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Old Jul 10, 2003, 08:55 AM
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Seafury on deck

Well almost. This thing is going to look awsome.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 10:25 AM
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Very cool Mike!! Is that a kit or scratch built? What kind of construction? What are the specs? The color scheme looks great!

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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:36 AM
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That thing is sweet! I would love to see pictures of it flying. Is it Ultracote or painted Solartex? Balsa or Coro tailfeathers? What are you using for a canopy? Airfoil?

Great work!!
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 10:45 PM
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Here are some more pictures. I now just need to get a canopy and hook up the controls. It is a second generation scratch built. I plan on making a 60" version that could make it to kit form.
Wingspan is 48".
AUW is 32 oz.
MH-32
Coro tail.
Painted solartex with a little vinyl.
1.9 EPP
I will get flight pictures as soon as I can get it up.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 10:57 PM
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Old Jul 14, 2003, 09:59 PM
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I got to fly it today. The lift was poor but there was enough to get the CG dialed in.
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Old Jul 14, 2003, 10:24 PM
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Awesome! It looks great in the air! Now all you need is a nice howling day to see what she can really do. Nice plane!

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Old Jul 14, 2003, 11:53 PM
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I knew Russ was gonna like that that plane. He has a thing for invasion stripes...



Great looking plane!
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Old Jul 15, 2003, 09:52 AM
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Quote:
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I knew Russ was gonna like that that plane. He has a thing for invasion stripes...
Shhhhh... You said you wouldn't tell.

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Old Jul 15, 2003, 10:15 AM
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Looks great! What did you use for a canopy? It's interesting how different the color looks inside versus outside. Cool!
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Old Jul 15, 2003, 10:29 AM
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Mike,
How did you do the spar at the polyhedral?

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Old Jul 15, 2003, 07:16 PM
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I was going to use a clear canopy with a pilot but could not find one locally so I made a foam one.
The dihedral was easy. The spar is a carbon tube. I used a bent piece of piano wire to join them at the break. A piece of brass tube on the outside keeps the carbon from splitting. I have tried a bent brass joiner on the outside but it broke. I would like to get a tube like is used on the JW but am still looking for one with will work well.
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