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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3350 on: February 15, 2021, 06:50:20 PM »
Dan, yeah it's a hollow core door and I think you're right.            Kevin.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3351 on: February 15, 2021, 11:39:32 PM »
Dan, yeah it's a hollow core door and I think you're right.            Kevin.
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« Reply #3352 on: February 17, 2021, 10:14:44 PM »
Read a few Bill wewage written articals in the middle of the night , and started getting out Como / S Tigre / FP & Raduga cranks . GP 44 actually . And realised they were 20 mm throw . NOT 22 . for a ' 51 ' .
Well. It was the Middle of the Night .
Then got out a drawing & a measuring stick & a virneer , and check Como 51 ( & 40 ) Vs S Tigre 21/46 . :P

Then had the second gallon of coffe . Got the Hur. 30 122%  Caudron thing down. Done for 21/46 -running a LA 46 . a bit non autoritive now its 57 Oz. with the wing flipped over for  counter clock operation .

Cor, the Como 51 fits in. So hounded out the cowl to clear head, Ex & Air flow adequacey . As the Weight is only + 1 1/2 ounce , and I can loose that with lighter spinner & muffler .

So Today a furver four hours , Knock out the 21/46 bolt / nut retainers behind bearers after pilot drilling Fwd for front bolts , then ditto rear , wider . FSR  bare case in it as the glue goes off.
LA Id slotted the front lugs to 16 mm S T pattern . Now the GPs/FPs . etc drop in ( a FP is a tad narrower pattern than FSR but w.t.h. ). And the 51 Como p.d.p. & 40 ditto. Also G 51
and any Heli Pattern .40/46 like royal, T Tiger etc . Bar cowl might not agree on them all .
And used the extra epoxy to seal the enlarged cowl head & cylinder holes .

So looking fwd. to a bit of go & a bit of a go . Needed the 15 % Nitro on the LA for 65 feet lines for some reason . Good to ave a ome for the C 51 . Might even be o.k. with the dope in the juice .

Cameras still stuck on movies, so no pictures . H^^

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3353 on: February 18, 2021, 05:41:23 AM »
finished a Legacy ARF with ST51
started SV11 ARF E-powered
both for costumers
the SV 11 finish is way better than the Legacy, better craftsmanship and better quality covering material
i would love to see them using actual Monokote on them

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3354 on: February 18, 2021, 09:23:26 PM »
Tried the Bolly 11  x 5 1/2 tree blade ( or is that three ) on the stock G-51 . Deeper into the 4 stroke . Seemed pretty good . Likely suit that .

Balls up . 17.5 isnt 19 . whichiswhat the G-51 is/was . its 17.5 AND 19 now, slotted the front lugs 1/16 aft . Not to worry. better to use it . The 17.5 suits most of the rest & ive a pre me butchered lug G 51 anyway.
Tho thatd be overkill & overweight, for the Caudron , Tho bare nose' it might match the LA weight . So be a laugh to try itinit .
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3355 on: February 19, 2021, 10:55:29 AM »
Found 2 slabs of granite. Long one was 25 dollars and 72" x 10. Shorter one was 10 dollars at  57" long and one inch thick. Next will be 2 stainless steel rods and 3 precision drilled holding fixtures. I don't know. I hear granite can also flex. What a hobby. 🙄
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« Reply #3356 on: February 19, 2021, 02:46:18 PM »
Found 2 slabs of granite. Long one was 25 dollars and 72" x 10. Shorter one was 10 dollars at  57" long and one inch thick. Next will be 2 stainless steel rods and 3 precision drilled holding fixtures. I don't know. I hear granite can also flex. What a hobby. 🙄

What's the longest piece you'll need? Building a one piece wing or a two piece wing?

60" would have been plenty.

I never heard of granite that short bending. Can it bend?

I just did the Master bath over. 82.00 per sq. ft. really nice but high end. So you did good.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3357 on: February 19, 2021, 04:31:22 PM »
Got CA in a blind nut on my landing gear mount. Broke the tines off the nut trying to get the bolt out. 

