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Reply #681 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:21am

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P63 looking good in those colours Dan.

I am getting back to the Fokker Triplane peanut. I spent some time pondering the struts and what to make them of. I really like bamboo, so I split a 10" bamboo skewer to about 1/16" thickness and then sanded it down to 1/32 inch and painted it black with a sharpie. The whole piece weighed .53 grams, so the struts weigh just over 0.1 gram each. They are much stronger than balsa, so I don't worry about them breaking, but the glue joints will have to be strengthened somehow.

  I ended up making a jig to hold the forward struts in place and glued them to the fuselage. Then I glued on the top wing with an alignment jig piece. But the best laid plans of mice and men 'gang aft aglay', so the upper wing glue joint failed and I had to do it again. Then when that dried, I glued in the rear struts. I might use just a dab of epoxy at the critical joints.

  I'll use more bamboo for the landing gear struts as well. I also made a noseblock out of cross-grained 1/16" balsa pieces and painted them with a red sharpie.

ian
 

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Reply #680 - Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:02am

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All,

Made some headway on the fuselage.  I don't think I've ever made such a straight fuselage before.  Magnets rule...

More soon,
Dan

 

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Reply #679 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 2:22pm

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Plug is looking good, almost like my Hellcat. Hopefully it is a bit bigger so it can be finished well. My Hellcat canopy was only 1 inch long.
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Reply #678 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 1:40pm

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93rdLiberator wrote on Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:26pm:
Looks great, Bob.  Can't wait to see it in clear.  Vac or push form?

Cheers,
Dan


Hopefully a vac canopy, if I am able to locate the home made forms. I packed up a lot of stuff in between visits to the hospital.

Bob
 

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Reply #677 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 12:26pm

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Looks great, Bob.  Can't wait to see it in clear.  Vac or push form?

Cheers,
Dan
 
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Reply #676 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 9:04pm

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The rest of the canopy shots.
 

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Reply #675 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 9:02pm

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Dan, you are fast and the P-63 really looks good with those colors and detaling. Ive found that plan and plan on printing it on my next FedEx visit.

I have just doped the stab and wings for the F4F plus I finally made the canopy plug/mold.

The shavings are a mess, but will take care of them later when I have a pile of tissue on top. Wink
 

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Reply #674 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 7:32pm

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A bit more on the P-63...wings and tails done, covered, paneled and "starred".  Maybe some fuselage work soon.

Cheers and thanks for looking!

Dan
 

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Reply #673 - Jan 6th, 2019 at 6:46pm

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Tom,
Hope your wife heals quickly.
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Reply #672 - Jan 5th, 2019 at 7:28am

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Tom - So sorry to hear about your wife's injuries. Just came through a whole series of issues with a family member here and in Florida. I know first hand how these problems can alter our life and plans. I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing the very best for your wife.
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Reply #671 - Jan 5th, 2019 at 1:00am

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Ouch, Tom...I trust all will go well.  Take your time and breath!

I seem to have joined the magnet revolution except that I am cheap and bought some magnets and a sheet of steel at my local Lowe's.  So far, I must say, I love it.  A small learning curve but I got the tails and wing together on the P-63.  I'm amazed at the holding power of the magnets...the wood doesn't budge.  I think I'm sold. 

Tomorrow I'll see how much of the fuselage I can get done.  Back to teaching on Monday,.  Ahhh...the joys of work!

Cheers to all,
Dan
 

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Reply #670 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 11:06pm

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Sorry to hear about your wife, Tom...best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.  Wish I knew how to give you some help...more than words, that is.  This too shall pass...for both of you.  Undecided

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Reply #669 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 7:33pm

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Tom, I feel for your wife and her pain also for your extra stress now.

Mike the F6F looks really good. I am at the moment looking a Skyleada F6F plan for what looks like a 16" dime scale in Toms words and Comets, and Guillows. Too many decisions. Maybe a coin toss will help, but I will have your build to help out.

Bob
 

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Reply #668 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 5:42pm

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Well life has gotten in the way of building and now I'm going to be nursing my wife who fell while helping her mother and fractured her right humerus and shoulder joint and dislocated her arm.  Not sure what will come next...due to insurance she's coming back home after 3 weeks dealing with hospitals and doctors in Texas and our insurance policy here in WA. I hope to get to the "Jack" J2M3 soon.
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Reply #667 - Jan 4th, 2019 at 4:40pm

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That looks super and will likely be an amazing flyer.  My Guillow's 18 inch Hellcat and Comet 18 inch Wildcat are among the best models I've got.  Great flyers!

Good luck...Dan
 
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