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Old Jan 21, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 01:33 AM
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by the way, the white 3D plane looks Awesome!

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Wow! The Monocoupe is a knockout! I'm impressed with the way you've kept the weight down! Did you build the cowling? What's the WS?
The cowl is made from 1/8" balsa rings that are stacked and glued together. Wingspan is 19".
Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Did you use all balsa for the construction?
Yes, it is all balsa.
Old Jan 22, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Yes, it is all balsa.
Wow, all balsa and 1.5 oz AUW? Very impressive. Please tell us details like balsa thickness, glue type, paint brand, and how you made those beatiful wheel pants! And that cowl!

I am guessing the wheel pants are built up like you did the cowl, right? You must have some very light glue, I see wood glue in the background, but that is heavy isn't it?

Thanks
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Here is my newest plane, it's fuselage is completely symmetrical. I have not flown it yet, for I finished it last night. AUW 33 grams(heavy)
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 06:49 PM
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AR 6400 Waco SRE maiden


Here's the video I promised. I flew the plane again this morning and if anything it flew even better. One of the ailerons had pulled loose after the maiden flight which didn't add to the stability but it was fixed this morning and stability returned. Plane has had four flights now. Not a screamer and not 3D but a cute slow flyer. Can't wait to see the Monocoupe in action!
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Micro Waco SRE NC20962 maiden Jan 15, 2012.AVI (1 min 32 sec)
Old Jan 22, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Hard to get any sweeter than that! Beautiful plane, great control, ya gotta love it. And all balsa, will wonders never cease?

Thanks for the great video.
Old Jan 22, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Wow, all balsa and 1.5 oz AUW? Very impressive. Please tell us details like balsa thickness, glue type, paint brand, and how you made those beatiful wheel pants! And that cowl!

I am guessing the wheel pants are built up like you did the cowl, right? You must have some very light glue, I see wood glue in the background, but that is heavy isn't it?

Thanks
It's built mostly of 1/32" balsa. The cowl of made from 1/8" rings cut from 1/8" balsa. The wheel pants have a 1/8" thick 'core' and 1/16" sides. The glue used is mostly thin CA with some thick CA used in a few spots. For paint I used acrylic paints from Walmart thinned down 50/50 with water. Wood was first sealed with 2 light coats of lacquer with a light sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats. 3 light coats of paint with a light sanding after the last coat and then a final coat of gloss acrylic. I'm actually quite surprised by how light it came out.

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Bill...the Waco SRE looks fantastic! What a floater.
Old Jan 22, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Bill,

That's a beautiful scale-like flyer!

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 12:06 AM
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ZBrubaker,

Thanks for the description, this will give me enough nerve to try it myself. I would have never thought balsa and that beautiful finish would be so light. I have a few more parts to get to have a complete power system, so I have a start!
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Unless you change the mode of your TX to "mode 4", You need a 4 mix routine to cleanly swap the Aileron and Rudder sticks.

Mix 1: Mix Aileron>rudder 100% (this makes the rudder servo move with Aileron Stick)

Mix 2: Mix Aileron>Aileron -100% (This kills the Aileron Servo)

Mix 3: Mix Rudder>Aileron 100% (this makes the Aileron servo move with the rudder stick)

Mix 4: Mix Rudder>Rudder -100% (this kills the rudder Servo)
Thanks for that!...Some fool (ahem) put the brick in my Diel's Val backwards...No prob swapping EL/RUD.
I would have taken pics of her during build, but it seems my 2nd favorite hobby as I get older is leaving my cameras in some forlorn places..I'll get a 50 buck camera I can afford to lose and or destroy before I put the finishing touches on and get her posted!...
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ZBrubaker,

Thanks for the description, this will give me enough nerve to try it myself. I would have never thought balsa and that beautiful finish would be so light. I have a few more parts to get to have a complete power system, so I have a start!
I have ALL that gear ready to go in the next few builds to include 2S, can't wait!


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