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Old May 14, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Hi Mike

I have been thinking about 2 sandwitch fixtures that would bolt into the rib to keep the cap strip lined up, will be using a 3/8" balsa dowel for a L.E. so a bit more fussing with the cap strip fit there and need to have the strip lined up correct to get a tight fit.

Do you have a Larry Milo catalog from ' Precision Scale Model Engineering ' as he has a ton of hard to find stuff for builders like us. well worth a few bucks.

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Old May 19, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Hi Mike

My wood shop friend has a nc router so he can cut me some 3/32" balsa front rib clips that fit in the top & bottom rib bows, then the front will be cut to fit the 3/8" dowel about half way in.

The rib glueing fixture will have a 3/8" pin to locate the front 3/32" balsa clip, so the L.E. shoud be nice and straight.

Still working on a clean small T.E. with out being way too trick for what it needs.Have my mounting & strut brackets worked out so i'am about ready to draw up the wing half's for real.

I'am going to use some .020 small alum 90 dregree brackets with .020 brass nails to hold the ribs to the spars, just like the big guys did in the 30's. Larry Milo has some .020 by 3/32" brass nails that will be perfect for this.

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Hi Mike

The vintage plane i liked with the 4 posts to hold the wing is the ' Scud 2 ' with a diamond shaped fuselage and pointed at both ends.

How is you vintage bird coming along ?

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Old Jun 08, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Hi Mike

Saw your new plane in the JR pics, looking good in that redish brown color you have used.

I know how it can rain there as i was in Rantoul Il. just up the road i bit, in 63' i spent 3 mo at Chanute A.F.B. in A.F. Tech school left on July 3 back here to L.A. with dry air again.

That humidity was not to good for this Valley Boy, never saw rain that as the sky would turn black and rain like a flood and in 10 minutes the sun would be coming out.

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Old Jun 18, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Hi Mike

Looks very nice all framed up in that neat shade of red, looking for a cockpit guess you will cut out that center stringer for the pilot's seat & dashboard.

Got a sample piece of Mahogany crotch veneer glued to some ply for color & clear coat testing, so i can order my 3/16" 5 ply for the fuse sides - wing struts and tail boom sticks.

Will give that Minwax clear gloss poly a shot and see how it works for color sanding & rubbing out.

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Hi Mike

Looking good in the strut dept, why do they call them Jury struts?

My primary will have them in the parrallel style, for a bit more of a modern look than the cables to support the wing half's.

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Old Jun 29, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Hi Mike

Looking good, how long before flight time.

Have my rib profile now in cad so now i can get my steaming & gluing fixtures going, so it won't be to long before it will be ' Rib City ' here in the shop.

About 40 pcs in each built up rib, so i can build these while drawing up the final plans.

Then i will have something to show in the build log

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