Tried to 3D print a canopy, but TurboCad won't let me scale it.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3358 on: February 20, 2021, 03:14:20 AM »
What's the longest piece you'll need? Building a one piece wing or a two piece wing?

60" would have been plenty.

I never heard of granite that short bending. Can it bend?

I just did the Master bath over. 82.00 per sq. ft. really nice but high end. So you did good.
Hi Charles.  60 sized stunt planes have a wing span that are in the 62" range so I will use the 72" slab for them. 46 sized planes have wing spans that are in the 55" range, and I will use the 57" slab for that. All my wings thus far are one piece wings. As far as warping goes I am pretty sure they will sag in the middle if not fully supported, or even worse, break.

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3359 on: February 20, 2021, 03:24:45 AM »
Got CA in a blind nut on my landing gear mount. Broke the tines off the nut trying to get the bolt out. 

Tried to 3D print a canopy, but TurboCad won't let me scale it.
For the CA glued bolt heat is usually the great equalizer (like heating the bolt with a soldering gun)

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3360 on: February 20, 2021, 06:05:16 AM »
I injured my back again so everything I do is painfully SLOW!  It took me hours to lay out the paint scheme on the Dreadnought with 1/8" tape.  I might try to shoot some dope this week, after a handful of Advil!

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« Reply #3361 on: February 20, 2021, 11:20:53 AM »
Well Don I can sympathize wit you.  Spent Monday cleaning up after the gran daughters cats and the bending, stooping got to my back.  For got to put my back brace on.  Finally took some Tramadal so I could get some sleep.   Nothing like bone spurs on the spine.  Did put up with some pain so I tried to cover a wing. D>K
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3362 on: February 20, 2021, 01:30:50 PM »
Had some spare time in-between other projects today so I roughed out a canopy mold for the Freeman Spitfire. The magazine photo show the original in nice detail.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3363 on: February 20, 2021, 07:46:10 PM »
I cadded a canopy during last evening's hangout.  I printed it today.  It fits, but that's about all that can be said for it.
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« Reply #3364 on: February 21, 2021, 01:03:06 PM »

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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3365 on: February 24, 2021, 03:05:23 PM »


      Spent the last two weeks in the shop trying to make a canopy vacuform mold. As hard as I tried I couldn't find the right technique to get the plastic to draw down properly. Looks OK in the picture but I had to settle for a less than perfect fit.

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« Reply #3366 on: February 24, 2021, 08:51:21 PM »
That looks great to this old man.  I have made canopies using the drink bottles for the plastic.  Still need more practice. H^^
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« Reply #3367 on: February 25, 2021, 05:41:37 AM »
I finally finished masking and shot some dark blue trim.  Next is gold trim, lettering/numbering/panel lines.  I get my third spinal steroid injection this morning, hopefully it eases my back pain enough so I can tie my shoes and maybe fly the pattern again!

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« Reply #3368 on: February 27, 2021, 08:37:56 PM »
Well the old DOC got a couple of races off the recorded list.  The Tulsa Chili Bowl and Tony Stewarts All Stars.   Love those sprints and midgets on dirt.  Oh, I did look at the planes I'm working on. D>K
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« Reply #3369 on: March 03, 2021, 03:18:44 PM »
Got wing tip weights glued in.  These are just for fun.  Only adjustable feature is the lead outs. D>K
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3370 on: March 04, 2021, 07:10:32 PM »
Got a great weather day for March so got out to test fly my new VG 36.  I got most the pattern in on the fourth flight,  fiddling with handle adjustments.  So far I like it.

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« Reply #3371 on: March 04, 2021, 07:12:24 PM »
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« Reply #3372 on: March 04, 2021, 07:17:48 PM »
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3373 on: March 04, 2021, 08:37:40 PM »
Great look, Dave!  Waytago.
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« Reply #3374 on: March 05, 2021, 06:20:21 AM »
Great look, Dave!  Waytago.
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Re: What did you do in your shop today.
« Reply #3375 on: March 05, 2021, 08:14:48 AM »
Looks great Dave!! Looking forward to seeing it
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« Reply #3376 on: March 05, 2021, 11:53:22 AM »
Looks great Dave!! Looking forward to seeing it
Matt if I end up bringing it to Tulsa you can take it for a spin.

