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Old Nov 22, 2008, 05:55 PM
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More fuse pics, all the bulkheads are in and she looks great. In one of the pics I put a 1/72nd monogram B-36 to show how big this pig is.

This is really coming along very well. every part is fitting just as if it were a kit. Did have one bulkhead not fit right, but then figured out I had mad 2 of #3 and zero #2, just didn't want to fit, after cutting all these parts out they all start to look the same.

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Old Nov 22, 2008, 09:28 PM
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This is just so amazing Dag !!

Fantastic work !!


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Old Nov 23, 2008, 01:29 AM
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very nice...
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 04:12 AM
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WOW. did you make that from plans and if so where did you get them from. If you are scrach building this then can you make your own plans for us
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 04:23 AM
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This is just so amazing Dag !!

Fantastic work !!


Seeya, Tim
Thanks Tim,
I wish my finishing looked as good as the work you do Tim, I know I am lucky that I am a techno nerd and engineering and design is easier than spelling, but when it come to the finish I am real weak. But I also know I have to save weight. It is funny that a friend wanted me to post this plane over on another site RC Uni-something and everyone is an expert. They think I am nut for not finishing this like a Top-Gun plane. When in fact I want a good solid design that is a blast to fly. It was siad that if I use any film and paint that my plane will look like a big grey natural gas tank. LOL

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Old Nov 23, 2008, 04:27 AM
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WOW. did you make that from plans and if so where did you get them from. If you are scrach building this then can you make your own plans for us
I have spent over 10 years and this airframe has seen 6 generations of re-design until I got good working drawings. I can scale this bird to what ever size you want. When finished and updated that drawings will be good enough for a good/really good scratch builder. I will share these drrawings with anyone who would want them.

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Old Nov 23, 2008, 09:21 AM
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~~ and everyone is an expert. They think I am nut for not finishing this like a Top-Gun plane. When in fact I want a good solid design that is a blast to fly. It was said that if I use any film and paint that my plane will look like a big grey natural gas tank. LOL

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Dag:
Not so.
There's a guy posting his DC-9 in the Electric jets forum. I've been watching it for a number of years now and his project is just stunning.
He has just recently started the covering.
He is using film and it looks just fine
A couple of Nose shots the wing tail and an over-all shot of the airplane C/G checking
Check it out he's been using iron on covering on his DC-9. It's better than I could ever do. It's proof that you don't need to add 5 lbs of fiber-glass and paint to have a good looking model.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 09:29 AM
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Dag:
Not so.
There's a guy posting his DC-9 in the Electric jets forum. I've been watching it for a number of years now and his project is just stunning.
He has just recently started the covering.
He is using film and it looks just fine
A couple of Nose shots the wing tail and an overall shot of the plane C/G checking
Check it out he's been using iron on covering on his DC-9. It's better than I could ever do. It's proof that you don't need to add 5 lbs of fiber-glass and paint to have a good looking model.
Rick
Rick, thanks, you-D-man.
Now everyone acts like my project is remarkable, well it is just cool, that guys DC-9 is out of this world. He is a true craftsman.
I know my knees will be skaking and 3000 rpm, but man could you fly that DC-9
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Thanks Tim,
I wish my finishing looked as good as the work you do Tim, I know I am lucky that I am a techno nerd and engineering and design is easier than spelling, but when it come to the finish I am real weak. But I also know I have to save weight. It is funny that a friend wanted me to post this plane over on another site RC Uni-something and everyone is an expert. They think I am nut for not finishing this like a Top-Gun plane. When in fact I want a good solid design that is a blast to fly. It was siad that if I use any film and paint that my plane will look like a big grey natural gas tank. LOL

Take care, DAG
Wow Dag !!
Comeing from you that is probably one of the best compliments I ever had but to tell the truth I think your finnishing turns out pretty darn good buddy !!!...lol...
Your 1919 just looks like it was brought back from that time !!
And I havnt looked at your website in a while but I remember everything on there was really impressive, especially your Pitt's !!!
But thanks man, that was nice of you !!

Wow, I cant beleive there is someone out there dissing your B36 !!!
I think all your ideas are great !!!
And I think your covering idea is fine !!!

That DC9 that Rick posted is awsome with covering isnt it !!!

Your's will too !!!...


Seeya guy's, Tim
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Rick, thanks, you-D-man.
Now everyone acts like my project is remarkable, well it is just cool, that guys DC-9 is out of this world. He is a true craftsman.
I know my knees will be skaking and 3000 rpm, but man could you fly that DC-9
Thanks, DAG
I know I couldnt Dag !!!

Besides my skill level, I would physically have a heart attach as soon as I throttled up !!

That goes for your plane too !!!...lol lol lol...


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~~ that guys DC-9 is out of this world. He is a true craftsman.
I know my knees will be skaking and 3000 rpm, but man could you fly that DC-9
Thanks, DAG
I've been following the DC-9 thread for about 3-4 years. Watching in shear amazement.
I'll be watching your B-36D as well. As it's pretty cool as well.
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I should think that weight shouldn't be that much of a problem B-36's were more than a little overwinged with huge lifting power. I have also been tracking this thread for a little while and it amazes me. One slight question does this beast have flaps and oleos for the landing gear? I would think that with that much mass it would put a hell of a shock through the airframe when it comes down.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 01:43 PM
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I should think that weight shouldn't be that much of a problem B-36's were more than a little overwinged with huge lifting power. I have also been tracking this thread for a little while and it amazes me. One slight question does this beast have flaps and oleos for the landing gear? I would think that with that much mass it would put a hell of a shock through the airframe when it comes down.
Yes she has flaps.
The weight thing is only to stay under 55 pounds.
The gear strut works like this:
2 B-36 test main r gear 002.avi (0 min 8 sec)

It does have a shock but works with a pivot device.
Have to add a note the front wheel hits first in this video, when the plane lands with the nose at around 5 degrees the wheels hit about at the same time.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 02:20 PM
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B-36 Peacemaker main gear.

Attached are some stills of how the gear works

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Old Nov 23, 2008, 08:00 PM
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Coool !!!

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