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« on: October 19, 2020, 06:15:58 PM »

Here is my next build.

The build is based on the Boo Ray Peanut plans that I have enlarged 200%.  I printed tiled plans and have assembled my base set of building plans.  I have lots of extra sheets for parts and 'fiddly bits' (it's not an American term, but I love it!)  That will give me a 26 inch span and 28.75 inch fuselage length.  It will be a 'Big Boy'!! Ha.  I'm keeping it rubber powered and I'm going to have to use up a lot of my nice tissue to cover it, but what do I have it for anyway.

Let the games begin  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 09:15:38 PM »

I'm moving along quickly.  I realized I need to make both wings at the same time since I'm improvising and I really need to make both halves at the same time to make them close to the same.

My plan is to add another top spliced rib in between what the photos show. 

I kept the V rib layout just because it looks different and will look nice through the tissue  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 03:46:47 AM »

Following this build with interest  Smiley
I've looked at this plan a few times with a mind to build .... I still have yet to build from a plan drawn by Michael.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 07:21:18 AM »

What a beautiful Plane!

Excellent construction photographs as well!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 10:31:13 AM »

Great choice for you. I see a biplane parked behind the airplane you choose to build. Is  Reg Number G-BZSB a Pitts, Andreasson or some other ? Does anybody know?
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 10:51:29 AM »

It's a Pitts.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 09:12:09 PM »

I added the additional top ribs and vertical web between the lower and upper frame.  It really helped to firm the wings up  Smiley

I'm not sure to dive into the fuselage or tail feathers next.

We had a beautiful sunset tonight in Oregon.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 04:03:34 AM »

That's fast Brad. The sort of Reese sty;e wing looks good, light and stiff.

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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 11:15:15 AM »

It's a Pitts.
Thank you IF.
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 01:53:46 PM »

Wings and tail feathers in pretty good shape.  I found some very light balsa stock for the wing tips.  Once I shape them I'll see if 'hollowing them out' makes any sense or not.

I'm about to start the fuselage.  I made a run to my local hobby store yesterday for some wood and wheels.  The plans measure to a 2 inch wheel, but it's really hard to find a thin, light 2 inch wheel.  I have a 2.5 inch candidate which is thin, and I have a 2 inch version which is thick.  I'm thinking I will try to cut the thick wheel in half first.

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 07:57:23 PM »

That's looking very nice and light structure Brad.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2020, 03:41:04 PM »

Thanks John.  I'm trying to keep it light.

I framed up one side of the fuselage and fought as hard as I could to keep from over building and bracing it.  I think I did pretty well. 

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2020, 01:40:24 PM »

Fuselage base framework done.  This is about as straight as I've made a fuselage 'box', so I'm very pleased.  It's a 'big boy'.

I'm contemplating using some foam for cheek cowls, wheel pants, etc.  But I really love the all balsa/tissue look.  Time will tell what I end up doing.
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 05:58:52 PM »

Coming on well Brad. It looks like you used temporary spacers when jointing the fuse sides - the sticks on the inside. How well does it work?

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 06:40:32 PM »

Progress has been slow as I tried to figure out my wing mounts.  I have a working plan in place now.

John, I'll see how much of my temporary cross members I can cut out after I have stringers on, etc.  It's already feeling nice and stiff.  They do help during construction when piece are under stress.

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2020, 06:28:11 PM »

A little bit of progress on the upper fuselage.  I'm really seeing now that I can and will cut out some 'construction' cross members I added.  Maybe I should think of putting in an electric motor and RC?  It certainly is beefy enough  Smiley

Next up is figuring out the fuselage chin and front.  Cheek cowls will be done almost last to fit.

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2020, 07:14:05 PM »

I finally have a few minutes to post some update photos of my progress.


Fuselage is looking good.  Landing gear wire attached.  Stringers complete.  Nose block sanded.  Now I have to tackle  the Canopy area  Sad  I'm not quite sure what I'll do, but it will come to me.  I've also started to get my wood together for the wheel pants.
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 02:26:15 PM »

I cut out the canopy area and will re-frame that area and probably cover it with 1/32 balsa.

Wheels pants are roughed out and glued together.  Now I'll cut/sand them to matching size and shape.  I think I should add a small additional wire support from the fuselage to about mid way down the LG fairing for support.

As for the cheek cowls, I'm contemplating either carving from balsa, or foam, or framing them out with stringers.  Hmm...... I'm still not sure.

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