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Old Feb 03, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Wonderfully simple.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Wonderfully simple.
I try to make it that way, but don't always succeed.

I'm building this on the fly, modifying it as I go.

The end result is the same, but much of the nose construction differs from the plans. Some stuff is just plane missing from the plans

It's all doable. Nothing that any of us couldn't figure out.

For sure, I couldn't see an easy way to build that nose section, and keep it all aligned. That's when I decided to try gluing everything together, over the bottom piece, and then attaching it to the firewall.

That bottom piece, itself, is a modification from what was originally designed, but it's use as a jig made the assembly easier to install.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Dealing with these challenges keeps our minds "flexible" and helps combat the natural effects of aging.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:32 PM
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I got that aging thing down. LOL
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Tom-I don't recall how big your model is...It looks a pleasure,though.
You puttin' that 5 cylinder radial on it?...Maybe you should get one in Toledo.

Wouldn't that be wunnerful ?
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Tom-I don't recall how big your model is...It looks a pleasure,though.
You puttin' that 5 cylinder radial on it?...Maybe you should get one in Toledo.

Wouldn't that be wunnerful ?
Ya, I am going to put a radial in it..............from Wiliams Brothers. LOL

I bought those dummy cylinders back in 2000, when I got the plans.

It's only a 72" span, Earl. I think a radial would rip it apart.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:38 PM
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My balsa sprouts died a couple months after I tried to grow them, Tom. Don't know why. I had tried some more times but no success after all.

I remembered you today, though. I'm going to spend the carnaval holidays with some friends who also are involved with the SAE Aerodesign project and so I went to a friend's lumber shop to make myself a transport crate out of MDF wood. In the end I just found a whole lot of 1/8 plywood "scraps" (scraps to him, for me I call those sheets - 12" x 20").

Now I can make some progress over the "to do" list!
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:20 PM
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You have to pick up those freebies when you see them, Wil. It's amazing what we modelers can find a use for.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:18 PM
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This morning, the tail skid mount was cut and installed. I then drilled the holes, and mounted the motor mount.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:24 PM
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From there, my attention turned to the IP.

Veneer was laminated to cartoon wood, and then cut to shape. I sealed the veneer's wood grain with thin CA. The panels were then sanded, and sprayed with Krylon Polyurethane.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Talle again was my building companion. I'm posting two pics this time, just to prove that she does sometimes move.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I dig those early, very simple IPs!

Two years ago at Oshkosh, the EAA was giving away a new Cessna Skycatcher with the glass panel IP. More like flying a video game than a real plane. Last year they gave away an old restored Cub...I think it had maybe three gauges on the IP!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:32 PM
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There is a simple elegance to the early IPs. They're a lot easier to build, too.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:39 PM
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The plans provide no information on building the cowl. An outline is provided, but no formers, no nothing.

I'm formulating a plan, but I don't want to rush in. With that in mind, I drew up a nose ring and cut it from cartoon wood. I made a rear former from scrap light ply.

I've got to do some thinking , before I go any farther.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:00 AM
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I've got to do some thinking , before I go any farther.

I thought I saw smoke coming from up that way yesterday afternoon

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