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Reply #51 - Jun 27th, 2015 at 10:00pm

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Looking beautiful against the sky...Al!  Well done again!!!
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Reply #50 - Jun 27th, 2015 at 9:54pm

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The first test flights went well.  The Pup seems to need a bit more nose weight.
 
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Reply #49 - Jun 27th, 2015 at 9:51pm

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Thank you, Tom, for your comment.

The 'mini' Pee Wee Pup is ready for a test flight.
 
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Reply #48 - Jun 24th, 2015 at 1:54pm

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Looks great Al, well done. Smiley
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Reply #47 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 10:03pm

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Parts are dry fitted and pinned together to show how the Pup will look like.  So far every thing fits well enough.  Next to glue the doublers in place and to attach a few alignment strips to the horizontal stab and rear fuse.  The Pup should fly soon.
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Reply #46 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 9:58pm

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The forward part of the fuselage is cut off ant slots are cut in the fuselage and first pair of doublers.
 
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Reply #45 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 9:55pm

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With a ball point pen and the patterns we drew the parts onto the balsa sheet and  cut them out using a razor blade and curve or straight edge.  The nose doubles are to give the forward fuselage more weight and to allow for a removable wing.
 
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Reply #44 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 1:16am

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The pattern sheet is scanned and printed to cardstock.  The card copy is cut up to form patterns for cutting balsa.  A wing from a Guillows  glider will have its wing tips trimmed a bit and used to simplify the construction.
 
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Reply #43 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 1:08am

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The basic shapes were printed to a sheet of paper.  With a pencil, curve, and a ruler, parts of the Pup are drawn to get these patterns for cutting balsa.
 
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Reply #42 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:53am

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Most of the black is rubbed out and the major shapes are grouped together.
 
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Reply #41 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:43am

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We put the image in MS paint and swap the B and W placements.
 
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Reply #40 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:41am

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The 3-vu is scanned to get this image.
 
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Reply #39 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:36am

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We start with this illustration and tiny 3-vu of the Pee Wee Pup produced by Joy Models back in the 1950's.
 
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Reply #38 - Jun 23rd, 2015 at 12:32am

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Thank you, Tom and Bob for your kind comments about  my brief wander into nostalgia land and our flying experiences of time past.  It seems that in this brave new world filled with frenetic fast paced activity and seeming madness that much of my past is being reduced to fond memories and pictures.

Well, on to my next swinger, a mini modified Pee Wee Pup.

Al
 
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Reply #37 - Jun 21st, 2015 at 1:40pm

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Al, thanks for the photos, they bring back memories of my Mothers side of my families farms. I love the twin, shame it did not fly. The bipe looks interesting, I am still trying to locate some 1/2 balsa locally for the HOUNDOG fuse.

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