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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1145 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 7:27pm
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Terry,

She looks great and that scheme is really nice.  Look forward to the flying shots but great to hear trimming is coming along nicely. 
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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1144 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 7:03pm
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The Monocoupe is complete at 13.6 grams with a 10" loop of 3/32" rubber.  Flying times so far are 15" with 300 turns.  Balancing weight was not needed in the nose, in fact I'm pulling a little off.  Very little trimming has been required.  In-flight photo's come later, once I can trim for circles to keep it in range of the camera.  Flights so far have been pretty straight with an easy climb, this one seems an excellent flyer and is a joy to watch in the air.

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1143 - Mar 2nd, 2015 at 11:47pm
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Terry,

The details really make the Monocoupe come to life.  Love the (variable) prop setup and manufacture's stencil.  Well done!

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1142 - Mar 2nd, 2015 at 8:51pm
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bigrip74 wrote on Mar 2nd, 2015 at 8:34pm:
Terry, another nice looking prop Smiley and where did you get the nose button? That is really different for me I gotta have one Wink

Bob

http://www.easybuiltmodels.com/parts.htm#bearing

I prefer the large over small thrust buttons because I find it easier to adjust the thrust angle and secure them.

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1141 - Mar 2nd, 2015 at 8:34pm
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Terry, another nice looking prop Smiley and where did you get the nose button? That is really different for me I gotta have one Wink

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Reply #1140 - Mar 2nd, 2015 at 8:28pm
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Running out of things to do on the Monocoupe: tailwheel, maybe tail plan rigging, motor, balance and flight trimming. Weather here has been rainy at times and breezy so no enticement to wrap things up quickly to go flying.

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Reply #1139 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 7:35am
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John Webster wrote on Feb 28th, 2015 at 1:54am:
That's an outstanding Monocoupe.

The Comet Monocoupe was the first stick and tissue kit I built. It actually made several flights of 8-10 feet from it's coffee table launching pad.


Wow! John 8-10' I usually only get a brick glide path to the floor from my coffee table Wink

Terry: the Coupe is really looking good, the black and white tissue sets it off and I do know what you mean re: the windshield mine end up with finger prints. It is COOOOLD AND RAINING here so no flights yet for my a/c. How is the weather your way?

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1138 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 1:54am
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That's an outstanding Monocoupe.

The Comet Monocoupe was the first stick and tissue kit I built. It actually made several flights of 8-10 feet from it's coffee table launching pad.
  

When you begin to fly you are issued two bags, one full of luck and an empty one for experience.&&The object is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1137 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 1:06am
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Terry,

The windscreen and windows look great.  This is going to be a nice model when complete.  Already is!!!!

I understand about the landing gear.  When I start knocking things off, I know I have to take a break!  I take lots of breaks!  Grin Roll Eyes Cheesy Wink

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1136 - Feb 27th, 2015 at 10:18pm
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Monocoupe has windshield (the last difficulty) and assembled tail group.  Wing struts are under construction.  Landing gear are being repaired after being broken by my clumsiness for the 2nd time  Smiley.  While I handle the model it's a bit like Godzilla on the Empire state building a times.

So far the weight is just under 10 grams.  Still needed are strut sealing and paint, tail skid, prop, motor and balancing weight.  And maybe a little more glue for landing gear repairs.  Smiley

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Reply #1135 - Feb 25th, 2015 at 4:24pm
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Thanks Terry for the short tutorial!  Well done!  I like the smart choice to basically make decals to be applied to the plane later!  Smiley

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1134 - Feb 25th, 2015 at 12:25pm
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bigrip74 wrote on Feb 24th, 2015 at 5:41am:
Terry, I am impressed but I am also afraid of the pen. I cut tissue using a sharpie, WELL DONE Smiley on your Monocoupe.

Bob

With ink I am not using a very fine tip.  If there is really interest I can look up the tip size(s).

For the Monocoup's rudder I drew on unmounted tissue (already doped and dried) flat on the board, then cut out the artwork (like a decal) and doped onto the rudder.  in the previous picture you will see examples of some practice bits of tissue, the Teals cut out ready to apply to the rudder.  A nice thing about doing it this way is multiple attempts can be made until results are statisfactory before committing to the a/c.  While flat on the board it's not as easy to damage the tissue.

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1133 - Feb 24th, 2015 at 5:41am
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Terry, I am impressed but I am also afraid of the pen. I cut tissue using a sharpie, WELL DONE Smiley on your Monocoupe.

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Reply #1132 - Feb 24th, 2015 at 2:24am
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Terry... man of many talents- modeler, artist, craftsman, calligrapher! Smiley WoW!!!

Vertical stab looks, as Monique says, "Beeyootiful"!

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Re: COMET DIMER COOKUP!
Reply #1131 - Feb 23rd, 2015 at 11:10pm
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An ancient technique was used to detail the Monocoupe's rudder: pen and ink.  Well the white ink may not be so ancient but it worked on doped black tissue pretty well.  I was not brave enough to draw directly on the rudder so practiced on paper until comfortable then drew on scraps of already doped tissue.  The final products were then cut out and doped into place.  The Nitrate dope did not smear the ink.  Wheather they look like Teal or fish skeletons might be a good question. Smiley

The stabilizer/elevator and fin/rudder joints were also drawn this way but with the benefit of a straight-edge and a finer tipped pen.

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