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Oct 05, 2011, 12:18 PM
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FROG Build-Off Wren X2

A few shots of my Wren progress to date. Since the twin rudders represent the "fiddly" part of the construction I've started with the tailplane. Can't hope to keep up with George but at least it's a start.
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Oct 05, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Wren - early stages

I made a right "fist" of trying to copy this from another thread. The first attempt was totally useless and the second failed to transfer the photos. I have no idea why. Displaying my ignorance of using the system! However, I hope it's ok this time.
Oct 06, 2011, 03:06 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Watching with interest - nice to have a glider amongst all the electric and power jobs!
Oct 06, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Very nice Bob. I take it your putting RC in it. How do propose to get it up there - towline, bungee, slope?

Looking forward to the build...

Oct 06, 2011, 07:45 AM
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I'll fly it from a slope. Have limited places near home for towline etc but I'll probably fit a hook anyway and may try bungee launching. I'm building it pretty "sturdy" as slopers usually have a hard time of it don't they? I've also accumulated a lot of balsa offcuts and bits over the years and I decided I'd build the Wren from that, so material choice may not be ideal. But for it's intended use a bit of extra weight won't matter too much (I hope).
Oct 06, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Showing a bit more progress. I need to attend to details of the twin fin operation and for that it's best if I have the fuselage to hand at, least the basic framework. I had a few strips of medium 1/4 sq lurking around so have framed up with that. Would have used hard 3/16 if I'd been buying new stuff but I hate wasting what is probably the world's most expensive wood (weight for weight). Some of the smaller components will be made up from scrap. The tail inserts were assembled from bits of 1/8th sheet, cyano and a clean up on my disc sander. It's not a money saving exercise, just that it gives me a bit of a buzz to use up some of the hundreds of bits and pieces I have filling a large box! Am I alone in this?
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Oct 06, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Am alone in this
No But somehow the scrap piece is always slightly too short/too heavy/too light etc...

Good progress Bob, keep it up. Thought I would include a pic for those not familiar with the Wren ( ie. me )

Oct 06, 2011, 10:02 AM
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I stick bits together and cut 'em up! Your right RFJ, most of it turns out to be unusable.
Very impressed with your Speedy btw. The electrics installation will be especially interesting to me as I've struggled with this in another model. Received lots of help and advice from George and hope to return to it after the Wren.

Yak 52. Sorry, I didn't fully answer your question. Yes it will have RC
Oct 06, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Raf_Bob
Showing a bit more progress. I need to attend to details of the twin fin operation and for that it's best if I have the fuselage to hand at, least the basic framework.
I will be following with interest. Love the twin fin/rudder designs (Miss World's Fair, Laumer's "Twin Lizzie, Smoothie; Musciano Pee Wee Pal/Classy Gassie) and I am always ready to be inspired.

Pete G.
Oct 08, 2011, 12:14 PM
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Pressing on. Fuselage sides off the plan now and sheet infill under way.
Oct 08, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Hi Raf Bob.

This is my Wren!


Oct 08, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Beautiful Wren.
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Oct 08, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Your Wren is lovely Albyone. Inspiration for all of us to get on with our Frog Models!
Oct 09, 2011, 04:25 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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That's immaculate Albyone - but Italian modellers always build beautiful models. How about building another FROG for the build off? The Diana is nice.
Oct 09, 2011, 05:02 AM
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albyone, your Wren is beautiful. I shall be pleased if mine turns out as good! Yes, do take up the challenge and enter the Frog build off. The more the merrier.

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