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Old Jul 17, 2009, 02:06 AM
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TNB Typical Navy Bomber. Vid post 36

I had every intention of building a slow flying biplane. I drew up a rather tasty SE5a but having been grounded yet again by the wind, I realised the last thing I needed was another floater.

What I need is a simple good looking plane that can handle a bit if wind. I drew up a very conventional layout then tried to make it look like something. I did all the usual racers and sport planes but I fancied something different.

Enter the Typical Navy Bomber.

Build should start this W/E
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 02:44 AM
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You going profile or full fuselage? Size of plane?
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 02:55 AM
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Rusty, 45-48" W/S 'Wide profile'. Wide enough to hide all the spaghetti without the bother of a built up job.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 03:22 AM
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I like this type of fuselage too, other then the full fatties.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 05:12 AM
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Full fat,Semi Skimmed and Skinny Skimmed -profile LOL.
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 08:07 AM
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I like it. Looking forward to seeing your ideas on the fuselage.
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 07:32 AM
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I finally made a start. I've cut the 1 1/2 inch thick fuselage together with the two 3mm sides and have started cutting out the 'voids' Its all rough cut at the moment. Final shaping will be after its all put together.
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 01:42 AM
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Did a bit more last night.

Got the motor andall the radio in and the sides on ready for sanding to shape
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 06:19 AM
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TJ, That's going to be Very Nice ... Love that fuselage idea !!!!
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Can't wait to see it in the air (why do we say can't wait, when obviously we have to?). Will have a clean full fuse look.
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 02:04 AM
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Thanks Gentlemen.

Did a little more last night. The wings are very simple psudo KF with a 6mmx6mm hardwood spar and a 12mmx12mm balsa LE.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Well its all come together and with a few spots of filler here and there, its ready for the final sanding.
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 02:29 AM
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Wow, TJC, this looks mighty fine. What sort of color scheme are you going to do?
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 02:39 AM
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Probably US Navy Blue by the test stroke on the left wing.

Looks good, neat idea, could have made one side with small flush hatches to access gear when needed.

Hope the ESC is getting enough cooling.

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Old Jul 31, 2009, 04:21 AM
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Thanks.

Del, I've built a couple like this and what I do is make a template showing where all the electrics are then if I need to get to them, I just cut and peel back the skin. The esc is behind the cowl right in the air flow.

Navy blue of course, but the try out on the wing was a bit too dark.
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