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Reply #14 - Nov 28th, 2021 at 9:19pm
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One final report. The narrow five-inch kit prop does not take a big bite out of the air. I made some 400 to 450 turn flights, this represented 70 to 80 % of max turns. This was because of the short length of the motor used. No thrust adjustments were made. The model climbed out straight for around 150 feet. The model could perform better with a wider prop. The model is flyable with everything supplied in the kit, and I am satisfied with that. Smiley
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Reply #13 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:30pm
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Thanks Sky9pilot, it was cloudy all day but did not rain during day light hours.
  
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Reply #12 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 5:48pm
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Congratulations on a successful maiden flight!  Looks by the pictures, you just beat the rain!!!  Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - Nov 18th, 2021 at 4:32pm
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The 36 inches of 1/8 rubber that came with kit got divided into four 9 inch strands. Just looking at the model I realized that the back of the stabilizer needed to come up. One back yard glide confirmed this. I cut into the 1/16 square in the stabilizer with a razor blade and bent it up. When I got it were I needed it, I tack super glued it in place. I added a little clay to the nose and bent the rudder a little. A couple of 50 turn back yard fights it went straight and level, so I went to the local park. I did some 150 hand wound flights. It did climb a little into a very light wind, stayed level going down wind. Overall not a bad start Smiley 
  

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Reply #10 - Nov 15th, 2021 at 12:17pm
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Thanks KF... as they say, a "picture is worth a thousand words!"
  

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Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2021 at 8:32pm
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Well there it is. I think it came out ok. It's not the best, but not the worst.
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Reply #8 - Nov 12th, 2021 at 7:03am
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Thanks Howard and Sky9pilot, I added gussets to the leading and trailing edges. I have some nice laser cut ones. I also set in wash out when building, shrinking tissue, and  doping. I preshrink Japanese tissue on a picture frame before I use it. I found it shrinks a lot at first. I twisted up a couple of models that way Huh I appreciate your comments. I have learned a lot from being on a number of forums  Smiley
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 9:02pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 11th, 2021 at 5:34pm:
I often build in the washout, but I've been known to add the washout when covering the wing panels once the tissue is applied to wet the tissue again and pin to the board with some scrap balsa under the wing tip trailing edge stacked as high as the desired washout. Then let it dry on still pinned to the board.  Works good this way.

Looks like you have a butt joint in your wing leading edge.  I usually try to use a scarf joint for added strength in the joint.  Just a thought for the future.
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Like this.

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Reply #6 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 5:34pm
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I often build in the washout, but I've been known to add the washout when covering the wing panels once the tissue is applied to wet the tissue again and pin to the board with some scrap balsa under the wing tip trailing edge stacked as high as the desired washout. Then let it dry on still pinned to the board.  Works good this way.

Looks like you have a butt joint in your wing leading edge.  I usually try to use a scarf joint for added strength in the joint.  Just a thought for the future.
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Reply #5 - Nov 11th, 2021 at 2:46pm
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Here's another picture, wing panels get 1/16 of wash out.
  

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Reply #4 - Nov 2nd, 2021 at 5:21pm
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Thanks Sky9pilot, I hope it looks better when covered. Wink
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 2nd, 2021 at 11:13am
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Coming along nicely! Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Nov 2nd, 2021 at 7:10am
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Another fuse picture. Landing gear is bamboo strip center piece, and 1/16 square supported by .025 wire. Wheel axle is .032 wire with 1/16 brass tube.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 26th, 2021 at 8:38pm
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Here's some fuselage pictures. The plan wants the builder to cut the preformed nose in half. Then glue the back part to the fuselage and use straight pins to hold the front half on. I decided to make a thin plywood former with 1/2 inch square key for the nose as an alterative method for holding nose plug in place. I had to make the paper cowl with trial and error, I think I got it close.
  

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Oct 24th, 2021 at 8:26am
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Here's another Scale Model Fight Co. kit. It's a 18 inch model, comes with the normal stuff. Print wood, sticks, including a thin strip of bamboo, blue and white Esaki tissue, preformed 5 inch prop, rubber, prop shafts, hardwood thrust button, and preformed wheels and nose. Too bad these kits are no longer being made. Cry Look at the bend in the upper longeron. I had to really soak it too bend it. And naturally I use too much glue. Wink      
  

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