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« Reply #550 on: March 11, 2021, 07:08:50 PM »

Thanks for participating faif2d. Those bones (and they look great!) can hang around until you get your building motivation back again. I have a couple of unfinished projects that have been on the shelf for years awaiting a renewed interest.
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« Reply #551 on: March 12, 2021, 06:33:19 AM »

Good canopy progress Ken and Ian. Steve, no worries on not finishing. Bones look great and if the motivation is gone there's no reason to spend the extra hours getting to the "end."
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« Reply #552 on: March 12, 2021, 10:42:01 AM »

Steve, no worries on the flagging mojo. I have several unskinned skeletons hanging from hooks in the wall. It almost looks like a medieval torture chamber if you let your imagination run. But like everything these things pass, its just a passing phase you are in. I go through it regularly. I am supposed be be building my Ambrosini right now, but I am stuck in a stall with my Reliant......the beat goes on!
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« Reply #553 on: March 15, 2021, 07:30:44 PM »

I know all about loosing the mojo. My Gonzo project is on the shelf and now the Nocal F7F-1 Tigercat is on the get it done march.
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« Reply #554 on: March 16, 2021, 04:01:36 AM »

I know about flagging mojo. It has taken me over 18 months and I still haven't finished the Grumman Guardian from Mike Midkiff. Just need to build the prop and it's ready for trimming, but there it sits.
Was going great guns on the Broussard, and then a week ago my new CNC (a first for me) arrived and everything else went on the back burner! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #555 on: March 21, 2021, 04:44:41 AM »

I'm cracking on again with the Bristol Scout.
Hanging all the bits together on flimsy struts can be a bit daunting - and I think Mike N used the time-honoured dime scale method of butt-joining the struts straight to the tissue!
In the end I made sure they all pierced through and had some kind of mechanical hold. What Mike did do was have the main fuselage to wing struts going full depth to the bottom longeron which was a good idea - given that the decking is paper and doesn't afford much support.
All going well now and looking forward to seeing it fly once I get some more detail on board.
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« Reply #556 on: March 21, 2021, 07:16:09 AM »

Very much liking the Scout, Tim   Smiley
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« Reply #557 on: March 21, 2021, 11:57:43 PM »

Apache A-36/Mustang P-51A: Wing and tail feathers attached. Radio mast made of bamboo with a little sliver left hanging out to glue into the top stringer. Decals are printer paper. Still finishing the fin bits and the fairings to the fuselage. I am not happy with the belly scoop and fairings to the wing, but I am not going to change it now. I made the pre-painting too dark before attaching the tissue. They are made of floral foam sanded to shape and firmed up with 2 layers of glue, then some acrylic paint. The exhaust stacks turned out great. All up weight right now is just over 20 grams. But a glide test over the couch looked fine.
ian
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« Reply #558 on: March 22, 2021, 04:20:48 AM »

Nice work Ian - that last photo has a real stained glass feel to it - can hear the church choir singing!
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« Reply #559 on: March 22, 2021, 02:42:25 PM »

Great work Ian and Tim! 2 more almost ready to get in the air.
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« Reply #560 on: March 22, 2021, 02:53:09 PM »

I believe I can call the Bellanca finished!! Thanks again Ian for keeping a catalog of builds. I'll probably add in tail rigging, which isn't explicitly shown on the plan, after I set the final stab incidence.

Came out under 10 grams without rubber, which I'm pretty happy about. Windows are thin acetate (.004"?) Sobo'ed onto the covered frame. According to McCoombs/DeLoach CG calc -- available https://www.volareproducts.com/files/CGTVo.htm -- this guy should balance at 34%. Nose-heavy at the moment without motor so I may not need much ballast!

