1/8 scale U-95 Hydro.
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Dec 18, 2012
, 02:02 AM
RELAX. You'll live longer
Joined Jul 2007
Thanks for all that info bill. I thought I answered you when you posted it. But It seems I didn't. Has it really been nearly 4 months since I posted anything on this thing?
It's been sitting around doing nothing until a couple of weeks ago when I got the urge to do some work on it. I've built Up a Rigger, a small Hydro, an Osprey & a 25" Boogieman in the meantime. But I need to get this thing done for next year.
I've decided to go with a 1/4" flex drive with the adjustment in the hull.
Just recently I've fitted & shaped the leading edge of the main hull. Also shaped the fins & wing from some 4mm aircraft ply & fibre glass.
Then I had to trim out the deck of the centre section of the hull with some 1/4" basswood, to take the sub hatch.
Also the cowlings were cut to the shape of the deck. This meant that I had to add some extra decking at the front & rear of the centre section so that the sub hatch didn't extend out past the cowling where it tapered.
The slots at the rear of the hull were cut through the deck to accept the fins & the centre fin has been glued into the cowling. More bracing blocks will be added under the cowling to strengthen it later.
The shaft & tube has just arrived as has the strut. Once I get the motor mount, I'll set all that up.
Here's a few more pics.
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The fins & wing. 4mm ply with 1/8" balsa added to the sides & shaped. Then a light epoxy glass over them
The leading edge on the hull. also the trimming for the sub hatch with 1/4" sq basswood. Note the extra bits of decking added to keep the sub hatch all under the cowling.
Rear view. A thin 1/16" piece of ply added to the transom to cover all the ends of the stringers & main frames.
Close up of the fins & wing just sitting in place