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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1600 on: August 24, 2018, 07:42:46 AM »
Iíve been working on next generation Desperado fuselage shells.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1601 on: August 24, 2018, 08:23:28 AM »
Very nice work, Dave.   I enjoyed your article in Stunt News a few issues ago.

Question....Perhaps I missed it in an earlier post, but why did you cut the
fuselage mold into sections?

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1602 on: August 24, 2018, 08:42:46 AM »
Thank you Warren.  I sketched out on paper what I thought each bulkhead shape was going to be but once I carved the plug I wasnít sure how close it would be to each station drawing.  So I made three sets of shells for any future builds then sawed the plug up to get exact shapes.  I thought to take it a step further and make a lay-up mold from it should I decide to mold a carbon fuse but doubted whether I could build it any lighter than with the balsa which is a main goal of the shells.  Iím betting by the time I build a couple like this Iíll want to try a different shape.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1603 on: September 11, 2018, 08:35:38 PM »
Dave Revolutions fuselage front section is 57-59g, the aft section is 190g this includes rudder vertical fin fillet plug in area for wing horizontal all formers and the nose ring motor mount. So yes composite is beneficial and will save weight. Actually the whole air frame is about 21oz for wing horizontal and whole fuselage.
I did molded fuselage shells in the past for top and bottom of fuse. My two cents is that you a re on right track minus a detail. It looks like you use single layer of balsa with an array of formers. Rather you should go with two layers. If you do that you don't need any formers anymore.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1604 on: September 11, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »
Needless to say the rebuild/repair of my Twister is nearing completion!!

Paint is done!!

 Just needs clear coat, Trim touchups, wheels mounted, tank mounted, and engine mounted and she is ready to fly again!!!

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« Reply #1605 on: September 11, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
Fixed my wife's foot massager/hydro bath. There was a vibrating feature that just used a little counter weight on the motor shaft. The set screw had given out and it fell off, with a decline in the ability to massage tired feet.  A 4-40 tap and a 1/2" 4-40 bolt and it was good as new.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1606 on: September 11, 2018, 11:31:38 PM »
Here's my project from last weekend.  It's my first attempt at creating a built up tail assembly.  Approximately 155sq.in.  Not too heavy overall, it's at 2.5oz right now now before the joiner and hinges.

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« Reply #1607 on: September 12, 2018, 08:50:03 AM »
In the shop I'm working on a new stooge.  Also resting up from driving fence posts.  For got testing engines. D>K
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« Reply #1608 on: September 13, 2018, 01:19:35 PM »
Spent part of the morning examining the Gee Bee R-3.

I'm considering going Electric with it.

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« Reply #1609 on: September 13, 2018, 01:57:49 PM »
Charles looks like a very attractive model. I would  leave it with IC power at this point........Cheers,Skip

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1610 on: September 13, 2018, 02:15:19 PM »
Spent part of the morning examining the Gee Bee R-3.

I'm considering going Electric with it.
Charles looks like a very attractive model. I would  leave it with IC power at this point........Cheers,Skip

Agreed. Being a "racer" style plane, the sound would be very neat

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« Reply #1611 on: September 13, 2018, 03:47:07 PM »
Agreed. Being a "racer" style plane, the sound would be very neat

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The original ARF Gee Bee R-3 was electric as were the immediate smaller kits that followed. 55" in span.

When guys started building the much larger Gee bee R-3, they went to gas.



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« Reply #1612 on: September 14, 2018, 07:52:48 PM »
The Squadron Mess .

Kit Bashed ARTC Strega . Patternmasterised . As a Stregas a minus One on the ends Pattern Mater ANYWAY , it didnt take a lot of doing ; BUT ,
Wanted the ' As Plan ' thick airfoiled ass end , Flaps were way to soft , I trod on the rudder , and mayaswelldo another Vert. Stab. I thought , so I did .

The Rear Decks sorta Patternmaster inspiered , as it has a Fwd Canopy & the strake , so ive got a Aft similar canopy & the strake . Now you Know .

Would start from a kit or a plan , myself. Next Time . But it was cheap .  :-X

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« Reply #1613 on: September 15, 2018, 04:32:57 PM »
Spiffed up the Atlantis.

