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#1 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 12:08 AM

Shorts Skyvan Balsa-Foam Mini-Liner!
 
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Hi DemonDriver Here, In order to keep my Balsa skills from getting rusty I decided to build two new Mini-Liners using Mostly Balsa and a small fraction of foam, I plan to make these as The "Demon Box-Bird" and offer them as a Complete Depron & EP Kit in the near future, I'm in talks now with certain Laser & ep Cutters to get a Kit designed to sale to you.

I will am building two skyvans 1 Olympic & 1 BA-scottish . . . .Listen I want & look forward to any suggestions or ideas you can give me for this build.

#2 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 12:11 AM

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I'm using a new technique for my plans . . I'm switching to tracing paper, its lighter, stronger & easier to use, but more expensive.

#3 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 12:15 AM

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Let the construction begin, I'm using 5mm balsa sheet for the outer walls of the Skyvan's fuse & 4mm dollar tree foam for the top & bottum fuse panels &2mm depron for the internal bulkheads.I also added a Carbon fiber Rod for strenghthening the bottom fuse.

#4 LuvEvolution7 Nov 12, 2012 01:23 AM

how big you making this? what's the wing chord length? :)

#5 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by LuvEvolution7 (Post 23246495)
how big you making this? what's the wing chord length? :)

24 inches Long & a wingspan of 41 inches. . .wing chord is around 3 inches.

Rich I've allready completed 60% of both of these skyvans. . .they are VERY easy to build.:D

#6 LHPilot111 Nov 12, 2012 08:20 AM

Yeah baby !!! :D i'm subbed ;)

#7 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LHPilot111 (Post 23247915)
Yeah baby !!! :D i'm subbed ;)

Glad to have your company Sir!:D

#8 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 08:37 AM

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Now I'm sandwiching the two pieces of balsa walls of the fuselage to the inner foam.

#9 Concordefan Nov 12, 2012 12:26 PM

HOLY CRAP DD!!!!!!, bro how many types of models as ur products are you going to make, as it stands, we can't count all you have on the god already on our fingers!.....I don't know how you do this but I do feel tired from planes now n then at times, but u keep on going like the Energizer bunny!.....:)

#10 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Concordefan (Post 23249598)
HOLY CRAP DD!!!!!!, bro how many types of models as ur products are you going to make, as it stands, we can't count all you have on the god already on our fingers!.....I don't know how you do this but I do feel tired from planes now n then at times, but u keep on going like the Energizer bunny!.....:)

Lol I hear ya Sam!:D. . . .these little skyvans are simple & easy to build. . .basically they are a flying foam & balsa shoe-box with wings.:D. . . Current build status is 60% of both birds are complete.

#11 ruff1 Nov 12, 2012 04:50 PM

C00L... Thought I had flown in one of these from ABI to DFW back in the disco 70s; wrong! It was a CASA C-212 Aviocar on Chaparral Airlines. Would be a nice variation of this build.

#12 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 04:55 PM

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C00L... Thought I had flown in one of these from ABI to DFW back in the disco 70s; wrong! It was a CASA C-212 Aviocar on Chaparral Airlines. Would be a nice variation of this build.

Yes Indeed Kevin a Casa C-212 would work Out nice, almost the same design work.:D

#13 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 05:24 PM

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I can see myself building one Kev!:D

#14 ruff1 Nov 12, 2012 07:16 PM

I still have plenty of FFF and some ripped spruce and could knock this one out. Would be a lower cost than an EDF airliner. I have always been impressed with Foam and Tape's Twins airplane, this one falls into that category.
A couple of Blue Wonders for motors would get me in the ballpark size-wise.

#15 demondriver Nov 12, 2012 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ruff1 (Post 23252815)
I still have plenty of FFF and some ripped spruce and could knock this one out. Would be a lower cost than an EDF airliner. I have always been impressed with Foam and Tape's Twins airplane, this one falls into that category.
A couple of Blue Wonders for motors would get me in the ballpark size-wise.

Kevin I think you have got the right idea Sir!. . .these 300 size mini-liners are cheap easy & fun to build.:D


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