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Old Dec 29, 2008, 04:09 PM
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I get that too from the LHS people. I think I'm the only guy buying balsa in there, I sure hope they keep selling it! I guess I better buy more

Nice to see the Waco in a larger size.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Here are a few more pics. I wish I where making faster progress, but I find myself spending more time just playing with the sliding battery tray than actually building. I'm so easily amused!

Laminated pieces:



Basic forward fuselage structure (still just dry fit) and the battery tray:



Battery tray fit into fuselage structure:



Cowl sheeted with 1/16 balsa and the forward rings glued in place, ready for shaping:



The landing gear is interlocked with the fuselage crutch structure, so I need to make the gear legs before I can start gluing up the fuselage. I've done the basic bends. Next step is to jig legs for the last two bends and soldering.

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Old Jan 01, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Hi Mark,

Looks like it is going together pretty good. The landing gear location should be on the top view. You should be able to assemble the central crutch and block it up over the plans to align the gear for soldering.

-Jim
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Old Jan 01, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Hey, this is fun. I'll keep checking in.

Glad to see Mark getting one together for you Jim.
Lots of fun watching "plans" come to life.
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Old Jan 01, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Hi Mark,

Looks like it is going together pretty good. The landing gear location should be on the top view. You should be able to assemble the central crutch and block it up over the plans to align the gear for soldering.

-Jim
Well, I goofed up my first attempt. When I cut the rear leg, I used just the front view of the gear for reference, which makes it too short for the bends at the joint between the front and rear leg. Oops! I need to pick up some more wire before I can try again.

It seems that it always takes me two tries to bend a gear I'm happy with.
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Old Jan 01, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Hey, this is fun. I'll keep checking in.

Glad to see Mark getting one together for you Jim.
Lots of fun watching "plans" come to life.
Nice to hear from you, Ken!
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Ooops!, that's my fault for not lengthening the view on the plans.

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Old Jan 02, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I always end up making at least three sets as well , I'm forever returning to the K&S rack looks like a nice kit and it's a nice job your doing Mark.

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Old Jan 05, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Man this makes me realize just how lucky I am to have the guys that we do have in our LHS. They are extremly knowledgeable, some even do indoor freeflight. The owner is a very accomplished scale modeler as well.
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Old Jan 05, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Looks as if you've got this lamination thing down pat.

I've got a plan for a WACO taperwing from The American Boy magazine, date unknown, but probably late 1930s. It doesn't show each rib, but does show scale construction. If some of you would like a copy, PM me and I'll duplicate it for the cost of a visit to Kinko's. No copyright shown, so it's legal.

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Old Jan 06, 2009, 07:37 AM
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Mark, this build is looking great so far. I'll be following this closely.

Any word yet as to when these 45" wingspan Wacos be available?...I'm definitely interested.

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Old Jan 06, 2009, 07:41 AM
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Your lamination method is very similar to the way I did my Bucker Jungmeister. This is a real good method indeed.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=32

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Old Jan 06, 2009, 08:59 AM
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The laminations were made even easier because of Jim's how-to video. I haven't had as much time to work on the Waco as I'd like so far, but I hope to get back to it tonight.
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Old Jan 06, 2009, 11:10 AM
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The interest builds!

Jim Young, please note. I too am watching this build with great interest. I supect I'm not alone. Hint, hint.
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Old Jan 06, 2009, 02:13 PM
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Jim Young, please note. I too am watching this build with great interest. I supect I'm not alone. Hint, hint.

No you are not alone!
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