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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Guillow Typhoon #906 conversion


hello All, as a kid, i remembered thumbing through a book of planes and came across the hawker typhoon. i really digged that menacing square jaw up front. then i flipped the page and saw the tempest and liked it even more mainly because of the nicer tail. so here i am with the guillow typhoon kit # 906 and the tempest tail i'm bashing in. guts will be mcx brick, motor/gearbox/prop from mosquito. stock balsa will be used, glues will be gorilla throughout all balsa parts and CA for landing gear parts. other parts will be heat shrink tubing for guides, piano wire, bamboo stick to bridge the elevator halves, parts of a gws prop for control horns and foam block for nose.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:21 PM
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The MCX's brick won't be able to handle the Mosquito motor and prop from what I've heard, you'll need an AR6400.
Old Jun 30, 2011, 02:47 PM
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yellow baron, that's interesting. can you or someone verify that? i've actually test run the set up and it seems to work fine.
Old Jul 02, 2011, 09:33 AM
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I'll have to dig around some after the holiday. if it seems to be working fine for you then by all means have at it!
Old Jul 05, 2011, 04:42 PM
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tail elevator build


here's what i have for the elevator and rudder. this plane will be rudder elevator and throttle. the rudder is the biggest departure from original guillow design. the rudder is scratch built.
Old Jul 07, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Nice!! What's the weight so far?

I think you should add one more stringer between the leading edge and the first stringer. This would make it look less like a "starved horse" when covered, if you know what I mean. And the stringers in the rear should go all the way to the end of the fuselage. Other than that it's a really nice build and I can't wait to see more pics!
Old Jul 07, 2011, 12:41 AM
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igo,

I'm following along quietly. Good job so far! I agree with the few little details that Truckerboy mentioned, but you are moving right along!

-Kody
Old Jul 07, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Looking really good!

I bought an Avenger kit to do the same thing.. Will be following as well!
Old Jul 07, 2011, 06:09 PM
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truckerboy, that's a good analogy about the starved horse. i've already bashed the rudder so i shouldn't stop there. but i did. why? most likely because as good as that advice is, i'm too lazy to do it. some tissue covered pics are on the way...

barrett g, i just finished building the avenger. mine weighs 1.5oz now due to repairs. here's the link.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...uillow+avenger
Old Jul 07, 2011, 09:04 PM
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more fit checking with some covered parts


they look like i glued the wings on but it's just fit checking. wt at this point is 1.1oz. using stock wood. somehow i lost a few pictures of the control wires to the mcx brick, close up pictures of the placement of the brick and close up pictures of the motor mounting. sorry.
Old Jul 08, 2011, 01:33 PM
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one of the features i liked most about this plane is that the landing gear is space wide apart and the wheels are way ahead of the cg. it makes landing very easy. the landing gear wire design is long enough to act like cantilever beams. i'll get some pics of that soon.
Old Jul 09, 2011, 03:16 PM
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all covered up


here's the plane all covered up. the green tissue is not stock. i wanted something bright and found green tissue. i'm sure it's heavy but i'm going for it anyway. the color reminds me of parakeet.
Old Jul 12, 2011, 10:55 AM
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igo,

Great job...

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