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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:22 PM
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G'Day Matt
Nice to see that some one still know how to use real covering material.
That cloth grain is going to look real nice . Great job Mate.
Happy Landing...
Chris.............
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 03:58 PM
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OK guys here is were I am at with the gear. The first picture shows the wire bend toward the wing. Man I spent almost an hour trying to get that thing to line up with the wing! So I gave up and cut it off then attached it to the front strut. Next I made a strut out of 1/4 spring steel a compression spring and brass tube. This eliminated the need for that wire bend toward the wing.

I used aluminum tube for the bottom attachment. I then bent some brass sheet around a wood dowel and soldered it along the back. This made the two fairings for the compression strut. The brass fairing was soldered to the top brass attachment and the aluminum tube was JB welded to the bottom attachment. ( Kwik JB weld you gotta get some it will change your life!) This strut is rock solid and functional.

Well with all of that finished I decided to attach very small hoops to the front and back bends of the gear. I will run one continuous .014 nylon coated cable around the gear and attach it to the wing and front attachment. One piece of cable will allow for flexing without stress. Its just for looks anyway!
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 04:36 PM
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WOW! Very nice Matt!
Sent you a PM BTW.....
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 05:06 PM
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I like it! I love problem solving!
Can't wait to see the new cowl on the front end.

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Old Feb 27, 2011, 06:55 PM
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4"Robart wheels look good Can't wait to paint em!!

The best fun I have had with a kit in awhile!

Thanks Joe and Dave!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 07:21 PM
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WOW Matt....pretty, pretty, pretty!

Looking good!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Holy Moly!!!!! Too impressive!!!! That looks like the real thing!

4 thumbs up!!! (Two of them are toes)

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Old Feb 27, 2011, 09:18 PM
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Way cool Matt!

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Matt : SOOOOOOOOOOOO envious I know I won't come even a little close to that. Well Fellas we are getting some great additions and alteration to this project and they are all GREAT !! Just shows that there is a lot of talent out there. Joe you got to love this if this information gets around you will have to start a Bunnie farm to keep up with all the kits flying off the shelf. Remember one per Box

Regards BILL
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 02:21 PM
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Guys, I just got my cowl from Don!

If you have not covered you fuselage with the 1/64 ply yet you have to get one of these!!

The workmanship is phenomenal. The detail includes rivets, panel lines, latches and access panel. Great work Don!

With that said... I had to cut mine up to fit the front of my fuselage. As you can see I have already installed the plywood. I had to stretch the cowl about 1/2" to fit the bottom of my fuse. No worries still very functional and solid. I left a little over on top to work as a hatch.

Now the panel lines are a bit off but I'm going for the standoff scale look as it is. So if any one notices I'll have to deck um!

This cowl saved me hours of work on my project and I love it.

Thanks Don!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 03:01 PM
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No worries Matt. The full scale was open on the bottom too!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Looking good Matt!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 04:00 PM
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The more I look at your nose the more I think I will cover the mail hole too, kinda gives it a Corsair looking nose, I love a Corsair. Oh boy I'm in trouble now.
Back down stairs Bill
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 07:18 PM
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How about this radial? I know its too big Man I'm looking for a Saito 90 if anyone knows anyone!

Cheers,
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 07:48 PM
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How about this radial? I know its too big Man I'm looking for a Saito 90 if anyone knows anyone!

Cheers,
Matt
Ha! That would be perfect! Add a couple dummy cylinders in between each one and you'd have it made in the shade. Can you imagine how cool that would sound? That is quite a piece of jewelry!

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