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Aug 27, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Aug 31, 2012, 09:52 PM
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WELL....I hope this doesnt look too goofy looking.....

I had to make the motor look sort of real,so I spent about 12 hours on this part..again ....never thought it takes this much time,but everything is scratch built...

The intake is made from 1/4" wood dowel ,exhaust is from a thin plastic container and some Plastistrut tubes.

I had to paint the motor to match,and added the end screens so the ESC will get some cooling(its hidden in the cylinder head area)

I used thin stiff wire to hold the intake and exhaust assemblies to the case,twisted inside and glued. Holds well.
Sep 01, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Sep 01, 2012, 09:01 AM
Übung macht den Meister..
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WELL....I hope this doesnt look too goofy looking.....

I had to make the motor look sort of real,so I spent about 12 hours on this part..again ....never thought it takes this much time,but everything is scratch built...

The intake is made from 1/4" wood dowel ,exhaust is from a thin plastic container and some Plastistrut tubes.

I had to paint the motor to match,and added the end screens so the ESC will get some cooling(its hidden in the cylinder head area)

I used thin stiff wire to hold the intake and exhaust assemblies to the case,twisted inside and glued. Holds well.
Not at all! Looks pretty damn spiffy!

One subject I'd like to model has an exposed engine that probably wouldn't be big enough to hide a motor, and your efforts have given me some inspiration.

James
Sep 01, 2012, 04:22 PM
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The first pictures have the real motor in view somewhat. I need to post pics of the cuyuna so you can see my attempt to copy it. Crude....but effective.

I just didn't want to stick an outrunner on the back and call it even. But I didn't think it would take this long just to make a dummy. I guess Williams brothers decided not to model the Cuyuna UL2.....
Sep 06, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Here are 2 views of the real engine. Yeah...it looks used..and it is...287hrs in 3 years,getting my fun out of it
Sep 06, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Despite the real thing using a belt drive, I think your approximation is pretty good for the purpose. Throw a couple hoses, pipes and wires stuck all over it and it'll look even better!

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Sep 30, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I added a few things..since you pressured me...added a coil and wires,may add a few more. Might even start the wings this week,been busy flying the real one
Oct 10, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Well.....I finally got around to the wings. I have both sides done.
Oct 10, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Structure looks pretty lightweight. Are the spars spruce?

James
Oct 11, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Spruce spars,,,probably could have used hard balsa. As a result,it is a little heavier than I wanted. I still have to add a few braces,and figure out how to do the wingtip.
Oct 11, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Oct 11, 2012, 10:29 PM
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What? No Ailerons?
They are added to the wing trailing edge after covering. They are not built into the wing.
Oct 13, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Oct 13, 2012, 03:40 PM
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I will wait for better weather ..even if it means waiting an extra month or two. I have too much time in this to be in a hurry to fly. I still have a long way to go....lot of fitting of the wing folding mechanisms..may have to re do the ones i have.


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