It's been fantastic seeing everyone's involvement in this cookup, and I'm excited to post flight videos and maybe another build in the near future.
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« Reply #561 on: March 22, 2021, 02:54:03 PM »

A few more detail pics.
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« Reply #562 on: March 22, 2021, 03:23:41 PM »

The Bellanca looks great Oliver!  Which domestic tissue did you use?  It's exactly the shade of yellow I need for a project I'm working on...  Thanks.
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« Reply #563 on: March 22, 2021, 05:51:51 PM »

Great work Oliver and Tim. Crisp lines and great covering work.
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« Reply #564 on: March 23, 2021, 07:24:15 AM »

Thanks Ian and Indoor. The tissue is Peck yellow, which I really like for color too, finished with a couple light coats of Krylon. I’ve found that it has extremely low wet strength, to the point of ripping over the frame from the force of a full water shrink. So, wing and fuse are shrunk with steam from a kettle, and rather than shrinking the tail surfaces at all with this tissue I cover and keep flat under a book for several days.
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« Reply #565 on: March 26, 2021, 08:11:27 AM »

Oliver - your Bellanca looks a treat.
Just some detail work going on here - Lewis gun and rigging.
Mike's plan shows the gun mounted on the top wing - but mine will have the mounting on the side of the fuse as many of them did.
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« Reply #566 on: March 26, 2021, 01:26:51 PM »

Lovely work on the Scout. What materials did you use for the gun?
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« Reply #567 on: March 26, 2021, 03:02:47 PM »

Some great progress here  Smiley Scout, Bellanca and Mustang all looking well.
I really must get the Caudron built up, but I have been distracted by my Reggiane.
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« Reply #568 on: March 27, 2021, 02:58:47 AM »

I'm following the Reggiane too which has lots of interesting techniques and jigs etc!
Oliver - the gun was made of bits of balsa, bass and styrene rod (barrel) - the spade handle and strap on top are just thin card with balsa handle.
Acrylic paint - i will learn and improve for next time but will look ok at flying distance!
Pic also of the Lewis I copied, and aircraft attachment - this Bristol has a Lewis both sides - which I guess means it shoots splinters off the prop evenly from both blades...  Smiley
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« Reply #569 on: March 28, 2021, 10:09:06 AM »

Hi all
Tim, the Scout is  simple yet so clean and pleasant - the execution is great
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« Reply #570 on: March 28, 2021, 06:00:46 PM »

Hello

So last year before COVID hit, the Thermal Thumbers of Atlanta, wanted to do a cook-up as well to honor Mike. I dithered, thinking probably best to go with a high wing, but then found Caudron 714 in my stack of old FAC newsletters and couldn't resist. Test flights looked promising, but needed a large hunk o clay on the nose. Hoping once I get my second shot to be able to get to the sod farm again and see if I can get it trimmed out.
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« Reply #571 on: March 29, 2021, 01:20:20 AM »

The Caudron looks great, as well as the Bellanca, the Apache and the Scout.

I actually completed the Nardi a while back but I realize that I didn't post the finished pictures here. With some delay, they are attached to this post.

I've had great difficulties trimming the Nardi. At first, I got the CofG wrong and that costed me a lot of time and effort. After fixing that, I'm still having trouble getting consistent flights out of her. My current thinking is that I may have over-propped her. The plan specified a 7" prop and I used an 8" high pitch balsa prop. I'll try a 7" Peck prop next time. Hopefully I can then also make a video. By the way, the pictures show a plastic prop, which I replaced by a carved balsa prop later on.

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« Reply #572 on: March 29, 2021, 02:15:46 AM »

Congrats Ates, you are the 10th finisher! Lovely looking model!
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« Reply #573 on: March 30, 2021, 07:27:50 AM »

Close to signing off on the Scout now. Here is a rogues gallery of WW1 Ottoman Airforce Young Turks from whom I have drawn inspiration for the Scout's pilot - and the Rohacel guy himself with paint still wet. Hope to have all the bits together for a photo tomorrow!
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« Reply #574 on: March 30, 2021, 07:53:47 AM »

  Well he certainly looks the part. Well; done.
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