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Reply #32 - Jul 18th, 2019 at 5:37pm

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Up date... While waiting for some parts, I got into the wings. Currently working on how I'll attach the landing gear. Thinking of making some metal flying wire attach points. Covered one aileron with Brodak Lite, Ceconite or Dacron in the lite form. I like the weave in the fabric, almost looks scale. Really looks good with two coats of nitrate. The aileron pocket needs closed up on the bottom side, not sure how I'm going to do that yet. Had my daughter paint the inside with her acrylics to give them some character.
 

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Reply #31 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 10:28pm

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She's looking fantastic and love the photo stand and background.
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #30 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 8:25pm

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Worked out all the bugs on the left wing, now to the right wing. Then the landing gear. Look'n go so far. Now to find the time.
 

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Reply #29 - Jun 29th, 2019 at 1:10pm

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Wing construction reminds me of the "D tube" construction I used to use in my RC days.  This is really turning into a very nice model.  I will enjoy following this build.  Brings back fond memories of some of my RC builds. 
Tom
 

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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Reply #28 - Jun 29th, 2019 at 11:50am

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There is a lot of work and love gone into this model and it shows. That wing construction seems quite complex and time-consuming, but necessary. I have been watching as you progress, but I haven't commented so far. It'll be a real beaut when you are done!
ian
 
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Reply #27 - Jun 29th, 2019 at 7:11am

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I've been trying to get as much done as I can as my Project Is showing up Monday.

Had a Pilot bust that seems to fit the scale. Should put a mustache on him.

Built a jug for the wings. Worked in about a 1deg wash out. Used 1/8" for the ribs as I have about 25 sheets of it that I inherited from my partner in the Stinson. Not the way I'd like to. Sheeted the top leading edge with1/16". The ailerons will be actuated via carbon fiber torque tubes.

Want to get the wings together and attach temporarily to work in to the C/G. I've been thinking about the location of the battery and its size. It will be the determining factor for the C/G.
 

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Reply #26 - Jun 28th, 2019 at 2:08pm

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Huey, it is nice to have friends with great toys. I am really enjoying your progress.

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Reply #25 - Jun 27th, 2019 at 7:51am

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Huey - I'm absolutely loving this build and really good move on the spar, strong and light weight. Always admired your use of aluminum for templates and such. I know you use it nearly every day and my experiments look as if I had torn it out of tissue paper.
Mike
 

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Reply #24 - Jun 23rd, 2019 at 7:14pm

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Looking good, always nice to have something to work on while other things are delayed!
Tom
 

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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Reply #23 - Jun 23rd, 2019 at 6:07pm

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The T51 project hasn't showed up yet (2 weeks late). So, make some progress. Decided to make the ribs using 1/8" sheet, I have a lot of. Made an aluminum template to keep them consistent. Didn't have the correct size material for spars so I made the main spar a box spar. Decided to build the wing so I can keep an eye on the C/G. Everyone needs a driver.
 

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Reply #22 - Dec 22nd, 2018 at 3:11pm

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A friend does his own 3D printing. So, I downloaded a CAD program and layed out the rib for the Gee Bee. There's a left and a right. Now I have to design compression struts. Thinking of painting them an aluminum color..... 36 of them are needed. This way all the holes will line up.
 

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Reply #21 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 6:32am

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We're on hold till further notice. Mother Nature's in charge.
 
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Reply #20 - Oct 26th, 2018 at 8:40am

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Great job on dressing up the motor front and the toothpicks are a great addition for the pushrods. Coming along nicely.
Mike
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #19 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:43am

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Outstanding job on the cowl and engine!!! Smiley
 

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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Reply #18 - Oct 24th, 2018 at 2:03pm

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Looks very nice.

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