  • Took some shims out, to raise the tank a bit.  These had gone in (I now know) because I had a pinhole in the tank just a bit above the uniflow vent.  It had me exceedingly frustrated because I kept chasing it with more and more shims, but I could never get it the same upright and inverted.  As of yesterday it was distinctly richer upside down, but it wasn't running away in the loops as it had been doing.
  • Inspired by all the times the tank has been out, I made the tank hold-down much easier to manage -- it had been set up to need me to get screws started down in a hole; it now has a pair of easy-to-locate pins, and screws in front.
  • Thoroughly cleaned the engine compartment.  The mounting scheme for the engine is ugly, because it's a 46LA in a hole for a 40VF.  The LA is narrower across the mounting holes, so I had to "U" them out, and then make clamps to hold the motor in.  The result is aluminum fretting against aluminum and making great quantities of black goo, which doesn't harm anything but does make it look like my motor is about to expire.
  • Bushed the outboard landing gear, about which I've gotten several comments of it being too loose.  This involved taking a piece of 5/32" brass tubing, cutting it to fit the landing gear leg, enlarging the hole in the wing, and gluing the tube in.  Now I just need to tweak the gear so that it matches from side to side (it doesn't match now, dunno why) and I'll be fine.

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« Reply #1614 on: September 17, 2018, 07:20:33 AM »
Finally finished sanding off primer, now its ready for paint.  Decided to go with a more simple paint scheme with straight lines.  Now that its laid out and I know it will fit, I just have to mask with 3M fine line 1/4 inch tape and paint!

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« Reply #1615 on: September 17, 2018, 10:54:57 AM »
Flew my Twister for the first time since it went in. All repairs done. Paint done.

 It flew as if it never crashed. Need to get some more flights on it before Tulsa in 2 weeks!


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« Reply #1616 on: September 20, 2018, 07:46:38 PM »
Oh the Tedium ;

will let it harden up a few days , for the final rub back & blow over of silver , then the colour . Nothing fancy . Good time for shares in a masking tape company .  :P
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« Reply #1617 on: September 20, 2018, 08:11:17 PM »
Nice repair job, Jamie. It may be a photo illusion, but the tail wheel strut looks pretty short. if it is, and if it likes to jump off the ground on the takeoff roll, you might want to lengthen it. Don Jenkins made one of his recent ones adjustable for that reason.

Is that one of those treasured Thunder Tiger props, or a modified APC?
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« Reply #1618 on: September 20, 2018, 11:48:34 PM »
Started on the winter practice plane.  It started as a Twister.  Semi-Fancherized.  MonoKote all over.  Thunderbird colors.  Good kit.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1619 on: September 21, 2018, 12:11:53 AM »
I put the 6th coat of Tried and True Wood Finish on my fixtures for my almost completed magnetic building board.
The fixture pieces are nice, they are machined very accurately. I can hardly wait to use them!
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1620 on: September 21, 2018, 04:38:08 AM »
Nice repair job, Jamie. It may be a photo illusion, but the tail wheel strut looks pretty short. if it is, and if it likes to jump off the ground on the takeoff roll, you might want to lengthen it. Don Jenkins made one of his recent ones adjustable for that reason.

Is that one of those treasured Thunder Tiger props, or a modified APC?
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Its the stock tail wheel wire.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1621 on: September 21, 2018, 11:51:17 AM »
Finally broke ground on my future detached garage and heated/cooled shop and Bee Keeping Wife's honey house too!  I'm sure I'll enjoy building planes way more in 72 F year round because my current shop is in my garage and it just sucks!

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« Reply #1622 on: September 21, 2018, 01:32:17 PM »
Finally broke ground on my future detached garage and heated/cooled shop and Bee Keeping Wife's honey house too!  I'm sure I'll enjoy building planes way more in 72 F year round because my current shop is in my garage and it just sucks!

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« Reply #1623 on: September 21, 2018, 03:14:42 PM »
I put the 6th coat of Tried and True Wood Finish on my fixtures for my almost completed magnetic building board.
The fixture pieces are nice, they are machined very accurately. I can hardly wait to use them!
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« Reply #1624 on: September 21, 2018, 08:56:05 PM »
That Airfieldmodels website can answer and explain just about any question or thing you need to know about how model airplanes are built and how they fly. Good tips and tricks, formulas, etc. It's my go-to site besides Stunthangar.


