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Old Mar 24, 2013, 01:11 AM
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Thanks, y'all!

I did some flying of my PZ T-28 today, before the wind kicked up.

I did a bit more tonight, making and fitting the roundels and carving the headrest and fastening it to the hatch latch. Now, I need to make my pilot's head and attach it to the headrest, so it will be part of the latch, as well.

We're supposed to get snow tomorrow night. I need to be careful, or I'll have another snow day... and finish this build.

Perhaps I'll switch to my other project, the restoration of a 30-year old Goldberg Eagle. I need to run by the LHS for some more covering materials, some white UltraCote.

Or, I might work on my non-aviation project. I'm carving a Celtic Cross from Indiana Limestone--no power tools.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 04:10 AM
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I really like your headrest latch David. Your Celtic Cross looks like a beautiful project of its own.
Old Mar 25, 2013, 05:01 AM
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David,
Are you going with a plain white scheme then? I've been holding off drawing up any tissue printing designs until I had a clearer idea what you had in mind. Had to content myself with drawing up and printing some little profile foamies. Yes, I know the F word should be banned here, but it keeps me busy while I await the Knight parts.

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Old Mar 25, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Pete,

Yes, I'm going with the plain white. I had the material in hand and, as a contractor supporting government, I'm trying to live a bit more providentially by limiting expenditures a little.

I also have several rolls of colored packing tape and may add some color to the plain white in the form of a "cowling ring" or a fuselage stripe forward of the tail group. I'm also considering numbers, similar to those on an B.E.2 I found online.

I will be returning to foam for build, soon. I still have half a box of MPF and have been thinking of making a powered glider (1 to 2 meter span).

The snow stopped... it's 0600 here and there is about 4 inches of snow on the ground. I'm not looking forward to the commute to work.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Really like those pics of the B.E.2

I looks like a big model! Very nice restoration job.
Old Mar 27, 2013, 06:18 PM
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I have two design assistants.......Becky Raymond and Stump
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:33 PM
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My cat has passed on, but had I had a foam trainer around when she were here, I am sure she would have found it to be a great scratching post on wheels!
Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Seeing that BE2 makes me wish I'd hung onto a plan I had for an 82" BE2E years ago. A fine example of a committee design if ever there was!

'One Knight' would look good with those external closed loop controls though.

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 02:18 AM
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I've been thinking along the same lines about the close loop controls. But, since I've already installed push rods and closed the fuselage, I may dummy them up and let the elevator drive the movement in reverse.

I'm also contemplating adding:
-- the external bomb rack and filling it
-- a split piece of black heat-shrink tubing for cockpit coaming
-- giving the nose block a water-cooled radiator appearance
-- other fiddlely bits that occur to me between no and contest's end

My next stage will be wing struts with a quick-detach feature, allowing the wing removal for battery replacement; with landing gear after.

I've been a bit under the weather. A new medication to cope with some high blood pressure has wreaked some havoc with my usual demeanor; and, I've needed to work some evening shifts at my employer, changing my sleep patterns.

This is how I find myself awake at 0215, fighting a headache and feeling like an old boot.

This, too, shall pass.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 02:46 AM
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It's really amazing how many people I learn to appreciate on RCG turn out to like cats, as i do myself.

I am made to remember a Mark Twain quotation, "When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction."

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I also realize the picture of the individual's build I included in post #1 is incorrect in the rudder markings. Before August 1930, British aircraft had the Blue stripe forward. The BE2, and Bill Hannan's plan, are correct in this regard.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 11:49 AM
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David,

I see Pat is going with German markings on his build. Perhaps a small "Snoopy" pilot is in order for yours?

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 12:06 PM
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A "Sir Snoopy" pilot is definitely possible...

this morning, I removed a warp in one wing and began fabrication of the wing struts and the undercarriage.

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 02:10 PM
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"I see Pat is going with German markings on his build" You mean there are 3 of us building these?

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"I see Pat is going with German markings on his build" You mean there are 3 of us building these?

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Pete,

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen, and stupidity,... but not in that order!

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