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Old Feb 08, 2013, 06:07 AM
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In this case you going to need to balance the prop with the spinner attached? I only ask bc you may get more resin on one side than the other. Maybe its light enough to not even matter?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Yeah that's a good point. Thanks for bringing it up as I hadn't thought about the hub itself needing to be balanced.

I am still hoping to be able to find a suitable spinner I can buy somewhere. Will be easier
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Here are a couple of pics from tonight.

It doesn't look like much has been done, but believe me it has. Lots of filling and sanding and repeat. The nose is nearly good enough for my liking, I only have to smooth it out now. The cowl on the other hand looks ok from this angle, but will need to be remade. It is not the correct size and is not even circular. It would be great to find a cowl in this scale I could just buy, but I haven't found any yet. (1:7.5 scale)

I have Philip from PW-RC hunting down a pair of 109 exhaust stacks for me to modify and install, as well as the supercharger intake (which he thought was the exhaust ).

So all in all, progress is being made, but it's not obvious. It's stealth progress

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:31 AM
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The only reason i mentioned the whole hub is bc the FMS zero i have, the props connect to that, and if your spinner is similar it could throw the "prop" off balance if you have too much weight on one side of the spinner, or so i would think. I have done VERY LITTLE balancing of props so i am not sure if it would affect it a lot, a little, or any at all. Like i said before though, i LOOKS great. Lets hope it functions as good as it looks
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Thanks

Until I can find or make the correct spinner I will be using the stock 190 prop assembly. Except I'll be using my props and not the FMS ones as they are so small they look stupid

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Ok Peeps,

Here are a few pics of the 190 as of tonight.

The black nose section is what I've been working on and is almost ready to be fiber glassed. Just a couple of areas to level and smooth and it'll be good to go.

The front cowl is the rubbish one I made. I am going to remake this properly soon, but I use this one as a stand in at the moment.

I also stenciled out the exhaust stack area on the nose to help imagine the final layout. It was a little thick in these pics and I have since narrowed it to the correct height.

Cheers,

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Ok All,

Got a bit bored waiting to begin fiber glassing, still some details to add, so I decided to do a test fitting of the motor. Here are some pics.

Remember, this cowl is only a stand in. The proper one will be made soon.

I'll be glassing the nose later this week.

Cheers,

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Been fiber glassing today. Talk about a messy job!

I'll post some pics tomorrow of the nose shell. Assuming I can get it off the plug
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Ok,

Here is a shot of the glassed nose section. If it looks pretty messy that's because it is Nothing a bit of filling and sanding can't fix.

I just have to add some more layers to the fire wall to stiffen it up, add a battery tray inside and then it'll be ready to be permanently attached.

The foam plug was proving too difficult to remove, so I have left about an inch around the periphery of the shell but have hollowed out the center in the same pattern as the stock nose. This way it will be easy to make the shelf for the battery and still have plenty of room under that for wires and air etc. Mind you the supercharger scoop will allow more than enough of that to get in

Now it's onto the cowl.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Ok Peeps,

A couple of quick shots.

One is showing the battery shelf inside the nose. I decided to leave much of the foam plug in place and simply replicate the stock cavity shape the plane originally had. The balsa shelf has since been glassed over and is now strong.

The other pic shows the motor mounted to the firewall. One word... SOLID
This one will not be spinning off anytime soon.

In case someone is thinking that I've added down thrust, well I haven't. It just looks that way because the nose section is held on with painters tape and has drooped thanks to the motor weight.

Time to start sanding now, and along with that comes the inevitable fiberglass itch Oh well to be expected.

Cheers,

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:42 AM
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Hi All,

Here are some shots from today.

Remember the dodgy cowl is only a stand-in until I make the correct one.

Nearly ready to permanently attach the nose section to the fuselage. I just have to epoxy in the motor mount bolts and it'll be ready. Then I can begin to smooth and blend the nose to the fuselage.

Starting to look like a Dora now

Cheers,

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:29 AM
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Coming along nicely Steve!.....The issue is , the tail seems to be a bit off center You don't need any right trust now....

Cheers,
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Cheers mate.

Yep you got it. Just need to do a slight adjustment to the tail section to make it straight.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:38 PM
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Looking fantastic!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:53 AM
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Thanks mate.
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