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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Nice Horten. Looks like you used drag brakes to provide yaw control. The 229 has long been one of my favorites.

Got more info on that?

Andy
Andy,
here is the full build thread. It took 4 months and 14 days from paper to first flight, and the entire kit was hand cut as well.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1731896
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:02 AM
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Here's my first balsa scratchbuild, sort of. Well, everything but the wings, which I acquired at a swap meet the other day -- ten bucks for a box containing four wings (one mildly damaged.) The main longerons were laminated from 1/8" x 3/8" strips and formed into curves before setting down the ribs, etc.

The next "challenge" is to fashion some wedge-shaped shims for the wing roots. The original fuselage has a classic Katana (or Edge, or Extra) profile, wide in front and narrow in the back. I have a plan...
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Lots of great looking planes here! I always have loved seeing the structure of planes. This is a great idea for a thread.

Picts attached are:

1. Stevens Aeromodel Daddy-O
2. Mountain Models Firestorm
3. Mountain Models P-51
4. DJAerotech Chrysalis 2M-E

Steve

Also picts all covered up...
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Today's creation... replacement fuselage for a well-known ARF. A flying pal gave me a wing, so I'm building the rest of the plane to go with it. This is my first "three-dimensional" fuselage from scratch.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Lots of great looking planes here! I always have loved seeing the structure of planes. This is a great idea for a thread.

Picts attached are:

1. Stevens Aeromodel Daddy-O
2. Mountain Models Firestorm
3. Mountain Models P-51
4. DJAerotech Chrysalis 2M-E

Steve

Also picts all covered up...
Gorgeous covering on all those models, Steve. (Even if it's a thread about "bones" pix.) How do you like flying the Firestorm? Light pattern plane kits are rarer than hen's teeth.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Gorgeous covering on all those models, Steve. (Even if it's a thread about "bones" pix.) How do you like flying the Firestorm? Light pattern plane kits are rarer than hen's teeth.
rafe_b,

The Firestorm is the one plane I bring with me eveytime I go to the club field. It's a great plane. I've only been flying for 4 years, but I've been practicing the NSRCA Sportsman and Intermediate sequences. The plane has no problem with the maneuvers, but I'm still strugging with the stringing the Intermediate sequence together... It's also the easiest plane to land. It just goes exactly where you point it, very flat, and slows to a crawl when landing.

Steve
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Dynaflite FlyBaby

This will probably be the last nude shot you will see of the "Flying Babe". I have the finish sanding, lots of covering and painting on my schedule. I have added a pix of the "real" plane. It is in South Africa.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Craftair Mystique

First balsa build in over 20 years - a Craftair Mystique that I picked up on eBay.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:00 PM
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For those that aren't following my thread..

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 04:00 AM
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LT40 in progress.

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Old Mar 01, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Hello all,

I have enclosed a couple of photos of the Smith Mini Plane which I have been working on for the past few years. I enjoy building, howerver, I have a tendency to have more than one project going at any given time. Since I do not have that much free time availalbe, the projects tend to take longer than they should.

The plane started from a SIG kit, but I ended up redoing the upper wing completely as well as the fuselage. I reduced the size of wood used quite significantly with the hope of saving weight: The longerons are 1/8x1/4 spruce rather than 1/4x1/4. The spars were also changed to 1/8x/14 rather than the 3/8x3/8 that the plans called for. The side sheeting was taken down from 1/4 to 1/8 and from 1/8 to 1/16. Some thought was needed as I kept the fuselage exterior dimensions as shown on the plans. In the end, I saved about 4 oz or so. Not a whole lot given how much extra time was invested. It was fun however.

Teo
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 02:57 PM
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hey guy's here is my naked wood. Plans built side pocket. Rcm 83 if I remember right. Pattern trainer sport plane. Phil
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Can I post a see through iron on covered model? it looks just as good but it flies....
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Can I post a see through iron on covered model? it looks just as good but it flies....
It's supposed to be naked wood, not see through lingerie.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 07:42 PM
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And here all this time I thought this was a family site. Now a thread dedicated to nude airplanes

Yes I did make a post here by accident. I thought this was the medical thread where you showed the innards of your plane.

Ken

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