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Old Jun 26, 2016, 11:07 PM
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50+ build log Korda FF

A new contest is coming in our club, will be all kordas ff.
some good progress done today as was a rainy day....
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Old Jun 26, 2016, 11:09 PM
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Old Jun 27, 2016, 12:15 AM
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Good progress indeed Rodrigo. Looks like pretty much a finished wing to me!
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Old Jun 28, 2016, 06:20 AM
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So I'M meant to be in control?
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Obviously doesn't have enough guitars to make......
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 01:32 AM
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Some good progress....
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 02:02 AM
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So, two days into this build then! Obviously Rodrigo's "Good progress" would, for all the rest of us, be "meteoric progress". Given that he also (judging by the photos and videos he posts) spends quite a lot of time flying, the question is, never mind about making guitars, when does he sleep and eat?

There are a lot of good builders on this forum, several good FAST builders but Rodrigo's combination of speed and quality is mind boggling. I'd like to think that I could learn his secret, but reluctantly conclude you have to be born with that kind of talent, and I wasn't!
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Old Jun 29, 2016, 06:26 AM
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I think it must be that he has a special relationship and a rapport with wood - it will do just what he asks it to first time, every time - because it wants to.

The rest of us just mangle it as we try to beat it into submission!!!
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Old Jun 30, 2016, 03:22 PM
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Hi guys! The re is no secret... Just have an good eye! Some builders spend a lot of time on gigs, measurements, thinking the next step... I just cut the wood and start gluing. With a good eye anc common sense everything should be coming nicely!

My good friend Marco (maybe the best ff builder in Mexico) just finishe my propeller!!! Take a look!
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Old Jun 30, 2016, 03:34 PM
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Great work, Rodrigo. That prop is a work of art.
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Old Jul 02, 2016, 06:57 PM
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Getting close for covering...
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Old Jul 06, 2016, 07:14 AM
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Great work, Rodrigo. That prop is a work of art.
Seconded. Mine look like crap by comparison.
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Old Jul 09, 2016, 10:47 PM
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hi guys!!

my Korda is finished! and ready for maiden in the trunk.

i finished with clear doculam, satin all and clear the windows. will post pictures tomorrow and some info about maiden.

i kind of nervius, as is my first wakefield, and wondering about how much rubber to put on it.
the plane came very light, 140 grams, and i will start with 6 loops 3/32 (54 grams)
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Good luck with the maiden Rodrigo. Not my area of expertise, but I think you will need more rubber than that for it to really perform, maybe about twice as much. To meet the Wakefield rules which were used when it was first built it would need to weigh 224 grams or more ready to fly.
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Old Jul 10, 2016, 04:14 AM
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More rubber Coli.
I'm not saying 100 grams X 16 strands of 1/4 that I have in my KK Gypsy and Lim Joon Wakes, but at least 50% more that the 54 grams you suggest should have it flying well.

Your model though, and on the less rubber I should think it would stooge around okay.

Good luck, and looking forward to seeing finished model. The Korda is one of my favorites.
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Hi! I fly my 39' Korda with 12 strands 1/4" Tan II or SS (ca. 70 grams) with good success. Don't forget to install a DT device!! Cheers.
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