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Reply #23 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:49pm

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Fits just right on a SS-24 PF fuse and tail.
 
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Reply #22 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:44pm

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Presto, a new simple-swinger wing.
 
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Reply #21 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:43pm

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The tips of the stab halves were raised and glued to the center rib assembly to form a dihedral.  Some damage was noticed at the front of the left stab half, be we elected not to repair it at this time and just applied extra glue and hope it would hold together for a test flight or two.
 
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Reply #20 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:36pm

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The ribs are spaced 3/16 of an inch apart and glued to a piece of cross grained 1/16.
 
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Reply #19 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:26pm

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The mid-ribs were traced to cardboard and a couple of new ribs were cut from 1/8 balsa.
 
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Reply #18 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:16pm

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The Condor has a double rib at mid-span, so we were able to separate the halves easy enough with our trusty razor saw.
 
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Reply #17 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:13pm

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The tail spans 22 inches.  Putting a new center section looked like it would be easy enough to fit to another of our existing SS fleet.  So the vertical was separated from the horizontal tail.
 
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Reply #16 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:01pm

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Removing the rubber bands the model breaks down into three parts:  wing, fuselage, and tail assembly.  While figuring out a new fuse and tail for the SS-72, we decided to play around with the rest of the Condor.  The horizontal tail looked like that it could be swinger in itself.
 
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Reply #15 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 10:55pm

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Thanks to Bill Parker we have received the inspiration to build the SS-72, the 6 foot wing-spanned 'Simple Swinger'.  Bill has given me the Cleveland Condor that the built a few months ago.  It is a very nicely built model and we are going to try to fly the wing of the Condor as a swing controlled model.  Upon receiving the model and looking it over, we decided that it would be better to build a new fuselage and tail for it to make it a swinger.  The model was built with a removable wing and tail for transportation.  Even so it was a bit of a challenge to bring to our home in Norma's Malibu.
 
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Reply #14 - Sep 5th, 2015 at 11:14pm

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Shaped and sanded the wing-tips and trailing edges of the outer panels.
 

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Reply #13 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 11:10pm

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Thank you, Tom, for your comment.  You are correct , Frank Zaic designed a Thernic 72 that had a 6 ' wingspan.  It was kitted and sold by JASCO and JETCO.  Outerzone has plans for both. 
JASCO  Thermic 72 is at:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1579
This is the original as designed by Frank Zaic.

Jetco Thermic 72 is at:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4627
This is the redesign by Frank Ehling of the Zaic plan.
 
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Reply #12 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 8:23pm

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Outstanding Al,

Love the shape of the wing for the Thermic 50X...looks like your swing models are growing in span!

Very nice.  I'll be following this build with interest.  Reminds me of a glider I was looking into when I was in RC. But it's span was 6'. 
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Reply #11 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 2:59am

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Wing was traced to tracing paper and construction started.
 

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Reply #10 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 2:45am

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Die-cut ribs are punched and sorted.  There shapes are traced to cardboard to be used for patterns to cut ribs for future Thermic 50 wings.  Die-cutting was good but parts are not numbered.  A bit of model building skill is helpful.  Kit scrap will be used for in-fill on the F-100.
 

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Reply #9 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 2:38am

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This brings us up to date on our latest Simple-Swinger.  Again we return to our stash of Jetco kits.  This is the Jetco Thermic 50-X which will become the basis for the SS-50. 

The Therfic 50-X was originally designed by Frank Zaic.  He formed a company called JASCO(Junior Aeronautical Supply Co) and sold model supplies, plans, books and models under that brand.  He sold the company to his sister Christine and she changed the co to C.A. Zaic and the kits were branded Jetco.  She hired Frank Ehling to simplify and modernize the Thermic series.  This simplicity of the models is what attracted me to them.
 

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