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Reply #9 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 7:11pm

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I will finish the Sonex but I will not be flying in the contest next week.  I now have an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon.  I do have some .005 inch material to make the canopy.  I have no idea why .020 inch material is specified in the plans.  I have also cut 1/20" inch sheet parts, will use 1/20" strip stock, and will print the skins on Gampi tissue in a test of my new printer...with waterproof ink.  If this works well I will be using waterproof ink for the skins in all my kits.

More later,

Howard
 

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Reply #8 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 9:53pm

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That's ok Howard...that's what this hobby is all about, doing what you want when you want.  As long as you're having fun, we all enjoy it!!! Smiley
Tom
 

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Reply #7 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 5:10pm

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Tom,

Don't watch too hard.  I decided to go with John Barryman's plan for the SONEX.  It's about as simple as a scale model gets aside from having to plunge mold a canopy.  There are a few things left to the imagination, but nothing serious and that's typical of most plans.  I've already created the laser cutting layouts for the necessary parts.  (I know, I probably could have cut them out in the same time.  Roll Eyes )

...photos as soon as I have something to show...

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Reply #6 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 11:32am

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Interesting aircraft and from what I've seen a very interesting control setup on the real thing!!!  Ok, I'll be watching this one for sure!!!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #5 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 6:08pm

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Well, I printed out the HM.293 plan full size. I looked at it and thought ,"Really?!!"  Now I know why I usually don't build anything scale smaller than a dimer and 1:16 scale is my favorite size. Actually, given the time I would like to build this one.  With the time I have I have to select something simpler.

...To be continued...
 

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Reply #4 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 1:30pm

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I look forward to your progress.  You always inspire with your builds! 
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #3 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 10:21pm

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Peanuts are not really my thing for competition.  When I build one it's just for fun.  Well, my warped idea of fun. (I'm the guy that built the Stuka tested by the Japanese and the Spitfire captured by the Germans.)  When you build to a small size I think it's best to build a model of an airplane that was small to begin with.  Looking over the possibilities I narrowed my twisted selection to Steve Wittman's D12 Bonzo and the Mignet HM.280.  The Bonzo might be difficult to get to turn in the Stonehurst gym and I would have had to draw the plans in detail myself.  With a little research on the web (while watching television mysteries with my wife) I found a French plan for a peanut HM.293 so I decided to go for the "flea".  I've had previous experience with the Pou du Ceil configuration and once I get it trimmed in pitch getting a tight turn will be no problem.  It's a bit draggy to be competitive but it should raise some eyebrows.


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Reply #2 - Aug 16th, 2017 at 10:33pm

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Wish it wasn't so...but, been there done that!  Too often!
Better luck with the next kit you find!
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #1 - Aug 16th, 2017 at 4:49pm

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Ouch!  I share a building space with my kids and have mild anxiety about something getting squashed.  Hasn't happened...yet.

Better luck with the next build!

Mike
 
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Aug 16th, 2017 at 3:32pm

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The O.F.F.C. contest for August is Peanut Scale.  I knew that there were some peanuts in the stack of kits in my closet (or under the workbench, or in storage containers) so, not having the time to design my own with what else I have going on, I decided to built the first one I came across.  That turned out to be a Peck Miles M.18.  I looked at it and decided that while it was not ideal for competition I would build it anyway.

This was one of those evening builds while watching television with my wife.  It went together quite simply and was nearly complete.  Tuesday, I moved the building board to my garage workshop because the house cleaner was coming.  Later that evening, while moving some things around the shop to do some production cutting I dropped something on the building board...something heavy.  The fuselage of this thing is, or was, slab sided sheet balsa and all made of 1/32" sheet.

Oh,well.  The contest is still two weeks away and I'll just have to see what is the next peanut kit in the pile. Embarrassed
 

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