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Mar 13, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Neons You captured teh shape of teh nose much better than the original Ivans plans! Very nice !

I´ve got the plan sheets here and had been contemplating a complete depron build for a while already, so your hybrid approach is very interesting to see coming together. And as a lot of previous posters alreaady said, i admire your worksmanship

cheers
Phillip
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Mar 13, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Hello Ampbomber,
I guess speed relates to time applied to the projects. I am retired and that is the key factor. I sleep about 6.5 hours a day and it is satisfactory. I put a lot of hours in my shop. I happen to believe John Morgan is the fastest builder of composite foamy builds in RC Groups. I try to learn from him. Your planes are far superior to what I am doing here also. Thank you.

Hello Meatbomber,
I tried to follow what I have read and see in the photos available. One statement says that when the JRM's were built the cockpit was moved further back. I moved it forward 1 inch from the plans. I think maybe 1.5 inches would have been better. It still came out close though. The fuselage tail gun blister on Ivans's plans is not correct either. It is 1 inch too narrow there also for the early version. I guess the cockpit change worked as you have noticed it.Thank you.

**Neons** Bob
Mar 13, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Bob you have collected some of the very best of foam builders so far on this thread ,thats why iam keeping my mouth shut.enjoying you build and learning along the way ,she looks great Bob. joe
Mar 13, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Joe, you are OK. Thanks. I would not mind if you say anything. You never know how you can be helpful here. You have built a nice flying boat with success.
**Neons** Bob
Mar 13, 2012, 10:43 AM
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LOL bob this is one where i sit watch and learn but i will be watching and learning for sure. joe
Mar 13, 2012, 10:24 PM
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The king of RC seaplanes is back at it again!, Martin-Mars Amazing! I wanna kick myself in the gonads for missing this build!:

You're building another masterpiece Bob!
Mar 13, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Hi Chris,
How on earth did you find me here? Thanks for your nice comments. You are no slouch with all those airliners getting built.You do fast and nice finish work. Nothing really different here for me. Just run of the mill bulding going on here. A lot of wood framing here with this one.

**Neons** Bob
Mar 14, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Hi Chris,
How on earth did you find me here? Thanks for your nice comments. You are no slouch with all those airliners getting built.You do fast and nice finish work. Nothing really different here for me. Just run of the mill bulding going on here. A lot of wood framing here with this one.

**Neons** Bob
Demondriver your airliners and videos are great but your claim to fame is your victory dances at the end of a good flight. joe
Mar 14, 2012, 07:48 AM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
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ROFLMAO! you can say that again!
Mar 14, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Demondriver your airliners and videos are great but your claim to fame is your victory dances at the end of a good flight. joe
Victory dance Huh, after watching the videos again it looks more Like. . . . . .

Breakdancing Stooges (2 min 57 sec)




No more dancing from me Joe!
Mar 14, 2012, 10:35 AM
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That is so darn funny. I laughed so much. Chris, are you learning new moves for the next airliner success story? I enjoyed the last one. Victory Dance.
**Neons** Bob
Mar 14, 2012, 12:15 PM
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That is so darn funny. I laughed so much. Chris, are you learning new moves for the next airliner success story? I enjoyed the last one. Victory Dance.
**Neons** Bob
Lol . . . Bob no dancing from me on them Big-Bunny maiden. . . . . . what if Mr Hefner see's it?
Mar 14, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Lol . . . Bob no dancing from me on them Big-Bunny maiden. . . . . . what if Mr Hefner see's it?
The stooges have nothing on you i have seen the film.lmao joe
Mar 16, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Been spending time getting this tail section finished. It was a slog to get all the controls in place before covering the parts. I finished the covering tonight. The elevator is 3 feet long. Tomorrow I will sand it and bond the V center in place. I am not done yet. I have to make a Y connector for the elevator controls and the a bellcrank for the rudders too.

After that is all done I am thinking of bolting the whole assembly to a seat in the fuselage. I want it to have a dowel and 2 small nylon screws to remove the whole section. There is a saddle to be made similar to the wing saddle. It has a 3 fold purpose. I may be in a situation I need room in my truck. Maybe control maintainence. Another is to remove it to dry out the inside should it get soaked. It will allow better air circulation when I use a cool air blower. I'll post pics maybe tomorrow if I get it done. I may go flying in that spring heat wave coming this way.

**Neons**Bob


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