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Reply #71 - Oct 8th, 2015 at 8:12pm

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WoW...she looks great.  How you going to power it?  I hear that about the sanding.  This model has required more sanding than the previous Connie/Starliner I just built.  I don't know what it is about this bird.  I've been sanding for quite a while. 

You're looks better than mine! You're making me look bad! Cheesy Roll Eyes Grin Wink.  I'm waiting on music wire for the landing gear with home made baloon tires, and I'll be modifying the tail gear as well.  I'm trying to get it to look as close to this as I can.

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Reply #70 - Oct 8th, 2015 at 2:43pm

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oh, and... prolly gonna want to sand it all for a few weeks....

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Reply #69 - Oct 8th, 2015 at 2:41pm

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Ok!

Here's what I decided to do with the 180 plan by Berkley...

Keel and former, nose to tail.  Got rid of the solid balsa nose, and side sheeting.  Used 1/16th stringers.

Built tail feathers to plan spec.  (except for solid tips on the elevator)  Built wing to plan spec as well.  But with solid tips...

Plan to make wheel pants when I add the main gear.  Tail wheel will be nicer than the plan.

Will cover with lite silkspan, and butyrate dope...

 

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Reply #68 - Oct 8th, 2015 at 12:41pm

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Alright Bill....you've been in our thoughts. Hope everything works out well for you and your family!
Looking forward to the pics!
Just about decided on the Crusader F8U reduced to 17" span.  So my EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) will fit.  My Fury was a bit too heavy so it'll become a display model unless I can figure out how to put a rubber motor in it to toss around the yard!
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Reply #67 - Oct 8th, 2015 at 11:00am

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I'm building the wing on the 180 right now.  All other structures are completed.  I'll get some photos online soonest.  I been out of pocket due to some family stuff.  I catch up with you guys shortly...


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Reply #66 - Oct 7th, 2015 at 7:55pm

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Well got the wingtips and wing center section sheet-ted as called for on the plans.  Not over joyed on the re-worked right wing tip but it will do for Gov't work! Roll Eyes Shocked Cheesy Grin

Here's the latest pictures...
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Reply #65 - Oct 5th, 2015 at 7:38pm

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Well, I've made the wing tips....but I found out wings have a left and a right wingtip!!! Funny how it looked so similar as I glued up the foam pieces Shocked Roll Eyes Cheesy Embarrassed   So I have two beautiful "left" wingtips.  Just cut up one and added foam to the opposite side for the right tip!!!!  Tomorrow we'll see how it goes.  Need to get some larger music wire for the landing gear. 

Getting close to starting tissue application.  I'm getting the itch to build another jet, even if I only put a prop on the nose.  In the FAC newsletter Vince Gilbert's Musing column speaks of clear props he hoping to develop for just this type of model.  Jets with clear props that disappear in the air. 

Since this is the Berkeley cookup I've been looking at the F-11F Tiger and the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader! 
Leaning heavily towards the Crusader...
Anyone up for a jet???
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Reply #64 - Oct 3rd, 2015 at 10:16am

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Terry... the ribs worked really well.  Looks to be very strong and still have to weigh the components to see where we're at weight wise.

Al... Outstanding.  The .020 looks great there and I'm curious if the parts that are now available from Cox would make her run-able again.  She looks fantastic int he air! Smiley

The double taper on the outer panels of the wing does something with my eyes in the pictures, looking like the wing is warped...checked and everything is flat.  I'll add washout as I cover.  Now to find the orange tissue.  Thought Hallmark might have some already for Halloween coming up.  I want that bright orange color.

Now for the wing tips. Cheesy Grin Wink
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Reply #63 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 11:15pm

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A few inflight shots.
 
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Reply #62 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 11:12pm

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A pic of the Profile Powerhouse ready to fly.
 

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Reply #61 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 11:09pm

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We're having some coolish fall days so we've been spending a lot of time outdoors with yardwork and not much building or internet time.

Thank you, Tom, for your comment.

Quote:
.09 or there abouts fake IC engine?


Pretty  good guess.  Actually it is a Cox 020 TeeDee, a real one but not a runner. 

I got it from Smitty, a long time friend and modeling mentor.  A long while back he had a fire in his garage which served as: office, hobby shop, workshop, and storage area.  Sadly, it damaged a significant amount of his model stuff.  After the fire, he patiently went thru the ruins and tried to salvage whatever he could.  He gathered a lot of half-A engines and put them in a can of kerosene to prevent further damage.  Most were unusable for flying, but I mentioned to him that I would like to have them as I was collecting old half-A  engines and he gave me the lot.  Sorting thru the engines, I found the 020 TeeDee.  Now it serves as the nose weight for the Profile Powerhouse.

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Reply #60 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 8:56pm

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Tom,

Wow, this model really has presence.

What do you think of the rolled ribs now that the stabilisers are complete? Sure looks light.  Maybe I should wait to ask after covering and finishing.

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Reply #59 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 8:18pm

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All dry today so I added the center section and raised the tips to the recommended Free Flight setting of 2 inches.  Still have to carve the tips for each panel.

As always, just can't wait to mockup the components, so here's the bones shot!
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Reply #58 - Oct 2nd, 2015 at 3:15am

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I built the wing to plan specs and the spars are 1/8"sq top and bottom and the rear spar is 1/16X1/8".  Should be a bit of over kill for rubber power.  But we'll give her a try.  I can always convert to Electric later if I choose too. 

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Reply #57 - Oct 1st, 2015 at 9:11pm

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Tom, it looks like the wing will be plenty strong with those spars.

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