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« Reply #1625 on: September 22, 2018, 02:45:33 AM »
Continued repairs on a damaged Cosmic Wind. Rebuilt the bellcrank base, recovered part of a wing after that, got the 3rd coat of dope on new the H Stab/elevator.
Then on the PT-26 I got the bellcrank mount finished.

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« Reply #1626 on: September 22, 2018, 02:49:15 PM »
Threw a Skyray35 wing together.

Traced ribs so I can scratch a balsa one together one day.  Thinking on extending the fuselage a bit and larger tail to give it a "Brett Buck Touch".

 Will use a .25LA on this one for now.





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« Reply #1627 on: September 22, 2018, 04:52:20 PM »
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Traced ribs so I can scratch a balsa one together one day.  Thinking on extending the fuselage a bit and larger tail to give it a "Brett Buck Touch".
Will use a .25LA on this one for now.
Jamie, has Brett extended the fuselage in his experiments? I didn't remember that detail. From what I've read, putting a Flite Streak wing in a Ray will do more to improve its aerobatic abilities than just about anything. In addition, I think full balsa ribs at every station and some shear webs, for whichever wing you use, are on the to-do list of improvements.
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« Reply #1628 on: September 22, 2018, 05:31:52 PM »
Oops your right. I read it wrong. Its not lengthening the tail. Its making its shorter.

 This one will be built stock. No leadout adjustment. Just built to plans. May go CF pushrod route. Havent decided yet.

But will put aluminum gear!! Or CF gear. Whichever I can get my hands on first.

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« Reply #1629 on: September 22, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
See 'Leadout'  Wrapping' post   Did 4 sets of lines today. D>K
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« Reply #1630 on: October 03, 2018, 11:50:06 PM »
Oops your right. I read it wrong. Its not lengthening the tail. Its making its shorter.

 This one will be built stock. No leadout adjustment. Just built to plans. May go CF pushrod route. Havent decided yet.

But will put aluminum gear!! Or CF gear. Whichever I can get my hands on first.

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« Reply #1631 on: October 04, 2018, 12:06:08 AM »
I put the rod sleeves and reel covers on a half dozen fishing rods that hadn't been put away after last Friday's fishing trip, and put them in the overhead rafters, along with another couple of dozen or so.  :-[

Then, I put up a new single 4' LED shop light over the engine & propeller bench, and replaced the dead fluorescent bulbs over the building bench. I will be looking for a good sale on double 4' LED tube shop light and replace that one ASAP. I also put two single 4' LED shop lights over the bench in the garage, replaced both incandescent bulbs with LED, and replaced the double 4' fluorescent shop light in the garage with a double 4' LED shop light. The ones over the garage workbench were a chore, because the wires had to go down the wall behind the pegboard. Also kinda scary, with one foot on the step-ladder and one on the bench or table saw. Good thing the wife  mw~ wasn't home to yell at me. LL~ Steve
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« Reply #1632 on: October 04, 2018, 01:35:32 AM »
Well, lets see.

Today I completed the refurbishment of a Ringmaster I was given second hand. It's all set to fly.
Last week I finished the latest repair on my Cosmic Wind following a oops. Then today I had to re-fix the h-stab after the burglar that broke into my garage stepped on it. Oh yes, the burglar.

Well yesterday I caught a guy that had broken into my garage. Caught him still hiding on my property. If he had had anything in his hands when he turned after I caught him, the PoPo's would have shown up to retrieve the body. The 1911 was at the ready. But his hands were empty. After making sure the situation was somewhat under control, but not wishing the responding officers to walk into a situation with a weapon present, I holsters the piece and made it clear that the creep wasn't going to be allowed to just leave.  After a few minutes he made a sudden lunge and his loose fitting clothing kept me from getting ahold of him, allowing him to slip past and start to run.
Being (A) pissed off, (B) not at all willing to let a burglar just run and (C) the fastest white boy on two feet, I gave chase. I tackled him inside of 40' and, thanks to 8 years in law enforcement (1990-1998) and 30 years of martial arts, (black belt in Tae Kwon Do) it took me all of about 10 seconds to have him face down in the dirt with his arm uncomfortably behind his back, where he placidly sat until the cavalry arrived 5 minutes later.

