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Reply #22 - Today at 11:08am

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Tom:  the first two photos are the initial cutting of the TE stock to shape, the next two show some shaping.  I did remove at lease 1/2 the overall material from the top and bottom.  Once I attached them, I removed even more as I shaped them.  The wood is very soft and light which helps.  I'm hoping my next batch of photos will show them much more streamlined.
 

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Reply #21 - Yesterday at 4:53pm

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That's going to be one sleek looking bird.  Are you going to hollow out the backside of those fillets?
 

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Reply #20 - Yesterday at 1:47pm

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Fun with fillets!!!  I have my top wing fillets done  Smiley, these shots are work in progress.  I used a tapered trailing edge I found in my wood supply and it really worked out well.  I'll post a finished shot soon once I have the bottom fillets completed as well - those will be from light 1/16th sheet.
 

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Reply #19 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 10:17pm

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Nice looking bones...this is a really intriguing airplane.  The history of this craft is interesting if you haven't looked it up! And I believe that there's a replica built from the original in the EAA museum as well.  Here's Wikipedia's info: Click Here

EDIT:  Did some further research and found out the replica crashed killing the builder/pilot on what was to be the last flight before being donated to a museum.   Embarrassed Really sorry to hear this!
 

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 #18 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 6:20pm

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It looks really good up on those wheels Brad!!! I am definitely going to have to add this to my 'wish list'.
ian
 
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Reply #17 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 5:06pm

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A couple more shots with the landing gear further along.
 

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Reply #16 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 5:02pm

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Busy weekend  Smiley

Canopy plug carved.  V-Tail mounted.  Landing gear started.  Fuselage stringers completed.

 

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Reply #15 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 5:34pm

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I will fill the removable section with balsa and carve to shape.  Once properly fitted, I'll add 1/8th balsa to the ends and bottom to give me 'trim area' when fitting the canopy.
 

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Reply #14 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 5:30pm

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I cleared out a bunch of interior mass  Smiley and I have started to build my canopy plug.  I also built the front V-tail mount former.
 

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Reply #13 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 12:21pm

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My top formers and top keel are working out well.  There will be a large vacuum formed canopy, but it is a very basic curve so it should go well.  (I still have not successfully made a canopy for my Nemesis which is all that is needed to finish her  Angry).  Current weight is ~10 grams.  I'm hoping to reduce that a bit by cutting out some of the intermediate 'scaffolding' soon.
 

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Reply #12 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 10:42am

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rc plans don't take into account the needs of a rubber powered aircraft.  They also are built much more heavily than our Free Flight (always capitalized) Wink aircraft!  Lots of redesign is necessary.
 

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 #11 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:13pm

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Improvise and adapt Jarhead! Looking good!

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Reply #10 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 4:29pm

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Here are some shots of my progress as of a couple of days ago.  The bottom is now complete - photos soon - and I've started on the top of the fuselage.  I'll cut out the center of the wing soon.

I'm now thinking about how much wing fillet I'll do and how.  I'm also figuring out the size of my canopy.  The RC plans I'm working from are not to my liking.
 

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Reply #9 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 12:13pm

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I got a little work in last night before Thanksgiving - although I'm hoping to get more building time in over the long holiday weekend.

I joined the wings.  I have the bottom half of the fuselage started and I have attached the wing to it.  I'm going to build the fuselage around the full wing and then cut out the middle for motor clearance as needed.  This seems simpler that trying to align and attach two half wings to the fuselage.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!  I know I have a lot to be thankful for  Smiley
 

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Reply #8 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:13am

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Nice looking plane. Good progress so far. I might get around to building one some day.
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