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Reply #19 - Jan 13th, 2019 at 12:54pm

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As far as finish scheme...go for bright colors! You'll have a flyer and the bright colors will help finding her after she hits a thermal!!! Smiley
 

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Reply #18 - Jan 13th, 2019 at 12:39pm

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OK! It is the Black Bullet for the next embryo build.

I am having trouble comming up with a color scheme for my HONEY BEE. Got any suggestions? Shocked

Bob
 

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Reply #17 - Jan 13th, 2019 at 12:00pm

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I really like that Black Bullet - bet it looks great in the air.

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Reply #16 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 8:51pm

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I am enjoying my self too much and trying to get in as much building before Feb. 5th when I go into the hospital again. Recovery is a REAL PAIN. So Ill have some started builds where the cutting is done and all I need to do is glue.

Actually I printed out these embryo plans and just need to pick Tongue

Bob

The MOPOKE
YELLOW CAB
Tom Groening
BLACK BULLET EMBRYO
BEETLE
Flying Aces Moth Embryo
EMBRYOBYAL
DURHAM MYSTERY PLANE
Skyscraper Special  ive built this a/c , but was not able to fly before back surgery and gave it away. But I Love it.
 

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Reply #15 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 7:49pm

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What's it going to be?
 
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Reply #14 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 7:25pm

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I have already printed out the plans for my next embryo to build Roll Eyes

Bob
 

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Reply #13 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 1:03pm

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The fuselage is finished with the LG wire attached, nose peice sanded to shape, and wheel pants constructed and sanded ( I had to add some CA to strengthen the 1/32 so my fingers would not crush the sides in while sanding)
 

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Reply #12 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 11:48am

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Tom, the down thrust is already drawn on the plan to make it easy. I think these plans are in the archive.

Yep! they are located here: http://freeflightarchive.com/images/embryos/honeybee_embryo.pdf?type=file


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Reply #11 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 11:22am

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Bob,
Looks like you've built in some down thrust in the front framework so you don't have to drill the hole at an angle...is that correct?  Looking very good.
Tom
 

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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 #10 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 11:26pm

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The fuselage is finished, I am now finishing up the nose piece. At first I was going to use a bearing from Shortys Basement, then thought maybe Ill go with some aluminum tubing to make the prop bearing, but decided on using a large thrust button from Easy Built.

 

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Reply #9 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 5:16pm

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Mike, after years of constructing the fuse in my hand and then using what ever was at hand to be the 90 degree angle just became too much trouble  and still fixing the fuselage later after bad attempts.

So, I saw a photo on HPA of some one using the steel angles gave me an idea that I had seen Bob Holman's wood angles some where and purchased some. Best investment Ive made to date.

Bob
 

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Reply #8 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 3:12pm

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Bob - I see you are using the method I discovered for truss fuselages in putting up one side, adding the cross members to the bottom and bring the other side up to it, (no claim to originality here, necessity is the mother of invention) glue all in place. I always had problems reaching down inside the frame to add the bottom cross members, hands not steady enough and no room and the fuselage usually got beat up. That's how I got rewarded the Stringer and Cross Member award.
Mike
 

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Reply #7 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 8:25pm

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Looking good
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Reply #6 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 8:11pm

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The fuselage box is straight forward and builds fast. I will probably add another wing spar, but on the bottom for some added stiffness since I have had problems with wings not being strong enough for my taste.
 

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Reply #5 - Jan 9th, 2019 at 1:11pm

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After coming back to stick and tissue aircraft in 2003 Ive found that I
LOVE
Dime Scale and Embryo. They are fun to build and most fly good even with little trimming.

Plus they do not take up too much materials or too much space in the apartment.

Bob
 

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