The police were well acquainted with Mr Jackass, one of them saying that she had nearly shot him on their last meeting.   He went bye bye.
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« Reply #1633 on: October 04, 2018, 01:48:53 AM »
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« Reply #1634 on: October 04, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »
Well, lets see.

Today I completed the refurbishment of a Ringmaster I was given second hand. It's all set to fly.
Last week I finished the latest repair on my Cosmic Wind following a oops. Then today I had to re-fix the h-stab after the burglar that broke into my garage stepped on it. Oh yes, the burglar.

Well yesterday I caught a guy that had broken into my garage. Caught him still hiding on my property. If he had had anything in his hands when he turned after I caught him, the PoPo's would have shown up to retrieve the body. The 1911 was at the ready. But his hands were empty. After making sure the situation was somewhat under control, but not wishing the responding officers to walk into a situation with a weapon present, I holsters the piece and made it clear that the creep wasn't going to be allowed to just leave.  After a few minutes he made a sudden lunge and his loose fitting clothing kept me from getting ahold of him, allowing him to slip past and start to run.
Being (A) pissed off, (B) not at all willing to let a burglar just run and (C) the fastest white boy on two feet, I gave chase. I tackled him inside of 40' and, thanks to 8 years in law enforcement (1990-1998) and 30 years of martial arts, (black belt in Tae Kwon Do) it took me all of about 10 seconds to have him face down in the dirt with his arm uncomfortably behind his back, where he placidly sat until the cavalry arrived 5 minutes later.

The police were well acquainted with Mr Jackass, one of them saying that she had nearly shot him on their last meeting.   He went bye bye.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1635 on: October 04, 2018, 09:41:51 AM »
Well Gary I'm glad you caught him.  Now watch some defense lawyer get him off with a slap on the hands and told not to do it again.  I was told that if I had to shoot some one make sure they were coming after me,  other wise just make sure they can't use any weapon they might have.  Being I'm a mean old man I was showing a young lady how to carry he keys in case she was ever attacked.   Also told her don't aim for the throat, go for the eyes. mw~
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1636 on: October 04, 2018, 10:04:30 AM »
.... the burglar that broke into my garage stepped on it.

I think that is a crime in and of itself.  It has been a long time since I lived in Vegas but there are probably still places not too far from town where they would never find the body!

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1637 on: October 04, 2018, 12:18:31 PM »
Good job Gary. Glad you're safe and the shitbird was thwarted.


I'm SO happy to find I'm not the only one to use the term "shitbird"! Its origin comes from those birds that sit on the overhead wires and sole function in life is to @#$% on anything clean beneath, such as your freshly washed car, but it also applies to people who are a useless "waste of skin", i.e., miscreants like Gary encountered.

Good to hear that the LEO's arrived in time to keep Gary out of trouble. It would be sad to see his 1911 be taken into evidence, forcing our hero to go buy another one. GOOD JOB GARY!!!  y1 Steve








 
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1638 on: October 04, 2018, 03:50:30 PM »
I work with some "shitbirds". They are the guys that expend more energy avoiding work than they would getting it done.
That's is just a few steps above criminal activity.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1639 on: October 05, 2018, 09:20:13 PM »
Hard to believe SIX WEEKS would be down the drain on this .
Got a pack of rare earth magnets , Two dowls & that for cowl retention .
76 Oz ( Oh Dear ) with two Oz tip wt. & two Oz nose wt . with the 1 1/2 Oz 2 1/4 in spinner . :P
Do the rudder Mech. & recoat inside injun bay , thinned epopxy , and itmay well be it .

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1640 on: October 05, 2018, 09:22:10 PM »
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1641 on: October 06, 2018, 09:47:23 AM »
Plane looks great to me.  I spent yesterday getting ready for the Ringmaster Marathon only to get up to see drizzling rain and cold temps.  Maybe this afternoon or tomorrow after Church.  Amazing how much hanger rash my Ringmasters had. H^^
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1642 on: October 09, 2018, 05:18:33 PM »
Worked on a cub.......(Cadet Mower).

