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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:12 PM
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Video Update #23 has been uploaded to the Project website.

http://www.seabreezeparachutes.com/md-87/view.html

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Looking great Troy! Top Notch workmanship!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:38 PM
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Video Update #24



Video Update #24 has been uploaded to the Project website.

http://www.seabreezeparachutes.com/md-87/view.html

Comments or questions should include MD-87 in the subject line.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:17 AM
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Video Update #24 has been uploaded to the Project website.

http://www.seabreezeparachutes.com/md-87/view.html

Comments or questions should include MD-87 in the subject line.

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WOW! Troy thats some excellent CNC work Sir!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Need some more updates, feed me, need to see more, lol
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Here is you a bone......

RE: Need some more updates, feed me, need to see more, lol



Waiting on parts....

Here is a look at the center section parts layout.

Will that hold you for a while? LOL

Note: I am sure there will be a few changes made to the cut files once the wing tubes show up. I did get a notice that they were lost in the mail and have shipped a new package.

Fingers crossed this is week #3 now.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:03 PM
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AHHHhhhhhh, now I've had my fix, can enjoy the weekend, thanks for the fix, lookin good by the way! have a great weekend!

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:15 PM
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It's a beautiful build Testfly, but unless you were planning on sheeting and glassing the original foam core wing I'm not sure you will be saving any weight given the complexity of this wing structure. Regardless, it will certainly be super strong and the fit of the CNC'd parts is absolute perfection.

Thanks for the update
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:02 PM
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That is the reason for doing both designs. I will use the lighter of the two.
My guess is the built-up will be lighter. Hope to know for sure soon.
I may use more foam ribs and less lite-ply by the time I am ready to sheet the wing.
Sheeting will be blue foam as well.

Sorry it is a waiting game now. (The post-person has my stuff!)
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:13 PM
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That is the reason for doing both designs. I will use the lighter of the two.
My guess is the built-up will be lighter. Hope to know for sure soon.
I may use more foam ribs and less lite-ply by the time I am ready to sheet the wing.
Sheeting will be blue foam as well.

Sorry it is a waiting game now. (The post-person has my stuff!)
Troy your doing amazing work on your MD-87 Sir! If you don't kit this you're crazy Lol
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Old May 20, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Any word on this build? It kinda died.
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Old May 20, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Any word on this build? It kinda died.
Life gets in the way sometimes.
I did post Update #25 to the web site but I forgot to post it here.

I wanted to get more done before posting Update #26.

So hang in there, #26 should be up in a week or so.
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Old May 21, 2013, 02:37 AM
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Nice work. What is the scale of this project?
I can't understand technology of wings. What for you made foam wing and substructures of wings?
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Old May 21, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Nice work. What is the scale of this project?
I can't understand technology of wings. What for you made foam wing and substructures of wings?
Hi Mike,

The Fuselage will be 9' with a wingspan just under 8'.
This is my first project of this type and I am learing (and sharing) the adventure.

I use to scratchbuild everything I flew.
But, I never used any blue foam. (fanfold type)
As it turns out it works very well.
A few years ago I redesigned a 35" flying wing that I now cut on a cnc machine. Other than the firewall (which I include with the kits) the wing is all blue foam and very strong.

The reason for the two wing designs on the MD-87 project is that I need to keep it light.
So, I took the time to design and build both wing types as if I were going to use them. As it turns out, the foam core wing is the design I will be using on this project. There is less glue and support structure that needs to be added so it comes out lighter. There is not that much of a weight savings but the foam core wing is much stronger.

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Old May 21, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Troy post some photos of your MD-87 Build!
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Old May 27, 2013, 04:51 PM
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