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Oct 18, 2011, 12:57 PM
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1/15th Scale Falcon Model's DH60 "Cirrus Moth" kit Build**


Hi Guys,
This is my 1/15th Falcon Model's DH60 "Cirrus Moth" build with "mods" to make it looking like a" De Havilland D.H. 60 Gipsy Moth". The full Scale is owned by my good friend Gary Sewall. So I will paint it just like his.
He sent me Scale wings drawings as you see in the photo, his Drawing is on the Bottom, so I can build it as Scale as I can
Wing is 618mm or 24" 3 channel R/E/Motor I will use Spektrum Dsm2 ultra micro receiver/esc/servo brick, Parkzone motor and gearbox.
Lots of ribs "60" in all and "80" riblets!!! in the four wing pannels!! and carbon rods for the trailing edges
Ok Lets get started on it!!!
Joe
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Oct 18, 2011, 01:02 PM
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looks nice!
Oct 18, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Oh boy... here we go!

Tom
Oct 18, 2011, 10:01 PM
Onward and upward.
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I'm in! I've always wanted to build an indoor version of one of these.

Randy
Oct 19, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Looking good, I always liked Falcon kits..

I thought these kits were no longer available, was it bought earlier, or are they available now?

Bulent
Oct 19, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Bulent,

Nope. Sadly they're no longer being manufactured.

I exchanged emails with Chris of Falcon and asked about them. I had their DH-2 kit in my stash. When Chris told me they wouldn't be making anymore kits, I immediately ordered one of his DH-82 Tiger Moth kits and his Eastbourne Monoplane kit. Those were the only two kits they had any quantity left in stock. This was back in August. Don't know what they've got left now.

Tom
Oct 19, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Thanks,

Maybe they could sell plans if they are suitable for DIY work..

Bulent
Oct 19, 2011, 08:37 AM
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Maybe they could sell plans if they are suitable for DIY work..
I actually asked Chris that same question but got no response. You may want to shoot him an email and ask for yourself.

Tom
Oct 24, 2011, 10:52 PM
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First Cirrus Moth wing done


Hi Guys,
Here is the first wing panel done, and after hours of building. As these ribs
are small it's easy to swear at times so a nice glass of wine, will help to keep
things going smoother Only 3 more panels to go!!
Joe
Oct 25, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Hey Joe,

NICE job on the Cirrus Moth wings! With three more wing panels to go, look on the bright side - three more glasses of wine to go too!

Best Regards,
Gary Sewall
Oct 25, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Hi Gary,
I appreciate that very much as your Airplane is my inspiration!!!!!!!!! I will keep at it.
Thank you,
Joe
Oct 26, 2011, 06:19 PM
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DH 60 top wings are done


Hi Guys,
Ok Bottom wings are done Starting on the Top wings today! Where are all of
the builders at? Here is my building table,with the top wings in place! I hope More wine please!
Yes I do like De Havilland Airplanes, can you tell
Joe
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Oct 27, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Hi Guys,
Ok Bottom wings are done Starting on the Top wings today! Where are all of
the builders at? Here is my building table,with the top wings in place! I hope More wine please!
Yes I do like D Havilland Airplaines, can you tell
Joe
Gorgeous structure there!

With the lightening holes in the wing ribs and the CF trailing edge, this is an authentically modern kit...pity they're OOP, but I'll be watching for any that show up. Nice job
Oct 27, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Hi mu2freighter,
Thank you, glad you like it. Back to the building board!
Joe
Oct 31, 2011, 07:19 PM
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All four wing panels are done:)


Hi Guys,
Ok I am very happy to report that all Four of the wing panels are Built!!
There are only 54 Ribs in each panel, thats Full and short riblets in each panel!!! Really hard to beleave!
On to the fuel tank, center section.
Joe


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