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Old Sep 17, 2005, 04:11 PM
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DC-9 Airliner for EDF-50BH - Official Build Thread



As a tribute to Yasu for getting me familiar with his building technique that I
posted in the "other" DC-9 thread, I've decided to start my own.

No brushless motors this time, just two EDF-50BH's like Yasu uses on his
although I reserve the right to go brushless if needed. So far the fuselage
is about 5.5" across (top to bottom) and because I'm building it from a paper
card model plan, I can only guesstimate the final size. It should end up being
about 45 to 50" long with a 52" wingspan. I hope to get similar performance
that Yasu's got from his.

Stay tuned! Should be a fun build.

Here is the link to that first DC-9 thread...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...highlight=dc9+
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 04:26 PM
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It's too bad that the nose can't be made more realistic looking (rounded) because you sure did a very nice job on the cockpit area.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 04:29 PM
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I've only just begun and I plan on getting it right. It's my first time making a
foam model from a card model plan, so bear with me. It will look good by the
time it's finished. I wanted to see how the "card" version of the nose would
look. I will most likely end up sheeting 6mm pieces of depron together and
sanding to shape. Also even though the nose cone is card stock, from about 6
feet away it looks fantastic.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 04:46 PM
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This is looking good Hawker. Keep us posted.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 05:16 PM
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Thanks cward8. This thread will be updated as progress is made. I hope to
have the most of the fuselage built tonight. We'll see how it goes. Any
progress pics will be posted here.

Btw, did you ever fly your awesome 747?
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 06:22 PM
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Looking good Hawker!

Nice to see an airliner again

Ben_E
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 06:55 PM
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Nice revist to Yasu's orriginal plane. The nose looks fine as it should being a card model.

Eric B.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 07:02 PM
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hawker- looks awesome! man, you are one heck of a building machine!... how do you find all the time? please keep us posted.
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Old Sep 17, 2005, 07:39 PM
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Thanks guys.

I find the time, or make it the time, just because it's a passion of mine. I usually
watch the History Channel at the same time, or Discovery, TLC, etc. Keeps me
entertained during the tedious parts.

I have a DC-10 card model here too (like the one Thailandguy2 is building). I'm
probably going to build that next. They are just so cool and have always been a
favorite of mine.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 01:03 AM
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I've only just begun and I plan on getting it right. It's my first time making a
foam model from a card model plan, so bear with me. It will look good by the
time it's finished. I wanted to see how the "card" version of the nose would
look. I will most likely end up sheeting 6mm pieces of depron together and
sanding to shape. Also even though the nose cone is card stock, from about 6
feet away it looks fantastic.
You got that right Hawker! People just don't understand that with patience, the first picture will become the second.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 01:11 AM
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Very cool.

Yes, it's true. Very true. These projects take time and improve with each passing day.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 04:23 AM
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Thanks cward8. This thread will be updated as progress is made. I hope to
have the most of the fuselage built tonight. We'll see how it goes. Any
progress pics will be posted here.

Btw, did you ever fly your awesome 747?
Not Yet, Im finally having time to start building again, Ive made some progress but not much. I've been doing a lot of experimenting with vacuum molding for the fuses, had some luck on smaller aircraft. I'll probably update the B747 next week sometime.
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 09:40 AM
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scratchandbash- your bird looks tremendous! how does she fly? do you have a build thread on her?
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Last night I cut out the center fuselage section which turns out is 20" long. Upon
putting the 2mm formers inside the 1mm skin while getting that DC-9 shape, the
formers simply would break. So now I'm in the process of making several 6mm formers
(6 of them) which will translate into a very strong center fuselage.

Once I'm passed this I'll work on the tail section, vertical and horizontal stabs, and
then finally, the wings.


Cward8, thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing that beauty fly!
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Old Sep 18, 2005, 12:55 PM
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Is this thread going to be as long as that for the Galaxy, Pete ?

Great work - I'm watching with interest, as I can simply turn your ideas ( and Yasu's ) upside-down for my own applications...

Keven.
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