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Reply #20 - Nov 12th, 2017 at 2:38pm

Huey v77   Offline
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Thanks for asking Dave, the weather has gone down the tubes here. Had a 17gr motor installed and on the first run-up it smoked. Converted it to a 24gr motor. Much success. Because of the lack of heat it the garage, things are on hold. All controls are connected and work great. Still need to add some color to it. I will move operations into the house eventually.
Mark
 
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Reply #19 - Nov 12th, 2017 at 11:43am

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Huey,
Beautiful job. Your patience level way surpasses mine. Have you had any more progress on it lately?
Dave
 
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Reply #18 - Oct 19th, 2017 at 5:23pm

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Beautiful...the radial engine really sets her off!!! Smiley
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 #17 - Oct 19th, 2017 at 4:42pm

Huey v77   Offline
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The struts were a real pain. Now I'm looking for an 8" prop to fit a 17gr motor. A 450+ ma battery brings it in to c/g. May have the cart before the horse, need to trim it color wise.
 

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Reply #16 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 8:37am

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Bottom of the top wing, covered and ailerons worked out. Cabanes and tail feathers installed.
 

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Reply #15 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 7:51pm

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Huey - thanks for the tip - and the pic of your old heavy duty "dividers" from your drafting days of yesteryear.  Smiley   I actually went through all my stuff in my mom's basement just recently and found my 48 year old, heavy duty
Staedtler
"Master Bow"
Compass
from drafting class in 1969 - but I can't find the dividers!   Cry   It is the heavy duty one on the bottom of the pic - the others are today's cheap stuff.  The Staedtler has the spindle guide, spring bow head, center wheel, and removable double ended needle, and takes 556 E4 lead that we used to sharpen to a 45 deg angle.  Solid steel, heavy, accurate, balanced, and 6" long and can draw a circle up to   10 3/8"   diameter.  You can spin a circle really fast with this baby.  They still sell them today for $18.  I still like to sit down and draft something when I am stuck on a model, and I have about 25 plans printed out from Outerzone drafted by the "Old School" boys in the traditional method, which I love to look at   Cheesy   ... Nice trick with the old school 'dividers'   Smiley  - brings back memories ... your Stearman detail is shaping up beautifully!
LWM
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Reply #14 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 12:00pm

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Nicely done.  The fasteners look great.  Smiley
Tom
 

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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #13 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 9:18am

Huey v77   Offline
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Covered the fuselage. Love the texture of this covering material, feals and looks like doped fabric.
LW, I used an old set of deviders I've had since my drafting days. The points are dull. The average spacing for fasteners is about 3" to 4". I picked a spacing that looked good and poked holes thru the back of the card stock. I have card stock (65#) for paper airplanes. I also have silver card stock. A coat of paint seals the holes and makes them look like fasteners.
 

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Reply #12 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 4:18pm

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Yeah Huey - those rivet head (?) fasteners look so realistic and evenly spaced   Smiley  - how did you do that?
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 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 4:01pm

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Huey v77, I love the technique you used to simulate those fasteners. Need to put this in the tips section.

Bob
 

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Reply #10 - Sep 30th, 2017 at 10:37am

Huey v77   Offline
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In the process of fairing the engine to the fuselage I tried some card stock to look like aluminum panels. I have some silver card stock also. I also used some devides to poke and simulate a fastener spacing. Turned awesome.
 

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Reply #9 - Sep 24th, 2017 at 8:35am

Huey v77   Offline
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Engine installed, electronics checked out. Main gear installed with live olio struts. Using Solartex covering, it's a little heavy but I like the texture. It looks like doped fabric. Fairing the engine was a challenge as it is actually bigger than the plans show.
 

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Reply #8 - Sep 21st, 2017 at 5:56pm

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LWM, Thanks for calling the museum about the drip pan, I didn't mean to trouble you. This pan is a really nice idea. In all my years, I have never seen an idea like this. Lifting and moving those big steel 3' x 3' pans that lay on the floor, is a real pain. I wonder if this place is the only place that does this, or if other people do this also. Which makes me wonder, I know there is such a thing called the "pre flight". But I wonder how many people started the airplane with the pan still on. I actually saw once, a tricycle gear airplane taxi up to the hanger, with the tow bar still attached to the nose wheel. And I've seen people try to leave, with the tail tie down still attached, or the chocks still in place. I wonder if there is a big red placard on the inst panel that says "DID YOU REMEMBER THE PAN?".
 
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Reply #7 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 10:15am

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Huey - that is some
IMPRESSIVE LIST
of bipes you have flown   Smiley  - I am very jealous ...  Wink

Dave Q - I phoned the Historic Hangar with the question - you are right - the Stearman bipe does have a custom-made aluminum
oil drip pan
that they hang under the radial engine when it is on the ground, so it does not drip oil onto the floor or tarmac. They said all the radial engines drip oil.

LWM
 

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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 #6 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 4:58pm

Huey v77   Offline
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Making some progress. Have the engine together, using a 985 instead of the J5. A little more power should get her off the ground quicker.
LW, well, along time ago a Smith Miniplane, Starduster II, Steraman PT17. Then a Myers OTW, Steens Skybolt, Waco UPF7, and a Pitts S2. Helped a friend finish a Hatz Clasic but didn't get a chance to fly it. I did all the electrical, exhaust and rigging. He test flew it and it flew hands off on the first flight. Then he sold it, was above his pay grade.
 

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