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Re-purposing Guillows Kit # 26 Eagle Glider (Read 4133 times)
Reply #13 - Jul 4th, 2018 at 1:12pm

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Fuselage ready for stringers. Rotors weigh 1.3 gm. Fuselage weighs 0.75 gm.
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Reply #12 - Jul 3rd, 2018 at 12:53am

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Fuselage formers and cross pieces cut out today. The 3 bays that are straight are glued up to dry.
  Our Sunday School Picnic was fine. I made balloon animals for the kids and a few ladies. Great weather.
  I was out logging in the back property today. Lots of elk poop amongst the underbrush. Unfortunately, the wife was sick last night and I think that it is my turn tonight. Might not get back to the Kayaba for a couple of days.
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Reply #11 - Jun 30th, 2018 at 11:47pm

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Great...and eat some potato salad for me!!! Have a great Day of Rest!!! Smiley
 

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Reply #10 - Jun 30th, 2018 at 10:28pm

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Second side of fuselage built. Rotors were cut out of the old wing, and former patterns and mast patterns have been laid out on the remnant of the wing pieces. There is still the Stab/rudder sheet for other parts. I have a lot of strip stock leftover. I will laminate outlines for the stab and rudders. I should be able to do the whole woodwork easily from the original plane. Tomorrow is Sunday, my day of rest. Besides, we have our Sunday School Picnic tomorrow afternoon.

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Reply #9 - Jun 30th, 2018 at 12:25am

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OK. So the glue dried on the balsa stripper and I converted the glider fuselage into sticks. I glued up one side of the fuselage tonight. I use Gorilla Carpenter's glue for construction. The finished fuselage will be about 6 3/4" long.
ian
 

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Reply #8 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:15am

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Boy Ian...you sure love a challenge...I look forward to seeing how this one comes out!  I like the other models!  Well done! Smiley
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #7 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 1:52am

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Plane #4 This one has to be radically different. I am considering doing Ray Kierna's Kayaba KA-1 Autogyro.
I boiled the wing and have it pinned down. Objective: rotors, formers, mast.
I made a balsa stripper the width of the fuselage stick to strip 1/16" strips. I will still have to strip them again to get 1/16 " square strips but I don't know how well that will work out. They are for the fuselage structure. We will see how well it works out. I will try to use only the wood from this kit and the leftover scraps from the other 3 planes.

ian
 

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Reply #6 - Jun 28th, 2018 at 12:19am

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Plane #3. I dug out a 4" guillows prop. Prop bearing is 1/16" aluminum tube scored, glued and bound with thread. The rear motor peg is a bamboo toothpick glued into a hole drilled through the fuselage. I drilled a hole through the toothpick and glued a pin in place to hold the rubber when slack (ask me how I know it is needed). I cut away a lot of the excess body weight. I put cheek doublers on to prevent a possible wood split at the nose bearing area just in case the thread binding didn't work out. The incidence angle of the stab was left the same as in the original. Final weight sans rubber is 6.29 gm.
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Reply #5 - Jun 26th, 2018 at 7:37pm

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No pictures. I took the catJet out and launched it using 3 linked rubber bands salvaged from off of the veggies. Got to about 50+ feet and did a fairly good transition into flight. The control actually did a fair glide when launched off the back porch, about 15 foot elevation. Went about 50 feet distance. I haven't started on the rubber power one yet. Busy with other necessary things today.
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Reply #4 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 8:49pm

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Very creative Ian...I look for more posts!
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Reply #3 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 8:21pm

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Cool can not wait to see them
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Reply #2 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 6:59pm

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OK Plane #2 finished. Test glides OK. Had to add just a touch of incidence in the stab. I'll wait until it is totally dry and not raining for a test launch. Final weight 4.39 gm. Wingspan is about 8 1/2 inches.

Plane #3 will be converted to rubber power, but not ROG. In keeping with the origin, I will be using a guillows prop (4 or 5") for propulsion.

Plane #4 will be a total change in design, using only the wood and adding a bit of tissue for the wings. I have a design in mind, but we will see.

ian
 

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Reply #1 - Jun 25th, 2018 at 10:47am

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Ian...you've already addressed my concern about the horizontal stab.  You said it will be glued in the same plane as the wing.  I assume you mean the incidence between the wing and the horizontal stab will be the same, "0" incidence.  Those babies are designed to loop from a hand launch initially so a cat launch without changing incidence will come back and hit you in the head faster than you can duck...don't ask how I know this!!! Grin Wink
 

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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Jun 25th, 2018 at 1:04am

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I saw these Guillows Eagle gliders in our local dollar store and bought 4 at $1.50 each including taxes.
I weighed them up and they came in at 6.48, 6.51, 6.64 and 8.25 grams
Plane #1
  I have decided to build one as my unaltered control model. Kit wood weighed 6.64gm. Excess wood from the die-cut pieces was removed resulting in an assembled weight of 6.39 gm.

Plane #2
  This one will be an attempt at a Cat-jet configuration. Kit wood weighed 6.48 gm.Extra weight of fuselage was stripped off and a toothpick was glued in for a launch peg. The Stab will be glued in the same plane as the wing. I'll clean it up tomorrow.
 

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