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Old Feb 17, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Finished the parting planes so the forward half of the top of the fuselage can be molded. I'll end up waxing and PVA'ing tomorrow, if time allows i'll probably start slapping epoxy down to, if not, i'll just cut cloth layers.


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Old Feb 17, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Looks like a fun weekend ahead!
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 09:12 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Dude - I've been tuned out of the thread for a while...

But as I can see, you're still giving it hell - top work matey.

Keep plodding along, Soljya

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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Yea i was hitting it hard till feb 18th. Now i just cant get motivated enough to wax and pva the top front of the fuselage. Im expecting a 18 hour day to layup the front half of the fuse if i end up having to do it alone, which i probably will


Then having to do it all over again on the bottom. Ughhh. Did i mention i still have 13 plugs to make?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Keep up the good work. We're all watching & learning.

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Old Mar 04, 2012, 08:51 PM
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I haven't been doin much to the F-14 lately. I"m working on getting all the "wood work" on my 26.5% GeeBee R2 completed so I can get all the dusty work done, so as to keep from having to clean the shop so much between F-14 moldings.

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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Not many 1/4 scale Gee Bee plans used the scale M6 airfoil....are you building from Vern Clement drawings? Looking good! Let me know if you need any scale documentation.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Are you going to start a new thread for the Gee Bee?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:58 PM
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man, that Gee Bee looks awesome. it's on my bucket list for sure. maybe not that big, but a Gee Bee of some sort.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Not many 1/4 scale Gee Bee plans used the scale M6 airfoil....are you building from Vern Clement drawings? Looking good! Let me know if you need any scale documentation.

Wellll.... Yes and no...

I originally started with the Hostetler plans.. But they were so far away from being accurate, that they were completely re-drawn by hand. In the process of re-drawing the hostetler plans, I purchased a set of the Henry Haffke 1/4 Gee Bee R1, the Vern Clements 36" wingspan gee Bee R2 and the Vern Clements 1/4 Gee Bee R1 plans.

I also picked up the book on the granville's and the Gee Bee's written by Henry Haffke, and another written by steve wolf and delmar benjamin about their Replica...


I'm always needing Documentation! I am planning to do a 1/2 scale version once the F-14 is done, and have been looking feverously for the original Granville drawings of the R1/R2...
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Are you going to start a new thread for the Gee Bee?
I haven't, but I could if their is interest.. otherwise I can just put little pop-up updates in here
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man, that Gee Bee looks awesome. it's on my bucket list for sure. maybe not that big, but a Gee Bee of some sort.
Its not THAT big.. only 80" wingspan and 56"ish long.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:43 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe I would do one that size then. what size engine you gonna go with I assume gas? it would be cool with a huge outrunner turning a monster prop. I think that's the way I would go and then buy a sound card and speaker to play the sounds of the real motor, just like Sean (strictlyscale) does with his Corsair. the video I saw sounds like he's got it hooked to the throttle so the engine sound increases and decreases with throttle position. very slick.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:45 PM
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hmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe I would do one that size then. what size engine you gonna go with I assume gas? it would be cool with a huge outrunner turning a monster prop. I think that's the way I would go and then buy a sound card and speaker to play the sounds of the real motor, just like Sean (strictlyscale) does with his Corsair. the video I saw sounds like he's got it hooked to the throttle so the engine sound increases and decreases with throttle position. very slick.
Its getting the 7 cylinder radial out of my fw190 since the 190 should be finding a new home by the end of the month
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:52 PM
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have you seen or heard the Klassen, inline 4 cylinders yet? man, they sound nice. they look just like a shrunken down Merlin and kinda have that sound to them. very cool.
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