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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #27 - Jun 30th, 2022 at 7:27pm
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It turned out very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #26 - Jun 30th, 2022 at 1:56pm
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It is the kit prop from the Guillow's Bird Dog.  I replaced it with a 6" Peck prop so reused it for this as it was the right size and already had a clutch.

I guess I should have made a prop to keep with the theme but I am tired of working on it!  This was a tedious build.
  

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Reply #25 - Jun 29th, 2022 at 6:13pm
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It might be his Cessna BirdDog model...here's Frog's BirdDog
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #24 - Jun 29th, 2022 at 2:52pm
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uselessidiot wrote on Jun 28th, 2022 at 2:58pm:
(from the Bird Dog)


Very nice build! What is the Bird Dog?
  
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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #23 - Jun 29th, 2022 at 12:16pm
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V Smileyery nice!
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #22 - Jun 28th, 2022 at 2:58pm
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I'm calling it done.  I had to take out all of the nose weight from the glide test so it sits balanced at 17.6g without any additional weight.  I'm sure that will change.
I used a Guillow's C6 6" prop with Nason clutch (from the Bird Dog) and a 12" loop of 1/8" braided with a 12" loop of 3/32".  Never done that before.
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #21 - Jun 27th, 2022 at 5:25pm
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Nice glide!  Smooth, flat ratio. Should be a good flyer.
  

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Reply #20 - Jun 25th, 2022 at 3:38pm
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It took a couple grams of nose weight.  Here is a link to the first test glides.  I was impressed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXVH6x-89tw

  
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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #19 - Jun 22nd, 2022 at 7:18pm
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I have to finish the landing gear details and add exhaust but decided to stop here and do glide tests.  9.7 grams without balancing.
  

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Reply #18 - Jun 15th, 2022 at 9:51pm
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me too on the pen thing.
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #17 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 9:10pm
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Thanks for clarification...I completely identify with the pen situation. Wink
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #16 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 5:51pm
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I downloaded the logo and copied it and the registration number from the plans into Word and printed it with a laser jet printer.  Scotch tape held some preshrunk tissue to a sheet of paper.  It worked with no problems.  I hit it with a coat of Krylon clear gloss.

My pen skills are nowhere near that!!
  
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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #15 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 2:08pm
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Nice looking tissue. When you say you printed, are you saying you used a printer to print on the tissue or did you trace the marking on to the tissue?
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #14 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 1:06pm
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Covering with prepared tissue.  I printed graphics for the tail.

I decided to go ahead and cover the wing bottom chord.
  

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Re: Comet Curtiss Robin Dime Scale
Reply #13 - Jun 13th, 2022 at 9:53am
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Thanks!  I picked this one because I need practice on the glazing.  Woof!  This gave me some!
  
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