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« Reply #3377 on: March 05, 2021, 12:08:43 PM »
Matt if I end up bringing it to Tulsa you can take it for a spin.

Dave

Iíd love to! You can take a ride on whichever plane I take to Tulsa as well
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« Reply #3378 on: March 07, 2021, 08:30:33 PM »
Whacked the tail of the Folkerts , as its not locking outa turns or exiting consitant .
Layed out enlarged 33 % to 25 % wing area. Which might explain a few things .

Carefull study of two photos of the F Size rear , shows all the scale drg.s of the III are WRONG .
Elevevators actually straight rear edge with ends. corners radiused . NOT a curvder rear length !!!!

So Matches II & IV , in fact ! . :o

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« Reply #3379 on: March 08, 2021, 02:24:12 PM »
Reminded myself of how awful that blue fillet stuff is and how much I hate it.
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« Reply #3380 on: March 08, 2021, 08:26:23 PM »


      Fired up a McCoy 35 lightning bolt. Did that ever bring back memories.

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« Reply #3381 on: March 08, 2021, 08:45:18 PM »
Finally covered the wing and stab/elevator on one of the planes I'm working on.  Back brace is helping. D>K
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« Reply #3382 on: March 09, 2021, 08:23:32 AM »
Workshop coming along.
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« Reply #3383 on: March 09, 2021, 11:00:44 AM »
Looks nice and neat. H^^
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« Reply #3384 on: March 10, 2021, 10:22:46 AM »
Workshop coming along.

What's under the car cover?

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« Reply #3385 on: March 10, 2021, 11:38:12 AM »
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« Reply #3386 on: March 13, 2021, 06:37:39 AM »

 Squirted on the primary color this morning before the heat and humidity sets in....Gene

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« Reply #3387 on: March 14, 2021, 09:50:26 AM »

 Added some trim color. Tower40 from Randy Smith, ready to fly weight 43oz after the rebuild....Gene

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« Reply #3388 on: March 14, 2021, 10:36:21 PM »
Well , the back ends all back together . 200 Sq in , 4:1 A.R. , pretty tapered, ready for tissue . A week longer than Id Hoped. Two . But should be test time next W End .

440s go nicely in Model ' A 's . Dont slow em down .

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« Reply #3389 on: March 15, 2021, 09:32:05 AM »
New house, new shop.  I took Bob Huntís advice and built a suspended top island bench (thanks Bob).  Lots of stuff in progress to get finished now.

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« Reply #3390 on: March 29, 2021, 03:30:24 AM »
I finished the gold trim and decided never to use gold dope again!  It's like rubber and takes for ever to dry.  I had a really hard time when removing paint masks and tape since the gold formed a bond to the tape/mask but not the plane!  Needless to say I've been working on repairing all the paint "pull ups" and small dings/dents, which isn't much fun, at least not for me.  It seems every time I touch the plane I put another dent in it, even with it on a padded surface, and I do remove my wedding band to prevent ring dents.

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« Reply #3391 on: April 03, 2021, 03:36:04 PM »
Failed again on my fifth attempt to make a cradle on which to build my left flap.
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« Reply #3392 on: April 03, 2021, 03:48:12 PM »
Finished painting cabinets. Started moving all of the modeling crap from the garage into the new shop.
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« Reply #3393 on: April 03, 2021, 04:52:01 PM »
Bill, THAT is lookin' super fine!
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« Reply #3394 on: April 04, 2021, 06:21:22 AM »
I agree with Will, that is one nice shop!  Now lets see some stunt planes get created in there!

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« Reply #3395 on: April 05, 2021, 02:28:35 AM »
Had to start over on the left flap. 
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« Reply #3396 on: April 05, 2021, 04:07:16 AM »
Had to start over on the left flap.

How's the right flap coming?

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« Reply #3397 on: April 05, 2021, 06:27:37 AM »
Taped some hinges getting things ready, looks like a good day on wed to test fly the new bird.  y1
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