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Sticky: New Hobby Room
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I'm in the front seat (no controls!)
The takeoff roll.
View of Piper Pawnee towplane from the ASK-21's cockpit.
ASK 21's wingtip against background of cumulus. Lots of lift that day!
Another glider close by -- I think it was a Ka-6.
On final into Harris Hill.
Sticky: Adrian Page 80" Super Cub
Posted by gordonbw | Dec 06, 2008 @ 08:12 PM | 6,124 Views
The fuselage "in the bones."
I'm using the Bill Wallace sprung landing gear (www.piperj3gear.com) and a scale Dubro tailwheel.
Another view of the Bill Wallace gear. One of the advantages is that the wing strut attaches directly to a flange on the gear, which ties everything together in a very stiff and secure manner.
The wing will have functioning nav and landing lights.
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Sticky: Pike's Short Sandringham
Posted by gordonbw | Aug 02, 2007 @ 03:57 PM | 7,113 Views
Robert's brand new scratch-built Short Sandringham at the Kingston, Ontario Electric Fun-Fly, July 1 2007.
Construction is pink foam; wings are balsa sheeted, fuse is glassed. Power, I think, is four Axi 2820/10.
The livery is a work in progress, but looks like it's going to be that of Ansett Flying Boat Services in Australia, which operated a Sandringham until the early 1980s.
A complex set-up process with many electrical and mechanical connections to be made.
Wind and rain kept "Sandy" on the ground this time... however, rumour has it that Robert has successfully test flown her off the water at a top-secret location near his home.
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Sticky: Creating a Monster!
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