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Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:10 PM
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srt8madness I'm still in! Getting married Sunday, so I've been busy getting stuff ready, then the honeymoon. But then I'll be back to it
This song comes to mind....http://www.mymorninglight.org/taps/TAPS.MP3
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 12:19 AM
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Please see post #55 Jim! Great to see you are still in. I'm currently covering the tail surfaces with litespan...sooooo fiddly after time away from these little planes!

Sopwith, post #55 is what made me ask the question, lol.
I just spent the last 24 hours pondering covering materials and I think I'm going to sheet the wings. Actually, I am going to build two wings in a row - one sheeted and one Esky tissue. That way if the sheeted one weighs too much I have an out.

Where I'm getting stuck is that I didn't know I had years of wanting to do scale pent up inside of me. Spent five hours studying pictures and cut-aways trying to figure out whether the ailerons are top. middle or bottom hinged so that I can duplicate them accurately. Had to step back and try to start thinking stand-off scale, light weight, and making it flyable first.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:55 AM
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Sopwith, post #55 is what made me ask the question, lol.
I just spent the last 24 hours pondering covering materials and I think I'm going to sheet the wings. Actually, I am going to build two wings in a row - one sheeted and one Esky tissue. That way if the sheeted one weighs too much I have an out.

Where I'm getting stuck is that I didn't know I had years of wanting to do scale pent up inside of me. Spent five hours studying pictures and cut-aways trying to figure out whether the ailerons are top. middle or bottom hinged so that I can duplicate them accurately. Had to step back and try to start thinking stand-off scale, light weight, and making it flyable first.
I think as long as the model is in flyable condition and an attempt has been made to fly it (whether successful or not) its then up to the voting process to decide how it is scored.

I too am a scale wanna (I wanna everything to be as near to scale as possible) but common sense usually drags me back to what is achievable in he time. Otherwise I would have a shed full of never-will-be-finished models.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:23 AM
UMs & parkflyers... for now.
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I've thought about this, too. On the side, I'm an artist and sculptor, in the literal sense. Though I deeply and sincerely admire the work of "serious scale" artists... for I see my planes as "sculptures that fly"... my work is admittedly more impressionistic.

David
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Great to hear srt8madness, lots of replies spring to mind, but...all the best to you both,

Mike
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Thanks!



Ouch
Just kidding, best wishes dude. I've been divorced once and remarried for the last 17 years. It's not "all" bad....
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Indeed, marriage is a noble institution.





Which is OK if you like living in institutions...


Phil

(kidding) congrats & all the best
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:30 PM
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The Skua is ready for first flight.

Weather is supposed to cooperate.

David
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Bravo David, looking forward to the pictures, then you get first place on post #2, as a flown plane.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Bravo David, looking forward to the pictures, then you get first place on post #2, as a flown plane.
Sopwith also ready for crash test, I mean maiden flight. Hopefully wifie can get video done ok. Gonna charge batteries right now. I even got caught up on some of my ARF mods and repairs today...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Misery loves company even more than victory.
I'm all charged up. The camera is ready. I'm going to the garage to chose a couple more planes to sooth anxieties.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Misery loves company even more than victory.
I'm all charged up. The camera is ready. I'm going to the garage to chose a couple more planes to sooth anxieties.
That is usually what I do too. Maybe I'll do a few laps around the circuit with the Cub to loosen up the phalanges.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:17 AM
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Is that the little-known Sopwith Falange, an early but unsuccessful attempt at hand-powered flight?

Very best of luck with the maiden
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Maiden flight complete. Boy was I nervous. Anyway, I am uploading vids as we speak. Will have them posted on my build log: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=136
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Maiden flight complete... I had to have a fixed camera on a tripod. It's uploading and I'll see what's usable. Had a mechanical problem on second flight, as explained in the build log. I have some hours of repairs ahead of me but, nothing too horrible.
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