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Jan 19, 2013, 09:40 AM
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1929 Monoprep


I've always like the lines of the pre-Golden Age aircraft. There's something about those primative, but yet classic, airframes.

On another site, a modeler is finishing up a Velie Monocoupe, a design that I've admired for years.

Mentioning this to Don Olsen, he reminded me that I have plans for a similar design, the Monoprep.

I dug out the plans, and looked them over. I have most of the wood on hand, to build the airframe

The plans are for a 72" model. A .35 two stroke is shown. The model was designed by Doc Mathews, and the prints are from Air Age.

I don't plan to add super detail to this model. It'll be a flyer.

I need to clear off my bench, but construction should start soon.
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Jan 19, 2013, 10:25 AM
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COOL!

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Get out the ironing board and go get 'em Tom!

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Jan 19, 2013, 11:41 AM
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OOOO! That's a great looking plane. Never heard of it, before. Its simplicity makes it a good choice for a flyer.

What do you think about adding shear web?
Jan 19, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for looking, guys !

Earl, it's too early for the ironing board, but I'm sure that it will make an appearwnce.

I'm not sure about adding shear webbing. I'll take a look into it when I start the wing.

A few weeks ago, while scratch building a wing for my GP Super Sportster, I swore that I would NEVER scratch build anything again. I hate to cut out parts. I don't seem to have the patience for it.

With that being said, I didn't have any 1/4X1/16 stock to make the elevator laminations with. You guessed it. I had to cut them from sheet stock.

After cutting the strips, I sprayed them with window cleaner, to soften the wood fibers. The strips were then pinned in place and allowed to dry.

Once dry, I soaked the strips with thin CA, gluing them together.

From there, I added the leading edge, and elevator ribs.

As usual, my dog, Talle, was enthusiastically by my side, lending a hand.
Jan 19, 2013, 01:11 PM
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As usual, my dog, Talle, was enthusiastically by my side, lending a hand.
Well you parked her on a comfy bed in front of the heat vent. That's where I'd be too!

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Jan 19, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Every time we go out to the shop, Talle heads straight for her bed. She loves to lay in front of that heat vent.

You'd have a fight on your hands, if you tried to take it from her, Earl.
Jan 19, 2013, 02:14 PM
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You're building a rare Golden Age bird there. Just looked through some history on it - only eight (8) made.

I'm lovin' the wire wheels!

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Jan 19, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Yeah, good choice. Should be EZ to build and repair. I love the gauge panel!

I could see using CF tubes for the window frames.

Did you have in mind a certain power plant?
Jan 19, 2013, 02:32 PM
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It's a rare bird, for sure. I think that I have enough info on it, for what I plan to do with her.

I plan to power the Monoprep with an OS .52 4 stroke that I bought for another project.
Jan 19, 2013, 02:34 PM
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He's got Mono !


First off-please take care of Talle....don't let her overexert !! lol

I'm glad to see you back at it, Tom.

That looks so much like a Velie MonoCOUPE !..Are they related ? Anyone ?
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Jan 19, 2013, 03:24 PM
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That looks so much like a Velie MonoCOUPE !..Are they related ? Anyone ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocoupe_Aircraft

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Jan 19, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Jan 19, 2013, 03:36 PM
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So much history. So many neat airframes. I have a Monocoupe 90A, and a plans /kit for a Luscombe Silvaire.
Jan 19, 2013, 03:37 PM
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LOL

You have to keep females happy, no matter what the species.
Jan 19, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Tom- go to EJWash1's link,then click on Golden age air museum...on the next page, click collection, then go to the 1928 velie monocoupe....That's about 80 miles from here.

I have,and can get, pictures of that.
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