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Old Oct 06, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Aquila Fiberglass Fuselage


Had 3 kits that didn't have a FG fuse. Got carried away and made a couple extra. There 90- 95% perfect, and 1000% better than stock. New tail fin, Carbon inlay, and 1/8" ply inlayed at the wing root. Made wth West Marine 105 epoxy. Contact me via PM for details.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Cool,

Is that a Sagitta 900 fuselage between the Aquila plugs? What do you have in store for that?
Old Oct 06, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Chip,

Sure is, you don't see very many of them around anymore. I just finished the tail and filling in the seems. Will go to paint Monday. Start the mold next week.

Rich

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Cool,

Is that a Sagitta 900 fuselage between the Aquila plugs? What do you have in store for that?
Old Oct 06, 2012, 11:55 PM
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Sagitta 900


Rich,

Here's my Sagitta 900 just before Doping...a the Sailplane, not me! All wood build up. Polyspan on Wings and Tail surfaces.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Sagitta 900


Sagitta Wings after Doping.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Very Nice Geppetto! Did you airbrush them?
Old Oct 07, 2012, 12:40 AM
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Geppetto,

Love the old school look.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:16 AM
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"Metric"


Rich,

Here is a Top Flight "Metric" and a Marks Model "Windward". Similar paint combinations.
Looking forward to doing an "Aquilla"!

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Very nice.

How much are you asking for the sagitta? What would it take to lengthen the nose in order make an E version? Maybe a 480 motor? It tended to be a little tail heavy.

Thanks Phil
Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:24 AM
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Sagitta 900 Wings.


OriginalBilly,

Airbrush and syphon style touch up gun. Randolph's Dope for color and clear coat. I was aiming for a Fender Stratocaster Sunburst effect. I haven't quite got it yet but it's getting closer. I love the old woody's look of the 30's era gliders with natural wood clear coating. Old school, like me!

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:38 AM
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And the bottom one, I assume it is a Cirrus?

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 04:42 AM
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toddsters,

The bottom pic is of my Marks Model "Windward".

The ships plan sheet lists the drawing date at: 1969.

This is my second Windward, finished just a few months ago. Though, I repaired the first one many times. I built the first in 1972 and flew it until I lost it in 2009.

Buried the old gal at sea. (another story for another time) We had a good run together. I had many days of accumulated flight time on her. I did kinda feel "Widowed" that day. Like I lost an old friend.

So, this one at number two is taking up some of the loss of number one. Both have been a blast to fly. Just about any design today will out perform it. But so what! It just feels good to fly. It feels "right" to me when I'm flying it. Never let me down. Old school is all the performance I need.

And anyway, the older I get, the better I was!

The Windward was the predecessor to the "Windfree", another Mark Smith design. And also a great old woody flyer.

Geppetto

Here are a couple of more pict's of the Fuse and Tail of the Windward.
Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:02 AM
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your pm box is full so must have sold all fuses if not let me know brother is looking for fg fuse for 1
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Sorry try again.

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your pm box is full so must have sold all fuses if not let me know brother is looking for fg fuse for 1
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Sure is.

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And the bottom one, I assume it is a Cirrus?

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