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Feb 23, 2013, 10:06 AM
Adventure is just bad planning
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Well I must say...This is going to inspire a lot of viewers......I am....

From tip to toe...You make everything look scale. Great Job DD. I am sure going to ask you for some tips and ideas when I am going to do "Skyvan" for myself.

Cheers.

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Feb 23, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sumu_pirate
Well I must say...This is going to inspire a lot of viewers......I am....

From tip to toe...You make everything look scale. Great Job DD. I am sure going to ask you for some tips and ideas when I am going to do "Skyvan" for myself.

Cheers.

Namaste Sumu! This is a Nice & easy Little bird to build!
Mar 06, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Mounting the Skyvan's wings


Now I'm adding to the two Skyvan's upper fuselage's the "positioning" screws, these screws help keep the wing in place while the rubber band compresses the wing to the fuse.
Mar 06, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Rubber-Bands


In order to save weight & keep the construction of these skyvans simple I elected to use rubber bands to fasten the wings to the fuse, I'm using carbon fiber rods as my band pegs., Then I paint them white to help them blend with the fuse.
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Mar 07, 2013, 12:03 AM
It's a fine fiddly business.
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That is an innovative way to run the rubber bands. Its not you father's rubberband wing attachment. Nice idea.
Robert
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Mar 07, 2013, 12:19 AM
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That is an innovative way to run the rubber bands. Its not you father's rubberband wind attachment. Nice idea.
Robert
Thanks Robert! I will add Holding end tabs to the end of the Band rods to ensure the bands don't fall off.
Mar 07, 2013, 05:45 PM
A Day @ a Time - Matt. 6:25-34
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You can call this "DD's Stealth Method"

Outstanding Idea! Put that one in the tips!
Mar 07, 2013, 07:58 PM
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You can call this "DD's Stealth Method"

Outstanding Idea! Put that one in the tips!
Thanks Kev, I've done it before on some planes I've built in the past, works pretty good.
Mar 07, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Now I'm adding Monokote to the Underside of The Skyvans wings & thus am getting that much closer to completion.
Mar 08, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I wanna see it fly, i have an urge to build a 330 Skyvan here soon.
Mar 08, 2013, 03:28 PM
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I wanna see it fly, i have an urge to build a 330 Skyvan here soon.
I fully support your urge Sir! Lol

Maiden flights coming up in a few weeks.
Mar 08, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Skyvan wing struts


Now I'm adding the all important wing-struts to the two skyvans, these are simple strips of carbon fiber.
Mar 09, 2013, 12:21 AM
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2 Skyvans with struts!


Now I have all 4 wing struts on Both Vans! These birds are now 88-90% complete!
Mar 11, 2013, 01:24 AM
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The right weight


Both Skyvans are at this moment about 88% of 1 pound and will have a flying weight of about a pound and a half, that's not bad at all!
Mar 13, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Screw The Skyvans


Time to start screwing the control surfaces of the Skyvans together, this will ensure that they are easy to remove and stay on the bird in flight.


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