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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #16 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 10:02pm
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Thanks for pointing it out Craig.  More whittling!!  Your wing tip laminations are perfect - no kinks again.  I think I will laminate all things requiring lamination from now on - instead of being  lazy.  Now where are you going to fly that Aeronca?  with a full of a tank of CO2 ?  You need a big hill with a big farm valley below.  That  1/32"  sheeting looks great too - that nose almost reminds me of a "steampunk" locomotive engine ...   Wink    That is a pretty neat little CO2 engine with those cylinders sticking out from a nice wooden forward fuselage, with the rest of that engine nicely concealed in the wood.   Smiley   I hope you can do a video - buy a keychain camera for  $40  like M Kelly, and tape it to the bill of your hat ... I am thinking about that myself ...
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Reply #15 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:31pm
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WoW...that ought to fly really well.  Be careful you don't lose it OOS! Smiley
  

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Reply #14 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:19pm
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A lotta wing for a little aeroplane!
  

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Reply #13 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:09pm
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I really enjoy doing laminated tips. Wing set with 11/16" dihedral.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #12 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:05pm
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The wing, too, is typical Cleveland. Hinged ailerons, scale rib coat (in this case, 28 ribs in a 26.5" span), made of 1/32" stuff with a pass-through center spar of 1/16" X 1/4" stock. Another deviation from the plans was to do laminated tips- eight strips of 1/32" X 3/32" stock.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #11 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 8:49pm
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The next late-night whittling project was the engine cowling.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #10 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 8:34pm
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The fuselage is typical Cleveland- built in mirror-image halves, each with their own rather light "keel," then joined at the middle.

The only deviations from the plan I made was to sheet the front of the fuse with light 1/32" stuff, and naturally build a motor mount out of 1/16" ply.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #9 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 8:25pm
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Well, I've been waiting for almost three weeks for the Silver Esaki I have ordered from Volare to continue with the F4B, and , I ran out of the grey tissue I'm using on the Martlet, so I'm looking for an Easy Built order in a couple of days. I'm waiting to get in the proper mood to start wiring up the fuselage for the Waco. My sleep habits are horrible. About a week ago, at three in the morning, I decided to start another build. I'm into it a ways, so I'll post some getting-caught-up pics.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #8 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 9:02pm
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HELLO CRAIG !!!  Nice to have you back!  That CO2 power is velly intelestink !! Smiley Wink  - completely different - it gets me thinking ...  Cool
PS - I have to switch models too - that "Gumption" thing ...
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Reply #7 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 6:20pm
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Great tips! Thanks, Tom! I believe that gives me something to work with!
  
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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #6 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 11:55am
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Here's a technique that might work for you: Loovers Click Here

Here's another modeler's technique:
Use aluminum sheet. Use a knife to cut the open ends of the louver first. Then make yourself a tool to press the louver open. I once did this using a leather stamping tool. I found that if I worked with the piece of aluminum on a bed of modeling clay it worked out well. I used a rolling pin with a thickness gauge to roll out the clay to a 1/4 inch.
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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #5 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 8:42am
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Right now, I'm stuck on how to do realistic-looking scale louvers that can be seamlessly blended into an infilled engine cowling, and done light enough to not get into the ground-hugging weight zone.
  
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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #4 - Sep 16th, 2017 at 7:07am
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Looks like I'll have three builds going at once. That's OK, right

Of course it is. While I'm working on my Gee Bee I'm gathering parts and details for my Marcoux Bromberg. The good part is that with a couple of things going together it gives me a place to move to when I'm having problems with the other. Kinda clears my mind for better solutions.
  

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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #3 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 9:49pm
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I totally understand about the gumption thing!!!!
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Re: Aeronca C-3 / G-Mot 120 T
Reply #2 - Sep 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm
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Sometimes I run into a "gumption trap" on one and have to think about it while I work on another...
  
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