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Old Nov 02, 2007, 03:44 PM
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On Line Plans For Genie Line Of Thermal Ships

New "universal" plans for the FIVE scratch buildable ships in the Genie line of thermal sailplanes are now viewable at http://genie.rchomepage.com/. This shows how these ships are built before ordering a package from me that includes full sized plans.

The format is PDF. The file can be copied to a CD and taken to Kinko's, etc. for a full size print if one is wanted.

Use the "rotate" button to orient the plans to landscape. On my 19" rectangular screen, entering 55 percent for viewing size yielded 1/1 images.The larger nose block shown is 5" long on the drawn plans. Use the scroll bars or the "hand" tool to navigate around the plans.

The fuse profile on the plans is of the Big Genie. It's ply slab side(SS) pattern and the SS pattern of the other ships appear inverted by the top border. All fuses are identically built. See File 1. Tail pieces are identically built. See File 2. All bagged wings are identically built. See File 3. File 11 for the Easy LT/S, details a balsa skinned foam core wing.

If the Genie line is unfamiliar, go to the file "What's A Genie?" to learn about them. Look at the Gallery file to see pictures of ships built.

Friend "Augie" McKibben has started a new build to be detailed in his website [url]www.geniebuild.com[url] will be another source of information aside from several already in RCGroups.

Read the file "What's Available?" to see what's available to help complete one of these unique birds.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Harley, you ROCK!!!

Thank you for making these available!

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...who still sometimes dreams of Miskeet...
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Harley,

Thanks so much for sharing the Genie. I can hardly wait for my Easy LT/S order to come in. I do have one question are there any wing profile templates available for any of the wings? Or should I get a copy of a wing profile program to generate profiles for hot wire templates. If the later what airfoils are used for each, most of all the Easy LT/S?

Thanks again,
Doug
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 10:04 PM
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Harley,

Thanks so much for sharing the Genie. I can hardly wait for my Easy LT/S order to come in. I do have one question are there any wing profile templates available for any of the wings? Or should I get a copy of a wing profile program to generate profiles for hot wire templates. If the later what airfoils are used for each, most of all the Easy LT/S?

Thanks again,
Doug

Doug. . .I sent you some today with your stuff. Make machine copies to have extras. H.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 10:09 PM
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Doug, see page 1, File 3 about airfoils for all but the Easy LT/S.
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Old Nov 03, 2007, 07:48 PM
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Harley,

Thank you very much I'll take a look at page 1 of file 3.

Doug
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 08:49 PM
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Harley,

My Genie package arrived yesterday. Thank you very much.

For those interested in what you get for your money I will post a few pictures. Not having a lot of building experience Harley suggested that I start with the Easy LT/S. And this time I thought that maybe I should listen. So that's what I ordered along with the RDS system bits and the Heavy Duty .042 spring steel blades.

Harley the spring steel blades remind me of some steel strapping tape we used to use to strap some heavy test equipment to a pallet with for shipping. Is it the same thing?

Doug aka Vulture
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Old Nov 06, 2007, 09:06 PM
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I had a long road trip today. So I thought I would try to hit a few hobby shops along the way and see if I could start gathering up some of the things I need for the Genie. Of course the thought occurred to me at the last minute.

I think I have enough 1/8 ply to build 6 fuselages. Yeah like I'm such a big builder. Well my flying buddy just did help me build a great workbench. (Thanks Al) It probably won't ever look this clean again. And we scored some great old 3/4 ply kitchen cabinets for free when we were on the way home with the workbench supplies. And the guy even delivered the cabinets. His wife wanted them gone. So now I have a very nice workbench and shop in the basement. Still not too sure about 6 Genie fuses though. Of course there are 5 different Genie's.

And I picked up a bunch of 1/16x4x36 balsa for wing skins. Next time I should probably just take the material list with me. I probably have enough skin material for a couple of wings. Guess that should be just about right.

Of course if I were to really stick my neck out. I would offer to do a build thread. And this would be from scratch. I still need to put together the foam cutting equipment. Would there be any interest in an Easy LT/S build thread from a rank beginner?

Doug
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Of course if I were to really stick my neck out. I would offer to do a build thread. And this would be from scratch. I still need to put together the foam cutting equipment. Would there be any interest in an Easy LT/S build thread from a rank beginner?

Doug
Absolutely!

I'll be on your heals one of these days.

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Old Nov 07, 2007, 08:19 AM
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Doug,
I am in for the build.
Al
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Old Nov 07, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Al,

Since you built the workbench I think your excluded from voting here. I think we call that a conflict of interest... or something. Another fine mess you've gotten us into. Had to go and open my mouth.

Doug
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Old Nov 08, 2007, 06:13 AM
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Hi Doug,

I think you should do a thread.

Ken
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Old Nov 08, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Harley,

My Genie package arrived yesterday. Thank you very much.

For those interested in what you get for your money I will post a few pictures. Not having a lot of building experience Harley suggested that I start with the Easy LT/S. And this time I thought that maybe I should listen. So that's what I ordered along with the RDS system bits and the Heavy Duty .042 spring steel blades.

Harley the spring steel blades remind me of some steel strapping tape we used to use to strap some heavy test equipment to a pallet with for shipping. Is it the same thing?

Doug aka Vulture
Doug. . .The blades are #1075 or 1095 Blue Tempered Polished Spring Steel. I think that strapping steel you mention is similar and thinner stuff. Nice job you did in laying out and photographing the pack contents for all to see.
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Old Nov 08, 2007, 11:11 AM
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I had a long road trip today. So I thought I would try to hit a few hobby shops along the way and see if I could start gathering up some of the things I need for the Genie. Of course the thought occurred to me at the last minute.

I think I have enough 1/8 ply to build 6 fuselages. Yeah like I'm such a big builder. Well my flying buddy just did help me build a great workbench. (Thanks Al) It probably won't ever look this clean again. And we scored some great old 3/4 ply kitchen cabinets for free when we were on the way home with the workbench supplies. And the guy even delivered the cabinets. His wife wanted them gone. So now I have a very nice workbench and shop in the basement. Still not too sure about 6 Genie fuses though. Of course there are 5 different Genie's.

And I picked up a bunch of 1/16x4x36 balsa for wing skins. Next time I should probably just take the material list with me. I probably have enough skin material for a couple of wings. Guess that should be just about right.

Of course if I were to really stick my neck out. I would offer to do a build thread. And this would be from scratch. I still need to put together the foam cutting equipment. Would there be any interest in an Easy LT/S build thread from a rank beginner?

Doug
Doug. . .I sure hope you are not intending to cut the fuse slab sides out of 1/8" ply. It's strictly 1/16".
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Old Nov 08, 2007, 01:26 PM
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Doug. . .I sure hope you are not intending to cut the fuse slab sides out of 1/8" ply. It's strictly 1/16".
Harley,

Good catch. I just ran down to the shop to double check. Consider that a typo. I did get 1/16, I still got three sheets. Way too much for one Genie, but there may be more than one in the bottle.

I did want to ask you about the CD. Is there anything on there that isn't on your web site? I haven't sat down long enough to look over it real closley to know if it's the same material or some additional. I do know one thing I need to print it out and READ the Manual. That could be a first, reading the instructions _before_ I start. But I do know that everytime I re-read through a section it makes more sense. And I'm sure it will make even more sense when I have all of the parts out in front of me. Heck it better or I'm in real trouble!

Doug
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