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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Loks beautifull! Those formers must take a little patience?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Hi Owlsabie!!
Well, like 6 minutes each... not bad.
Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:20 AM
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Some progress done yesterday and today...
yesterday: cut the rest of the formers, easy! cut the ply formers... hard and time consuming. cut brass tubes for landing gear. attached tubes with epoxy.
today: cut stringers for wing support made of 1/4 sq. spruce, cut two main stringers hard balsa 3/8x1/8, and 4 stringers hard balsa 1/8 sq.
glued formers to stringers and run the small 1/8 stringers to keep all this thing aligned. now looks like something.
Here the pics!!!
Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:21 AM
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Hi Guys

I┤ve read about the weight of original model... 9.5 oz. (270g.) that is light!! i┤ll be happy if my stay close to 350 g. lets see.
Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:33 AM
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I must say Rodrigo that your way of building the fuselage looks a bit - er - strange! Normal way of building a crutch fuselage like this is to make the crutch first over the plan, with cross pieces, lift this off when dry and then insert the formers and add stringers. Still, you are a great builder so I am sure it will be OK, whatever works for you.....

Still fast progress, For a radio/electric version I think that you will do well to keep the weight under 375 - 400 grams, should still be OK at this weight although it might be quite a fast flyer.
Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:42 PM
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Hi Guys!! no progress... just great mornings to go to the field and the gear (motor, esc, servos) is in the postal office, so, one more day of wait and start working on motor mount.
Old Mar 01, 2013, 02:06 AM
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Hi Guys!! some work done!
now need help to find the way to build the cowling!
and some advice about the servo mount... one loop for rudder? and pushrod for elevator?

Well here the pics.
Old Mar 01, 2013, 04:05 AM
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Judging by the standard of your planking, I shouldn't think you would have any trouble planking a cowl as on the original. Excellent work.
Old Mar 01, 2013, 04:10 AM
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I agree with KK, cut formers to fit around the box and plank with, say, 3/16" balsa then carve and sand to shape to produce a cowl that will slide over the motor and box, fix it with a couple of magnets at the back. Might be a problem to a lesser craftsman, but we have all seen your work so no problem for you Rodrigo!!
Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:53 AM
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Hi Guys!!
Some work done today... well, y add a "little" stringers glued to the box and the former, i draw a new former, and then still planking with some soft 3/32, the top of the cowl will be 1/4 balsa sanded to shape. and when done, start working on attachable cowl in the old way.. two magnets per side and some pivot or guide on center.

The plane looks now like a plane, about the balance, the fuselage with the motor is balanced as per plan, but missing the tail, so with tail glued and covered, with pushrods, maybe the lipo, esc and receiver will do they work.

here the pics.


PS this is a nice looking plane that takes good time to build....
Old Mar 02, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Beautiful aircraft.
Old Mar 06, 2013, 12:54 AM
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Uppps! two months in one plane is not the way i build but this jewel and her defined curves take some time...
BUT i┤m happy with the result, so... almost done with balsa.. just missing the lower part of the fin, oval windows and the curved part in the windshield.
now time to work on servo mount and pushrods. and some covering....
here the pics.
Old Mar 06, 2013, 01:49 AM
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She looks great Rodrigo - immaculate workmanship as always from you. Two months is not a log time, and you did say you wanted a model that would take a little longer!
Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:40 AM
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So I'M meant to be in control?
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Two months? That's too quick - you don't have time to savour the experience!


Nice looking airframe, impeccably constructed.... I'm jealous!


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