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Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 09, 2011 @ 08:10 PM | 3,068 Views
got the skins on the landing gear and made the out rigers and came up with a way to install them using only one screw in each by using male and female brass tube on the bottom and the top fits like shown in the plans. the plane is still reasonably light so I will fiber glass the landing gear, fuse, doors, and hatches this will help for durabilty and make it easer to make it look like metal like the real thing is made out of. this will be a first for me I have never done fiber glass so if any body would like to offer up some tips I would be greatful.
Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:22 AM | 4,132 Views
after instaling the windsheild you have to blend it to the fus I chose to use epoxy w/ microballoons I have not used any bondo so far on this plane and very little balsa filler.If you are building this plane I would sugest taking tour time at this stage of the game.It took two aps. of epoxy the second very thin here are pics of the one half I have sanded so far.
Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 05, 2011 @ 11:25 PM | 9,898 Views
finished my dummy radial and I am was glad I went with 1/6th scale it just fits in the cowl that way I do'nt have to chop up my nice cowl it may not be corect scale but it looks 10 times better than TF's and plenty of air will get to my engine williams bros makes a nice model but it did not come w/ an ignition harness so I had to make my own.time to start landing gear and canopy/wind sheild and mount cowling because I think fiberglass for the front cabin? still thinking about this does any body have any sugestions on this I would be intersted to hear them thanks
Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 05, 2011 @ 08:08 AM | 4,917 Views
here is what I did last night and some pic's of my other scale project 90% finished I forgot all about her but I will finish her this summer
Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 04, 2011 @ 12:52 AM | 4,150 Views
did new door panels today & small things fit base for tank figuring routing of cables & hoses here is pic's of some my other birds.
Posted by splinterz25 | Apr 03, 2011 @ 04:00 AM | 6,231 Views
did some more details today or I should yesterday , I took time to make sure you could remove the back seat easily so you could get to servos also rear windos and all trim is removable for painting. I don't like the fab pannel I did on my door so I will redo this should get my dummy engine monday that is all for now.
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:43 PM | 5,758 Views
finished my dash today, but have more to do in the cab befor I mount it
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 30, 2011 @ 08:57 PM | 4,391 Views
here is a pic of my dash
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 29, 2011 @ 03:05 AM | 3,778 Views
back again put two more servos in one for carb one for choke one left to do for kill switch that will be 12 total, cut the doors in and made the back seat going to have fun with the cab here are some pics.
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 26, 2011 @ 01:56 PM | 3,562 Views
got up and finished the skins here are some pics; next cut in doors,and start cabin & dash.
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 25, 2011 @ 01:25 AM | 3,847 Views
I hooked up pull pull system to the rudder and push rods to elevator to day blended in stab and fin now I can skin the cab. I think a willams bros. 1/6 scale dummy engine will fit TF's cowl w/mod's,here are pics of todays progress
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 23, 2011 @ 05:58 PM | 3,713 Views
does any body know if a willams bros. 1/5 scale dummy wasp engine will fit in top flite's SR-9 cowling ?
Posted by splinterz25 | Mar 21, 2011 @ 07:20 PM | 4,791 Views
I bought TF's cockpit kit but it's a bit bland here's one of there bucket seats be side mine more picts as I go.