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2018-2019 Fall Cookup Whitman/Ott &/or Peanut Scal (Read 31763 times)
Reply #748 - May 16th, 2019 at 9:56pm

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I see where the fuse could be as the Moody Blues stated " a nightmare come true" - (New Horizons - Seventh Sojourn). Do you plan on making adjustments to the airfoil as suggested by the plans commentator?

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Reply #747 - May 16th, 2019 at 4:37pm

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Well...I finished the second side of the fuselage over the first. And preliminary sanding of the horizontal and vertical stabs.  I then set out cutting out the paper patterns for the fuselage formers.  This was a time consuming process.  Seems that the formers consist of at minimum four pieces for each station.  Several require up to 7 pieces.  Grain does make a difference and yet it's not denoted on the plans.  This is why I don't like building fuselages.  Give me wings everytime!!! Shocked Grin Cheesy Wink  Got all the paper patterns on the balsa now to cut out all of them and then I'll start on the fuselage.  I'm going to use the foamboard rectangles between the uprights to align the fuselage and fit the formers.  So more cutting to get the foamboard patterns ready for the building of the fuselage.  Pics to follow.
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Reply #746 - May 15th, 2019 at 11:58pm

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Neo...I'm debating three schemes right now.  I really love the prototype orange scheme but the captured version in the US markings in bare metal is working hard on me as well.  The green scheme is the one with the yellow flashes on the sides... span is 15" Whitman plan...here's the pics Click for Plan

Bob... the little plastic discs are pin clamps.  They turn a "T" pin into a pin clamp.  The have a very snug fit on the pin and can slide down the pin to clamp the balsa down tight. They don't sell them anymore. I've tried the plywood one but they don't work as well.
 

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Reply #745 - May 15th, 2019 at 10:51pm

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That's a nice start, Tom. Is the ws 15"?  Do you plan to dress it, as many have, in the style of Lt. Aoki of the 352nd Naval Kokutai or is there another livery in mind? Not many paint schemes of the Raiden to choose from. Here's one that's colourful. The prototype. I know yours will be well done and looking forward to it.



 

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Reply #744 - May 15th, 2019 at 8:46pm

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Either your wood is really good stuff or you are building clean. What are the grommets that I see on the T-pins?
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Reply #743 - May 15th, 2019 at 7:27pm

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It's called being lazy...I have stuff piled on the magnet board.   Embarrassed Roll Eyes Grin

I'm thinking about doing an embryo side build on the magnet board.  I posted the idea in the embryo board. 

I did manage to build the horizontal stab and the vertical stab. And decided to spritz the fuselage side because the top and bottom keels take a pretty sharp bend towards the nose and I wanted to relieve the stress in them. 
Tom
 

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Reply #742 - May 15th, 2019 at 5:18pm

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I see that you are not using magnets. Is there another build on the magna board?

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Reply #741 - May 15th, 2019 at 4:58pm

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The Mitsubishi J2M3 Jack build has started.  Here's the printed fuselage side view taped together and then the first side started with Duco glue.  It takes a bit longer to set up but that makes for a more relaxing build.  I cut the uprights by the uprights for the first side.  Ran out of plastic wrap so a trip to the dollar store is due.  I guess two years for one roll is pretty cost effective! Cheesy Grin

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Reply #740 - May 14th, 2019 at 8:47pm

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Thanks for the reply, alfakilo Grin Your photos explained things perfectly. I wonder if this created potential wing design problems.

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Reply #739 - May 14th, 2019 at 7:23pm

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neoflight wrote on May 14th, 2019 at 1:45pm:
AK,
If I may ask, what is the indention in the upper medial left wing? Is this some sort of vent, exhaust or air intake?Neo


To add to Tom's post, these pics should explain:
 

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Reply #738 - May 14th, 2019 at 5:58pm

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alfakilo wrote on May 13th, 2019 at 8:42am:
XP differences include radiator exhaust on top of left wing root, side scoops for oil cooler and turbo intakes, bottom air scoop for turbo, larger canopy, shorter fuselage, smaller tail, and longer wingspan.

 

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Reply #737 - May 14th, 2019 at 1:45pm

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AK,
If I may ask, what is the indention in the upper medial left wing? Is this some sort of vent, exhaust or air intake?

Neo
 
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Reply #736 - May 13th, 2019 at 6:53pm

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What a beautiful job on the XP39 alfakilo! The all metal rendering is very smart indeed!
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Reply #735 - May 13th, 2019 at 11:06am

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WOW! is all that I can say, or maybe till we see those inflight photos.

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Reply #734 - May 13th, 2019 at 10:47am

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Outstanding Alfa!!! Smiley
 

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