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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Loening amphibian OL 8 Navy version

I decided to do the navy version instead of the civilian hoping that i can find more documentation.I am working on the fuse top at the moment and I could use some more photos of the rear cockpit/windscreen shape.Thanks Joe
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:02 PM
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I decided to do the navy version instead of the civilian hoping that i can find more documentation.I am working on the fuse top at the moment and I could use some more photos of the rear cockpit/windscreen shape.Thanks Joe
Not as close as I would like, but this three-view should give you some idea of the windshield profile and the colors. Also the fuselage bulkhead shapes.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:19 PM
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I am writing this from my other computer so my screen name is diferent.Those bulkheads are wrong since it does not show the correct fuse shape behind the second cockpit like in this photo i am posting.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Sorry, clicked to fast.Joe
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 07:43 PM
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I am writing this from my other computer so my screen name is diferent.Those bulkheads are wrong since it does not show the correct fuse shape behind the second cockpit like in this photo i am posting.
You have a good eye. I have seen two plans for the OL-8 that must have been based on that same three view because they show a completely flat deck aft of the rear cockpit. Looking at the photos you posted as well as other pictures in the book "Amphibian," you can see a diagonal longeron on the side of the fuselage that goes from the rear of the cockpit down to a longeron running back to the tail. It appears that the aft deck is rounded so that the edges are rounded down were they are attached to the longeron. I looked at the Aerodrome military amphibian photos, and they appear to have it right. They use a plastic molding for th erear deck, but it is fastened to those to frame members discussed above.

The OL-9 plan I posted on your "Loening Air Yacht" thread shows a rounded turtle deck, but may actually have it too round, but they do show the two frame members I described and the former patterns.

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Old Feb 21, 2012, 09:00 PM
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rear deck

What I find most frustrating is how little information there is on a historical subject that was part of the Navy, Army,Civilian.Transport and Land survey.I am working on the rear deck stucture where that curvature blands the top deck into the side of the fuse.I might try to do the Alaskan land survey livery so i would aprecciate any help to that effect.Joe
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:03 PM
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What I find most frustrating is how little information there is on a historical subject that was part of the Navy, Army,Civilian.Transport and Land survey.I am working on the rear deck stucture where that curvature blands the top deck into the side of the fuse.I might try to do the Alaskan land survey livery so i would aprecciate any help to that effect.Joe
Your bulkhead shapes look good, based on the photos you posted, and I see that you have the diagonal frame member that I mentioned above. As you have found, photos are fairly sparse, and it has been a challenge developing information on these fascinating planes.

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Top deck

Worked all day on the top shaping and molding balsa to formers and runing control lines , installing servos.This is as good as it's going to get.Joe
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I would say that as "good" as it will get is an understatement! Looks OUTSTANDING to me!!!

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Your work looks great.

There must have been a time when a proud young naval officer would look at one of those Loenings sitting at the threshold of an open hanger and and say, "She's a real beaut' ain't she," but to be honest, I can't really imagine it. :-)
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Thanks guys!I must admit I have the Charlie Brown Christmas tree syndrome.I do like ugly man made objects with character,and this plane has them by the bucket.I could use someone with connections at the naval aircraft museum.I am sure in their archive there are some great photos of the naval Loening or the Alaskan survey planes.Joe
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Your work looks great.

There must have been a time when a proud young naval officer would look at one of those Loenings sitting at the threshold of an open hanger and and say, "She's a real beaut' ain't she," but to be honest, I can't really imagine it. :-)
ROFL, yeah, and he's probably saying, why did I get washed out of fighters? Alaska? Really? Drat!
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The pics at #6 look like the Santa Maria under construction. It'll be "handsome" with wings, etc.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 12:13 PM
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"The pics at #6 look like the Santa Maria under construction. It'll be "handsome" with wings, etc."
You got something there,but then I like boat modelling also.Joe
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 07:24 PM
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wings and top deck

Top of the deck is done with the servos/control runs installed to the rudder and elevator.Working on servo instalation in the wings.Joe
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