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Reply #63 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 3:39pm

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Brad,
Trimmings is a varied as there are modelers. Check out the trimming section for suggestions. 

I personally trim my glides without the prop and motor, I just weigh the prop and nose block and add this weight to the nose to begin gliding test to trim for a straight glide without stalling or sinking too fast.  Then remove the weight and add the noseblock and propeller and motor and add a few winds for the next stage. 

There are lots of different techniques for achieving the flights that you want.  Check the videos of Tom Hallman's Maxifliart videos on trimming his planes...Seafire and several others.
Tom
 

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Reply #62 - Jun 16th, 2019 at 8:18am

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Brad - Absolutely superb workmanship and thank you for all your ongoing pictures. Color, trim, everything spot on. I'm hoping someone with some flying knowledge will answer your trim flight question.
Mike
 

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. (Salvador Dali 1904 - 1989)
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Reply #61 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 2:00pm

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WOW!

1. fantastic tissue.
2. love the tail wheel craftsmanship.
3. the tissue cals are eye catching.
4. the overall appeal has me wanting to put this airplane on my TO DO LIST Cheesy Grin

Bob
 

IF IT AINT BROKE DONT FIX IT!
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Reply #60 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:04pm

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Chin scope and belly stripe done.  Tail wheel done.
 

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It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #59 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:24pm

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I'm so impressed, Brad  Cheesy Looking good. Those pinstripes are the bees knees. So well executed Smiley

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Reply #58 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:18pm

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I made a motor for flying.  Trying two loops of 1/8th tan rubber 1.5 times length of peg to prop.  8 inch prop.

Should I balance the plane with the flying motor installed and some winds on it to equally distribute the rubber?  The plane will definitely need some tail weight.
 

It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #57 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:13pm

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Here are a couple of shots as I get close to finishing.
 

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It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #56 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 3:04pm

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Might I suggest you take a look at the "Jigs, gadgets, Tools and Devices to make Modeling better" section...There's a whole section on wooden clothespins and the addition of short pieces of straight pins added to the side to assist with holding stringers in place while the glue dries...Click Here
There are lots of great things for this hobby from many different sources.
Sky9pilot
 

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 #55 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 2:32pm

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The clothes pin idea is good. I have both large and small ones that I have converted. Usually work better than the regular ones.
 
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Reply #54 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 1:43pm

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I recently bought a bag of wood clothes pins at the dollar store and wondered if anyone else knew the trick of reversing/flipping over the two halves? I learned this back in my film production days.

The  flipped clips offer a much softer crimp point, so they don't leave marks.  Just thought I'd share.  I used them to clamp my landing gear fairings.
 

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It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #53 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 4:26pm

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Thanks guys. 

Dan, yours is the best guess!!  Too funny  Grin

Actually, I miss typed and left the '4' out of the N number on the fuselage.  It should be  N4777W and I did N777W.  It actually worked out for the best as I was using 3x2 clear labels for my decals, so I couldn't go longer without reducing the font size.

I actually looking forward to putting this plane in the air as well if I can get the balance right.  The plane seems pretty tough, plus I'm running out of ceiling space  Sad
 

It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #52 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 2:38pm

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What mistake?  Shocked All I see is a great looking airplane in progress. Great job so far. Smiley

Bob
 

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Reply #51 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 1:55pm

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Biggest mistake is no tail!   Grin Grin Grin

Lovely and clean looking job.  It will be wonderful in flight!!!

Dan
 
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Reply #50 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:59pm

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Outstanding Smiley I sure all of us know and see on our own models the mistakes and what we see as shortcomings that others never notice.  Just a part of this hobby.  She looks maaaarvelous!!
 

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 #49 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:25pm

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WOW Brad  Cheesy That looks fantastic. The colors really compliment each other. Your tissue work and building skills really show in this build Smiley Can't wait to see it aloft Cheesy

Neoflight
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