters acrylics. To me it worth the weight increase over the doped colored tissue look. AUW is 1.75 oz.

I gave it a test glide today and found it glides very well. It's a natural born flyer. It went out level into a bit of a head wind and settled in to a nice decent and landing on the lawn.

Still a lot to do. Painting the markings are next. I ended up masking the canopy as the trim tape just wasn't cutting it for me.

Will be adding the Gizmo Geezer Nose bearing and prop tomorrow too.

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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2019, 07:15:19 AM »

I keep looking for the "like" button!

looks great, Steve!

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« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2019, 09:32:47 AM »

I have a forum and it uses the same software. I have a like button, heart and a bunch of other stuff. it's for modeling  and props of all kinds.  https://sngstudio.createaforum.com/

Hey George she really flies!
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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2019, 11:32:59 AM »

Photobucket  Tongue.
I like the lines of this model. I didn't know why I liked it so much until I remembered a Frog Linnet that I had modified a couple of years ago. They have similar proportions.
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« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2019, 12:01:27 PM »

The watermark is new. Don't know why as I pay for my account. Weird.

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« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2019, 12:15:21 PM »

Ah my account went up today and I just renewed. Hopefully the watermarks will be removed soon.

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« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2019, 08:35:27 PM »

That's a nice collection Steve. Impressive looking Sinbad!

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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2019, 10:10:58 AM »

Thanks OZPAF .

The  recommended 9 inch prop and using the Gizmo Geezer nose button didn't work out so well. I forgot about the increased distance between the nose of the plane and the back of the spinner it causes. I'll be removing it and going with a standard bearing and the old shimming method to get my down thrust and right trust adjustments.

Without the rubber motor Im at 2 oz. AUW. Not bad considering the added paint and lots of wood parts and bits to the plane. At a 25 inch span my wing loading it good.

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Had I been thinking ahead I would have made a recessed nose plug. Next time.
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« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2019, 10:23:28 AM »

you could keep the GG nose bearing and make a deeper spinner, going beyond the back of the prop and closer to the fuselage.

but, i agree, I have started recessing my GG nosebuttons to try to eliminate some of that gap.

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« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2019, 10:55:13 AM »

George yes that was my first thought. Lathe another and vacuum form it. It would be quite longer than the scale spinner and that would bug me. The nose plug as you know is very easy to shim so I'll save the GG for another build. Say the Judy? I have a few of your kits to do.
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