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TOM AKERY PLANS COOKUP? (Read 17993 times)
Reply #315 - Aug 20th, 2019 at 2:42pm

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Time crunch coming. X-1 Wing construction. I decided to go with a symmetrical airfoil and a thin wing. Ribs are 1/32, LE, TE and diagonal members are 1/16. I used 1/8 scrap pieces to hold the LE and TE above the board while the wing parts were glued in place. Wing tips are laminated 1/32 x 1/16.
ian
 

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Reply #314 - Aug 15th, 2019 at 10:36am

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Mike...your fang is looking very good.  I like the solid wing tips.  I'm enjoying your spin on the build!!!
Tom
 

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Reply #313 - Aug 15th, 2019 at 10:01am

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Quick update to let everyone know I'm still working on the Fang. Today will get the wingtips sanded, the cowling filled and sanded and finally those gaping holes that developed while shaping the cowl. Forgot to show the rolled tubes for the guns but they are indeed done and waiting to install after the final sanding. Finally settled on the color and methodology and it is in the Tissue and Finish section. Progress will be on hold tomorrow as the Tall Ships are anchored nearby and we are going.
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Reply #312 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 4:20pm

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I did use a couple thin coats of Krylon Chrystal Clear glossy to seal the tissue.  The Design Master went on over this very well.  I'd test it on some dope first before spraying it on the model, just to be safe.
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 #311 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 3:48pm

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Tom, did you dope the tissue before applying the floral spray?
 
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Reply #310 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 9:36am

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Love that prop, Alf...meticulous and careful work.  Smiley  If you haven't done the trimming already...you might consider waiting to see how it goes after a few trim flights before cutting anything down.  A lot of flying props have overly-wide blades as opposed to scale-like narrow ones...whereas you've got some very attractive long blades.  Maybe it's like the difference between high-aspect ratio and standard?  Wink

Tom...great job!  Should get you some nice flights!

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Reply #309 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 7:41am

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AK - I'm still amazed at your work, nicely done and really admire your tissue decals, they blend in perfectly and now a prop. Looking forward to a flight.

Tom - Great color and you got yours from a spray can and I had to develop mine. Beautiful work and coming along really well and sorry to hear of your temporary setback. Better soon hopeully.
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Reply #308 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 2:06pm

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I like the paint! I ordered some flat white for the BeeGee and hope to get the same translucent effect.
 
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Reply #307 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 9:15pm

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Thanks Bob!!
 

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 #306 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 6:30pm

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alf, and Tom, those airplanes look
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Reply #305 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:19pm

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Looks great AK...I look forward to seeing this one in the air...

While grounded I was able to take a couple pics of the Fang with the Design Master Floral Spray "Burgundy"  It's still a bit transparent but give the dark cherry color pretty good.  When I'm up to it, I'll carve the canopy plug and finish up the fiddly bits... here's a couple pics.
 

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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 #304 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 3:58pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 3:02pm:
AK...you might want to try making your own clear prop using a clear plastic peanut butter jar.  They're about 4" diameter and for the pusher just remember to place the 15 degree angle to the right instead of the left for a regular tractor prop.  Just a suggestion.


I did, Tom, used one of those flavored water drink bottles. It's too big, about 8", I'll trim it a little.
 

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Reply #303 - Aug 9th, 2019 at 12:38am

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Got some color on the "Fang" today using the Design Master Floral spray raddle can.  It is a very fine misting spray as you can imagine for flowers and is a bit transparent.  Pics to follow tomorrow.  Had a gout flareup and so I'm off my feet for a bit.  Taking meds and hope to be up and around again soon!  Got my balsa blocks finally so I can start the canopy plug to begin the fiddly bits.
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 #302 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 6:36pm

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This is a fairly interesting report on the original X-1 flights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39TdNFdSug
ian
 
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Reply #301 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 3:02pm

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AK...you might want to try making your own clear prop using a clear plastic peanut butter jar.  They're about 4" diameter and for the pusher just remember to place the 15 degree angle to the right instead of the left for a regular tractor prop.  Just a suggestion.  The X-1 is fantastic.
 

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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