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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:04 PM
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jumpin Jehosaphat I FINISHED something!!

HI everybody..been a while since I've posted here..and this is a finish to a VERY old build log...but, maybe, I'm out of my "building slump"..in the past year and a half I have started 3 planes, and JUST NOW finished one..it's not much, but it's ready to maiden, and the important thing is that it's COMPLETE. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you, Das Real Thing!!

I decided on a Modela 2CC diesel for motive power. I also found another set of Kavan Whitewalls in my stash, that and the old cars me and the Stude have been hanging with help[ed decide on the color scheme-red and yellow, with 50's style "speed stripes" on the sides, an STP sticker on the wing..(couldn't find any "Moon" decals), the whitewalls, and a dice for the hatch knob. 30 ounces RTF, a little heavy but I really wasn't watching my weight with this one. She'll be okay, maiden hopefully this weekend
BTW, I have about 1/4 inch clearance between that 8-3 prop and the ground, might go to a 7.5-4
Here's pics..
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Welcome back Cash!! Hope the bug bites strong again.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:42 AM
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thanks cashrc now i have to finish my real thing
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Glad to see you are "back on the horse" Cash; NOW, what about that Dennyplane......
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:28 PM
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If you can't find "Moon" decals, how about making Moon hubcaps?

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Cute, especially the last pic! Let us know how it goes with the Modella 2 cc. I have one I haven't put on anything yet.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:29 PM
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If you can't find "Moon" decals, how about making Moon hubcaps?

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Wish I could come up with a "baby moons and steellies" look for the wheels, that would be cool...
I think I need a glass pack hanging off the Modela....
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:12 PM
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I've got one word for your plane: "Bitch'n"!!
I believe that was used to describe "John Milner's 32 Ford coupe" in American Graffiti (Your plane is the same color!)
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Welcome back Cash! Thats a lovely plane Enjoy the maiden

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 11:47 AM
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I've got one word for your plane: "Bitch'n"!!
I believe that was used to describe "John Milner's 32 Ford coupe" in American Graffiti (Your plane is the same color!)
Just don't throw a water balloon at us!!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:28 PM
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How about carved balsa hubs, covered with aluminum tape (from Lowes, etc.)?

Or, cut out the bottoms of your favorite beverage can and polish the aluminum, then give it a coat of gloss clear?

Canopy glue (as in R/C 56) will hold the hubs in place. That's what I used on the hubs of Micki's Cub and Supercruiser (although both are plastic I molded over a balsa disk).

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:49 AM
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Hub caps

I made these "hub caps" using an electric drill with a small disc pad holder (about 1" dia), and a hand held band file.

A couple of roughly circular discs of spruce, about 1/8" thick, were sawn out with a jig saw (of course with a slight overdimension).
Using double-sided carpet tape, I attached a disc to the disc pad holder.
With the electric drill (gently !) clamped in a vice, running at a fairly high rpm, I then shaped the hub cap with the band file.

A quick & simple method....
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:44 AM
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How about carved balsa hubs, covered with aluminum tape (from Lowes, etc.)?

Or, cut out the bottoms of your favorite beverage can and polish the aluminum, then give it a coat of gloss clear?

Canopy glue (as in R/C 56) will hold the hubs in place. That's what I used on the hubs of Micki's Cub and Supercruiser (although both are plastic I molded over a balsa disk).

CD
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I made these "hub caps" using an electric drill with a small disc pad holder (about 1" dia), and a hand held band file.

A couple of roughly circular discs of spruce, about 1/8" thick, were sawn out with a jig saw (of course with a slight overdimension).
Using double-sided carpet tape, I attached a disc to the disc pad holder.
With the electric drill (gently !) clamped in a vice, running at a fairly high rpm, I then shaped the hub cap with the band file.

A quick & simple method....
Thanks guys, good ideas!! Might do that later, tright now I just want to get her maidened. Usually I take the Hawk out on the weekends, but it's foggy, drizzly and slick..okay, well I can look forward to maidening the Thing tomorrow..but it's forecasted to be blowing 10-20 tomorrow, which means 15-25 realistically. No fun so far for Cash...
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Just checked Intellicast, NOW they're calling for 15-25 mph winds. Poop.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Good to see you back in the fray Cash. Fingers crossed for the weather and the maiden.
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