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Old Mar 13, 2013, 03:30 AM
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As always, a really nice airplane. I'd love to have your skills! Do you ever mess up?
JA! every time..... but try to learn about. Screw it every time, and have to fix it, not only on building planes. building guitars, with my wife, my family, i always screw it, but try to do not do it again...
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:14 AM
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"There is no shame in making a mistake - the shame is in repeating it!"

Rodrigo; in France people are generally very polite in the way they address strangers, "Monsieur", "Madame", "Mam'selle". Although Mam'selle was originally used as the form of address for a younger, unmarried, lady, today it is more often used if addressing quite young females; once ladies reach the age where they might well be married it is safer - and normal - to address them as Madame.
Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:40 AM
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I have always assumed that mamselle is short for mademoiselle which is french for "miss" as in unmarried lady ( young or otherwise ).

nice build and finish - look forward to a utube maiden

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:52 AM
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I have always assumed that mamselle is short for mademoiselle which is french for "miss" as in unmarried lady ( young or otherwise ).

nice build and finish - look forward to a utube maiden

john
Quite correct John, it is a contraction of mademoiselle, reflecting the way the word is normally pronounced. However, the point I was making was that, whilst usage for an unmarried lady of any age WAS the case, it is now more normal to only use the term for young females, and is normal - and more courteous - to address any unfamiliar lady of marriageable age, in the first place, as "Madame". In the UK I guess "Miss" for the same group of people has largely been replaced by the politically correct and horrible "Ms", for which there appears (thankfully) to be no equivalent in French - yet!
Old Mar 14, 2013, 02:48 PM
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It's a very beautiful aircraft.
Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Hi Guys!
Still on balancing process, still need some more nose weight, i think she will be at 350grs. BUT GETING CLOSER!!
Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:49 PM
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CB, are you putting the tissue on top of mylar or Duculam?
Using dope, or laquer (non model) or a water base?
Looks great.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:27 PM
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Hi John!!
Good you like it!

Well, i use Doculam, i get 27µ mate, and tissue over, BUT i use some UHU Stick to keep the tissue on place, i use it a lot on borders of wings. then apply the wet tissue and dope.
The fuselage is not filmed (no doculam on it) just wet tissue and UHU Stick and dope.
Hope it helps.
if you need more help, i can make a video showing how i do it.
Old Mar 17, 2013, 01:32 AM
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Thanks CB. If you have time, I'm sure we would all benefit from any information you’d like to share with us.

The more information and techniques available to the builder, the better the build.

I’ll add this kind of information to the folder:
Laminating films for model covering

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:39 AM
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Time for Maiden!!!

Right now is midnight, but tomorrow looks very nice for a maiden!

The plane is done, 346 grams ready to fly, now is balanced (i hope) and needed 20 grams of weight on nose.
Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:03 AM
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Nicely done! Good luck on the maiden.
Old Mar 18, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Great job Rodrigo. Very best of luck with the maiden flight - don't rush it, wait for the right conditions and PLEASE don't fly so low!!!
Old Mar 18, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Beautifull Good luck with the maiden
Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Rodrigo, your model looks great. I really like the trim and lettering. Keep it in one piece and have a successful maiden flight. Looking forward to the video. Best of luck.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Hi Guys!!!!



FLYIES GREAT!!!

Two times tried to take of from ground, but she start to spin... so Hand launch, strait and gain attitude easy, almost at the end of the field, need to turn to left, OK! some more attitude... good. dual rates are in low..... elevator is not good enough, switch to hi rates, better, turn of the motor..... y add some beeps on rudder, she wants to go to the left. all ok! BIG SMILE she glides as a nice girl on nice lingerie time to land.... very easy. adjusting the dual rates. done! next hand launch, full throttle and she climbs at 20 degrees. try a loop.... no! the rudder area maybe is to small...... even with hi rates she can not make a loop. no matter, she flies great at low speed. turn off the motor..... i can land with no power!!!


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