News:
2018----><---- T Shirt




  • December 16, 2018, 09:35:02 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Sig Skyray build  (Read 363 times)

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Sig Skyray build
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:33:51 AM »
I decided to a build a mainly-for-fun Sig Skyray.

There aren't mainly events for this anymore, but I have few engines on hand that qualify. 
I guess there's still Muncie, the NCS Top 20 and a few local "fly any event" contests.
Paul Smith


Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 07:35:50 AM »
This is a very basic home build, including the wing framing fixture.
Paul Smith

Offline john e. holliday

  • 2018 Supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 19923
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 11:59:56 AM »
I have a SkyRay 35 set up for carrier that has only been flown once.   Needs engine broken in more.  Also the incentive to fly it more. D>K

By the way looks like a lot of work for a simple plane. S?P
John E. "DOC" Holliday
10421 West 56th Terrace
Shawnee, KANSAS  66203
AMA 23530

Have fun as I have and is still breaking a record.

Offline JoeJust

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *****
  • Posts: 1493
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
Another choice might be the Brodak "Super-Fly". I built two of them and they fly very well! Also an easy set-up for 2.4.
Joe
I only enter contests so somebody else is not always in last place

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 02:01:44 PM »
This isn't for NWS 40, it's for Sig Skyray, so only a Skyray will do.

Paul Smith

Offline JoeJust

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *****
  • Posts: 1493
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 07:01:59 PM »
OH Yea!  One of the more popular national Carrier classes of all time!
Joe
I only enter contests so somebody else is not always in last place

Offline john vlna

  • 2017
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 1254
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 11:34:10 AM »
I have a Skyray that was built around 1991, it has flown glow and currently is electric. It is one tough bird. People still show up and fly them in local contests even though it does not get bonus points. I learned a lot about flying carrier with that old skyray.

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 03:45:12 PM »
I settled on a silver plastic finish, but for some reason old silver went bad & wouldn't stick, so I fell back on the blue & orange scheme.

First carbon veil, then sil-vo-fil on the body.
Paul Smith

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 09:01:50 AM »
Final assembly with the usual jo blocks.
Paul Smith

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 02:12:31 PM »
All done for now.

I will have a tank building session some time in maybe March of 2019.  Division of labor, you know.

My (possible) next job showed up.  A Brodak P-40.  P-40's took off from carriers in the Atlantic, but didn't land.  Maybe a bad omen.
Paul Smith

Offline skyshark58

  • skyshark58
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Commander
  • ****
  • Posts: 388
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 07:25:13 PM »
It is OK for NWS 40!
                                                     Mike
mike potter

Offline Paul Smith

  • 2016 supporter
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 4739
Re: Sig Skyray build
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2018, 07:43:56 AM »
It is OK for NWS 40!
                                                     Mike

NO.

NWS 40 requires an OS FP 40 or one of the identical clones.  This model has an older K&B 40.  But I could get legal by swapping-in an OS 40.

Also, NWS 40 only requires 300 square inches, but the Skyray has 400, so it's bigger than it needs to be.

I use a Goldberg Cosmic Wind for NWS 40.  It's a little oversize, too.  I'm considering something else new for that event.
Paul Smith


Tags: