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Old Sep 11, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Freddie, starting to look great -- you really caught that slinky look of the cartoon versions, almost bent over the wing.
Vtdiy,

Thank you BUT...................... other than some minor changes as I mentioned along the way, the plan is enlarged from a Jergan Be design, which was inspired by Rusty Gunns design as detailed in post #1. Credit where credit is due. I however like my wing and enclosed prop changes most, along with the different wing pod shape.

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Fred,

today I found your thread and subscribed
Great job, what you`ve done from the plans.
I`m pleased you like Rusty`s and my version of the Cartoon A10 and also the plans.
Looking forward to your next steps.........

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Fred,

today I found your thread and subscribed
Great job, what you`ve done from the plans.
I`m pleased you like Rusty`s and my version of the Cartoon A10 and also the plans.
Looking forward to your next steps.........

Jürgen
Jürgen

First I want to thank you for the work you did on the plans and for the A-10 Baby you built. Much is inspired or take direct from those efforts. I am slightly distracted by installation of new carpet in my home, and painting approx 1550 sqft of wall space to keep the wifey happy! Thank you again kind Sir.

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Jürgen

First I want to thank you for the work you did on the plans and for the A-10 Baby you built. Much is inspired or take direct from those efforts. I am slightly distracted by installation of new carpet in my home, and painting approx 1550 sqft of wall space to keep the wifey happy! Thank you again kind Sir.

Fred
I told you wife to shoot for all new paint inside and out just to keep tou busy .lol I better keep my big mouth shut if my girlfriend finds out someone else is getting new paint she will have my fat ars up a ladder too. joe
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Yes, finishing kitchen cabinetry and wiring, and and closing workshed in here, as well. Haven't built a plane in many months. But still enjoy reading about others progress.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
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I told you wife to shoot for all new paint inside and out just to keep tou busy .lol I better keep my big mouth shut if my girlfriend finds out someone else is getting new paint she will have my fat ars up a ladder too. joe
What was her name again? And, I seem to have mis-placed her cell phone number........ Errrrrr wanted to update her on a Pumpkin Cookie Receipe... honest!



Still painting in the house and such, but I did sneak a bit of building in here and there. Need to download some photos from the camera, but here is the wingtips I decided to make.

Got out my 1" thick pink foam and rough cut using a hot wire thing, and sanded the rest to shape. I did decide to put a 1/32" balsa inside edge where my ailerons will end, and will put 1 1/5 ounce fibeglass on them incase they ever want to scrape the asphalt out front!

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Here is a quick mock-up photo of one side of the wing with tip included. Fairly big wing. Short coupled aircraft anyone? Should end up a bit twitchy I'll bet!

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Nothing too exciting, but while the wire cutter is out, I rough cut and shaped a tail and nose plug out of pink foam. I roughed them pretty close to final size, but will finish that near time to final install the pieces on my airframe.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Thought I would show a photo of the glas going on the wingtips, and one of the balsa sheet stiffener with glass as discussed above. I am using epoxy resin on this part for the added strength and stiffness, plus it has superior abrasion resistance.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I decided to make a removable wing for several reasons. One is I wanted to try adding flaps, and use a single servo for that with torque rods. This would allow the servo to be hidden, yet still able to service everything. So some Balse (Cough, cough) added to the build, yet a nice thick mbase for my wing bolt nous needed so I made it a trditional composit sturcture.....foam and wood.

Photos best, I hate typing BION.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Ha Ha even jurgen uses ply at the end points of his carbon fiber landing gear for strength.Got to do what you got to do to keep the wing on Freddie.Even tho i hot glue my servos in i still epoxy a thin ply plate for a couple screw;s on my servos on my foam planes just out of habbit i guess. joe
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Ha Ha even jurgen uses ply at the end points of his carbon fiber landing gear for strength.Got to do what you got to do to keep the wing on Freddie.Even tho i hot glue my servos in i still epoxy a thin ply plate for a couple screw;s on my servos on my foam planes just out of habbit i guess. joe
I use the ply plate, screw trick for my servos on foam aircraft, often also. Everything is servicable. Guess it's from the mechanic and aerospace background. My mini-aerospace fleet, LOL.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:37 PM
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So I started to mark the wing for centerline, and where it will clear the fuselage sides. I then added a bit of balsa plates to the front of wing saddle to add some strength and wear resistance for some wing dowels. I simply used a skewer as my drill to plunge some nice holes through the bulkheads and wing.

I did opt for dowels made from some 3/16" carbon tubing I had laying around. Strong but light. High tech, LOL.....hahahahahha.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:45 PM
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After alignment and careful double checking marks and measurements, it is time to sink some holes for my wing screws. I use oversized holes, inserting wooden dowel pieces in their position. Then the bolt hole size is drilled through the dowel. This way I get no wing squish, do not need plywood plates to protect the foam, etc, etc. In practice this is a very strong, light weight, and simple solution. I am using 10-32" screws made of nylon.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:58 PM
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A cool tool everyone should own.

If you use screws on foamies to mount things, we all know all too well what happens when a screw driver slips. So I make a quick screw driver just for nylon screws, and it is made from wooden dowel for the handle, thin plywood for the screw driver blade, and a piece of plastic straw for a barrel to keep the driver centered over the screw.

Follow the photos, just saw a slot in the dowel, glue in the blade, sand everthing flush and to length. Glue a piece of soda straw (tubing) to the dowel, using your screw head for a measuing device. Aim for the barrel to extend past the dowel end, over the screw head, but just shy of going all the way to the base of the screw head where it butts up to it's mounting surface.

I make one for each size of screw I may use, and often for each aircraft as part of it's service kit. I add some loud paint so if mis-placed or droped in the field I can find it easy, even in grass. Enjoy!

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