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Reply #19 - Aug 16th, 2017 at 6:51am

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Reply #18 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 5:34pm

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Got me there....my bad!
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Reply #17 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 1:07pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Aug 9th, 2017 at 11:54am:
Pete,
Great looking set of bones!  Well done!  I think you're going to have a real flyer there!  Watch out for "Hung" I think he'd like to have this one!
Tom

HA!  He's gonna have to take off his coat Grin !  This one's strictly for indoor.
 

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Reply #16 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 11:54am

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Pete,
Great looking set of bones!  Well done!  I think you're going to have a real flyer there!  Watch out for "Hung" I think he'd like to have this one!
Tom
 

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Reply #15 - Aug 9th, 2017 at 11:17am

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Flat bits have been covered.
 

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Reply #14 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:13am

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Almost all woodwork done with just the nose-block to shape and drill for the thrust button.  The kit supplies a peck 1/8 button with the 3/64th hole, along with a diamond shaft - way overkill, but probably chosen for weight which the model will likely need.  I prefer a 1/32 shaft on these small, light models, so it'll get swapped out.

Bent the LG wires (front and rear) from the supplied 0.4mm stock - was a real PITA, but got it done without TOO much cussing Roll Eyes and the main wire is glued in.
 

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Reply #13 - Jul 25th, 2017 at 11:28am

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Mojo is slowly returning Cheesy.  I actually have the wing almost completely framed up - just the spar to glue in!  I've only been able to glue a max of two or three ribs per day due to further degraded tactile feeling in my paws, but I'm almost there.

This buggar is shaping up to be a sub ten gram model that I hope to have completed for the contest in Nijmegen in November (along with my 24" CO2 powered Citabria).  Peanut scale was won last year by this same kit, and Ithink the flyer used condenser paper for covering.  Haven't decided what I'll use (have to order some "C" paper), but I do have a stock of 7 gram "Tengujo".

so far, the fuselage and tail feathers come in at a porky Roll Eyes 1.10 grams.
 

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Reply #12 - Jul 10th, 2017 at 3:22pm

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Finally got all 18 ribs glued in.  Now to store enough energy and patience to add the leading edge and spar.  I've been advised to build the larger stab shown on the plan - tho it WILL fly indoors with the scale one, just LOTS harder to trim...

The plan recommends a Peck 6" prop cut down to 5" to allow RoG, but I'd prefer a carved one...
 

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Reply #11 - Jun 26th, 2017 at 10:37am

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Pete,
Glad to see you're able to get back to modeling.  Hope things clear up for you.  This year has been the biggest building slump I've had in a very long time.  Hang in there buddy.  We look forward to more progress.
Tom
 

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Reply #10 - Jun 26th, 2017 at 9:22am

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Good to see you're back to building, Pete...at whatever rate you're comfortable with.  Smiley  The Ganagobie looks like you're "almost there," and yes, I'm patiently awaiting more on you're beautiful A-26. Wink  I've built the Invader twice...the first was an abortive attempt as a nine year old...the second was many years later...that attempt was successful.  I've seen your glide test on Youtube...outstanding.  Your Invader is a sweetheart!

The Ganagobie fuselage DOES NOT look easy to construct...but you've done a wonderful job of it!  Really Pete...she's a work of art.

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Reply #9 - Jun 26th, 2017 at 7:34am

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Lots of problems to overcome the past couple of months, with little time for building.  Things have calmed down somewhat, so I've gotten back to this build and the A-26.

The wing has been a bit of a problem, being that the ribs are very thin balsa - 1/20th (but closer to 1/32nd) - and there are a LOT of them (18! Shocked!).  I've gotten them all glued to the 1/16th sq. TE, doing one or two per day (hands won't accommodate more - one of the "issues" mentioned) and am planning to do the LE and spar today.

This sucker is turning out to be my lightest peanut to date - and, so far have not managed to break anything!
 

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Reply #8 - Nov 30th, 2016 at 8:45am

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OK! then none for me to use this year Cheesy

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Reply #7 - Nov 30th, 2016 at 6:43am

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I think that store went out of business for lack of interest, Bob!

More photos of the nearly completed fuselage.  Wing ribs are cut and are being trued, prior to notching.
 

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Reply #6 - Nov 29th, 2016 at 8:47pm

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Ok! Pete, what store can I purchase some of that patience?  Cheesy she is looking good.

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Reply #5 - Nov 29th, 2016 at 11:20am

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bigrip74 wrote on Nov 27th, 2016 at 12:55pm:
Pete, nice job so far Smileywhats your secret on those nice square cuts?

Bob

Patience, and then MORE patience.  If the part doesn't look right, it won't fit right so it gets re-cut (still can't figure out why the part is still too short... Roll Eyes).

Using a single-edge razor blade (preferably new) and getting my eyes directly over the cut point.  It's easy to sight down the blade to see if everything lines up, then chop - not slice (that's why the new - or almost new - blade).

Last nite's work got me a fuselage almost done (photos below) weighing a mere 0.680 grams.  Adding the missing gubbins throughout the day raised the weight to 0.888 grams with just the nose planking, landing gear and supports and the tailplane slot to finish.  Probably will reach the 1 gram mark before covering...
 

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