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TOM AKERY PLANS COOKUP? (Read 23769 times)
Reply #327 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 12:39pm

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Very nice model, Ian...super job...wonderfully attractive!

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Reply #326 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 7:23am

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The build came out looking great, color right on and decals worked well too. Very nice.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #325 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 7:33pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Sep 1st, 2019 at 6:19pm:
Here's a really unusual one from Yugoslavia, the Ikarus 452M early jet of 1953 vintage.


Tom, that's quite an intriguing (and kinda tubby) subject - would be an interesting build.

Ian, the X-1 looks great!

Mike
 
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Reply #324 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 7:13pm

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Nice!! Your orange turned out really well!!
 
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Reply #323 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 6:11pm

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I also like 'interesting' aircraft, but usually not jets. The X-1 had to be finished for today so that I could stick it in our local fall fair. This is as far as I was able to take it. Wingspan is 13 1/2 inches. Weight is 13.5 grams without prop or rubber. I stuck a regular prop on for show, but it is not a pusher, and I will replace it later. I gave it a toss before I attached the prop but it stalled, needs more nose weight, balancing at about 50%.
 

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Reply #322 - Sep 1st, 2019 at 6:19pm

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Just now getting to where I'm going to be able to get back to the building bench.  As you can tell I'm into unusual aircraft to model or those less modeled.  Here's a really unusual one from Yugoslavia, the Ikarus 452M early jet of 1953 vintage.
 

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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 #321 - Aug 31st, 2019 at 7:36pm

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Looks very good.  I'm enjoying your build immensely.
 

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 #320 - Aug 31st, 2019 at 11:38am

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I coloured the underlying framework with a felt pen and applied the pre-stretched tissue to all but the fuselage. I did the plugs for the fuselage ends, but still have to carve the noseblock. Still to water-shrink and use Krylon for the finish, then assembly.
ian
 

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Reply #319 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 6:33pm

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Hi Marlin. Yes. I cut rib rectangles. Then the LE of the ribs were notched for the 1/16 x 3/32 LE. Then the TE was shaped with straight cuts from the max thickness of the rib. Then after the glue dried, the LE of all ribs was carefully sanded to shape. All sanding of wing and tail surfaces is complete. I have prestreched the orange tissue on a frame. I am working on the cockpit area and the nose and tail blocks now.
ian
 
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Reply #318 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 4:44pm

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Hi Ian, on the X-1 I'm curious, did you achieve the rib shape by starting with rectangular pieces and sanding in the airfoil after they were glued in position?  I've built hand launched gliders that way.  Goes quickly.

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Reply #317 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 11:26pm

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Sounds like standard operating procedure for me... you're making good progress!
 

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 #316 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 3:56pm

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Broke a few pieces. Glued a few pieces. Most of the structure is complete except for the canopy, end pieces and top fuselage run. I am leaving the stab opening a little larger so that it can be adjusted later.
ian
 

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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
 

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 #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.
Mike
 

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"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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