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« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2019, 10:14:49 AM »

Actually George I did the reverse. I buried the nose bearing a bit in a ring and left the spinner the same size. Sort of split the difference and it looks better.

Next to add the markings.



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« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2019, 01:13:39 AM »

Such a handsome and well-balanced design. I like it very much.
Is that a Dave Livesay Defiant behind it, or someone else's design?
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« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2019, 09:32:29 AM »

Thanks very much. That's a GAR kit from Peck Polymer.
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« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2019, 12:37:31 AM »

I thought I did all the graphics but unlike US planes most european aircraft in WW2 have their markings on both wings. So I have to add another to the right wing panel. I added the glare shield too. Tomorrow I hope to mark the ailerons, flaps, rudder and elevators. 

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And I have the tires and wheels to pain too.

Hoping to fly this or trim fly it this Sunday.
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« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2019, 05:52:22 AM »

A few of these were flying this past week in Geneseo -they fly pretty well - I saw several up pretty high.

--george
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« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2019, 09:32:52 AM »

Thanks George. That's good to know.
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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2019, 10:07:45 AM »

Mine flew great.  I like slow lazy flights and flew mine on a 9in prop with a long loop of 1/4 super sport.  Longest flight was over 2 minutes.  Average flights around 90 sec.  Biggest adjustment was adding about 3/64" up elevator.
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2019, 10:17:42 AM »

Thanks Mike. Any pictures or video? My tail is glued down. Maybe I should add Gurney flaps?

Mine on an unpowered glide built to the plans was very smooth and level with a slow descent and belly landing.
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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2019, 11:22:19 AM »

Tack stab in place initially with Sigment/Duco. Soften/debond joint at TE with acetone. Shim as needed during test glides. I never use CA on tail glue joints that may need shimmed. If the stab fits into a slot, the slot can be built with a slight "V" shape to allow shimming @ TE. A sanding stick can also be used to "open up" the slot if needed.
(A thin shim is less tailweight than gurney strips)
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« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2019, 12:45:40 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion. The test glides have been good as is but of course that can all change once I add power to the mix.

I tried to remove the stab but t was getting scary. It doesn't want to go peacefully.

Made a motor for it today. 4 strands and about 6 grams. Plane without motor was 2 oz. CG is right on the money without nose or tail weight. Imagine that.

Got more markings on she still needs lots of work but flyable for Sunday at the Grassy Knoll.

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« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2019, 01:24:08 AM »

That looks great Steve! If the glide looks good, thrustline adjustments may be all that is req'd under power. Have a good session at the Grassy Knoll!
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« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2019, 09:14:48 AM »

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2019, 04:13:32 PM »

Beautiful work Steve.  Any model that looks that good has to be a good flyer!
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« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2019, 04:38:46 PM »

Thanks Don! Here's always hoping. Wink
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« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2019, 04:55:35 PM »

Hi Steve,
Here's a picture of mine.  Longest flight was 2:05, averaged flights of 90 sec.  Like I said, I like lazy slow flights, the other 3603's were climbing a lot higher
than mine with more power.  I did have a run-in with a golf cart, you can see the field repair on the inside right wing root.  Darn thing wouldn't come down
on a test flight and I was too close to the canopies.  Spinner isn't attached, I had an 8" prop when I started but changed to the 9.5" on the field.  It's painted
with Design Master spray paint (basil) which is why it's a lighter green than it should be.  Mine glided great as well but during the power flights it would start
to climb then tuck it's nose towards the ground and never recover.  The up elevator cured that.  I believe a few others added it as well.  Good luck with yours,
it looks great and all the ones I saw were flying well, I'll bet yours does too!
Mike
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« Reply #65 on: July 26, 2019, 11:35:04 PM »

Steve- great build!  Mike, yours looks great as well.  I should mention that Mike took first place in the event at the Non-Nats in Geneseo- congrats again Mike!
  Ive been flying mine on a loop of 1/16 and a loop of 3/16, on a 9" carved prop.  It had some decent flights but no maxes.  I'm going to try a new prop tomorrow.
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« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2019, 12:41:35 AM »

Mike and Walt. Thanks for your posts.

Mike your EKW looks great! Thank you both.
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« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2019, 10:33:26 AM »

Still flying this wonderful great flyer. I need to go back to it after I finish the 109 and do more detailing. She's worth the effort. Trim flights were good right off the bat. Got a few orbits of the field and will be going back for longer flights.

https://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/U-812/EKW%20C%20-%203606/IMG_0952small.jpg

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As was even in a mass launch.

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« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2019, 12:58:03 PM »

great stuff!

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« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2019, 06:05:58 AM »

Fun!

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