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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #9 - Dec 19th, 2019 at 5:55pm
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That motor looks like the real thing.  Great job.
  
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Reply #8 - Dec 18th, 2019 at 5:13am
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Struts and motor done... Cheesy
  

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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #7 - Dec 17th, 2019 at 11:27am
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More details on the motor accomplished today....the dash is complete.....but 1st:
cockpit combing trimmed and a edging applied.
the sides of the cockpit need staining.
wing supports installed front and back.
joystick and seat made and installed.
scale prop made.
tissue covering the fuse and tail...he wants to copy the one hanging in the museum...red fuse, white wings.
landing gear made and installed.
install the prop.
install the motor.
attach the rudder wires.
carefully set it somewhere the cats wont play with it!! Cheesy Grin Shocked

THEN.......on to those 2 wings!!!!!!!!!
  

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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #6 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 10:30am
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Kain,

LoL... Good luck.  I'm with you all the way.
  
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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #5 - Dec 16th, 2019 at 5:56am
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MSkyediamonds wrote on Dec 15th, 2019 at 7:58pm:
Kain,

Congratulations on choosing an unusual subject to model.† I'll be following your build with interest.† Thank you

Just a suggestion for next build:† You can also use 1/32" plywood for the fuselage.† The ply is more flexible and also more durable as well as light weight.


I think this is one timmer build....I like golden age racers and war birds....homebuilts are ok, just not my cup o tea....I didnít think about ply....it would of been easier.....heck, makeing it outta 1/4Ē plate may of been easier!!! Undecided
  
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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #4 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 7:58pm
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Kain,

Congratulations on choosing an unusual subject to model.  I'll be following your build with interest.  Thank you

Just a suggestion for next build:  You can also use 1/32" plywood for the fuselage.  The ply is more flexible and also more durable as well as light weight.
  
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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 7:01pm
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This was a rubber plan...details are along the lines of a English early build. I think the wingspan would make a doable flyer....but a person would have to build a lighter fuse...this one is 1/16 sheet....and is a tank!...I had to make a complete fuse clamp to bend the sheets to that smooth curve to the tail.....I boiled the first set.....nope...trash them...do it dry this time....and use gorilla glue!
Anyways....Iíll post pictures as we go.....
  
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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 3:39pm
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More work done.... Grin
Next on the list is the engine.....then I have cut a hole in that pretty cowling Embarrassed....
  

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Re: Flying Flea
Reply #1 - Dec 15th, 2019 at 2:58pm
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Ah, the infamous Pou d'Ciel!  This will be great to observe. Here's a link you may find informative and pleasurable.
https://youtu.be/oiCuHpMEOCc

Best wishes on a great build.
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Flying Flea
Dec 15th, 2019 at 5:57am
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New project!
  

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