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Old Jun 07, 2009, 06:41 PM
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For the canopy, I shaped a block of Balsa by..you guessed it, sanding. After that I covered the plug with regular saran wrap and two layers of medium cloth. This is adequate for now, but later I will use my vac former and make a couple of clear ones.
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Old Jun 07, 2009, 07:40 PM
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GDbot, you need to start drawing your pod & boom design. I will be lookiing for more 4 dollar booms at the used sporting goods store for you guys that are interested in making some P&B designs! Let your imagination go and we all benefit from it!
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Old Jun 07, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Cool!

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GDbot, you need to start drawing your pod & boom design. I will be lookiing for more 4 dollar booms at the used sporting goods store for you guys that are interested in making some P&B designs! Let your imagination go and we all benefit from it!
OK! Thanks for the encouragement. My favorite quote at the moment is from the first Blues Brothers movie. (John Belushi) ......."We're on a mission........"
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Old Jun 08, 2009, 12:18 AM
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My favorite quote is from Theodore Roosvelt in 1910. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Go for it GDbot!
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Old Jun 08, 2009, 06:23 PM
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I had not decide which way to go, whether a conventional tail or a V. I drew both and decided to go with the V, high aspect ratio KEWL look factor so I went for it.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Done with the sanding and shaping, next to mount on the fuselage.
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Started the V-tail mount and have made the tail removable. My daughter is 5'2" so you can assess the scale. The fuse now measures just under 6' long. Next the 165" wings! We are having fun now!!!
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 10:03 PM
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I have completed the tail mount and installed the v-tail. Starting to look good!
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Old Jun 26, 2009, 01:49 AM
Slope,thermal and Scale flying
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Wow looken very nice mate. Can't wait to see her with some wings on her and have a bench, wait even better, see her flying lol


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Old Jun 26, 2009, 09:11 AM
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Thanks Chris, I have to start cutting ribs this weekend! C-ya, Joser.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 08:30 AM
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Sweet....Some pics and stuff would be appreciated and stuff
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 09:50 AM
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If you would make it a little bigger you could call it "Fore" As in Four Meter.. then everytime you come in for a landing you could Hollow "Fore!!!!!!"

Think about it you woudl have a clear landing zone everytime you come in.

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Old Jun 28, 2009, 09:58 AM
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At 165" it's 9" bigger than four meters! I could call it the "fore +". Good suggestions! Thanks.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 08:48 PM
Speed cost money.
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oops I was thinking 4 x 4 = 16 ft.... Dohhh 4 x 3 = 12 feet.

Wheew in florida are you located. I will be moving there sometime soon.

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Old Jun 29, 2009, 12:57 PM
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Highflier, I am located in Apopka, just a few miles north west of Orlando. Let me know when you get down here, we'll do some flying! Joser
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