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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:34 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Merrill,

What kind of finish is used on the fuselages? Enamel, Epoxy Paint, Gelcoat?
Epoxy paint sprayed in the mold before lay up.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Flaming Red or Eyeball White?!?! Sooo, they're the same color!?!? Oh, wait... maybe it's Wednesday morning eyeball white...

Sorry, couldn't pass on that one. My son got married yesterday, so my eye color this morning... you get the picture...
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 03:52 PM
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sorry no photo's at the minute
i have the wings all built the airbrakes made and the servo's installed i'm ready to add the fibreglass reinforcement and carbon capping strips
the weather has been terrible in Ireland it rained all day on Thursday no wonder they call it the Emerald Isle it's hard to get motivated at times
but i'm enjoying the build


finger's crossed next year will be better and i'll have a good competitive model
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:37 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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A pic of the Oculus from Visalia.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:47 PM
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A pic of the Oculus from Visalia.

Now that is a nice looking plane.

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 06:54 PM
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What Plane? all I can see is those pants!

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Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Tonight I finally have a bit of time to work on the Oculus. it is looking like it will be done in time before more snow fly's.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:19 PM
andrew wallace
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hi Clarence
would you take a close up photograph of the rudder horn for me please
i have a good idea how it's done i just want to see a picture of it
does the push rod exit the side of the fuselage ?
i'm going tomorrow(Tuesday) to look for a paper guillotine, i've everything all made and i've just got to add all the capping strips now and put it all together

thanks
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM
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i have the wings all built the airbrakes made and the servo's installed
Andrew I forgot to mention to you that you will find it a bit easier to put the magnets in for the spoilers before you cover the wing.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:27 PM
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hi Clarence
would you take a close up photograph of the rudder horn for me please
i have a good idea how it's done i just want to see a picture of it
does the push rod exit the side of the fuselage ?
i'm going tomorrow(Tuesday) to look for a paper guillotine, i've everything all made and i've just got to add all the capping strips now and put it all together

thanks
Andrew
Hi Andrew

Here are a few pictures you are asking for, the only thing different will be that your control rod/horn will be on the other side of the fuse. these pictures are from Oculus # 2. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Here are 2 pictures of how I am running my antenna wires, old control rods and a heat gun and you can make a great wire guide/holder. I have just about finished the Wood Oculus I am down to little items and balancing then a check for mixing and controls and a flight will be soon to follow.

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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:39 AM
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thanks for the photo's Clarence
that really helped
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 08:29 AM
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This morning is looking like the conditions are right and the plane is set to fly so soon the first Woody Oculus will take to the sky.

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Old Nov 04, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Well yesterday was it, the first flight of the Woody Oculus.

The winds were 10 to 14 mph at our slope and it was a bit cool but it was a great day, I checked everything over for the third time and it was time for the Oculus to take flight. I gave the Oculus a gentle push out from the slope and away it went. once again this plane only needed a touch of down trim to get things where they needed to be.

Myself and My flying partner flew around for about an hour and put it through the moves and did not find a nasty habit at all with this plane just like My first Oculus. smooth flight. gave it a dive test and I need to take some lead out of the nose, won't be much to take out I only gave it a little bit to the nose heavy side for the first flight. When I came in for landing it came in nice and smooth with the same landing elevator comp that I have on My first Oculus.

This plane is so enjoyable to fly. The next time out will be the thermal field so I can get it dialed in all the way,

Here are a few pictures I shot not all the best quality, if My wife would have come out the pictures would have been better but she doesn't like standing out on a cold windy slope.

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Old Nov 04, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Awesome ! Should have mine finished by wed. Then up she goes!
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