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Oct 01, 2001, 07:33 PM
Space Coast USA
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Let's build a plane - #2


The wind has been up so the Pitts Special is sitting in the garage waiting for some calm weather. I'm not complaining tho, this 70 deg weather is terrific!! So I've been sitting on this project and decided it was time to start it.
Here's a picture of the fuse......want to guess where we're going?? The foam is something that should be familiar to a lot of you.
hoppy
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Oct 01, 2001, 07:55 PM
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well, thats a cute SE5A fuse

I have built SEVERAL foam SE%as, speed280 24" wing span out of WHITE low density foam. the low density is to keep it light. weight came in at 9 OZ!!!!! good luck!!
Oct 01, 2001, 07:55 PM
sb1
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Looks like pink foam, maybe a tiger moth bipe, maybe a pietenpol air camper?? Could be a low wing plane too, warbird maybe?
I've been thinking of the pietenpol air camper myself, found the foam cutter you recommended too hoppy. I have a bunch of the blu-cor foam in the garage, need to lay some thing out and make some templates. Let us know what you are building hoppy.

sb1
Oct 01, 2001, 08:28 PM
Space Coast USA
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no, no, no

hoppy
Oct 01, 2001, 08:54 PM
DNA
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Looks like another pitts to me. What do I win?

You gonna round the wing tips this time like a real pitts?
Oct 01, 2001, 09:24 PM
Space Coast USA
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DNA, , those wing tips are right off the drawings.....Maybe the pictures aren't doing it justice, or maybe this is a differnent version. I understand there were a number of designs built.


No, it isn't another pitts.....I'm having enough problems with the other one.....need more power!
hoppy
Last edited by hoppy; Oct 02, 2001 at 06:05 AM.
Oct 01, 2001, 09:26 PM
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Looks like a Herr mini sport in a pink dress
Oct 01, 2001, 09:34 PM
Space Coast USA
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It might resemble a ms in that it is a low wing, open cockpit plane. But where did that fuse come from????
hoppy
Oct 01, 2001, 09:48 PM
Flyin' Ryan
Looks kinda like a P51. JKA Maybe, then "opened" up.Sp 400 w ailerons , about 30-32" ws. Sounds like what I've been thinking about.
Ryan
Oct 01, 2001, 09:50 PM
Space Coast USA
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hmmmmmmmmmm, no. Don't let the shape throw you, I changed it a wee bit from the original
hoppy
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Oct 01, 2001, 11:01 PM
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747 No
Oct 01, 2001, 11:30 PM
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looks like a flybaby or maybe an Fokker E.III???

uncle...i give up.
Oct 02, 2001, 10:43 AM
Space Coast USA
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<img src="http://home.cfl.rr.com/hoppyfl/tec2.jpg">

This should give its origin away for sure!!

hoppy
Oct 02, 2001, 11:11 AM
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Astro Hog?
Oct 02, 2001, 11:16 AM
Space Coast USA
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No......come on guys, this is too easy.
hoppy


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