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Message started by scigs30 on Oct 25th, 2016 at 10:22pm

Title: Another Bostillation build
Post by scigs30 on Oct 25th, 2016 at 10:22pm
I received this prototype kit from Howard last month and finally got around to building it tonight.  Also I had a flood at my house and this kit did get wet but I was able to dry everything out with no issues.  The build is simple, Howard does a great job of making this build so anyone can build it.  I am building it per the plans and using plain old Elmers glue. Howard includes balsa jigs to keep everything nice and straight.
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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Oct 26th, 2016 at 1:09am
Scigs, youve been able to get a lot done with your build. How were the rudders to construct (easy or hard).

Bob

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by scigs30 on Nov 1st, 2016 at 8:09pm
The rudders went together just fine, they are fragile so I will have to pre shrink the tissue before applying.
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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by Sky9pilot on Nov 2nd, 2016 at 12:32am
The bones look fantastic!  Great job!  Looks like the kit is going together pretty well!
Tom

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by scigs30 on Nov 2nd, 2016 at 4:17pm
Yes, she went together well and should be a good flyer.  I preshrunk the tissue on a picture frame and covered the model with Esaki applied 50/50 Elmer's glue. I brushed on Sig Lite Cote and will leave the parts pinned up for a few days since this dope takes awhile to dry.
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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by Sky9pilot on Nov 2nd, 2016 at 6:00pm
Sciggs...your tissue applying skills do not disappoint! Looks fantastic!
Tom

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Nov 2nd, 2016 at 11:24pm
Scigs, nice job on the tissue.


Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by scigs30 on Nov 9th, 2016 at 7:44pm
Here she is all completed after a week of allowing Sig lite dope dry. Maybe after the Santa Ana winds I can take her out flying
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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by Sky9pilot on Nov 10th, 2016 at 11:58am
Sciggs...she looks great.  Almost an early American Airlines scheme!  Nice!
Tom

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Dec 5th, 2016 at 11:27am
Scigs, really nice job on your Bostillation [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

I am finally posting some more photos of my build, not as fast as Scigs. I am a slow poke :o

Here is my wing:

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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Dec 5th, 2016 at 11:29am
The stab and rudders:

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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Dec 5th, 2016 at 11:32am
The landing gear attachment, LG collar of aluminum tubing with CA to adhere in place, and a bones shot.

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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by Sky9pilot on Dec 5th, 2016 at 12:49pm
What a great build.  She looks fantastic!   [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Dec 5th, 2016 at 11:55pm
I applied orange Esaki tissue to the wing, it is delicate for my large hands and fingers to not crush this wing. Some times my fingers lock up.

Now to find some new double edged razor blades so I can trim the excess tissue off for the top tissue to be applied.


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Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Mar 5th, 2017 at 11:56pm
The wing is covered, but my big hands that lock a times did just that and destroyed the fuselage, so I needed to order some material to complete it again. So the length of time since posting any photos.

Bob

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by pb_guy on Mar 6th, 2017 at 12:39pm
Sorry to hear of the demise of the fuselage. I  understand about the body giving up on you at times. Keep on plugging away.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
ian

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by bigrip74 on Mar 6th, 2017 at 1:23pm

pb_guy wrote on Mar 6th, 2017 at 12:39pm:
Sorry to hear of the demise of the fuselage. I  understand about the body giving up on you at times. Keep on plugging away.  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
ian

Ian, as soon as the wood arrives I will start on the fuselage again and this time when the hand is not cooperating it will be time to stop for the day. :o

Sorry Scigs, it seems that Ive walked all over your thread. I will put my posts in the proper thread.

Bob

Title: Re: Another Bostillation build
Post by Kittyfritters on Mar 10th, 2017 at 2:41pm

bigrip74 wrote on Mar 5th, 2017 at 11:56pm:
The wing is covered, but my big hands that lock a times did just that and destroyed the fuselage, so I needed to order some material to complete it again. So the length of time since posting any photos.

Bob



Man, been there, done that!  Had a medication induced hand cramp that nearly destroyed the fuselage of my second Irish Jumping Bean prototype.  My sympathies!


Howard

Sorry about reading this late, but why didn't you just e-mail me?  I would have sent you another set of wood.

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