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Old Dec 02, 2012, 04:29 PM
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VQ Fly Baby Monoplane - Giant Scale - 95"

I have had an ASP five cylinder radial engine since 2006, and no airplane for it. But now I have an airplane, yay!

It is a giant scale, 28% Bower's Fly baby monoplane. The ARF is made by VQ Models and is imported into the USA by Hobby People.

M ost all of the Fly Baby mono's have been powered by flat four cylinder engines but there are two I have seen in photos with radial engines on them, and one of these, the "Hevle Classic", is quite famous as the flying demonstrator for Rotec, the Australian manufacturer of small radial engines for homebuilt airplanes.

So my Fly Baby will also be powered by a radial engine.

The kit is a combo birthday and Xmas gift and I will be waiting until after Christmas to get started on it. In the meant time I opened the box and checked the contents and also placed the engine in front to get an idea of how it will look.

More to come later...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:20 AM
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I started the assembly today. First item in the construction manual is to install the horizontal stab. Didn't fit at all. I had to sand the opening on both sides of the fuselage for the middle chord of the stab, and then had to sand the front of the stab itself for the forward part of the opening. Once in place, there is a large gap at the front. I will try to fill it with something.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Nice! How you coming with this?

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Thanks Harry.

Actually, I moved this to 'Giant Scale Planes' in the forums.

The project is currently on hold due to family issues involving a senior. Relatives are coming and going, and since I was building on a portable table in the living room, I had to put it all away until things have settled down.
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