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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #12 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 2:29pm
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Hey, what's a plan if you can't tweak it a bit to fit your building style?!!! Roll Eyes Wink Cool
I have trouble just building straight from the plans.
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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #11 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Mar 5th, 2017 at 7:39pm:
You might also consider laminating the wingtips with the grain running crosswise.  Just a suggestion. Tom


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I agree with you on the tip grain direction. After I glued these tips on running fore and aft Shown in one of the pictures). I read an article how all tip grain should run side to side. The wing is still a work in progress, and there is going to be allot more tip braces on it, than what there are now. More like the original plan shows (shown in the first picture). I'm going to just live with it at this point. Maybe I'll glue on some doublers around the perimeter to make the tips more like 1/4" thick. Rule #2, shoot from the hip.
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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #10 - Mar 5th, 2017 at 7:39pm
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You might also consider laminating the wingtips with the grain running crosswise.  Just a suggestion.   Looks great so far!  I've always thought the Stuka was outstanding aircraft.  Keep the pictures coming.
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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #9 - Mar 5th, 2017 at 6:03am
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Forgot to mention this. Tried to give the wing a little more of a look of the true Stuka over the original plans. Modified the wingtips. Haven't decided on the grain direction for the aileron/flap look yet. Running it side to side sure would be easy, but I wonder how strong they would be. Running the grain front to back would be stronger, but wondering what would keep all that end grain from warping and moving. Guess first thing is to see if I have some harder balsa for the wider inboard areas first. Maybe not have a space between the flap and the fuselage, and glue the end to the fuselage. Not sure how I am going to get these on straight/aligned after the wing is glued into the fuselage either. If all else fails, go to plan "B", shoot from the hip. I think I'm starting to like the idea of glue them to the fuselage.
  

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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #8 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 11:04pm
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bigrip74 wrote on Mar 4th, 2017 at 4:09pm:
Dave, that is a nice looking kit who is the manf.?
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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #7 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 6:34pm
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Haven't seen a Stuka Stunt in years. (way too many years!)

Looks like you've got a great start.  Will be following along on your build.

Control line flying seems to be picking up all over the place.  Here's hoping it will continue.  Our club in OKC is having a lot of fun with it.  Last Saturday, we had 16 plains at the circle.  Not bad for the end of February. Grin

Keep us informed on the Stuka, and any other builds.  Flight photos are always welcome.

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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #6 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 4:09pm
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Dave, that is a nice looking kit who is the manf.? and that is a good looking airplane cant wait to see your inflight photos.

The Skylane 42 sure is a fine looking RC airplane, have you posted any photos in the RC section?

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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #5 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 1:02pm
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Guess I will install the adj weight box in this airplane. It's already built.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 1:00pm
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Repair the Texaco, and then onto this.
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 12:57pm
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TAA DAA, One half built Stuka. Maybe I will put in the adj leadouts. The parts are already cut.
  

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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 11:32am
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Thought I would take a picture of this for the fun of it. This is what is being taken of the workbench to continue with the Stuka. My Uncle Jack sold my Mom this kit back around 1978. Never built it back then, because I new I would just make pieces out of it. It's a Carl Goldberg Skylane 42. This is going to be 2 channel electric RC. Thought I would keep the airplane as original as possible, and keep it a simple stress free flyer.
  

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Re: Stuka control line build
Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 10:51am
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Dave, that is a GOOD looking Stuka plan and with a straight wing it will build and fly much better. I will watch this build and try not to add this airplane to my already over crowded work bench Cheesy

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Stuka control line build
Mar 4th, 2017 at 10:44am
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Well with, just flying a control line again about 2 weeks ago, in about 30 years. Bobs builds he has started, and with spring coming. Going to dig out a Stuka I had started, and finish it. Plans are from Outerzone. Wish it had the gull wing like the Stuka does, but wanted to keep the build easy. There was a really nice set of Stuka stunt plans avail from Outerzone. With a built up fuselage and true gull wings. But I thought if I do all that work, might as well make it RC. Control line I like to keep simple. Attached is the plan for the fun of it. Going downstairs now to clean up the bench, dig it out, and get some pictures.
  

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