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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2019, 05:57:24 AM »
she's hinged!  not too much more to go now  ;D

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2019, 06:07:34 AM »
Good enough to show you guys!  Still some housekeeping like drilling out the back of the spinner, putting in the fuel tank (lost the one I was going to use...), tie the leadouts, etc.  But here she is! 

I called her "First Attempt", as she's my first full fuse build from a kit.  Learned a TON during this build, and they can only get better from here!

Paint is inspired by Disney's "Planes" movie.  At the end, "Dusty Crophopper" is dressed up in "Jolly Wrenches" livery flying with "Skipper" off the aircraft carrier "Dwight D. Flysenhower".  What can I say, I'm just a big kid at heart!

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2019, 06:11:34 AM »
That Jett 61 should pull her around nicely!  49 oz as she sits.  Mess of props on the way to try.  May need to go three blades to load the motor enough, but we'll see.....

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2019, 08:23:26 AM »
T.J. if the nose is rigid you should dial in that Jet 61 relatively easy. Take some videos and add them here. And yes that war bird looks, that plane is screaming for panel lines and some rivets here and there. I would even go as far as leaving it flat and the heck with appearance shiny BS and keep the war plane flat colors looks. Weathering anyone?
When do you plan to fly it?
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Happiness is the harmony between what you think and what you do. Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2019, 08:27:29 AM »
thanks!

hoping to fly it tuesday night.  props and fuel tank show up tomorrow.

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2019, 05:21:58 PM »
Done!  Hope she flies nice!

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2019, 05:55:41 AM »
Make a video with the first flights.
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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2019, 06:06:17 AM »
will do!

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2019, 08:17:17 AM »
ran 5 or 6 tanks tanks through her this weekend to get to know the motor a bit.  wow, that jett starts nice and sounds mean!  has a nice solid 4-2-4 break tilting the nose up, settling back down overhead, and such.  can't wait to fly her!  kinda sucked starting it inverted, I flooded her a couple times, but that'll come along nicely with practice.  can't wait to fly her tonight, weather permitting!

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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2019, 10:47:12 AM »
Ah yes, Fighting 17, "Blackburn's Bastards",  better know as the "Jolly Rogers".  First USN fighter squadron with the F4U-1 Air Group 17 on the USS Bunker Hill CV-17. Fly Navy.  Love that paint scheme. Harder to do than a shiny one.  Tight lines T J. H^^
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Re: Brodak Gypsy
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2019, 10:54:18 AM »
Thanks Ty!


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