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Reply #36 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 1:44pm

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Finished, prop painted. Have to run the battery out to test the amount of time aloft. It's a hair over 8oz so I'll have to license it. Sucks.
 

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Reply #35 - Mar 15th, 2018 at 3:57am

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That looks wonderful!
 
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Reply #34 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 9:52pm

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Great looking model... Smiley
Best of luck with the maiden flights!
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 #33 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 7:46pm

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7.5oz w/o battery. Test flight as soon a Mother Nature cooperates. Done-Tadaaaa.
 

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Reply #32 - Mar 11th, 2018 at 8:21am

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Almost done. Added some trim, color, windshield, and struts. The struts are aluminum, 1/4" wide, perfect. Have to get it weighed, don't think is weighs 5oz. Add some color to the horizontal, finish paint on the struts, paint the prop........
 

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Reply #31 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 9:51pm

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Here is a simple one Huey.  Not too cluttered.
LWM
Richard

or how about the second one - I like it better
or the third one
or all out on the 4th one
or even the 5th one?
Thanks Huey - I needed an artistic break - I just learned how to use my scanner and photoshop rotation, file management etc - it was fun  Cheesy
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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 #30 - Mar 7th, 2018 at 4:40pm

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Adding more accent color. Not sure what the nose needs. Any ideas?
 

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Reply #29 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 6:16pm

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Nice...I like the blue!
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 #28 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 5:16pm

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Came up with a color trim idea. Modern throw back color scheme.
 

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Reply #27 - Mar 3rd, 2018 at 11:54am

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The cabane & interplane struts are made up of 1/32" music wire, sheeted in balsa to look like oval tubing. That's actually what I'm working on today. Everything goes through eyelets in 8 1/16" plywood ribs- except the cabanes which plug into 1/16" aluminum tubing crossmembers in the fuselage. The lower wing is held in the front of the fuselage by an eighth inch tube dowel stuck through a corresponding hole in the former, with magnets in the back. All the struts will be epoxied in the eyelets save for the cabanes. By extracting the engine/ battery tray assembly and pulling the lower wing dowel from the front, then releasing the (spring-loaded outward) cabanes, the entire wing assembly comes off for access to the radios. BTW, dry-assembling it to check fit, incidence, etc. was one of those "Now, with your third, fourth, and fifth hand..." type of things! Sorry to plug this into your build thread, but you asked! Smiley
 

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Reply #26 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 7:24pm

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Craig, can't wait to see how you set the top wing on?

Corrected the torque tube error and got the bell crank attached. One stringer to profile and then I can close it up. Then the battery bay hatch, secured with magnets.
 

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Reply #25 - Mar 1st, 2018 at 4:42pm

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So- I've spent the last two evenings rebuilding the right lower wing- the CA wicked out of the torque tube and glued it to the inner rib! It's pretty well in a blind box and there was a big gob of swarf on the end of the tube when I got it twisted loose. When I tried to drag it out, it took out everything behind the rear spar, but there was no alternative. I'm glad I had patterns! This is a shot of the repaired area and how much cover needed replaced, I was too irritated to take a pic of the damage...

This thing is spec'd out to go about a pound- I went with the closest motor I could find that would be a good replacement for the brushed/geared motor called out in the 11-year-old plans. This kit never actually made it into production- it was a prototype and T&J blew it out to 60" when they finally went into production, so I am kinda wandering aimlessly as far as comps go.
 

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Reply #24 - Mar 1st, 2018 at 4:05am

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Craig, regarding the exit holes, on full scale the fabric is reinforced with plastic or aluminum to keep the fabric form tearing. I recovered a J3 and used Dear hide patches glued to the exit hole. On a model I figure out where the hole is and make a balsa frame around it for the covering to attach to then cut the covering out. The weight of extra balsa used is insignificant.
 
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Reply #23 - Mar 1st, 2018 at 3:49am

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Craig, I wanted to compare motor sizes. Yours is a lot bigger. this motor is the next size bigger ($12) than the one I put my Helio Courier and the Cougar is half the weight. The Courier flys great. The Cougar should fly at 1/4 throttle.

I screwed up! while attaching the bell cranks for the ailerons the c/a wicked up into the right torque tube. Now I have to cut the aileron loose and 1/4" of the end by the servo end and replace the carbon rod. Fixable just a pain. Then I can finish covering.

I also found this yellow is Insignia Yellow, Model Masters, Tadaa. Only problem its flat. Picked up some clear gloss. 
 
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Reply #22 - Feb 28th, 2018 at 5:21pm

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That is looking so clean and beautiful! I hope I can get my pushrod exits that refined! BTW, I posted my motor & electrics specs for the Waco- it's a few posts up the thread now.
 
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