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Reply #618 - May 5th, 2017 at 6:30pm

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Today was less windy so we were able to make more flights with the Super-26, both with its own wing and the 24 inch skinny wing.
al
 

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Reply #617 - May 4th, 2017 at 8:00pm

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Thanks, Tom, I like it, too.  It is a s-n-t wing that we built for a profile of the LTV-450 as a swinger a couple of years ago.

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Reply #616 - May 4th, 2017 at 7:13pm

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I like this one. Is that a built up wing?
Tom
 

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Reply #615 - May 4th, 2017 at 7:01pm

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The simple 1/16 wing mounting slot and 3/16 inch thick fuselage will allow different wings to be used on the Super 26.  Here a wing from the SS-24 it mounted.  I am looking for lighter wind conditions to check out this combination.

al
 

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Reply #614 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:47pm

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At this point, the Super 26 is ready for a test flight.  It was kinda windy for flying, but we were able to get this shot.
 

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Reply #613 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:43pm

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The plywood mount is glued to tail.
 

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Reply #612 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:41pm

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Alignment strips are glued to wing.  A mounting platform for the horizontal is made from 1/64 plywood.  Slot is cut beneath vertical tail for mounting the horizontal stab.

al
 

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Reply #611 - May 3rd, 2017 at 11:03pm

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Bob, it is keyed.  A tab is formed by extending the the leading edge of the vertical tail.  A slot is cut in the top of the rear fuselage beneath the vertical tail and the tab is glued into it.

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Reply #610 - May 3rd, 2017 at 10:50pm

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Al, is the rudder glued in-place or is it keyed?

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Reply #609 - May 3rd, 2017 at 10:50pm

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The building session ends with a test fit of the wing to the fuselage.

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Reply #608 - May 3rd, 2017 at 10:48pm

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Next the other doubler is attached to the forward fuselage and the wing slot is cut out in the forward fuselage.
 

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Reply #607 - May 3rd, 2017 at 10:46pm

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Thank you, Bob, for your comment.  We had a great time at the event.  It was very rewarding in that we were able to find new homes for over half of the plastic kit that we brought.

Today, we were finally able to return to working on the Super 26 swinger.  This pic shows the wing dihedral being glued and one of the doublers being attached to the forward fuselage.

al
 

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Reply #606 - May 1st, 2017 at 8:47pm

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Al, the Srombecker and Monogram kit look really nice. I hope to see your photos soon Sad

Did yall have a good time at the even?

Bob
 

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Reply #605 - May 1st, 2017 at 8:31pm

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Plastic are not all of the models at these sales.  Over the years we have often found a few wood models.  This year we found these.  The Comet Zero and Guilows  FW-190 we part of estate sale by a group of vendors across the aisle from us.  We obtained them for $5 each.  The Monogram P-51 and Strombecker F7U were obtained from fellow vendor who traded them for one of my plastic kits and a few $s extra.  The Comet and Guillows will be listed on the forum for sale threads on the internet in the future.  I'll list them on SnT before going to other forums.

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Reply #604 - May 1st, 2017 at 8:10pm

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Thanks, Tom, for the comment.  I also think the Pinto will be a good flyer and am looking forward to building it.  Things have became a bit busier and building has slowed.

This past Saturday, Houston IPMS had their ModelMania 2017.  I rented a vendor table and Norma and I attended the event to sell some old plastic models.  We brought over 210 models and were able to sell over 60 of them.  This is how I earn by 'hobby money' Smiley for future purchases.  It was an enjoyable day and were able to meet with several old friends that I have met in the IPMS community over the past years.  Norma took a few pix.

al
 

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