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Old Dec 04, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Texas Whirlybird PCA-2


I am excited to get started on my PCA-2!

Thanks to all who have posted their pics and videos, it has been very helpful to review over the last couple weeks while gathering all the material for this build.

I will do my best to share the build progress for discussion and feedback.

The plan is to bolt an OS FS-95V on the nose.

The rainy weekend has gotten me off to a good start and the tail feathers are built up. Need to sand the airfoil shape and they should be ready. The fuse is next!

Tim
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Great start and a perfect engine choice!
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Looks like I better get busy on that cowl! I'm waxing the mold tonight.

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 08:53 PM
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Thanks Don!

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Looks like I better get busy on that cowl! I'm waxing the mold tonight.

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Fuse sides are done. Gonna have to break down and set up my band saw in the garage. Zona saw won't cut it for this project. (Pun Alert! )
Old Dec 07, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Looking good Tex!

Is that the color scheme in the back ground? That looks awesome! Where did you come up with that?
Old Dec 08, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Thanks Joe.

The color scheme is my own based on a 1930 H-D gas tank design. I stuck it in front of me on the work bench to think it over during the build but am liking it so far.

I'm covering it with Solartex and have the silver, orange and black. The orange is a little lighter than the H-D orange but should look OK.

I ride an '09 XR1200.
Old Dec 08, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Love it!
Old Dec 15, 2011, 09:11 PM
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It has been a busy few weeks but still trucking along. Cool temps and rain are good for building!
Old Dec 16, 2011, 06:40 AM
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Will you use a 4 blade rotor?
Old Dec 16, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Will you use a 4 blade rotor?
Please don't!

The fuse looks good sir...nice and square!
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 07:40 PM
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Fuse is looking good. Will need to start sanding soon.....I hate sanding.
Old Dec 17, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Fuse is looking good. Will need to start sanding soon.....I hate sanding.
Layed up a new cowl this afternoon. Should be on its way next week.

DC
Old Dec 17, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Thanks again Don! I volunteered for a short notice work assignment and am going to be out of town most of next week so there she will sit 'til I get back.

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Layed up a new cowl this afternoon. Should be on its way next week.

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