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Reply #334 - Sep 16th, 2019 at 7:00pm

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Well...Alfakilo's Dime Scale build has inspired me to try a new contra-rotating prop model of the Fisher P-75A the further development of the XP-75 and was produced to a small degree.  The contract was cancelled following WWII.  So here's my version of the Fisher P-75A.
Check out Alfakilo's Dime Scale build here: Click Here
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Reply #333 - Sep 15th, 2019 at 9:14am

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Tom - thank for the guidance and I already had paper tubes made up following your earlier post. The problem came originally when I sanded the cowl and the longerons came through. I filled those holes and started over. I'll cut a smaller slot to start with and enlarge it to fit the tubes as you suggested and using the file rather than the drill will probably work much better. Thanks again for the guidance.
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Reply #332 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 11:13pm

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Congrats on the Marmalade!  Just checking on the prop...figured you had that in hand. Smiley
 

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Reply #331 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 8:23pm

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Actually, Tom, the prop was just for show so that I could put the plane in our local fair (won 4th place, but my Seville Orange Marmalade took first). I have selected some clear plastic to make a lighter pusher prop. I still need to add some nose weight.
ian
 
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Reply #330 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 4:53pm

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Ian...love your X-1...just not certain about your red prop???  Did you modify it to be a pusher?  The whole ramp device won't work for a pusher on the original prop.  To make it a pusher you'd have to file the ramp off the front and make a flat bearing surface and construct some kind of ramp or free wheeling device for the reverse of the prop...just a thought!

Mike...might I suggest you fill the squares in the cowling and then cut narrow slots just big enough for paper tubes to slide into with a rounded edge in the front of the narrow slots (a round file is very handy for this). I show how to make paper tubes using white glue and bond paper wrapped around a toothpick, dowel or bamboo skewer for size needed. In the Building Tutorials for Beginners and Experienced Modelers: Click Here
Once glued in you can use a razor blade to trim the tubes leaving a nice gun trough.
 

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Reply #329 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 9:00am

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After many days away, got some time to work on the Fang and got out my trusty pin vise and started to drill out the gun ports and the drill found some loose balsa and went astray so I went to the other side and same thing. Beginning to think I'm being punished for some transgression. Also spent some time reworking the wing saddle as the detail disappeared when the enlargement was made and so I went with my best idea at the time and I made the wing in the sliced rib method so it was slightly?? different than the saddle. This is turning out to be an exercise in body work than balsa construction but I will prevail.
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Reply #328 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 12:50pm

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Thanks all. I really like the effect of coloring the underlying balsa structure with felt pens. It has made a big difference on the last few models I have built, and I highly recommend it as it adds almost no weight at all.
ian
 
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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.
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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!

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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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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 #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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