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1643 on: October 13, 2018, 06:14:35 AM »
During Tropical Storm Florence I masked for most of the day, then during Tropical Storm Michael, I finished masking and yesterday shot some white.  I'm not waiting for any more storms to finish this one!

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1644 on: October 13, 2018, 08:55:55 AM »
During Tropical Storm Florence I masked for most of the day, then during Tropical Storm Michael, I finished masking and yesterday shot some white.  I'm not waiting for any more storms to finish this one!

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1645 on: October 13, 2018, 05:01:33 PM »
1) I replaced the NVA assembly I wiped out a week ago and re-installed the engine (OS Max S .35) on the CG Cosmic Wind.  Just waiting for good weather to fly her again.  Cool (low 50's), calm winds, but rainy today.

2) Epoxied the leading edge pieces and trailing edge pieces to get started on my Sig Akromaster.  Looks like she'll be powered with a steel-fin Fox .15 an RC friend bought from somebody and is selling to me.

3) I received the balsa I ordered from Sig this week.  The balsa is for my major winter project (build 2 Ted Fancher Medics).  Cut out three ribs with my 1/8" plywood pattern.  Only 47 ribs to go  n~ (25 per wing).  Why am I cutting one rib at a time?    I've never had much luck getting the spar notches right (the notches either wander toward or away from the leading edge as you go down the stack) using two ply patterns with the ribs bolted in between the two patterns.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1646 on: October 13, 2018, 07:04:46 PM »
I usually wait until I have the ribs on the jig before making spar notches.   For me it is much faster to make the jig holes as I rough cut the ribs.   Stack together and sand down to the ply patterns.    D>K
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1647 on: October 13, 2018, 07:32:36 PM »
For me it is much faster to make the jig holes as I rough cut the ribs.   Stack together and sand down to the ply patterns.

I make the jig holes in a jig on my drill press (so I can get them spaced accurately), use jig holes in my rib templates, and stack cut them while bolted together with bolts the diameter of the jig holes (there's a shorter, clearer way of saying that, I'm sure).  Or I put pegs onto the templates and use that in the jig holes when I cut ribs.

Why am I cutting one rib at a time?    I've never had much luck getting the spar notches right (the notches either wander toward or away from the leading edge as you go down the stack) using two ply patterns with the ribs bolted in between the two patterns.

I always cut my spar notches a bit narrow and spiff them up when the wing is in the jig.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1648 on: October 13, 2018, 10:07:01 PM »
Spent last 2.hours trying dope and silkspan for first time ever.

In a big way i enjoyed it. Alot less aggravating than monokote. But still LOTS to learn.

But so far here it is

Pat King Combat Kitten I built when he first released them.

Brodak Butyrate clear dope and thinner
Brodak Lite Silkspan


Real kicker is I forgot to put tip weight. But thats easy fix.

Plenty of wrinkles. No warps yet that I can see .

 Plane probably wont love long enough for me to care honestly.

 Its an Artform to put this stuff on and make it come out great.

Til the next time.



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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #1649 on: October 13, 2018, 10:50:49 PM »
1) I replaced the NVA assembly I wiped out a week ago and re-installed the engine (OS Max S .35) on the CG Cosmic Wind.  Just waiting for good weather to fly her again.  Cool (low 50's), calm winds, but rainy today.

2) Epoxied the leading edge pieces and trailing edge pieces to get started on my Sig Akromaster.  Looks like she'll be powered with a steel-fin Fox .15 an RC friend bought from somebody and is selling to me.

3) I received the balsa I ordered from Sig this week.  The balsa is for my major winter project (build 2 Ted Fancher Medics).  Cut out three ribs with my 1/8" plywood pattern.  Only 47 ribs to go  n~ (25 per wing).  Why am I cutting one rib at a time?    I've never had much luck getting the spar notches right (the notches either wander toward or away from the leading edge as you go down the stack) using two ply patterns with the ribs bolted in between the two patterns.

Joe Ed Pederson
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My last outing was also flying a Cosmic Wind that was OS powered (20FP) that has had a NV replacement as well.  My day was also low 50's and a spattering of rain. Funny the similarities.

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