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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #34 - Apr 14th, 2012 at 4:28pm
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Thanks Guys for the kind comments...now to get her to fly...she has already been balanced and passed the bed glide test several times...

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #33 - Apr 13th, 2012 at 11:51pm
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Pugnacious and cute at the same time.

Thanks for posting an excellent build.
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #32 - Apr 13th, 2012 at 9:16pm
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Slick...wish I built it !
  

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Reply #31 - Apr 13th, 2012 at 7:26am
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The end product looks fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing the build, it's been a blast to follow along.
That really is a great looking little jewel!!
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #30 - Apr 12th, 2012 at 7:21pm
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Thanks JohnO....

Well I finally found some red plastic picnic plates...so the spinner has been plunge molded...I made two, you never know when you'll need a second spinner.... That finished the Bostang B-51 Tuskegee Airmen's bird Bostonian style.  I made a revers "S" prop shaft out of .032 music wire.  Gotta get some super glue to fix the two aluminum tubes, one in the prop hub and one in the noseblock... Then to fly her as soon as the April showers stop...

Here's the pics of the finished, except for flying, Bostang...Really have enjoyed building this bird of Roman's design...

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #29 - Apr 12th, 2012 at 4:05pm
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Very, very, very COOL!!!!!!
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #28 - Apr 12th, 2012 at 12:08pm
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Here's the progress on the prop blades now covered with tissue and tips painted yellow...

Prop hub with freewheeling ramp filed into the prophub tube...and pics of the prop on the nose of B-51 Tuskegee Airmen...

Got a little artsy and photographed the prop spinning...the Merlin ticking over slowly getting ready to taxi out... Cheesy Grin Wink

EDIT:  Got to looking at the spinning prop and decided it needed a darker background...sooo here's another pic...

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #27 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 4:10pm
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Good luck with the Springtime thing.....
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #26 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 3:52pm
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C.L. Chennault wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 2:44pm:
It does look just right.  Bet it pulls pretty good too!!!


Thanks Avro and Eric..
If it'll ever quit storming we'll see how she pulls.... Grin Cool

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Reply #25 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 2:44pm
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It does look just right.  Bet it pulls pretty good too!!!
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #24 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 1:56pm
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That prop is absolutely in character with your 'Stang!  What a great look.

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #23 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 1:19pm
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Forgot to say that the pitch guage was made from scrap balsa... the angle is 45 degree and the distance from prop center was taken from the guage in the prop thread...just under 1" distance... Since packing I haven't been able to find some of my tools. HA HA   I'm sure that will be a continuing situation for a while.

Link to detailed prop construction-CLICK HERE

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #22 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:46pm
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Got the prop components made just finish sanding and mounting and making the bushings in the nose block and prop hub...

here's the pics...

Tom
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #21 - Apr 11th, 2012 at 6:47am
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Grin Grin
I know what you mean....
I look forward to hearing good news.
  

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Re: Bostonian Bostang B51
Reply #20 - Apr 10th, 2012 at 5:07pm
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Charlieman...that's the way I usually do it.  Just cut the blades from the bottle.  I've also used plastic picnic glasses and yogurt cups also.  Did that on the pusher prop on my F100D on this site...

Thanks Eric...I'll be plunge molding the spinner out of plastic picnic plates (Red) so it won't need any paint.  Roman said the CG is 22mm back from the leading edge of the wing...so I hope to have this and the D-25 flying by the end of the week...only 30-40 percent chance of rain the rest of the week...so you know what that means...It'll probably pour the rest of the week...

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