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Old Jul 16, 2012, 11:28 PM
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I didnt realize the cessna prop was that small, I thought it was 5in like most of the HH micros. I have a few 4025s and 4530's I might try if the 5in props are too much. Im looking forward to the Beaver as well, and Im sure I can come up with some floats for it if I have to dunk it in the lake for some odd reason. I was wondering what you think about doing a Piper Tri Pacer as a possible subject in the future of this sweet micro line?

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Old Jul 17, 2012, 08:06 AM
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... Im sure I can come up with some floats for [Zeke's projected Beaver]
Mendo,

Go here for Jin's excellent float plans - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=jin+float. Just scale them to whatever Zeke comes out with. For starters, some real Beaver floats measure 1/2 the wingspan (48'wingspan, 24' floats). Lots of 3 views available on the web such as this one:



And I think you might enjoy the discussion here: http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/...m=1156443504/0

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I hope future subjects include test builds by Paul Bradley, and that Construction Manuals will be made available.

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Old Jul 22, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Hey guys...at long last I've got the assembly manual finished up! I also made templates for printing the covering on tissue. I added in a lot of nice detailing into the tissue template files, so they should make for some really nice models. You can open the files in any program like Microsoft Paint and simply change the colors to whatever you want. You can mix and match the template files to create up to eight different combinations. The template files are laid out to be printed on 8-1/2"x11" paper with no scaling required.

The manual can be found here:
http://www.parkscalemodels.com/downl...e_90a_v1.0.pdf
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 01:26 AM
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I've got the assembly manual finished up! I also made templates ....
Sweet. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Zeke that is awesome. I love the graphics files. Now I want to build another to try out the new graphics. That and the fact the monocoupe had a little incident with the hangar wall. Nothing that couldn't be fixed but unfortunately when glueing the wings back on I got impatient and took the chance of using CA. Of course one is not quite aligned right. It still flies but not quite as nicely as it did at first. I knew better. Any progress on the Beaver? I'm looking forward to it. Oh I do have video of the monocoupe but it clearly shows where I work. So In the interest of not incriminating myself I will keep it under wraps.

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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:01 PM
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For anyone on the fence about buying one, take a look at the comprehensive Construction Manual here: http://www.parkscalemodels.com/downl...e_90a_v1.0.pdf . Doesn't get any better than that - should help make a Buy Decision easy!

Really looking forward to the next plane in the Wisp Series - the Beaver, I hope.

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Really looking forward to the next plane in the Wisp Series - the Beaver, I hope.
The Beaver is definitely the next in the series. After that, I'm thinking of maybe doing one or two WWI planes, some of the options being:
Bristol F.2, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Fokker DR-1, Fokker Eindecker, Fokker D.VII, Fokker D.VIII, Nieuport 11, Nieuport 17, Nieuport 28, S.E.5a, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Pup, Spad VII ,Spad XIII

I plan to have the Beaver done and flying by the NEAT Fair in September.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Zeke, Please produce any of the WW1 planes. How about a Sopwith Triplane as well?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I can't wait for the Beaver. I was thinking the slide in power pack might be a problem for any model that didn't have a round engine. But since some of your WWI proposals are inlines I guess you must have a way around it. So maybe an airplane with an opposed could be doable? With that in mind I'll make a request. (It never hurts to ask right?) I may be a bit biased but how about a cute little Cessna 120/140?

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I can't wait for the Beaver. I was thinking the slide in power pack might be a problem for any model that didn't have a round engine. But since some of your WWI proposals are inlines I guess you must have a way around it. So maybe an airplane with an opposed could be doable? With that in mind I'll make a request. (It never hurts to ask right?) I may be a bit biased but how about a cute little Cessna 120/140?

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How about a 170? I've already got one on the drawing board!
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A 170 would be great!!

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Unfortunately I've been too busy to snap build progress photos, but here's the prototype of the DHC-2 Beaver. All that's left is to get the control surfaces hooked up and go fly! AUW looks to be between 1.2 and 1.3oz! I couldn't believe it when I put it on the scale. Finish (as you may have guessed) is tissue that I ran through my printer. Since this is my first time trying this technique, I didn't set my hopes too high...but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. There's room for improvement, but not too bad for my first time!
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very nice Zeke. I look forward to seeing it soon.

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