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2018-2019 Fall Cookup Whitman/Ott &/or Peanut Scal (Read 16937 times)
Reply #581 - Today at 8:16am

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Thanks everyone!

The cowling is held in place by the motor tension. I balanced it using fishing split shot that I had flattened with pliers. Once I had the weight right, I glued the split shot to a piece of balsa sheet and then stuck that inside the cowling.
 
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Reply #580 - Yesterday at 2:27pm

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Love it, Alf!  Doesn't that forward canopy remind you of the "Sandy" in RVN?  Looks wide and roomy for its day.

Hope you've got a nice display idea planned for your NAVY prototypes...really attractive models.  Smiley

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Reply #579 - Yesterday at 1:50pm

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Dan, beautiful looking airplane. WELL DONE!

Alf, I have always want to build this airplane after seeing it in a book.
Great job.


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Reply #578 - Yesterday at 12:12pm

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AK...the Alfakilo Aeronautics Corp is really turning out aircraft!!! Great looking Brewster!   Smiley
 

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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 #577 - Yesterday at 11:56am

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Well...maybe it was no good, but it sure looks cool to me and you made a GREAT model of it!  Never seen one before.   

Keep us posted!

Dan
 
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Reply #576 - Yesterday at 11:42am

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Ready for test glides!! This is the Brewster prototype dive bomber that was obsolete by 1941 and was relegated to training duties. The Douglas Dauntless had its beginnings about the same time but was a much more successful design.
 

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Reply #575 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 11:54pm

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A bit more on the ol' Roland.  I got the cowling roughed in and covered the top and bottom of the fuse.  The sides will hopefully look like strips of ply.  We'll see!
Happy Week to all...
Dan
 

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Reply #574 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 4:56pm

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Yes some plastic/cellophane is resistant to certain types of glues.  On a test piece of the cellophane you might try an acetone/lacquer based glue to see if that will work...but be careful that the cellophane doesn't desolve away and shrink all around the glue application. Some glues will eat/disolve plastic very aggressively!
 

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 #573 - Dec 9th, 2018 at 4:44pm

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On the subject of attaching canopies...I just had a strange situation.

I've been using cellophane lately and this time I thought I would try Aleene's Tacky Glue rather than the usual 560 stuff. It didn't work, the cellophane did not stick. OK, back to 560. Same result. Odd. Maybe it was because I had painted the frame with acrylic beforehand, so I sanded that off and tried 560 again. Same result.

OK, time for the big guns. Used Gorilla gel super glue. Same result. WTF??!!

Is it possible that some type of plastics resist gluing?
 
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Reply #572 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 9:26pm

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Ian...the red marker is a great idea on the balsa for the single sided covering.  I look forward to seeing this come together.

Dan...the fuselage bones look great!   Smiley

I'm hoping to get my building mojo back soon.  Have had some family issues lately that have gotten in the way!  Had to put the building on the back shelf for awhile.
 

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 #571 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 7:45pm

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Nice!
 
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Reply #570 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 5:55pm

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Cool idea to paint the wood with sharpie.  It will look great!

I got some more on the Roland including the main landing gear, the bottom of the fuselage stringers, and the tail skid.  Finally...I also got the cowl cheeks in place.  Only thing left is the rest of the cowling and then off to the covering shop!

Cheers,
Dan
 

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Reply #569 - Dec 8th, 2018 at 5:01pm

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I will need to start the Joe Ott Martin Maryland in the future due to too many issues and lost stuff. So Ill bow out of the cookup for now. But plan on building in the next one.

Bob
 

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Reply #568 - Dec 7th, 2018 at 12:34am

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Sanded parts and stained the wood with a red sharpie. Finish will be red tissue sprayed with Krylon, which doesn't seem to make it run at all.
ian
 

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Reply #567 - Dec 6th, 2018 at 1:05am

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The rudder and stab are supposed to be one surface only, but the wings might be a bit flimsy if only covered on one side. I'm going to use a red sharpie to colour the structure so it won't be obvious on the tail surfaces. I've built a few peanuts. No problems with wood sizes. It looks like you are using 1/32nd for those turtledeck stringers. Good going!
ian
 
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