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« on: December 04, 2020, 08:57:56 PM »

A few pictures of my Walt Mooney Huntington. I enlarged it to 28" wing span,  I changed a few things but the out line stayed the same.  Model has plug in wings and uses an 8mm motor and gear box that came from one of the tiny horizon hobbies small foam rc models.  At this stage with motor installed it weights 49 grams.  I was really nervous about the wheels but it turned out ok, second one was already much better than the first so I think that with a few more sets made I hope to get some real good ones.  I still need to make the cylinder heads but at this point I am not sure how or from what but again I am sure that it has been done many times before so I will just have to look around to see what others have done.  The model could really use a pilot but that is just out of my league and unless I can buy one my Huntington will be pilot less.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 09:01:54 PM »

Having some trouble adding pictures,  they are well under the 400kb so not sure what I am doing wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 09:02:36 PM »

Ok I think I figured it out, John
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2020, 01:52:46 AM »

Very Nice!. Good to see another designer in Canada.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2020, 04:06:01 AM »

Yes very nice indeed.  Congratulations!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 04:59:30 AM »

Nice work ... beautiful wheels  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 09:05:07 AM »

Nice build! I like those wheels....
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 06:12:06 PM »

Beautiful work - clean, light structure.

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »

Thanks to everyone for kind words!  I am building a Bostonian now just to get a bit more experience with covering.  As soon as that is done I will attempt to cover the Huntington.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2020, 12:21:34 PM »

John, could you describe how those spoke wheels are made?...they are very smooth and neat!
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2020, 10:47:45 PM »

Well I can try but it may be best if I built one more and took a few pictures.  The hub is made of aluminum tubing and 1/64 birch ply, spokes are .020 carbon rod, rim is made from 1/64 bass wrapped around a mandrel and wheel balsa.  I can do another one with some pictures but it maybe right after Christmas.

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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2020, 08:45:02 AM »

Yes please!...I have tried different methods, still not satisfied....
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2020, 09:33:30 AM »

looks great!

I do not understand your concern about the wheels though. They look spot on.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2020, 09:44:40 AM »

Nice workshop - nice model.  I don't think that you will have any problems producing a small, fine flying model.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2020, 10:45:51 PM »

Kandylakis it is mostly the alignment of the hub and spoke spacing in the rim.  The more evenly the holes are drill the better the completed wheel looks.

The model is now covered,  tissue covering is something I have always dreaded.  I have built maybe five free flights and every time I got to the tissue applying I was so disappointed that I went back to Rc.  This time around I built the Huntington and a Bostonian, both are now covered.  I did the Bostonian first and almost gave up again, ended up rebuilding the wing and tail feathers but eventually got it done.  Did a lot more experimenting with all the different gluing techniques that I read about and it finally paid off,  covering the Huntington went much better and I enjoyed it for the first time!!

I also found some pictures I had taken of motor cycles of that time period and they have the V2 engine so I know have some idea on how it should look so I hope to get on that in the next day or two.

John
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 09:30:28 PM »

I managed to find some time and work on the model,  almost there now!  I would like to add a few more details in the landing gear area and also a more scale prop for display.  Model with motor, prop and 220mah single cell lipo weights 73 grams,  it will need a little nose weight but very little.
I have not forgotten the wheel!

John
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2021, 07:48:14 PM »

Masterful covering effort. Very clean and neat.

John
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