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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #7 - Jan 6th, 2011 at 10:26pm
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EXCELLANT work. Top shelf stuff. Cant wait to see it fly. What rubber will you be using. You are getting pretty handy with the jig thing.

Sorry about being gone. Just popped in for a visit. Hope everybody had a good holiday season.
  

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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #6 - Jan 5th, 2011 at 9:53pm
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Greetings to all,

With the props that I'm making as per my friends build using 8inch props the wing center section needed to be extended 3/4 of an inch each side, giving the needed clearance.  So today I finished the Nacelles noseblocks and the new center section of the wing.  The span is now 34.5 inches.

Here's the shots of the nacelles, they will be completed on the top as they are mounted on the wing...

After I finished the wing and the nacelles I couldn't wait to mockup the parts...The wing is just balanced on the fuselage and the other parts are rigged with balsa sticks so the angles of the parts are not correct but you can get the basic look of the model.  Can't wait to start putting the tissue on Grin Grin Wink Cheesy

Now I've gotta build a jig to hold the fuselage and the wing so it can be mounted at the proper angles for incidence.  I will post more as I progress with the tissue and later the assembly.  

Thanks for your interest,
Tom
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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #5 - Jan 4th, 2011 at 12:02am
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Here's the latest progress on the Dash 8...

Nacelles partially finished....these boogers are 9 inches long.  Almost as long as the fuselage on the Ryan ST by itself.
right side; rear view; with ruler showing size...

Got called away from building so the nacelles aren't complete still need the nose blocks finished and one nacelle needs the motor peg mount placed.
When I got back to the building board I just had to mockup the plane again...so here's a few mockup pics...

upper view...please excuse the messy building board...

Hope ya'll had a great New Years Day,
Tom
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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #4 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 10:20pm
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BillParker wrote on Dec 30th, 2010 at 12:29pm:
My jaw just hit the floor.

completely speechless...


Thanks Bill...by the way Happy New Year Grin Wink  
This is a great looking airplane with tons of schemes to choose from. I've changed my mind on the original scheme.  I'm leaning towards an Canadian Livery  North Cariboo Air.  It will be pretty simple to apply yet looks pretty nice.  Black & White with gold trim.  Here's a pic of the scheme.
Tom
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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #3 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 12:29pm
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My jaw just hit the floor.

completely speechless...

  

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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #2 - Dec 24th, 2010 at 12:06am
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Hi All...Merry Christmas

Here's the progress of the Dash 8

Got the fuselage off the jig and completed the stringers/longerons.  Using the lightest wood I've got and it is very light and breakable.

Left side

Top right view...

Got the horizontal stab done and most of the vertical stab as well just need to finish the top and stab attachment parts...
Here's the parts that are completed so far on the scale...all up weight so far is 27.7 grams

Still have to do the nacelles...their next (like making two pistachio model fuselages)
Here's the first mockup with the parts completed so far...

Upper right front quarter view...


Tom
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Re: DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Reply #1 - Dec 18th, 2010 at 8:49pm
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Hi again...

More completed on the Dash 8.

Made a jig for the fuselage formers.  I'm doing it similar to the Lear Fan but using two long balsa sticks 1/4X1/2 base stick and 1/4sq for the top.  The formers are mounted upside down because the majority of the formers are aligned flat on the top of the fuselage.  The nose and tail sections beyond the Cabin area of the fuse taper at each end.

Here's the shots of the jig with the formers mounted...

View showing the inside of the formers along the jig.

side view of the jig...I mounted feet on the jig to hold it steady so I can apply the longerons/stringers.


Tom
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DeHaviland Canada Dash 8-300
Dec 17th, 2010 at 10:45pm
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Hi All,

My latest project...was following the builds over on SFA (Small Flying Arts) and HPA (Hip Pocket Aeronautics) sites and saw this plan drawn by Chris Starleaf and being built by a couple of guys...well I just love the lines on this bird.  I guess that DHC is now Bombardier and is still being built in an extended version (second extension) now the 400 series.  Originally it was the 100 series, then the 300 series and now the 400.

I'm building the 300 series.  Going for a Air Southwest scheme from Europe Like the colors and seems like it will be fairly easy to replicate.  Going to try printing the tissue.  

I'm laminating the major fuselage formers which are 4 inch circles. That's the nice thing about modern airliners.  

Here's the laminations drying while I work on the wing sections..

No these aren't the Olympic Rings.... Cheesy Cheesy Shocked fuselage formers waiting for the jig for construction...going to be similar to the LearFan...

Built the center section of the wing first...plans call for cracked ribs, but I decided to go with a sliced ribs wing. Followed the plans for the rest of the wood sizes etc.

Right outer wing panel was next...left panel done the same way as mirror image...

Here's the wing mockup....

More to come....used Duco cement on this bird instead of the CYA glue...looks like its working pretty well and not that much slower than CYA...

Regards and Merry Christmas to All Smiley
Tom
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