May 13, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Thats a neat way to look at it, thanks earl. When you look at the complete model the task of building seems so daunting but a series of small parts doesnt soud so scary.
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May 14, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Wow! 100 pages!

Congratulations, boys! Nice number to a nice airplane!
May 14, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Thanks Wilian..., I'm glad its all built and done, I'm sure Tom feels the same way too'. Paying Tom a visit in a few weeks. Taking the 195 up there along with the Bravo and Cessna 182. I'm sure we're in for a good time... Glenn
May 14, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks, Wil !
Jun 20, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Drove up to Saginaw on Monday and brought the 195 home. Been a long time coming. Dick is still there, but his health is not allowing him to do much. We spent Monday afternoon hangar flying, and then I loaded up and headed back to Nashville. Got home 0300 Tuesday morning. We are in the process of moving back to Florida. Hope to see you at Monster Plane, or Top Gun.

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Jun 20, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Good to hear from you, Bill !

Glenn had his 195 up here, last weekend, at the TRAMPS flyin. It was the hit of the show.

Years ago, Dick was a regular at this flyin, but I haven't seen him in a while. I hope that his health improves.
Jun 20, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Dick's problem is with his back. He's has several operations. I wish I could have been there long enough to see you and Glenn. It was a marathon drive. Nashville to Saginaw and back in 22.5 hours.

Jun 20, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I'm too old for marathon drives, Bill. LOL

Traverse City is another 2 hours northwest of Saginaw. It would have been a stretch for you to be here for our flyin and to visit.
Jul 07, 2012, 07:25 AM
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We are back in Florida (on the farm) and I'll have to admit that I'm bone tired. From Nearly Canada to nearly Cuba in one week is a little much. The Cessna and the rest of the models survived the move wonderfully. It'll be in the air before the month is out. I'm thinking either a ZDZ 40 Rear Intake Rear Exhaust or a G38 for power. The G would add the needed nose weight, but there is just something about the RERI engine........
Jul 08, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Hi Bill

I think nose weight will be an asset. It's something to consider.
Jul 08, 2012, 04:52 PM
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G-38... you need the nose weight...
Jul 09, 2012, 09:49 AM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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subbed. Just read the whole thread to date, too cool. Good job guys!
Jul 09, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Endlesslag View Post
subbed. Just read the whole thread to date, too cool. Good job guys!
Thanks !
Nov 08, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by G McIntosh View Post
Tried something different today in applying solartex to the fully sheeted wing of the 195'. Well different for me... being an old traditionalist in using a monocote iron. Well in the process of covering the wing. After a good final sanding of the sheeting and use of a tak-rag. The wing received a good cote of Stits-Poly-Tak. Sanded lightly... removing fuzz & raised grain. Tak it again. I sealed and stretched around all the edges first. Using a new heat-gun, shrunk what remaining loose fabric there was... nice and tight. Then heated it again in small area's & using a cotton sock rubbed it all down. Talk about easy and nice results... beautiful. Wing 1 ready for some Nitrate dope.
Hi Glenn, I just wanted to pick your brains. I am in the process of covering my 1/3 scale Druine Turbulent built from the precedent kit, I have finished building the tailplane and elevators and have covered these in yellow solartex as a base for the final finish of yellow paint, the only thing left to do is to apply the rib stitching and rib tapes. I notice that you suggest spraying the parts with nitrate dope before the paint finish, what is the reason for this? Does it stop the covering from going slack and bubbling in the sun? If so as the solartex has already been heat shrunk with a hot air gun is the dope the non-shrinking variety? one final question, I read somewhere else on the internet that a guy had sprayed his model with dope prior to painting but then commented some time later that the paint had started to lift & that the dope had not penetrated into the weave and had merely sat on the surface, have you had any problems with this?
I have attached a picture of my tailplane in its current state
Nov 15, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Just wanted to chime in, and be number 1500 to post

WooHoo! Been enthralled, and sufficiently impressed and inspired by you gents. Sometimes, I think that 'my' building pace is so slow, Alaskan glaciers make better progress...but of course, as recently pointed out, it's not a race.

Partly my slowness stemmed around certain frustrations, when trying to accomplish something, to make it look "just right"...and inevitably, I end up doing it the most difficult and time-consuming way imaginable. Your "Hints and Tips" in this thread do wonders to stimulate the creative juices!! Thanx! ( :up: )

Now, Tom, over to your "Airmaster" build thread....getting the now.....

Seeya, TJ

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