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Old Jun 26, 2009, 04:45 PM
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Litho Plates

Bob, you will be happy to know that printing plates have made it into the computer age. I run a CREO CTP system, which is a overgrown laser printer using KODAK plates. If you need more plates I can send you more up to 22"x35". Most newspapers still use plates and will let you have a few if you ask nice.
Did Tony Eliott do the fuselage also and is he marketing them as a kit?

TJM
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Old Jun 26, 2009, 05:48 PM
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And who won ? an X HP-11 owner .

P.S. I really like your r/c project
To be honest, it was me. I loved standing on the pedals on the way down.

Hp-11, very cool!

-bob
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Old Jun 26, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Bob, you will be happy to know that printing plates have made it into the computer age. I run a CREO CTP system, which is a overgrown laser printer using KODAK plates. If you need more plates I can send you more up to 22"x35". Most newspapers still use plates and will let you have a few if you ask nice.
Did Tony Eliott do the fuselage also and is he marketing them as a kit?

TJM
Good to know that the plates are still available and thanks so much for the information. I still have about a half dozen left but now I know where to go for more.

Tony did the fuse and wings/tailfeathers and although I don't know that he offers it as a kit per se I'm sure that he'll be glad to make one for anyone that's interested. For those who may be familiar with the Viking molds, Tony is now the owner of them and has a list of fuselages he can make on his web site. I'm sure he'll be glad to make a kit of any level for anyone interested, but that's me speaking for him which is unfair. I just know that I'm very pleased with what he produced for *me*.

-bob
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 11:15 AM
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I saw an eample of this beautiful aircraft at the National Soaring Museum (only an hour or so from my house ). The preformance is quite impressive, even today. good to see someone is building one!
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 01:57 AM
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Bob your -18 is looking good can't wait to see it airborne. I have a Slingsby T-53 with a 110in. span I'll finish some day. Just sloped a plan's built Climax HLG off the "A" and managed to bring it in intact. Dave.
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Hi, Dave

I've been sidetracked by some other projects but will most likely post my progress to date early this week if not sooner. Get to work on that T-53!!!
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 12:30 AM
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I'm building a Miles for Tom Gressman at the moment among other prodjx. Later Dave.
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 06:00 PM
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Well, here we go again. I took some time to at least finish one part of the plane and although it really didn't come out as great as I hoped for it'll definately work.

The pictures pretty much tell the story...I'm pretty sure I turned it into more of a project than it had to be - good lessons for the next one. I originally had long tubes bonded to the doors to use as a hinge but didn't consider the compound curves of the doors so I had to drop back and punt. The original doors were a bit different shape but used a piano hinge at the front and rear so this seemed the easiest solution. Well, it turned out to be a real PITA but worked out OK in the end. I'm not as happy as I could be with this and may redo it in the future before the final paint. We'll see....
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Hi Bob,

This is really looking great. Dennis B and Rick B came up with a very simple way to do gear doors.. I'll have to demonstrate/ describe it to you when we go to Greens Peak.
But your door hinging looks real good. Got your pictures and will look at them later.

Btw If your landing gear breaks or needs work.... How are you going to get it out without breaking things?? It appears that the gear is in permanently.

I always make mine removable.

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 08:46 AM
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Hey, Bill

Looking forward to Greens Peak and seeing your door system.

As far as the gear being in permanently I had considered this from the beginning and having a removable section of former seemed like more complexity than I wanted (so I transferred that to the doors, right?). Anyhow, the retract frame itself is not bonded in but is held in place by the front and rear formers. To remove it all that is required is two short saw cuts above the retract frame sides on the front former only. Hopefully I'll never need to do that.

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Bob,

That is the idea; but partially..
On my Big Pilatus; the front bulkhead is larger than the rear. That's so I can put an Aluminum beam to hold the retract down. Since I used blind nuts on the bulkhead, all I have to do is unscrew the metal plate. And pull the gear out. Doesn't look like you have enough material in the front to do that. But maybe you do..
Either way it's looking great!

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 07:40 PM
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Bill,

I just hope I never have to remove it, for whatever reason! In any case, I'm not worried about it.

-bob (a quasi-deciple of the KISS principle)
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Looking good Bob. Yes, I can see that it got to be a 'project' alright.

I can't see any turnbuckles, interplane struts, or flying wires.

Carry on anyway..

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Old Aug 18, 2009, 10:54 PM
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Looking good Bob. Yes, I can see that it got to be a 'project' alright.

I can't see any turnbuckles, interplane struts, or flying wires.

Carry on anyway..

John

ROFLMAO!!! Just give me time...
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