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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2020, 11:22:56 PM »

Who would have known?
15 stringers on the front of CONTESTER.
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« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2020, 10:00:52 AM »

Looking good and that is nice wood...how is the weight so far?
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« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »

It feels light but when done I’ll weigh it.
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« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2020, 10:55:43 PM »

It’s getting there, but very slowly.
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« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2020, 12:44:25 AM »

Sorry about sideways pic.   I'm not smart enough to fix that.  It happens off my iPhone.
Anyway, I guess you get the message, and how much wood is in this thing.
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« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »

Nice work. That nose looks complex but really shows off the frame and workmanship.
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« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2020, 04:30:42 PM »

nice one Gossie and believe it not, there isn't all that much in it that doesn't have a function...can't wait to see the rest of it...what kind of free wheeler will you use?
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« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2020, 04:54:54 PM »

CONTESTOR is moving slowly, fuselage is close to done and hanging on the wall.
Will be building tail next, tailplane and fin.
Will be using a Garami freewheel as I've used that method for years and it works well.
This pic is from my SENATOR.
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« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2020, 07:04:09 PM »

It's hard to beat these classics for a combination of style and performance. looks great Gossie.

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« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2020, 07:46:58 PM »

Thanks.
It’s actually something I knew about from 1946 when my Dad brought home the Aeromodeller magazine it was mentioned to be released soon, and it’s taken me all that time with a huge amount of building and flying in between.
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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2020, 06:58:22 AM »

That is exactly the free wheel I use because you can bend up the front loop first, slip on the washers and prop , slip on the thrust bearing (I use Teflon sheet I punch out with a single hole punch...I got the sheet from a scrap dealer 40 years ago) and then the nose block and bend up the hook....this only works for wire up to 1/16" because I'm not a hairy chested He-Man type when it comes to bending wire...I do work out...16 oz. at a time...and like the man says "I don't mind hard work but why take the chance?"...
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« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2020, 08:34:08 PM »

CONTESTOR tail plane done.
Fin is next on the list.
See you next month.
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« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2020, 02:18:54 AM »

Who would have known?
15 stringers on the front of CONTESTER.

There's a price to pay for good looks Smiley
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« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2020, 04:57:41 AM »

Yep.  Slow n steady.
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« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2020, 10:05:59 AM »

Looking good Gossie...slow but well made...that's why I slowed down building these beauties...working on a new (#4) Hep Cat and almost done but try as i might, I can't keep the uncovered weight down below 45 grams but not to worry, if I can't handle it in normal flying, what's the point?
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« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2020, 05:21:20 PM »

HEPCAT is a great thing.   You will enjoy the build.
I was lucky enough to finish mine before John passed away.
We chatted about it several times.   
It's a very good flier.   Use your DT everytime.
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