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Old Nov 07, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Yikes, that is some wood for the start. I'll bet there will be many more sheets of wood also. Different thicknesses too. I guess it will need some bank account for all of it. These plans are the best I have seen. This is going to be some darn good build.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 01:17 PM
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/scale_adj...ps_374_ctg.htm

^ scale props ^
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Wow that stick framing was fast Bart ,glad to see thos nice parts arrive . joe
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Thanks everyone,

Some progress tonight , funny how you can assamble the different sub assamblies like lego without glue. Photo's of my progress.

Cheers,

Bart

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 01:50 AM
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Bart,

that is some very good CAD work, and i'm impressed by your 'skellington' approach to the hull bottom. very reminiscent of the full size, yet distinctivly ivan (and quick to build by the looks of it)
I'll be watching this like a hawk

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Very nice! Now that RBC has cut one already, any chance for a short kit once it flies as well as it looks?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Very nice! Now that RBC has cut one already, any chance for a short kit once it flies as well as it looks?
Lorenz
RBC has cut 2 sets , PaulM here n RcGroups is building the second prototype.
When the 2 boats are completed and had a succesfull maiden and i have made some fine adjustments to my desing i plan to make the plans available.

Keep following this thread and you''ll notice when


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Old Nov 09, 2012, 05:46 AM
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And on with the hull . . . .and made a photo of some of the tools i use.


Cheers,

Bart

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I like the way you've designed the nose so that a large nose block is not needed. That saves a lot of carving!

Who made the razor plane in your tool set?

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Beautiful. That hull looks so nice. What a nice set of tools to break in also. I will mention that I hope you have considered some "Limber Holes" along the keel for water to pass through. If water traps behind each former it will cause a load of glue line damage and swelling if it does not dry out fast because of puddles. Just a thought to consider.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:46 AM
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@ GeoffinIN , the razor plane comes from Robbe. Some nose carvin needs to be done.

@ Neons great tip on the formers. Maybe it is an idea to give the inside of the hull some kind of treating.

Here are some pictures of the nose , without glue

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Hi Bart,

as I build my waterplane models also from wood (you have seen me in the german waterplane forum), I only can recommend waterproofing the whole wood structure with 2 coats dope/filler. I use this:
http://www.clou-shop.eu/g1-schnellsc...undierung.html

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Hey Kuni ,

Thanks lot for that tip , i wonder how much weight this treatment would add to the balsa structure.

Cheers,

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Hi Bart,

not that much. But having a waterproof hull/fuselage is worth that gramms. I treat the whole airfram with that stuff, means the inside of wings, tail group etc.
You never know when the model has a "less than perfect" take-off or approach, and sometimes, when all goes wrong, some needs to pour water out of the wing...

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Bart

your progress assembling your CNC cut parts is quite staggering...

you have "shamed" me into it...

my scratch built Sunderland is back on the building board..

there is no way your Solent will be finished before my Sunderland it has sat there 90% finished with all running gear and systems working...and un-touched for about 6 months

i hope the weather is awfull here in the UK for the next couple of weekends

David
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