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Old Nov 17, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Most of us planked the necells and tip floats because of to much compound curves to sheet ,some used foam blocks and fiberglassed them but once the sun hit them they had problems with bubbles. I planked mine and then mixed a little water with light weight drywall spackle and filled the small cracks . When dried and final sanded it turned out better than i thought it would.I hated planking at first but after doing alot of it ,its not bad . Looking good Bart ! joe
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Bart, Just a suggestion. Make sure you waterproof the inside before all the sheeting is on. This will help prevent mold and wood rot in the future. Water will get in, it's just a matter of "when" not "if". Thinned dope, WBPU, or sanding sealer works well.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:50 AM
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I like the way you have designed the planked area so you can use parallel-sided strips: so much easier than having to taper each one, and a technique to copy in future.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:07 AM
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The empire stikes back . . . . .

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I like the way you have designed the planked area so you can use parallel-sided strips: so much easier than having to taper each one, and a technique to copy in future.
Thanks Mike , i still need some filler on the very small seams . . .
Today another attempt to shape the nose , thirst one is messed up so i made a new set of nose formers and try again. Luckely there is no rain today so i can do it outside.

When you open google earth and you see a large dust cloud in the south west of the Netherlands. dont worry , it is me producing a lot of balsa dust

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:28 AM
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she is coming along fantasticly well mate, can't wait to see her finished!

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:40 AM
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@ Craig , Thanks !!!


Got the nose mounted and sanded , finer sanding will be done when the hull finished prior to covering.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Made some progress . .

assembled the formers of the upper front section and glued the wing sadlles on.
It was neccecary to reinforce some formers because the 1.5mm balsa is very weak and tends to bend out of shape very soon. . .
Did a loose fit of the cockpit window frame too se how it looks ( not glued yet . . )
Also made a start on the small piece of hull side sheeting.

Cant wait to go further , pitty i have to work tommorow . . . . .

Cheers,

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Made some progress . .

assembled the formers of the upper front section and glued the wing sadlles on.
It was neccecary to reinforce some formers because the 1.5mm balsa is very weak and tends to bend out of shape very soon. . .
Did a loose fit of the cockpit window frame too se how it looks ( not glued yet . . )
Also made a start on the small piece of hull side sheeting.

Cant wait to go further , pitty i have to work tommorow . . . . .

Cheers,



Bart


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Man - this is looking good Bart!

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Your pictures are very good.That wood is is nicely cut. That is a time saver in construction. I can see where this plane will fly together before it flys again off the water. The construction is like looking at artwork. Good job on the whole plane from plans to where you are at now. This is a well planned build, literally speaking.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Hi Bart,

do you plan to make this bird a kit in the future?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Hi Bart,

do you plan to make this bird a kit in the future?
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There is someting in the making . . . . more to tell wen the maiden is done and the desing is free of mistakes.


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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:53 PM
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@ Gary , thanks man kind words are motivating !!

@ Bob , nice you are still following my tread , how is your mars ?


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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Got the side sheeting done and sanded a sharp edge on the hull bottom/side.
Also had my wife took a picture of me and the model so you all have a face to the words . .

Cheers,

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Great,
maybe I can see you and your Shorts, together with Paul, on some meetings in Germany next year. Would be nice.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Hi Bart
She looks great and you have good reason to be smiling. It is so satisfyng to see a traditional build with sticks and sheets come together. I have 35 members in my club and only a few real builders with us now. We lost 4 old timers that built models the real way. Of course when my Martin Mars was at the stage where you are at I was planning the battery tray and control rod placements.That is where I swung from tradional to Depron foam sheeting above the wood. OOPS! I guess I said a bad word. Sorry.

I hung my Mars up. The weather is getting cold and I do not want to be on the water this time of years should a mishap occur. In the meantime I am active on land and getting ready for my next model. A ttraditional Proctor WWI Neuiport 28 -1/4 scale.build. I will be watching your plane also.
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