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TOM AKERY PLANS COOKUP? (Read 12906 times)
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!
 

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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.
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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
 

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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 #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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