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Sep 16, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Model Airplane Building Clinic #2 ~ Building From Plans >> Begins TBD. All Welcome


On the heels of Model Airplane Building Clinic #1, for my next clinic would like to focus on building a model airplane from plans.

I have looked for a found an easy build that would also be fun to fly. As a matter of fact, this little beauty looks like it would be a great plane for a number of club members to build and fly.

It is called the E-Quickie 200. The plans are in revision right now and when they are ready for prime time, I will post the link.

Looking forward to this clinic/project and I am posting this pretty far in advance to folks can clear their tables and calendars for what looks to be an exciting build.

Plans for the E-Quickie 200 can be ordered from here: http://www.theolddog.net/Plans_and_Wings.html

The pre-cut foam wings can be ordered from here: http://www.mwcores.com/servlet/Detail?no=220 Right now there is a special going on. The first set cost $8, the next one $4. I'm not sure what the third one will cost. I'll ask when I order mine tomorrow.

Frank

Participants:


2. mjcmyers
3. glazzies
4. cwolfe
5. Red Zephyer
6. UberZogster
7. potshot
8. Greg Knipp
9.
10.

For those wanting a balsa wing in lieu of the foam sheeted wing see below:

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If there is enough interest I may be persuaded to draw up and offer a laser cut short kit for a built up wing. If enough guys want them I think we could keep the cost down to not much more than the cost of the foam wing.
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Sep 17, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Hey Frank, Put me on the list I'm looking forward to learning all about scratch building...
Thanks for all of your hard work, Mark
Sep 17, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I would love to learn about scratch building!
Sep 17, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I'm on board
Sep 17, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for joining in the fun. I have been told that the plans are being updated and will let you know when they are ready.


I will also start adding the names in post #1 when I get the chance.

Someone asked "how do you get people back to building?" I think the answer is "make it funner."

Frank
Sep 18, 2012, 01:40 AM
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G'day Frank, Just joined from the "land down under"

Cheers
Sep 20, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Building 3 from plans right now. Always looking for good stuff
Sep 20, 2012, 06:17 PM
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I would love to learn about scratch building!
Not sure if this means you will be participating. Will you be joining in the fun?

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Sep 20, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Thanks gentlemen, I have updated post #1 with names.

Looking forward to this.

Frank
Sep 20, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Not sure if this means you will be participating. Will you be joining in the fun?

Frank
It does and I will
Sep 20, 2012, 07:10 PM
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It does and I will
Cool! Thanks for following up.

Frank
Sep 20, 2012, 09:43 PM
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I'll do it, as long as I can work slowly and fit it in between other stuff.
Sep 20, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I'll do it, as long as I can work slowly and fit it in between other stuff.
Awesome. You bet. Slowly is how I do things as well.

Thanks for joining in.

Frank
Sep 20, 2012, 09:56 PM
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BTW is anyone a member of RCU? I wonder if we should post something over there as well? Is there a large audience for builders over there? Would it be worth the effort to support a thread over there also?

Thanks,

Frank
Sep 21, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Can we make a built up wing?
Sep 21, 2012, 01:48 PM
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That is my plan. I have no way to cut foam.

Frank
Sep 21, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Ok cool. I also have no way of cutting foam.
Sep 21, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Good news. I found out that we can get the foam wings cut for $21 for two wings shipped. I may go that route.

I'll post all the contact info when the plans are finalized. Just trying to keep you guys up to speed.

This should be a fun build and if you know or hear of anyone that may be interested in learning how to build from plans, send them our way.

Thanks,

Frank
Sep 22, 2012, 08:44 AM
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This sounds like a great learning opportunity. Just to be clear on this project, as I understand it everyone involved will be building the same plane. Except for the possibility of buying foam wings mentioned above, we'll be getting other supplies locally. Are those correct assumptions? And do you have any pictures of a completed E-Quickie 200?
Sep 22, 2012, 09:27 AM
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This sounds like a great learning opportunity. Just to be clear on this project, as I understand it everyone involved will be building the same plane. Except for the possibility of buying foam wings mentioned above, we'll be getting other supplies locally. Are those correct assumptions? And do you have any pictures of a completed E-Quickie 200?
You nailed it. Those assumptions are all correct. Here are some photos of the E-Quickie 200.

http://www.theolddog.net/Photos.html

Frank
Sep 22, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Cool! Count me in, please. Raring to go!
Sep 22, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Cool! Count me in, please. Raring to go!
Awesome! Your in!

Frank
Sep 22, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Can we make a built up wing?
Why wouldn't we build the wing? Why use foam?
Sep 23, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I was looking at the eq200 and the specified wing is foam so I was wondering what is being planned for the build. I would prefer to make a built up wing.
Sep 23, 2012, 05:15 AM
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I'll probably do the foam wing just because I have never sheeted a wing with balsa...
That's something I would like to learn for future scale projects.


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