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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Made a little progress last night. I had finished glassing the wings so last night i cut off the ailerons, installed the torque rods and then glued the two wing halves together. Forgot to take pics. I just need to sand the fiberglass at the wing joint and then I can mount the wing into the fuse. Should get that accomplished tonight.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:57 PM
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thanks

Thanks Jordan for fin and stab... and Greg too, for the bend torque rod video, in 35 years in hobby i used a ¨wrong¨ technic in the ¨space¨ to bend it...

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Popped another one out this morning. This one came out real good..... Be sure to buy lots of raffle tickets at the PSS fest!

Next one will be a heavy fuse for me to build
Observation...
I keep seeing the QC agent in the photos, are child labor laws down under loosely interpreted?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:40 PM
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are child labor laws down under loosely interpreted?
There's a loophole for Oompa Loompas.

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Thanks Jordan for fin and stab...
If you want to scratchbuild one then let me know and I can send some more info. Airfoils, wing planform, etc. The fuse is a fairly simple shape so it would be a really quick and easy lost foam build.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Must be hard getting work done when the QC agent is ALWAYS around, even if she is a Oompa Loompas
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Must be hard getting work done when the QC agent is ALWAYS around
Sure is. It will be great when she can help out! (dreaming )

I tried laying that silk in the fuse and failed. But it was my fault. I didn't get the wet fabric off the carrier and into the moulds quick enough (QC agent screaming). It was a real warm evening and the resin was getting sticky real quickly. So it trapped a LOT of air. But I think I can get it to work. I will definitely try again as the effect is kinda cool/different.

Structurally it's fine but I couldn't be arsed filling all the bubbles. So I laid up another one. It came out pretty beefy 17.2oz/487g. There's quite a lot of glass in there.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Sure is. It will be great when she can help out! (dreaming )

I tried laying that silk in the fuse and failed. But it was my fault. I didn't get the wet fabric off the carrier and into the moulds quick enough (QC agent screaming). ..........
She was!!!.....She was screaming: "Quick!!....Get the wet fabric off the carrier !!!!"...... But you obviously missed it!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:11 PM
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You can translate?!?!

Dude you need to publish a 'Screaming Baby to English' dictionary. You would become an instant millionaire.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:21 PM
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You can translate?!?!

Dude you need to publish a 'Screaming Baby to English' dictionary. You would become an instant millionaire.
No need to write it down for you. After the second one it'll come to you naturally!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:23 PM
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I like the look !!

Nice Work!!

That carnage looks like my mini warbird days

Rubio
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:35 PM
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I'm actually surprised it did such little damage. It went in hard! Lucky I have a spare cowl. Gonna splash a mould in case it happens again.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:16 AM
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My "construction" phase is just about finished. I managed to get the tail feathers mounted, the fillets all applied and sanded and the gear installed. really the only thing left to do is hinge the control surfaces then it's off to the paint shop. Even though I sheeted the wing with plywood, glassed it and glassed the tail feathers the weight is still under 32oz currently. With paint battery and receiver I think it's going to come in under 40oz. The wing is a little smaller than the normal PSS warbirds which will help here. Even at a light 40oz the wing loading will be 21oz/sqft. That's a respectable wing loading and it should move along pretty good with that loading. Another 8oz though and it should rock! Might have to figure out how to slap some ballast in this thing.

It's looking pretty good and so far the build has gone without a hitch. The only irritation is the pre-primered fuse, (which seems like a good idea) but it's making me crazy because any time you apply tape or sand it a thousand tiny pinholes are exposed. If I mask the final paint and this happens I'm gonna be tweeked! My advice would be to skip the primer and just provide a regular epoxy glass fuse.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:54 AM
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PISMO and I got both our sets of wings in the vac bag last night. 6 oz glass on the 45* bias. Jim got his "wing hole" cut out of his fuse last week in the C.O.W. (Cave of Wonders) with Brian's assistance. Now jim'll be able to pass that help along to me.

started cutting out horizontal stab for chaos and zephyr. will bag them later this week.

Matin stopped by last night and got some LE shaping done on his and DC812's wings using Mongo's SD cousin.

Greg who's trailing Brian by a bunch but is trying to implement the fast building tip... "don't stop"....
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:00 PM
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My advice would be to skip the primer and just provide a regular epoxy glass fuse.
Thanks for letting me know.

Man you guys are really moving along quickly with the build. Can't wait to see what paint scheme you come up with.......... hopefully not pinholy ones
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for letting me know.

Man you guys are really moving along quickly with the build. Can't wait to see what paint scheme you come up with.......... hopefully not pinholy ones
I tried doing in the mold pre-painted fuses years ago. I had the same problem with pinholes. It's great for a fuse that isn't getting sanded or painted like your typical ARF moldy. But for these types of planes it doesn't work out as well.
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