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Baby bipe as mentioned in Flying Models Magazine (Read 21331 times)
Reply #18 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 10:30pm

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Just cant help but grin....

Nice work Tom. Had my doubts about the rudder size, but in the end, it seems appropriate. It seems to fit. 
Waldo seems quite happy with his birds! 
Thanks for sharing.  Pretty cool!!! Cool Cool Cool
 

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Reply #17 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 5:43pm

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You are so right!  Smiley

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Reply #16 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 3:32pm

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That thing is just too cool.  Funny how some model plans are just irresistible, isn't it?

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Reply #15 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 2:07pm

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Final  pics of the P6e version...

Again thanks to Bill Parker for the profile pilots for these birds.  He works out perfect for them...

Here's the P6e scheme final...
Tom
 

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Reply #14 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 2:03pm

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Hi ya'll,

I've completed the Baby Bipes...

Got the motor done on the F11c scheme model.  I added spats and fairings.  The spats are from 1/16 center core and 1/32 outer sheet sanded and shaped then covered with silver tissue wet.  Using gluestick. The gear fairings are from silver tissue and gluestick.  The P6e scheme got spats but no fairings on the gear wire.  Covered with green tissue from the stash of tissue. 

Thanks to Bill Parker for the pilot for these birds...

Here's the final pics of these birds...

Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #13 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 12:01am

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Once the patterns are set up for the model the tissue is not too hard to change for another scheme.  I decided against printing the wings.  Uses too much ink.  I just printed the fuselage.  I'm not satisfied with the fuselage colors.  The computer was to simulated a creme colored fabric behind the metal nose section of the fuselage with various metal panels.  But the printer when it printed, rendered the metalic grey almost white and the creme is very yellow.  I'll have to compensate for this in the next tissue that is printed.  So for now the scheme I chose had silver doped lower wings, red tail and blue stripes and cowling.  So I used colored tissue for the empenage and cowling and wings.

Here's the 12 inch span with the round motor and tissue.  Still working on the motor.  1/32 wire came today and so I added the landing gear wire.  Now to the fairing, spats and wheels.

Here's a mockup with some of the tissue done.

Tom
 

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 #12 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 8:44pm

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2 OF THEM????  You are getting FAST!!

I like the round motor.
 

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Reply #11 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 7:53pm

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Well,

103 outside and humid...lot's of indoor time, so  reprinted the Baby Bipe in the proper size 12 inch span.  I've been looking for a new scheme and have found a Curtiss BFC2 that I like.  So the Baby bipe get's a round motor... still have that to make.  Still waiting on the 1/32 wire for the landing gear.

I didn't want to cut out all the ribs and sand them to shape.  So I did sliced ribs with 1/16 sq spar.  I then capped the spar with another 1/16 sq stick between the ribs to smooth out the top of the wing.  Way too heavy but hopefully it will withstand the Fetchermites.

Here's the pics of the 12 inch Baby Bipe with a round motor cowling. 

Tom
 

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 #10 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 9:20pm

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Very nice Cool
 
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Reply #9 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 8:52pm

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Got impatient  to see the tissue on the bones.  Lightly spritzed with alcohol and paid the penalty.  HP inks will bleed/run.  Not to bad but I didn't follow the recommendation to preshrink and seal with clear before gluing to model.    Embarrassed Roll Eyes Cry Huh Shocked Cheesy

So I've gotta do another one.  I didn't have the wire for the landing gear so had to order some really thin wire for the gear, spats and leg fairings...

I am pleased with the learning process and the next one will be better.  Had a snafu with the printer with a paper jam and clear it but couldn't get the printer to work again.  So I'll have to see about an Epson.  I hear good things about their printer ink.

Had some red tissue that matched the printed red.  Applied it wet to the nose block covered pretty good.

Patience, Patience, Patience Cheesy Wink...

Here's the pics of the finished tissue and the jig for mounting the upper wing.  Still have the gear and struts to finish. 

Tom
« Last Edit: Sep 5th, 2012 at 10:36pm by Sky9pilot »  

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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 #8 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 4:15pm

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Yep.  It's a file PDF that is saved and you can just reprint as much as you like.  Just have to prepare the tissue on backing paper for sending through the printer. 

It's just like the tissue files you get with Paul Bradley's No Cals on his site.

Tom
 

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 #7 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 12:03pm

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Excellent pics of a neat little plane Tom. !!!  The colors look great.
Let me ask, once you have printed the tissue, you can print it again pretty easy?
 

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Reply #6 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 11:50am

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Haste does make waste...don't ask me how I know... Embarrassed Cry

But with this model it's small size and the fact I made most of it from left overs from the Thunderjet balsa scraps and 1/16 sq stringers.

I had left out an additional "F-1" former.  This former made the cockpit and instrument panel combing.  So here's the modified fuselage and the empanage with additional 1/16 sq braces...

Getting ready to print tissue...

Tom
 

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 #5 - Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:44pm

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First attempt at tissue.  Test printed on bond paper at fast draft to conserve ink.  But gives me an idea of the changes that need to be made.  There are a lot too.

But coming along...

Here's the pics...

Tom
 

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 #4 - Sep 2nd, 2012 at 9:13pm

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Thanks Tim,

I'll keep an eye on that. 

I'm trying printed tissue this time.  It's small and so a good one to experiment on.

Tom
« Last Edit: Sep 3rd, 2012 at 1:38am by Sky9pilot »  

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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