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Winter Cookup for 2017 (Read 9746 times)
Reply #431 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 1:50pm

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The Vultee Attack is finished also. Ive built this  a/c before, this design balances just right and there was a study done on the Comet dimer designs and this a/c flew off after launch.
 

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Reply #430 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 1:21pm

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Looks good Bob!  Weather for the weekend looks much better...
 
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Reply #429 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 12:55pm

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The CURTISS WRIGHT COUPE is done, but the weather has been cold, windy, and wet here so no flying for now.
 

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Reply #428 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:18pm

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The Curtiss Wright Coupe looked naked so I put some trim on the fuselage and made what looks like a tail wheel. No where near the really good detailed TW's that Craig, LWM, Mike, and NB have shown on this forum.

Bob
 

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Reply #427 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 8:38pm

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MKelly wrote on Dec 6th, 2017 at 8:05pm:
Bob the canopy framing came out great!  What adhesive did you use?


Mike, I used Testors Clear parts cement to glue the canopy to the fuselage. For the tissue framework I use a 50/50 floor wax, water mixture.
 

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Reply #426 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 8:05pm

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Bob the canopy framing came out great!  What adhesive did you use?
 
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Reply #425 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 7:14pm

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The first wing is attached.
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Reply #424 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 7:12pm

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My least favorite activity, using tissue to represent canopy framework.
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Reply #423 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 7:06pm

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Using a fine tip Sharpie I marked the ailerons, rudder, elevator, and flaps.
 

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Reply #422 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 1:34pm

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Bob,
With the F4D Skyray...the Navy took over some of the interceptor duties from the Air Force as well!  The Skyray was quite a performer at the time. 
Tom
 

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Reply #421 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 1:00pm

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New Builder wrote on Dec 6th, 2017 at 7:26am:
Bigrip - How is it possible to spend too much time on the rudder with results like that - very nice.


Because of the amount of trash on the floor it took me half the day to clean up Wink Grin
 

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Reply #420 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 12:35pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:41am:
I'm sure they had a definite impact on the development of the sidewinders etc. that came out with heat and radar guiding capabilities!

I also bet the Navy never let the Air Force forget about it for a long time!!!
Tom


YEP! We did not let them forget. And the Navy had been working on the AIM9 by 1954.
 

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Reply #419 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:41am

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I'm sure they had a definite impact on the development of the sidewinders etc. that came out with heat and radar guiding capabilities!

I also bet the Navy never let the Air Force forget about it for a long time!!!
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 #418 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:37am

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Tom, I wonder if that incident changed the Air Forces mind about their tactics and those unguided AAM's. Grin

Bob
 

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Reply #417 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 11:15am

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Mike,
I think the modified wingtips were for tip tanks for electronic instruments possibly for the radio control of the auto pilot system used to control these aircraft. 

An interesting story on a drone gone astray called the battle of Palmdale: Click Here

Check this picture...
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