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Re: Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Reply #5 - Dec 31st, 2011 at 11:35pm
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The wheel pants are "TITS!"
  

So many planes....so little time!
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Re: Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2011 at 6:24am
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Excellent work Tom.  The landing gear details really bring it to life. 

Good luck with the big move.  Got my fingers crossed for ya'!!!
Let me know when you get nested up in the new place.
  

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Re: Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Reply #3 - Dec 28th, 2011 at 1:10am
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Hi All,

Well I'm trying to finish up the last two construction projects before the big move to Texas...

Here's the final pics of the Fairchild F-24... She glides real nicely.  Going to try some winds on her hopefully Friday weather cooperating...

Here's the pics... kinda a walk around...












Ya'll have a safe and sane New Years... all the best Grin Wink

Tom
  

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Re: Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Reply #2 - Dec 22nd, 2011 at 12:55pm
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Hi,

confession time....got lazy and put a grey peck prop 5 incher. Balanced perfectly and glides nicely so far across the livingroom.  Will try outside soon...

Molded prop for another project soon.

Tom
  

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Re: Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Reply #1 - Dec 21st, 2011 at 4:14pm
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Looking forward to seeing you do the molded blade thing. 
LG looks tough to do.
  

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Fairchild F24 16 inch from Comet plans
Dec 21st, 2011 at 12:41pm
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Hi All,

Just got the computer working again...a bit of a snafu with a virus cleanup...

This is a model from a cookup at HPA.

Here's a bare bones of the first mockup...several views...








Now I have some pics with the tissue added...still have "N" numbers to add to wings and rudder...












This was a fun little model that got me out of my building slump...
The landing gear was a bear to duplicate...but really makes the character of the F24 come alive...

Will be using a 5.5 inch prop yet to carve/cut...will make of molded blades on a bottle and added to a bamboo hub...details later...

Tom
  

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