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Reply #18 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 11:48am

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Thanks Tom, Ian.

Those underside wing panel colors were used on some originals, Ian...but judging by the Profile Publication...not all.  I suppose it was a matter of quick recognition for trigger-happy ground personnel...since Austrian ac were also making frequent marauding raids on Italian installations.  Nothing quite as exciting as "friendly fire."

As for the struts...all struts were of streamlined steel tubing on the full-sized ac...so some manner of corrosion-protective paint was in order (as if there would be sufficient life for them to corrode through  Grin).  Besides...Italians are very artistic people!  Smiley

Thanks again, Gentlemen.

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Reply #17 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 10:57am

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That is not an excessive weight for the structure she carries. It looks great! I like the black cabanes and struts.  Smiley
Were the red and green undersides of the outer wing panel some kind of a salute to port/starboard colours? or were they part of the original colouring.
ian
 
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Reply #16 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 10:34am

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Very nice! I've always liked that aircraft!
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Reply #15 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 9:38am

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Proof of Weight Certificate photo... Grin Grin Grin

Thank you, everyone. (applause....curtain "comes down"...Champagne in the lobby) Smiley

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Reply #14 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 9:32am

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TaDaaaaahhhhh...my version of a peanut Ansaldo SVA5...any more detail (what detail?) and she'll be in the official Chubby Category.  Loaded for bear...flying prop and rubber motor she weighs in at 19.54g (do you think that if I weigh her again tomorrow, some of the "humours" may have further dissipated...resulting in a lesser weight?   Smiley).  I could remove a percentage of those Warren truss members...and maybe cut her legs off....seems to be too much of something, somewhere.  I would have liked it to come in at 15g.  It's probably all that dope n' stuff I sloped on...love that odor.   Ok...it is what it is.  Finis.  Maybe she'll inspire others to build her likeness...she's a cuttie in my eyes.

Next build has been concurrently underway...an Aviatik (Berg) D-1 (18"ws, which turns out to be a fairly large model since the original ac had a ws of a mere 26')...love that crazy hexagonal camouflage finish...and to boot, I've had an occasion to peruse a rare genuine example of the aircraft...albeit a few decades ago!   Smiley

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Reply #13 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 11:16am

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More politely...it's "heavy boned," like a TRex instead of a swallow. Grin Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #12 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 9:22am

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Reply #11 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 6:27am

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Fat airplanes have been my specialty of late, too. It's been so long since we've had any flying weather, I'm just trying to enjoy the building. 6 months ago, I was starting to trim the Ta-152. Maybe someday I'll live to see another dry day without 30mph winds and get back to it! I'm glad building is my favorite part...

I guess it's not too bad for the 108th of January.
 
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Reply #10 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 9:18pm

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Thanks, Ian...I think I'm gonna have a fat airplane.  Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #9 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 9:04pm

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Mine have done OK at 12-15 grams plus rubber. Anything over 20 grams had better have a lot of wing area.
ian
 
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Reply #8 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 4:22pm

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Yes...I just yawned myself....

Sure Ian...unbleached muslin...and maybe some other colors as well....

Let me ask you a question...what do you think is a manageable weight for a peanut biplane...to fly effectively that is?  There must be a rule-of-thumb concerning the matter.  I know that props vary from 4" to 6" and rubber from 1/16" to 1/8"...which sounds like whatever works...use it and call it good.  But...do you know when a peanut model has officially reached the FAT (heavy) category?  Grin Grin Grin Grin  Now Ian...this is a serious question! Cool

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Reply #7 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 3:26pm

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Yawn... Stretch.... Oh Yeah... (wipe sleep out of eyes...)
Been watching, but not commenting. I like the look of the fuselage with that tall forward motor compartment to the narrow tail end. Makes it look muscular, not fat. You are progressing quite quickly toward putting on the skin - unbleached muslin plus highlights?
ian
 
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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2018 at 1:45pm

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The activity on this website is nothing short of a veritable windstorm!  Maybe we should drive a stake into the ground next to the members here...just to verify any movement?  Or maybe we can see your trail in the dust...or not?

Ok...wings n' things...all that is an airplane.  Me thinks I'm ready for some skin on those bones.

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Reply #5 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 9:53pm

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Gonna need some wheels for this little bird....light as a feather.

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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 1:46pm

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Actually Bob, fuselage is of pretty standard construction...like a dimer...only difference is that as cross-members decrease in size on top...aft of the cockpit area...the bottom size decreases even more radically.  Trick is to build the forward section first...then pinch the bottom longerons together at the tail...eyeballing things to keep some degree of equal alignment. Smiley  As I stated earlier...it's that extreme V-shaped pinch of the lower longerons that really attracted me to this model.  It makes the entire empennage seem "delicate" in my mind...bird-like.

Fuselage had no internal bracing on the full-sized aircraft and with only minimal external structural rigging, ground crew must have loved it.  It was a sturdy little airplane with a powerful 220hp engine.

The entire fuselage of the full-sized aircraft was plywood covered...which would be fun to simulate in a larger rc-type build...could really lend itself to strong rapid construction...but that was a different lifetime for this modeler. Grin Grin Grin

Thanks again Bob.

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