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2018-2019 Fall Cookup Whitman/Ott &/or Peanut Scal (Read 23254 times)
Reply #256 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:34am

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Progress is our most important product.

Some of us are old enough to remember this - thanks GE.
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #255 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 8:32am

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I suspect he makes it look easier than the process really is for the neophyte

Neal - A bit late on this but, when Alfredo showed his triplane with foam turtle deck I tried it and failed. Couldn't decide what was wrong until now, he dropped a bit of a hint that diluted white glue to seal the foam was the answer. Back to the trials.
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Reply #254 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 10:18pm

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Great Brad! And another peanut!
The progress may slow on the Bonanza for awhile. Life has again intervened. But this is the progress on the wing. I built in 3/32 washout at the tip, using 3/32, 1/16 and 1/32 shims where appropriate. One booboo placed an upper rib stick incorrectly, but it was easy to fix.
ian
 

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Reply #253 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 4:19pm

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Welcome, Brad!  Good to have you along....

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Reply #252 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 4:14pm

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Great builds everyone!!  This cookup looks like fun.  I'm going to join in and build a Taylorcraft BC-65.  The plans are for a 20 inch span and I will scale it down to 13 inches as a Peanut.  This will be my first high wing plane  Smiley
 

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It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #251 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 4:13pm

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Good approach Ian...thanks for the thought.  I considered that approach...but decided that if I was going to paint the wood...might as well paint the tissue...six of one, half dozen of the other...comes out the same.  I too have done the "sharpie trick."  Sharpie" and dope definitely don't like each other.  So there are pros and cons.

Thanks again for the ideas, Ian.  ANNie's gonna be a war-weary "haggard ol' girl" by time things are done with, splotches, dents, and stains.   This is supposed to be a WAR BIRD! Smiley

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Reply #250 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 12:42pm

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Neal, I understand the problem of the bones showing through the covering, and I am wondering if painting the structure before covering might make it less obtrusive. When I speak of painting, I mean watercolour paints, or sharpies, or felt markers. The weight of those colors would be minimal. I use sharpies to colour tires and struts, etc. with negligible weight gain.
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Reply #249 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 12:03pm

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Ok...ANNie...been workin' on covering the dreaded wing-root area...complicated by my working on an already joined fuselage and wing.  Shocked  It is very time consuming to do it this way...but the resultant product means..."ain't no gaps."  Look for the positive...Grin Grin Grin 

Hey, the rest is a piece o' cake!

Covered the cowling, cockpit area, and wheel pants in a darker grey...attempting to offset the "bright" wood underneath.

"Progress is our most important product."

Neal

Ps...If you've never heard of or read about The Niihau Incident...look it up...check it out...great story.
 
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Reply #248 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 11:30am

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Smiley I certainly wouldn't worry about that weight, Alf...because the aesthetics of your model more than offset anything else.  She really is a honey.  As a matter of fact, I look at those bones and think that if it were seriously enlarged...you'd have the makings of a terrific scale rc ship!  Crank in some dihedral and presto...you could fly her on 2 or 3 channels!  So she's a "big-boned girl," so what...she's still a beauty!

If one builds for serious free flight...imo...there go all those great aesthetics.  It's tough to build for both flight and display...requires some real sacrifices.  To attain both is to be a master modeler...imo. Wink

Your model is a beauty...you should build it to YOUR satisfaction...as you are doing. Smiley

Neal

Ps...I might add, there is so much about you model that really is intriguing...like the wing spar, ribs, leading and trailing edges...great stuff, Alf.

The first time I saw your model...that upper wing has a similar shape to a German DFW B1 from WW1...very striking...moth-like.  Nice work, Alf. Smiley

No...haven't seen that program...will have to look into it. Thanks.
 
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Reply #247 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 11:15am

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MKelly wrote on Oct 9th, 2018 at 11:50am:
AK that looks really cool.  Very nice woodwork on the fuselage and tail surfaces.  If you have a scale please post the weight of the bones.
Mike


Here's the boat anchor so far!
 

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Reply #246 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 10:44am

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New Builder wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 6:49am:
AK - You may want to add a turbulator strip half way between the leading edge and the main spar, helps with air flow.Mike


Done! 1/32 stringer, not much weight and its all forward too.
 

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Reply #245 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 10:43am

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Kerak wrote on Oct 10th, 2018 at 9:24am:
Great model, Alf...beautiful work on the in-filling...tail is a work of art.  She's your model...an wonderful artistic expression on a challenging subject.  SmileyNeal


Thanks, Neal! When I'm admiring your Nate, I'm much aware of how yours looks like its made to fly whereas mine make nice table models.

On the subject of WW2, have you watched the TV show The Man In The High Castle? I'm hooked on it!
 
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Reply #244 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 9:24am

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Great model, Alf...beautiful work on the in-filling...tail is a work of art.  She's your model...an wonderful artistic expression on a challenging subject.  Smiley

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Reply #243 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 8:27am

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Also, the revised mount location is smack dab in the middle of the center of attention and I'm not sure I want to detract from the eye candy. I'll file this suggestion away for a future model where it may be better used. Thank you for the suggestion!
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No worries - certainly understand not wanting to interrupt the flow of that nice fuselage.  Looking forward to seeing the Vale all covered and prettied up!

Mike
 
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Reply #242 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 6:49am

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AK - You may want to add a turbulator strip half way between the leading edge and the main spar, helps with air flow.
Mike
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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