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Old Oct 18, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Well here is the first Rib (really Rib#2, but the first one cut).

It is only 1.5oz, which is .5 heavier than I had wanted.

I am using my V.P. of development (Emma) in the pic for scale.

This is really going to be a cool project.

DAG
It's going to be huge 257" doesn't sound all that big; until you see a part cut out; or do the math 257/12 that's over 20 feet
I'm along for the watching; should be kinda cool when it's all done.
Rick
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:24 AM
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Very cool project! I have a set of the plans from the kit you have(t.m.h.k.) toyko moki i think...some day I would like to turn it into an rc ..if you ever want to sell that kit let me know! I will be watching your progress
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 05:21 AM
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Awesome work Dag! Looking forward to the progress.
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Awesome work Dag! Looking forward to the progress.
Thanks,
It will go a little slow this next 2 weeks, then after that I should be able to put about 20 hours a week into building. She should look like a plane by mid november. I still have to build the table a jig for the wings though.

My work takes up a ton of my time, but with the summer hobbies coming to a end I should get more done.

Thanks, DAG
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Thanks,
It will go a little slow this next 2 weeks, then after that I should be able to put about 20 hours a week into building. She should look like a plane by mid november. I still have to build the table a jig for the wings though.

My work takes up a ton of my time, but with the summer hobbies coming to a end I should get more done.

Thanks, DAG
Ya, I didnt think about it but you probably have to do as much work setting up to build this monster as building it !!!

Seeya, Tim
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 04:58 PM
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This plane has a 257" span and the fuse is 182" long now. Didn't you say your molds were for a 161" fuse??

Thanks, wish you had a 182" fuse.

DAG
Your right I wasn't paying attention. Sorry
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 07:38 AM
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dag, what cad program did you use to draw the plans? I scanned through the whole thread before asking, but didn't see anything.
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 08:25 AM
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Tim,
I have to build 4 tables, one for the fuse, 2 for the wings, and one for the H-stab. The H-stab is 80", heck the H-stab is IMAA legal LOL.

dhelms,
I used AutoCad 2000. Just never got around to updating it. I only use it for my models. I can output any of my darwings as dwg, or dxf files.

Thanks all,

DAG
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 02:02 PM
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This project is going to be a true "Balsa Overcast"

100-3/32"X4"X48" balsa sheets
40-1/2"X1/2"X48" balsa sticks
50-1/4"X1/4"X48" balsa sticks
50-1/2"X1/4"X48" balsa sticks
20-1/2"X1"X48" balsa Sticks
1 sheet 4'X8'X1/8" Lite plywood from Aircraft spruce.
1 sheet 4'X8'X1/4" Lite plywood from Aircraft spruce.
And 125 feet of carbon fiber tape 1" wide.
All this shipped for abour $480.00

Not bad for such a hugh airframe.

DAG
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Some data:
one shows a 19" prop at 12 pitch, and the other at 16 pitch look at the amps used and the air speed.

DAG
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 02:39 PM
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This project is going to be a true "Balsa Overcast"

100-3/32"X4"X48" balsa sheets
40-1/2"X1/2"X48" balsa sticks
50-1/4"X1/4"X48" balsa sticks
50-1/2"X1/4"X48" balsa sticks
20-1/2"X1"X48" balsa Sticks
1 sheet 4'X8'X1/8" Lite plywood from Aircraft spruce.
1 sheet 4'X8'X1/4" Lite plywood from Aircraft spruce.
And 125 feet of carbon fiber tape 1" wide.
All this shipped for abour $480.00

Not bad for such a hugh airframe.

DAG
What will the final finish be once you sheet everything? Are you going for a scale finish as well?

Jack
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 03:02 PM
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What will the final finish be once you sheet everything? Are you going for a scale finish as well?

Jack
I think I will ultracote her and then a thin light coat of paint where needed.

She needs to be both grey and light silver.

DAG
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 03:10 PM
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Dag, where did you order your wood from ?

I think you did get a great deal !!!

Thats a great deal for that much wood but that may be why you got such a great deal too.

Anyway, I will be building a short kit soon and I will need some wood.


Seeya, Tim
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 03:52 PM
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I think I will ultracote her and then a thin light coat of paint where needed.

She needs to be both grey and light silver.

DAG
This shure would be a good project to have for SEFF 2009, too bad you won't be ready until a month after...

Jack
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 05:43 PM
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Man this is HUGE. I just hadn't paid attention for the size...

Congratulations again!!!

Did you care about the entire tropical rain forrest chopped down for your balsa suply? LOL! just kidding.
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