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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:08 AM
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#36. Model Airplane Building Clinic >> Cap 232 <<

Ok fella's here we go with my entry into the Model Airplane Building Clinic.

Already started about 4 months ago but this is a long build. First ever build from plans. I got the plans from a guy over on Flying Giants and I have a thread over there as well. As I have lots of photo's to upload here first thing I am not going to go into detail on everything. If anyone has any questions about any of the photos or how I did certain things feel free to ask I will answer to the best of my ability.

Here is a link back to the Model Airplane Building Clinic main thread.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...704076&page=22
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:10 AM
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More photo's later.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:52 AM
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And these get this thread up to date with where I am at on this project. I started this build with the plans and cut out all my templates on 4-26-2012 and the First pieces of wood were not cut until 5-16-2012.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Found your thread on RC Giants. looks like a nice plane. have you done much building before this build. Where did you get the plans from?
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 01:12 AM
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I did a bunch of building when I was younger, then got out of the hobby when I found out how much fun Drag racing was. Still got my drag car but where I work one of hte guys got me back into RC. Built a house of balsa kit first then found these plans and said I think I can do that. Plans were drawn by a fella named Pete Marshall who used to be on Flying Giants. He has a bunch of plans. So far I have these, 30% Edge 540, and 30% Extra 300s. He has some for a GeeBee R3 and a Monocoupe as well but I have not gotten ahold of them yet.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for posting pictures. I'm tempted to try something like that,but I just don't think I have the energy. I get off work and my butt hits the chair Nice work. The wings will put it into perspective
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Crowfly I do all my work on it on my days off, or should I say nights. I work a graveyard shift rotating 12hr shifts so my nights off I stay on my night schedule. Normally get 6 to 8 hrs of piece and quite with the planes and the dogs while the wife is asleep. LOL
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:37 AM
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Ordered servo's, main wheels, tail wheel bracket, and control horn for the rudder last night. For servo's I am going to try out Solar Servo D772. I have heard good and bad about them but @ half the price of the Savox servo's I was going to use I decided it was worth a try. Will try and post pics of progress in a couple of days. Been busy and got distracted my a scartchbuilt foamie cub that I turned into my own version of the multiplex fun cub.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Isn't it done yet? LOL
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:22 AM
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Well after a long hiatus building and flying a couple of foamies the Cap is back on the build table. First order of business is to correct my stupid mistake. When I built my first plug for my cowl I made the mistake of using water putty on it the make it nice and smooth before laying down fiberglass. Well water putty dries hard as a rock and sands about like you would expect a rock to sand. Here is the old and the start of the new.

Oh yeah last night was a good night HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!
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I have good luck mixing the Water Putty 1/2 and 1/2 with light spackling. Sands fine when I use it for filling gaps. John
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:56 AM
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Had not thought of mixing it with spackling but actually on my thread I have on Flying Giants it was suggested that I use drywall compound and I have plenty of that from projects at the house and I know it sands well.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 04:04 AM
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Ok first up my wife found this little biplane in some boxes today and it is actually the very first airplane I ever built. I was somewhere between the ages of 7 and 9 and built it with my grandpa when staying with them for the weekend as a kid. Good memories.

Ok on to the plug. I needed to put in the bottom piece of foam and to get it to bend easily I just made some relief cuts. To get it to hold its shape while the poly glue dries I cut up these little property flags and lots of tape. While that is drying it's time to make some cheeks. First cut out the required pieces, since I don't have any foam thick enough I cut 2 for each side then glue them together. After the glue dries I trace out the basic shape of the cheeks being sure to mark where the front and top of each cheek is then cut it out with the scroll saw. More to come later.
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