|Dec 01, 2012, 08:58 PM|
OS Max 40s
One of my all time favorite 40s is the old Max-H model that was available at the same time as the Max-S 35 (early 70s to early 80s). I still have a couple of them today. I also have a couple of different kinds of OS FP 40s, one in the older style iron piston, steel cylinder, and at least one from the aluminum piston, nickel plated brass cylinder period.
I do not have an LA-40. That one was supposed to work pretty well for stunt and sport. My Max FP 40s needed some really old-fashioned fuel to run nicely on any sport or stunt type model (a lot of oil, and half of it castor = 12 - 12 - 10 - 66).
|Dec 09, 2012, 04:59 PM|
All of the parts have shown up for the Smoothie (lines, handle, spinner, etc.).
I went out and purchased some GMA Fuel to test the O.S. .40 (just ran it three times-looks like it was hardly ever run and starts beautifully!).
Now I just need to get some time to assemble the airplane...
I would like to have it ready by this Friday, if possible.
Time is the only issue!
|Dec 11, 2012, 12:15 PM|
The Smoothie is partially built.
The elevators and flaps are attached.
The motor mount has been drilled and the motor test fit.
The landing gear mount, which several people I trust have told me is somewhat weak, has been fiber glassed from the inside (to try to stand up to my bouncy landings).
The wing and tail are still not attached to the fuselage.
I am hoping to have it ready by Friday, but I do not know if time will permit.
|Dec 11, 2012, 08:59 PM|
Just trying to get it completed. I have to work a bit at a time, due to other things.
I finished the landing gear today, and painting the inside of the engine and fuel tank compartment with heated (thinned) epoxy.
Also installed a fine scale pilot (yellow rubber duck with dredlocks).
Started trimming the covering from the areas of the fuselage where the wing will seat (so as to be gluing wood to wood).
Test installed the pushrod from the bellcrank to the flap horn.
Will be test fitting the tail tomorrow and adjusting the elevator clevis.
Not too much to do, at this point.
Also received an assembled RingMaster Jr. from Ebay in the mail, but have not had a chance to open it yet.
|Dec 12, 2012, 09:26 PM|
The wing is on.
The tail is on.
The motor is in.
I need to get some polyurethane to seal the Monokote Trim so it does not peel off (as an old friend I met again at Whittier advised me to do).
|Dec 13, 2012, 06:08 AM|
|Dec 13, 2012, 04:57 PM|
The Smoothie is finished!
(except for the tail fillets).
The control handle is wooden, so I stained it to seal it.
Engine has been test run in the plane.
Lines are set up.
Depending on weather and work, it should fly tomorrow.
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