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« on: February 21, 2021, 12:44:08 PM »

I have been looking for a Dime Scale that I have not seen built.  This Curtis Wright Coupe caught my eye.  It is a pretty little model with a swept back wing and nice looking cabin.  So I went for it.

I was able to trace the plans using DraftSite CAD program and make the parts from the traced plan.  George Bredehoft from Volare laser cut the model for me and I built it.  (Look for a short kit coming soon!!)  Model built very quickly and to my surprise flew right off the board.  I designed and printed the tissue patterns for it on Easybuilt light tissue.  I flew it today in 19deg 5-7mph wind and achieved a 21sec flight (Only because I put in 800 winds and didn't want to chase it across multiple snow covered softball fields).  The model has way more potential than this and I look forward to flying it indoors to finalize any trim it needs and give it a proper winding and wood prop it deserves. 

Flight used a scrapped skeeter 5.5 in prop on a 14in loop of 3/32" rubber.  Model ready to fly weighs in at 11grams minus rubber motor. 

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Archie Adamisin
Burlington, KY 
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 06:23:39 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 07:02:14 PM »

Great job on the silver finish Archie. How did you go about it?
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 07:08:34 PM »

Great job on the whole model.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 07:26:12 PM »

Excellent!   Wing fillets are very tidy, too...
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 09:35:13 PM »

Great job on the silver finish Archie. How did you go about it?

Good evening.  Thanks for the kind words.  I drew and printed the tissue on an Epson 7710 inkjet using durabrite ink.  I think it turned out good.  I have modified the patterns to lighten up the color. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 09:36:59 PM »

Excellent!   Wing fillets are very tidy, too...


Thanks for the kind words.  The fillets were my 1st on and indoor model.  They did brace the wing joint nicely.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 08:32:40 PM »

George from Volare has released a short kit for this model.  Free download for tissue prints.  Very easy build and great flier!!

https://volareproducts.com/blog/?product=curtiss-wright-coupe-dime-scale-short-kit

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2021, 07:42:20 AM »

Here is a video of the Comet Curtiss Wright Coupe flying indoors in Pontiac Soccer Complex at the Cloudbusters monthly contest.  47sec time not world beater, but was all kinds of cool. 

https://youtu.be/Bgn2JSnEKSY

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 08:09:02 PM »

What size wood props are any of you using on your dimers?  Thinking of upgrading and carving one for this model. 

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