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Reply #17 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 9:53pm

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Tom - that is
really
NEAT !!
   Very real looking ...  That Uncle Sam is pretty cool too !   Smiley   Cheesy
LWM
 

OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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Reply #16 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 10:35pm

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Thanks Gary!
I've found that the partial 3 view I worked from is not accurate in many ways.  I've had to revert to the pictures to make some corrections in the plans already.  I'll repost it later after I complete the build and finalize any modifications.

I've primed almost all the components.  Some finish sanding and I'll be ready to start looking at paint.  I still have to finish the Curtiss Conqueror "snout" on this bird as well as the props.  I'm going to carve the wooden prop for the front of the plane and then construct out of tubing the rear 3 bladed prop.  There are some interplane struts as well.  Making progress but it's been slow.  Here's the latest mockup of the primed components...Got Uncle Sam to help out with the display of the mockup.
Tom
 

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Reply #15 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 12:39pm

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Very interesting project you've got there Tom.  Really impressed at how you were able to draw up plans and construct a good looking model from what little information available.  Very impressive!
 
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Reply #14 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 10:08pm

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Quite
the contraption!   Smiley
Bellanca!!

LWM
 

OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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Reply #13 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 4:15pm

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Well, here's the pictures of the second mockup.  There's a lot of fine tuning the alignment and the cross members on the outriggers will come off when I finalize the mounting of the outriggers to the wing and fuselage.  I can get real flimsy without those.
Lots done but lots to do yet.  Got to build the front engine cowling and both props, and the raised cockpit on this model that sits in front of the main spar between the leading edges.  And then the fuselage dorsal spine.  Still working.
Tom
 

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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 #12 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 3:22pm

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WOW Tom! - you really incorporate a lot of different techniques into your build - can't wait for those pics!
LWM
 

OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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Reply #11 - Sep 7th, 2017 at 9:47pm

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Made some more progress on the Bellanca TES.  Got the outriggers done.  The top leg of the "A" member of the outrigger is a balsa tube from 1/32" sheet soaked over night in water and wound around an arrow shaft to dry over night.  The lower leg is a sandwich of 1/16"X7/32" bass wood with 3/32"X7/32" balsa on each side.  This was sanded round to more streamline the lower leg. 

The amazing thing is that the real TES had a metal beam in the upper leg with a framework and stringers around it to make it round and wrapped with thin ply.  The lower leg was a metal beam with actual balsa wood sandwiched in a similar manner to the  model and shaped into a cylindrical tube shape. Cheesy Wink

The solid empennage that was made instead of the built up framework has had 1/32"X1/32" ribs added to simulate the fabric covering.

I also made the gear spats/pants for the main gear. As well as laminated two balsa wheels out of 1/8" sheet balsa cross grain. I will be turning them on the hand drill tomorrow.
 
Pictures posted tomorrow.
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 #10 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 5:05pm

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Being this is a display model the wing was sheeted with 1/32" sheet balsa.  I clamped the pieces together just had to mock it up.  But the minute I put it on the table the clamps slipped so some shots look very crooked because they are Cheesy Embarrassed Wink

This is moving on pretty good.  I've got some sanding sealer coming from my kids painting company. Pays to have connections.  I'll work on the "A" frame out runners next.  Then it'll be time to build the gear spats.  So some progress but still have lots to do...
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 #9 - Sep 1st, 2017 at 8:32am

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Tom - that is
SOME IMPRESSIVE
framework, I must say!  Smiley
LWM
 

OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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Reply #8 - Aug 31st, 2017 at 7:13pm

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In reviewing the request for this model, I realized this needed solid wood empennage and a bit stronger construction.  Since she won't be flying I'll be adding some structural wire for the framework.  The wing is sheeted in 1/32" balsa.  Been a while since I sheeted a built up wing.  Almost done.  I was able to build some 1/32" balsa tubes for the upper "A" frame arm and plan on using a 1/4" dowel for the lower arm.   I also did a color rendition based on information given to me by Bill based on his family's personal remembrances and mementos.
Bellanca TES(Tandem Experimental Sesquiplane)  "The Blue Streak"
Pictures tomorrow.
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 #7 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 8:17pm

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Well, made some progress on the flying surfaces for the TES.  The sesquiplane/struts, horizontal and vertical stabs and the wing with the gull spars added.

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 #6 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 11:57am

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LWM... here's a link to some Bellanca 300 Pacemaker plans on Outerzone: Click Here
I look forward to another Bellanca build!
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 25th, 2017 at 9:03pm

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Very Cool Tom  !!!    Smiley   - push and pull engines, flying struts, gull wing - that plane has everything!  I will be watching this for sure also!   Smiley
LWM
PS  I am intent on building a Bellanca also - the Canadian Airways Bellanca CH 300 "Pacemaker" of 1930, in which Canadian WW1 Flying Ace and pioneering Canadian Bush Pilot, "Wop" May,  played a huge role in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police catching  the "Mad Trapper of Rat River" after a 6 week bizarre and dramatic manhunt in the middle of winter in 1931-1932 in the Northwest Territories and Yukon in Northern Canada. That is how the "Mounties" got their slogan - "We always get our man".  And to this day, they still do not know for sure who the Mad Trapper was ...
LWM
 

OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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Reply #4 - Aug 25th, 2017 at 7:45pm

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Was able to spend some time on the wing today.  It's has a gull wing but I build it flat and then cut the wing sections apart for the gull wing braces on the spars.  I've added the turbulator strips between the leading edge and front spar and done the rough sanding.  I still have a few gussets to add in the corners to avoid tissue wrinkles and to support the gullwing dihedrals.  But her's the wing flat!
Tom
P.S. nice to have the building mojo back! Cheesy Wink Cool
 

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 25th, 2017 at 6:44pm

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Way to go Tom. I will be keeping an eye on this build.
 
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