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Oct 18, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Oct 18, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Since converting a Guillows kit I'm always interested in NYP builds. Note that the cowl on the original is no longer the original colour. It should be just bare aluminum I think. Someone applied some lacquer to preserve it and its yellowed over time.
Oct 18, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Since converting a Guillows kit I'm always interested in NYP builds. Note that the cowl on the original is no longer the original colour. It should be just bare aluminum I think. Someone applied some lacquer to preserve it and its yellowed over time.
Yes, I was thinking about that earlier today, if I ought to attempt to duplicate the yellowing. Choices, choices!
Oct 18, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Yes, I was thinking about that earlier today, if I ought to attempt to duplicate the yellowing. Choices, choices!
Will you be replicating the inside of the nose cone?
Oct 18, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Will you be replicating the inside of the nose cone?
Lol! Nah... The signatures have to be the people at Ryan.
Oct 18, 2012, 09:19 PM
6 months to finish a rtf
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Nice project

I helped build the copy that on display at the San Diego Areospace museum

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1523939

good luck on your project
Oct 18, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for the link, great pics!
Oct 19, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Fascinating images - i'm always amazed how fragile and thin the full size planes are built compared to our models. Those ribs look like spider webs to me.
Oct 19, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Heck, mine will be a piece of cake...

Relatively speaking....
Last edited by phillip57; Oct 20, 2012 at 08:33 AM.
Oct 20, 2012, 06:19 PM
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I figure when many pieces must be made from the same template, make it from ply.
Last edited by phillip57; Oct 21, 2012 at 06:26 PM.
Oct 23, 2012, 05:05 PM
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All the ribs are a tad outside the lines. Each one will have to be fitted, custom like. Bless those who produce laser cut kits!
Oct 23, 2012, 05:34 PM
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You can take a little away, you can't put it back!
Oct 23, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Great idea Philip57! The Flyline plans are really works of art. Would you mind sharing how you enlarged the plan? Thanks.
Oct 23, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Great idea Philip57! The Flyline plans are really works of art. Would you mind sharing how you enlarged the plan? Thanks.
Good point Gavin...


Lightweight, I took the plan to a local reprographics shop. $21.75 for two sets.


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