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Winter Cookup for 2017 Nov 23- Feb 28 (Read 34194 times)
Reply #592 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 8:48am

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Kerak - Thanks for the good words. The Mulligan has always been one of my favorite race planes and white tissue is definitely the order of the day. Now on to the more difficult task, putting together the fuselage sides. This model accomplishes the nose shape by bending the frame in a very tight curve. This must have been one the more difficult builds for the kids then. Glad I used some 16th A grain for the sides, bends nicely but the white glue joints keep coming apart. I really dislike double gluing so may return to CA or Duco thinned with acetone. Any thoughts?
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #591 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:46pm

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Looks really good, Mike...and this time, white tissue will really be in order! Smiley  Great historical airplane.

Neal
 
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Reply #590 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:06pm

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Comet Dime Scale Mr. Mulligan
Since the cookup is going into February, thought I would have time to build a Comet Dime Scale. A Mr. Mulligan, 16 inch span I took from Outerzone. Made the fuselage so fragile needed to add some fillets, albeit a bit big so will need to spray a little white overall but should come out just fine. Weight so far is 1.8 grams.
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #589 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 10:31pm

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She looks great!!!  Another outstanding build!
Tom
 

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Reply #588 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 9:52pm

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Tail is assembled, wing fit to fuselage and nacelles sanded.  7.4g so far.
 
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Reply #587 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 11:19am

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Its going to look great all assembled!
ian
 
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Reply #586 - Jan 11th, 2018 at 9:15am

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Thanks Craig!  Got the tailfeathers covered.
 
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Reply #585 - Jan 8th, 2018 at 7:11pm

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Mike, I've been without internet service since the 1st- I've been doing the minimum possible with the phone. Those ARE truly nice wingtips! As is the whole dadgummed airplane!
 
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Reply #584 - Jan 8th, 2018 at 1:51pm

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Cobbled up a jig to shrink the wing tissue and set 3/32" washout in each tip panel.  Same jig is used to hold the wing straight while dope dries.

Also completed woodwork for the adjustable stab (see pics).  The slot and pin at the forward end of the stab mount on the fuselage holds the stab in place, and the screw at the rear adjusts stab angle for trimming.  Total weight for the fins, stab and screw is .34g.
 
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Reply #583 - Jan 6th, 2018 at 12:46pm

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Ummm - probably not. Always up for a challenge but need to go the other direction for a while. Got some other skills I need to hone, covering and decoration for instance.
Mike
 

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Reply #582 - Jan 6th, 2018 at 9:44am

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So .... Pistachio next time?  Cheesy or smaller?
ian
 

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Reply #581 - Jan 6th, 2018 at 9:08am

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Brewster Buffalo - Here's the end work on the Buffalo. Worked on the canopy until I nearly flew it out the back door. Tried unsuccessfully to laminate the canopy frame, cut it from balsa, cut it from balsa laminated with 1/64 ply and decided it will wait until spring to get a canopy vacuum formed to fit it. For now and maybe into the very far future, no more peanuts. While it did sharpen my building skills, it was a lesson I didn't need at that scale, nothing to hold on to. I'm going back to simpler frames with rectangular sides and corners, maybe an Interstate Cadet. Got one by Earl Stahl so maybe soon. As Jimmy Buffett continues to remind me, it's my own d*** fault.
NO MORE PEANUTS
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #580 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 10:58pm

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Thanks Brad - the line work is done with a black Prismacolor colored pencil.  I find this much easier to control than Sharpies or Rapidograph pens, and it's impervious to rubbing alcohol and dope.  The silver Prismacolor pencils work great for lines on darker colors.

Mike
 
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Reply #579 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 6:46pm

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Really nice line work on the tissue.  What type of pen did you use?   The plane is looking great. Smiley
 

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Reply #578 - Jan 5th, 2018 at 1:16am

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Mike, all I can say is.
WOW!
 

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