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Greg Langelius
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« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2021, 05:21:34 PM »

I'm trying to do what you've done, and must admit to complete bafflement.

I have a new Cricut Explore Air 2, and no experience using it whatever. Three serious attempts to input parts panels from Flying Scale Models of WWII in our plans archive have simply refused to work.

I can glean neither the equipment nor significant parts of your technique from your posts here.

Could you be more specific?

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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2021, 08:38:22 PM »

Thank you Paul. 

Hi Greg,

This is more or less what I do:

1.  Scan the model airplane plan, creating an electronic file of the parts, that can be imported into a drawing program.
2.  Import the scan into a drawing program, then draw over top of the scanned images to create CAD file(s) of the airplane parts.
3.  Scale (make larger or smaller) the parts for the size (wing span) of model being built.
4.  Arrange the redrawn parts to suit the width of the balsa being used; (could be 2", 3" or 4" wide balsa)....and usually more than one sheet is required.
5.  Import the cut files into the craft cutter.  Note that I make several passes with the cutting blade, depending on the density of the balsa.

Not sure if this clears anything up for you. 

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« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2021, 11:17:07 AM »

It does, and I'm grateful for your swift reply.

Thanks;

Greg
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« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2021, 01:26:55 PM »

Managed to slightly crumple one wing, breaking some internal bits (pic 1). 

My old printer has permanently gone on strike so used my wife's printer to make a tissue repair patch (pic 2).  The colour was slightly lighter, but beggers can't be choosers.

Installed tissue patch, and you guessed it, the ink ran all over the place (pic 3).  Interesting that the blue ran, but the black panel lines did not.
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« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2021, 03:46:37 PM »

Sympathy.
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« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2021, 08:44:06 PM »

That's annoying Don. I'm sure though that it will rise from the ashes Smiley

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« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2021, 09:19:54 PM »

Thanks John, Lurk.  Have really been dragging my behind on this one, however did make a prop and pulled a canopy.  Just have to glue the canopy in place.
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« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2021, 08:39:24 PM »

I'm not one to speak of building speed Don Smiley it was worth redoing the problem areas - looks great.

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« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2021, 11:44:16 PM »

Thanks John. 

Nothing much to report other than I have made an attempt to fit the canopy to my Corsair.  I have some canopy perimeter tissue still to install, but thought I would post these pics, just for fun.  I left my camera in my car overnight, and the temp dropped to something like 6 or 7 deg C, so my camera was cold.  No big deal, except I brought the camera inside and immediately snapped a couple of pics.  As you can see, as a result of a cold camera and a warm interior of the house, there is some very slight picture fogging, which hides a million sins... haha...........

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« Reply #59 on: October 08, 2021, 07:02:15 PM »

Very artistic Don Cheesy i must remember that one - close exam examination of my models is definitely not encouraged!

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« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2021, 06:16:56 AM »

Yes and a lot easier than going at it with Affinity or Photoshop. Or applying “weathering”!  Nice anyway.  You do have a knack with these things.
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« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2021, 07:41:45 AM »

Nice work, Don  Smiley
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« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2021, 09:54:28 PM »

Sweet...up to your usual outstanding craftsmanship!
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« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2021, 01:21:48 PM »

Great work Don.
that's a small model to be working on. I guess you still have the surgical moves, dexterity, and eye/hand coordination. I gave up neutering field mice a long time ago when I accidentally performed an adidicktomy on a male tse-tse fly!  Roll Eyes sttick with it professor!
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« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2021, 01:39:08 PM »

Late to the game but Outstanding work Don!

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« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2021, 01:44:47 PM »

Thank you for the very kind comments guys.  As mentioned, using a very cold camera in a warmish room hides a thousand sins.

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« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2021, 01:32:15 PM »

so Don, what is your plan of action concerning trimming the F4U for rubber powered flight? I have heard tales from both sides of the coin, which worry me enough to stay away from this plane! forgive me if this question has been addressed.
also did you build in the thrust adjustment?
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« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2021, 09:03:53 PM »

Hi Crabby,

Right now my trimming method will be toss it and hope.  Well, will give it several tosses with the prop assembly removed and some clay in the nose to make up the weight of prop assembly, then adjust the angle of the stab to get some kind of glide.    After I get a reasonable glide, I'll try some power flights.  Recall my success criteria for flight is normally quite low:  10 seconds or 10 feet, whichever comes first.

And no, did not build in any thrust adjustment, other than 3 deg down.  Will play with this to get some kind of flight.  Also, will make the flight attempts with a two blade plastic prop rather than the wooden three blade currently on the model.  Our weather has changed quite dramatically (rain for the rest of the week) so not sure when the test flights will take place.  Hopefully before the winter monsoons start around here.

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