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Old Dec 26, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Tom and Rubio's Tuesday Night Build Club (building a Russ Thompson 109)

Good Morning Slopers

Tom and I went to the Fermin Potluck and while we were there we saw Ian and Morri's 109's. They were really sweet builds. Done in scale schemes.
I had seen Ian's at build night. We decided then that would be our next group build. This time I helped in the layup of the fuses. ( I still have to lay up mine. )
Tom's is done.

If you don't know about Russ's 109. It's amazing..!! I was shocked by the detail that is in the mold. It's very impressive. Very scale and as I would say its Super Deluxe!! We are going to change the wing a little to "speed it up a little" .

This build log will follow Tom and I as we build the planes.
Tom doesn't get a lot of build time. But he usually comes by my house on Tuesday for about an hour to 1 1/2. We are going to put that time to good use.
I hope you follow Tom and I on our new Quest .
It's going to be fun!!!



Rubio
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 06:51 AM
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The first thing to do is make a fuse.
We layed it up with one layer of 10 oz and one layer if 6 oz.
plenty of cabosil in the detail and it's seemed in the mold. Robert did the seeming honors. He did a great job and the fuse came great.
Even Sulty came to check it out.
Tom has it now and I'm sure he will chime in.


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Old Dec 26, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Last week we met on Tuesday and cut the ply for the skins. We are using 1/64" birch ply. Tom laid them out so nice that I had enough for a small Sloper left over.
Last night I laid my skins out. Taped the trailing edges with some frog tape Then used the brown gorilla glue to glue the skins. I used a small roller and pan from a local hardware store. I glue both sides the carefully. Put it in the bag.
It's home curing as I type this.
Next we will bag Toms wings.
We are going to bag all the pcs. We are planning on all glass planes.
On the wings we will be using 3/4 basswood leading edges.



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Old Dec 26, 2013, 08:33 AM
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My fuse looks just the same as it did on Rubio's table.
Russ's work is outstanding, and I'm stoked to be building one of these!
Building with Rubio is always great as some of you already know, he keeps it fun and is motivating!
O.k. our new adventure has begun!
Tom
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 08:53 AM
No fuse too fat
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Awesome! Thanks for the kind words guys. Glad you like the plane. Your group build threads are always fun to watch. It's great to see that a couple more of these planes will be hitting the slopes soon!
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Tom and Rubio's Tuesday Night Build Club (building a Russ Thompson 109)

Thanks Russ
We are stoked to be building this plane. There are so many schemes to choose from. I have thought it out and I will be doing a winter scheme.

Here is what I have chosen.

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Old Dec 26, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Hey!.....This is one build I would have loved to join.
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 01:11 PM
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Hey!.....This is one build I would have loved to join.
Matin
If you are serious. I can arrange that for you


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Old Dec 26, 2013, 01:12 PM
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But remember ...

That cat is mine



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Old Dec 26, 2013, 02:29 PM
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Very cool to see this gents! I dig Russ' original and look forward to seeing what you do with this. Nice winter color scheme Rubio! Should be a winner (as usual )

Cheers, and following closely...

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Old Dec 26, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Matin
If you are serious. I can arrange that for you


Rubio
You think I'd joke about something like that?
Thats would be FANTASTIC!

On an aside, I'm just passing in front of your house!
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 10:20 PM
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You think I'd joke about something like that?
Thats would be FANTASTIC!

On an aside, I'm just passing in front of your house!
DAMN... I live in next to the 5 freeway ...

He wasn't kidding ....




Matin your in. After I lay up my fuse I will make sure yours is next.
We are layin up mine tomorrow.
I'll be in touch.


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Old Dec 26, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Woo Hoo!
Much obliged partner!
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Old Dec 26, 2013, 11:52 PM
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Nice Matin. 109's are so cool.

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Old Dec 27, 2013, 12:55 AM
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Now about the cat......
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