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Reply #14 - Today at 12:42am
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That's some pretty impressive machine work.
You filed the rod ends so you could get two rods on the same journal.

That is really amazing. ClickSpring level stuff.
  
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Reply #13 - Today at 12:15am
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Wow! Alternate firing? or Synchronous? Is it supposed to output like a .09? Or is it just experimental and we'll find out when we find out? Aluminum welding too! And on something that small!
Way to go  Smiley
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Reply #12 - yesterday at 2:50pm
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4hrs work....just needs aluminum welded....
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 3rd, 2023 at 7:46pm
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The old timer plans usually showed a motor on it, sometimes just naming the motor....google it up, there were 3 classes, A B and C...I think 19---then 23---or a 60....
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Reply #10 - Feb 2nd, 2023 at 5:26pm
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Good luck on that motor. I will be watching with great interest. Curious that the crank journal is wide enough for 2 rods?

I cant seem to load your pics and it's killing me. I like the sheet hi wing old timer.  I have one waiting on it's turn and I have no clue how to do it so I'm learning from you. Looks like ALOT of fitment.

Is there a way to identify a motor size? Maybe a number on it or something?
  
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Reply #9 - Jan 29th, 2023 at 6:09am
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Sky9pilot....I plan to use a jewelers saw to cut the case, then flat sand each side to match on my Arkansas stones, and the flat glass plate I have...800grit....then there's a aluminum welding rod that use propane to weld with.
It will take time....but I sit with my wife all the time, so time is what I do have... Smiley
The pistons rods will use the same journal.....
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 28th, 2023 at 1:32pm
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Progress is looking good.  You must have some real skill to be able to machine work the case, rod and crank for the .049.  Unless they make a kit?  I hadn't seen a twin .049.  I still bear the scar on my finger from my first .049. I quickly moved to a sissy stick. Grin Cheesy Wink
  

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Reply #7 - Jan 28th, 2023 at 11:17am
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Laying in the engine bearers....and a picture to inspire me....someone had made a twin 049....so as a side note...I'm gonna try it too! Cool
  
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Reply #6 - Jan 26th, 2023 at 5:06am
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Working on the pylon....it's to be covered in 1/16" sheet....but the sheet has curves to be done...mainly airfoil from front to back, meaning lots of fitting.

Once the bottom is done and sheeted, this bird will be strong! Tongue
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Reply #5 - Jan 24th, 2023 at 6:07pm
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More work...the pylon area seems rather delicate, maybe after sheeting it, it'll be strong.....having to use my little level, angle, and ruler to get this part done....
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 22nd, 2023 at 1:04pm
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Too Much Glue wrote on Jan 22nd, 2023 at 4:30am:
Super job on cutting that wood! Is that 1/8 inch for wing tips? What do you use for cutting out thicker pieces of wood? It looks like the wing tip parts were doubled up and cut out together. 

Just a sharp blade in the old xacto knife, have not spilt blood yet on this build, but I keep a sharp blade now...light wood, clean cuts...
This is a tank!...full sheeting on the fuse...
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Reply #3 - Jan 22nd, 2023 at 4:30am
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Super job on cutting that wood! Is that 1/8 inch for wing tips? What do you use for cutting out thicker pieces of wood? It looks like the wing tip parts were doubled up and cut out together.
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 21st, 2023 at 9:00pm
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Your parts look fantastic !
Nice clean edges. Do you use a scroll saw?
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 20th, 2023 at 6:19pm
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Outstanding...I look forward to more progress!
  

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Jan 20th, 2023 at 6:11pm
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Ok fellows, 10+years ago I bought these plans, wanting to copy my fathers he built, way back in the 40's...I've shared the pictures in a following post...it's the one marked 'Alma'...(his girlfriend).lil boy next to it.
Anyways, the motor is from a dear friend long flown west....so this is gonna be a hanger queen....built an painted like dads.
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