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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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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
 

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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
 

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Reply #19 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 10:43am

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Outstanding job on the cowl and engine!!! Smiley
 

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

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Looks very nice.

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Reply #17 - Oct 24th, 2018 at 10:36am

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Installed the motor. Mounted the engine front in the cowl, used tooth picks as pushrod tubes. Also have installed mountings for the cowl- firewall attachment.
 

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