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Old Oct 12, 2014, 04:56 PM
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Hi Aussie Dave
Thanks for your encouragement.
I will clear the bench of repairs and these two half pipe models and get these plans printed.
I have a three way of a Mosquito.
Would be most interested in your method of reproduction.
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Hi Gary
Will have to do that hog build together for your first build with corflute. The mosquito we will have to build it off a 3 view drawing from there we can build it to any size you want. I will help you as much as i can with mine and your building skill it will not take long for you to pick it up.
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 05:11 AM
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Hey Gary

Check this out...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2208432

there is one more 72" slope soarer out somewhere in RCGroups will find and post it for you

Cheers
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 04:53 AM
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Here's a pic

Hi found this on RCGroups waaaay back 2012? So need to search the link further.
Cheers
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 11:23 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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Beautifull!!.............the guys from CAPE TOWN should help identify the pilot!...........looks like Chapmans Peak!
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Old Oct 19, 2014, 01:56 AM
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New nosecone for L39x Albatross

The albatross finally has the nose it deserves...
I tried something different this time - laminated 4mm correx centre for impact strength and foam on the sides for the shape. A wooden block of this size would be too heavy. Turned out pretty well - still need to test on the landings!
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 04:38 PM
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What a winner, Trevor. Very lekker.

I have just located the October 1997 RCM&E, which has a plan for the Aero L-59 by Cyril Carr. Apparently it was designed for sloping too.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 01:15 AM
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What a winner, Trevor. Very lekker.

I have just located the October 1997 RCM&E, which has a plan for the Aero L-59 by Cyril Carr. Apparently it was designed for sloping too.
Would love to see a picture of that one.
Looked up the L-59 on the web and found it to be almost identical to the L-39. FWIW, the 59 is heaver and faster with the L39 (537 mph vs. 485mph). I have an old Vern Hunt L-39 kit that I am going to dust off and build.
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 AM
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The albatross finally has the nose it deserves...
I tried something different this time - laminated 4mm correx centre for impact strength and foam on the sides for the shape. A wooden block of this size would be too heavy. Turned out pretty well - still need to test on the landings!
I recently made a nosecone for a correx polaris from a pool noodle and it worked out very well - I suspect it would be equally good for a sloper as the pool noodle foam is far more tolerant to abuse than polystyrene. Technique is simple - carve the noodle to the approx. shape, then use a normal clothes iron (cover with aluminium foil and test for correct temp) to melt the final curves. This melting step gives a nice smooth finish and makes the foam a bit more rigid.

Possible drawback is that vinyl and paints probably won't stick particularly well to this type of foam.
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