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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:07 AM
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The firewall is 3/16 hard ply. Figured the nose sheeting had to be in place before more could be done with the uc struts.... then the firewall has to be in place before the nose sheeting....
Not yet certain where the battery will go. The bottom sheet has been tack glued in place for sanding, guessing it will be the hatch.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Very nice build.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Thanks Robert, I have been searching for a 1/8 scale figure. Preferably, one of Lindberg to have for display with the model plane. I've not had much luck. Any ideas?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:29 PM
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I tend to bounce around on a project, moving from one thing to another. Satisfied one wheel was done, we proceeded to the cowl. Now it's back to the other wheel.
I wonder if that's a form of ADD.
The wood structure of the cowl and forward fuselage will not be finished smoothly, since they will be aluminum sheeted. Glad I was talked out of the foil tape sceme!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:54 AM
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With a highly valued model like this, I would use only the best RC gear I can get with emphasis on adequate and reliable power to the receiver and servos. ( maybe a flight battery pack instead of relying on a built-in or add-on switch-mode BEC)
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:43 AM
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With a highly valued model like this, I would use only the best RC gear I can get with emphasis on adequate and reliable power to the receiver and servos. ( maybe a flight battery pack instead of relying on a built-in or add-on switch-mode BEC)
Been using E-Flight motors with Castle Thunderbird esc's and Spectrum rx's without incident. The intention is the same on this model.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Excellent work on the wheels.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I don't know if you can get this in the US,but its light, inexpensive and looks really good. I would imagine its easy to work with.

Scroll down until you reach Metalcoat.

http://www.mickreevesmodels.co.uk/~m...ccessories.htm
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:33 PM
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I don't know if you can get this in the US,but its light, inexpensive and looks really good. I would imagine its easy to work with.

Scroll down until you reach Metalcoat.

http://www.mickreevesmodels.co.uk/~m...ccessories.htm
Thanks for the lead Gavin, do you know of the metalcoat is sheet like? Or more of a foil? I am convinced that I can do a decent job with beverage can aluminum.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the lead Gavin, do you know of the metalcoat is sheet like? Or more of a foil? I am convinced that I can do a decent job with beverage can aluminum.
I've seen self adhesive aluminium foil before but this looks a little heavier. It seems to hold its form as it comes off the roll and looking at that model EE Lightning has a degree of strength that foil wouldn't have. The only stockist I can find on the web is Mick Reeves in the UK.
She' coming along nicely Phil. You certainly have risen to the challenge!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Been using E-Flight motors with Castle Thunderbird esc's and Spectrum rx's without incident. The intention is the same on this model.

Sorry!, my comment was intended for a different build thread about a Proctor Jenny. Glad you are using good stuff for the SOSL model also.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Hey Phillip,

Great build, I see you live in SE Michigan. Have you gone to Midwest RC's MidAm? We would love to see it fly in person at next years MidAm.

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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Never been... I'll send PM.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:20 PM
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It is a great laid back fly in with a steak sandwich pot luck dinner Saturday. Ken Myers and Keith Shaw have been doing this for 28 short years!

I have enjoyed the fun of electric flying only since around 2000 but really like to work and support this event. Another great lad back fly in is the Keith Shaw Birthday Fly in in Coldwater that Dave Griffe CD's

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