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Old Mar 08, 2011, 03:24 PM
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Brought my 737 to a club meeting today, and it was put together for the first time with the colour sheme complete. Still missing the logos thoug.

The picture is not that good, since it was taken with my phone, but you get the idea I'm going to put it together again later today and see if I can get some better quality pictures...

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 03:31 PM
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I am greatly looking forward to your maiden Ben!

...and Sergey, I would love to come out for yours in person!!
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 03:35 PM
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...and Sergey, I would love to come out for yours in person!!
I think this can be easily arranged
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Sergey I am using Dubro 2" on the mains and 1.5" on the nose. The light weight foam treaded wheels. I posted pic earlier on in the post what they look like. They only cost about $4.50 at your LHS. Go to page 44 post 647,648 and you can see how realistic the wheels look.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 04:57 PM
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Sergey I am using Dubro 2" on the mains and 1.5" on the nose. The light weight foam treaded wheels. I posted pic earlier on in the post what they look like. They only cost about $4.50 at your LHS. Go to page 44 post 647,648 and you can see how realistic the wheels look.
Thank you Rookie!
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 05:29 PM
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A few more pictures for you guys!
Tomorrow I will hopefully get the tail and logos done

I also know the weight so far: 2869grams. So i guess I will end up just around 3,8kg. All my sprcling and stuff, and the vinyl has added about 500 grams. But it feels light enough to fly well - I'm not concerned.

Today a tempting thought struck me: Why not get another one, go very light on the fuse and fly it on the slope

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Great work . the model looks great

the only thing ming missed is the cockpit windows

I'm working on the to me it just dosn't look right
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Rookies Continental.

- Fuse still unglued.
- Will be running another Gold Pin Stripe, so the actual width will be twice.
- Total Fuse Weight before paint = 868gms, after paint = 898grams,
so 30grams added post spray paint job (dry weight)
- Horizontal stab (each) before Vinyl = 27 grams , After Vinyl = 34gms
so 7grams added weight on each horizontal stab.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 09:23 PM
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You're right on the cockpit windows pulsery2K1, and the attached pic shows the difference to good effect. Compare this image to Ben_E's middle picture. First, the two front "main windows" should have no "curve" on the lower portion and the frame that makes up the post of the same is not far enough out from the center (meaning, the front windows need to be more rectangular, and generally skinnier.) Also, the true side windows are simply too long. All of this is easily corrected and should no way reflect on an otherwise awesome kit.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:42 PM
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Great model -lousy window decal - the model is great just need to
fix the window decal, side by side the diffrence shows
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 01:36 AM
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737 Almost Done!

Ok, don't kill me. Here is mine. I have to put the engine pods on and maiden her. My own livery...back to the thread OP.

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 01:57 AM
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How do you adjust the windows? I tried some stuff on the dummy engine pods, but the material gets a very ugly surface if I file or sand it. How do you adjust the shape while keeping the surface nice?

Ben E, your left engine cowling seems damaged on the fotos, what happened?
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 04:39 AM
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You're right on the cockpit windows pulsery2K1, and the attached pic shows the difference to good effect. Compare this image to Ben_E's middle picture. First, the two front "main windows" should have no "curve" on the lower portion and the frame that makes up the post of the same is not far enough out from the center (meaning, the front windows need to be more rectangular, and generally skinnier.) Also, the true side windows are simply too long. All of this is easily corrected and should no way reflect on an otherwise awesome kit.
The windows are not truly scale, no - but for me they are OK. The picīs do show it well.

A fellow club member who flies the 737 (for food) commented and said that the windows on the original should have been like the one on Mings plane, because the flat window surfaces makes the cockpit very noisy! On some of the planes they have made small spoilers to make a small amount of turbulence before the air hits the windscreen
So here Ming is ahead of Boeing

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Ben E, your left engine cowling seems damaged on the fotos, what happened?
I have decided to use another type of vinyl, so this one has the old vinyl that is coming a bit loose. Will soon look better


I also would like to know how you guys plan to mod the cockpit windows?

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Thank for this catch up.
Let see how can we amend the window sticker.

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Those windows are off a mile. They dont look bad though, just not scale.

Ben your plane looks great, i like!
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