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« Reply #150 on: August 10, 2011, 10:22:31 PM »

Congrats!
My suggestion would be to add the LG now.  Just make it as light as you can - maybe a balsa frame with tissue covering and simple thin balsa wheels.  Measure your CG first, make the addition, reset the CG, and see how much LG hurts one of these.  If you opt to do that please let us know!
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« Reply #151 on: October 08, 2013, 03:19:39 PM »

My Vagabond Peanut is worn out, but I always decide to repair it again...
After the new back of the fuselage, it got a new leading edge on the right wing.
No big deal, hope that it still flies as before...

In the meantime I started the big brother. The kit is really great, the wood is very good and the parts go together very nice.

Will post more soon.

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« Reply #152 on: October 08, 2013, 03:44:23 PM »

In the meantime I started the big brother. The kit is really great, the wood is very good and the parts go together very nice.
roman

Roman,

I have Greg's kit on my shelf also and will be watching your progress with great interest. Thanks for walking us through this build.

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« Reply #153 on: October 09, 2013, 02:35:29 PM »

Some more progress from today. I did both sides of the fuselage and studied the plan to build up the fuse. Will start with it tomorrow.
The front part is nicely constructed. All the parts go together very well. There are plenty of notes on the plan. I have to be carefull not to miss one...

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« Reply #154 on: October 14, 2013, 06:26:19 AM »

The fuselage comes together well. Now the wheels and the nose part is on the workbech.
Will also start to preshrink some white tissue soon.
Size comparison to the Peanut Vagabond...

Roman
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« Reply #155 on: November 03, 2013, 01:34:14 PM »

Fuselage is sheeted now. I also built some fake motor cylinder. The don't look perfect, but I am happy with the result.
Next part will be the landing gear.

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« Reply #156 on: November 03, 2013, 04:49:11 PM »

Looking really good Roman,

Very nice little bird. 

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« Reply #157 on: November 04, 2013, 01:36:22 AM »

Thanks Tom, for me this is no little bird Wink It's the biggest one I have built so far....
Maybe I should have added the pictures....  Here they are.

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« Reply #158 on: December 16, 2013, 01:34:07 PM »

Some progress...
Most of the parts are covered. The wing has to become shrunk and doped. At the moment I am working on the landing gear.
Hope to be able to finish over the holidays.
Colour scheme as you can see white and green.
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« Reply #159 on: December 27, 2013, 03:26:49 AM »

I attached some more colour to the fuselage. Its not perfect, but I am happy with it for the moment.
Next will be the green part for the wing and the cockpit.

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« Reply #160 on: December 27, 2013, 06:46:12 PM »

Roman,

She's coming along nicely.  Looks like printed tissue.  But the mask tells me you've used a different method. More details please.

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« Reply #161 on: December 28, 2013, 03:25:09 AM »

Tom, its just grees tissue over white tissue. Nothing special.
Hope to finish it over the holidays...
Happy building!
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« Reply #162 on: December 29, 2013, 11:05:53 AM »


I added some colour on the wing...
Used the same technique as on the fuselage.

I learned the technique from Tim the inspector on his Howard Pete build (http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1257915798/0).

It works just fine, I use it on all my tissue coloured planes. The biggest problem was always to add the letters accurate enough to look right at the end.

This time I used the cut out pattern to align the letters ont the wing. This way, the spacing and alignment will be right without to much effort since you have the cut out pattern anyway...
Still not perfect, but it looks much better than positioning the letters "freehand".

Most of the time I teared the nice letters while adding gluestick to them when already cut out. To avoid this, I now add the glue with the stick to the tissue before I cut out the letters. Right after taking the tissue from the pre shrinking frame, I add glue to the whole tissue and let it dry for at least 12 hours. (If you dont wait long enough, your letters will stick together and sometimes there is no chance to separate them again) I cut all the lettering of one size in one cut. This way you are sure that all the letters are absolutely identical. Just add the wanted quantity of tissue layers under the printed pattern.

Adding the letters through the cut out pattern to its position is simple. I use a wet paper tissue on the top of the letter to add some moisture to soften the glue. This way, you can freely adjust the position and if right, fix it to this position with some water.

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« Reply #163 on: December 29, 2013, 05:07:33 PM »

Roman great job and thanks for the details of the glue and application. 
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« Reply #164 on: January 04, 2014, 07:13:56 AM »

cockpit panel is and the wheels are done. The smaller wheels are for a Frog Redwing.
Work in progress is the landing gear. I won't make the whole plane this weekend, but there is no hurry, will finish it in the next weeks....

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« Reply #165 on: December 01, 2019, 09:16:15 AM »

Removed. Posted in wrong thread.  Sure wish "Modify" included deletion of the post.
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