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Old Mar 04, 2013, 02:41 AM
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110% Cleveland Playboy

Here is a build log for my new Playboy 110%

This model will be built for the Australian oldtimer compitition scene

I will be installing a new Rossi 45 on a macs pipe with a large venturi fitted on the intake.

This will be a duration model which requires an engine run of only 25sec's with a flight time of 7mins all up.

So i will be building this model pretty light but strong enough to handle the vertical climb.

Im hopeing i can build this to an AUW of about 4lb

So on with the build:

First up i needed to enlarge the plan to fit our wing area rule which is the model shall have a minumin wing area of 225 sq" per 0.1 cubic " of engine capacity

The fuz is built from hard hand cut 3/16th sheet cut into 3/16 SQ's with 3/32 x 3/16 gerder bracing for extra torsonal strenght.

I look forward to you imput guys

Shane
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Shane, excellent choice.
Also I like your choice of Weldbond.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Weldbond

What's the drying time for Weldbond. Don't think I've seen this before. Allen
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:12 AM
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Love your work Shane,looking forward to some more progress
reports and pic's dude

Cheers

Mick
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:13 PM
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I would think you could build it at 4 pounds. I think my 80 " Playboy Sr. weighs right at that with a 60 ignition engine and all the ignition stuff. Mine is also covered with silkspan and lots of coats of dope. Yours will be slightly bigger at 88", but I don't think that will make much difference in weight. It should fly superbly. Looking forward to the finished plane.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:45 PM
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More inspiration for ya... the Playboy rocks!!!!

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:02 AM
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Thanks Guy this will be my 5th playboy i have built over the years. this one being my 2nd 110%.

not much getting done ATM due to work commitments but now i will be building 2 or maybe 3.

One for my ROSSI one for my MCCOY 60 on spark and another for my cusion 3d wannabe (Mick)

shane
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Beautiful vintage model.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:27 PM
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What's the drying time for Weldbond. Don't think I've seen this before. Allen
Hi Allen, I use Weldbond exclusively now over the other white or yellow glues. It has the same drying time but is water resistant.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Weldbond

Thanks Chris. I'll have to have a look for this. I primarily use PVA in my building with a little cyno and epoxy in certain places. Another glue I would not do without is RC56 which is a canopy glue - very good. Is white in colour like PVA but more watery and dries clear with excellent adhesion. Allen
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Hi Allen, around here it is found generally in the hardware stores with the other glues. Very easy to find. Some say it is the same as RC 56. It is white and does dry clear also. Flexible when dry, unlike CA. I still use my CA's and epoxies.
At the moment I have been experimenting with Beacon's Fabric Tac. It seems to be a great glue for foam. I have also used it to glue balsa to foam with excellent results.

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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Weldbond

Hi Chris,
Have been to our Mega Mitre 10 store and picked up a small bottle of Weldbond. Yes, it does seem very similar to RC56. Person in store said at NZ$11.20 it's a little more expensive than PVA but is a superior product.
Your Playboy is coming along nicely Shane. It's a model that has appealed to me too, has all the right looks. My mate has one - you can see a shaky 40 second clip of it in flight at:
Playboy 2 (0 min 40 sec)

It's fitted with an electric motor and flies very well. If it wasn't for the fact that I have two other projects on the 'go' I would start one myself.
Allen
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Hi Shane; I've been quietly following this build, i'm the proud owner of the PB above and i will enjoy watching a new one being created . good luck with your build.
Allen & Chris Thanks for your discussion about the Weldbond I'm right out of glue and this information is very helpful .

Colin.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Slowly getting some done on the playboys but its been over 30c here for 11 days straight with the last 5 over 35c.So its been unbearable in the shed.But been putting in some late nights.

I have made all the wing rib templates as well but not starting wing untill fuzs are done.

I will post more soon.

Cheers Shane
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Hopeing to get a bit more done on the playboys this weekend

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