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Reply #8 - Aug 7th, 2013 at 3:18pm
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I got a bit more done between flying stints this last week - beautiful, but HOT weather where even the wind played fair in the late evening.

I covered the space between the tailplane halves and inked in the control surfaces, carved the prop (still undecided on the final shape) and the bearing goes in in the morning.

I'll probably do the markings on decal paper.
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2013 at 9:23am
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mitch j wrote on Jul 31st, 2013 at 11:05pm:
G'day staubkorb;
The little Hempitere looks great mate-another plane i've never seen before!The tissue on the fuse in the Feb'13 pics looks really smooth.I got the plans you used from Outerzone(yet another "one day" project!)-it looks like you combined two plans with the half sheet/half stringer fuse.Any reason for this or just personal choice?And is the cockpit coweling wood or card?(sorry for all the questions-it looks great & i am just curious!!)

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No problem Wink!
I actually used ALL plans and photos that I came across - even one for an IC powered version.  The Fillon one is just the one that "looks" right compared with the few grainy photos of the real McCoy.  The fuselage of the "real" one is plywood, so, in attempts to keep the back end light, I doubled the number of stringers to help achieve the "round" look, but used 0.8 x 1.0mm instead of the 1.2mm apparently used by Baecke.  This resulted in an actual weight savins, as the total x-section/weight is less.  The fin outlines are laminated instead of the "Guillow's/Comet" type construction, and the sheeting is 0.8mm very light balsa sanded downto about 0.3mm.

In retrospect, I should have sheeted the whole fore and aft turtledecks - would have been stronger (not really needed) and about 1 gram LIGHTER (never a bad attribute)!

The original build is within the CU thread on SFA

Here are a few shots of the early fuz construction.
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 11:05pm
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G'day staubkorb;
The little Hempitere looks great mate-another plane i've never seen before!The tissue on the fuse in the Feb'13 pics looks really smooth.I got the plans you used from Outerzone(yet another "one day" project!)-it looks like you combined two plans with the half sheet/half stringer fuse.Any reason for this or just personal choice?And is the cockpit coweling wood or card?(sorry for all the questions-it looks great & i am just curious!!)

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Reply #5 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 9:09pm
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Nice job on covering the "hemiptere" and there's just something about a carved prop.  Very nice indeed.  Can't wait to see this one completed. 

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Reply #4 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 5:05pm
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Thanks guys!
I got the basic prop carved, final shaping and thinning of the hub area should get the final weight of the whirleygig down to my target 1 gram - hopefully less.  Used hard, fairly heavy balsa, and the block dimensions on the Fillon plan.

This aircraft, being a "one-of", is very difficult to find any GOOD info on.  None of the existing photos show the back end (or a rear quarter) view, so no two plans are alike.  I built the buggar using the F. Baecke plan with many references to the Fillon one.  In retrospect, I should have gone with the Fillon plan from the get go as he, being French, might have had access to data that no one else knew about.  The plan itself is a work of art.

My not-quite finished whirleygig:
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 31st, 2013 at 4:14pm
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That looks really nice!  Thanks for sharing!
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2013 at 4:31pm
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Sweet. 

I like unusual aircraft and this one is right up there! Smiley
Thanks for posting Staubkorb!
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Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2013 at 2:47pm
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Where I'm at this evening...
  

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Jul 30th, 2013 at 1:15pm
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...unless you have a build thread for it here on S&T... EDIT: I want to thank Staubkorb for starting this "Resurrecting Bones" thread...8/12/2013

Every modeler has them.  Some languish, nearly forgotten in a box or somewhere under a pile of "other" projects, some simply disappear, and some manage to get finished - sometime.

In the case of my Mauboussin "Hemiptere", there is finally hope that it will land (pun intended Wink) within the last catagory.

A P'nut scale model that started life in the "Twin-fin/Tin-Tin" CU on SFA, it got nearly finished, needing only the LG to be installed, the top of the main wing and a few small panels covered, and a prop (paint and markings don't count Roll Eyes).

Last night and a bit of today saw the LG glued in, the wing covered/shrunk and glued into the fuz, and a first CG check (bed test glide) done.  Where the CG should be is a mystery, as it is not indicated on ANY of the 5 different plans that I have seen.  I got the thing to glide once the plane balanced near the TE of the front wing (it is classified as a tandem).  It is quite NOSE heavy, even with 4° decalage, so a very light prop is in order.  The extra sheeting that I added is NOT necessary, but really helps in the appearance.  I'll be hollowing out the nose plug.

The photos show where I left off in Feb '13.
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