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Apr 15, 2007, 09:06 PM
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Carlos, Charlie, the pilot is really psyqued this time around. My wife also told me today the project is not leaving the work table until it's finished...isn't that wonderful!!...

Today I finished the outer wing panel to center section wing joint reinforcement on the top wing (the lower wing was done already)...

I also finished the final glueing of the two forward cabane struts...

I'm now cutting plywood gussets that will reinforce the fuselage truss where it comes together near the cabane struts mounting areaand also at the bottom where the lower wing will bolt to the fuselage...

Carlos, I know you'll like this...the whole tail group is ready for covering!!!...I will do this as I work on other areas of the plane since this will serve as extra inspiration to finish...

As far as photos....I'll post every other day, so as not to slow down the momentum...

More to come!!!...

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Apr 15, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Super news!


Just great news about the model will not leave the area until it's complete! Just super news and very nice of your wife!

Yes, keep it going and sooner than you know it, you will be out-fitting her with that PJS brushless outrunner that Henry sold you!!!

Sep 20, 2007, 03:22 PM
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Oct 28, 2007, 12:03 PM
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I trust this project is back on track.....RIGHT
Nov 11, 2007, 11:40 PM
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Today I built the landing gear frame. This landing gear will have some shock absorbing. Notice on the second photo the wire clip that will allow looping a small rubber band between the upper and the lower struts.

Tomorrow I'll start on the landing gear fairings that will cover the frame.

Nov 12, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Gerry, that is looking great.

Nov 12, 2007, 06:15 PM
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Ok. Yesterday I finished the wire skeleton or frame for the landing gear.

Today, I built the ribs around this frame to give it the airfoil shape.

The full size Jungmeister uses oleo struts for shock absorption upon landing.

The oleo struts are covered by a ribbed airfoil to improve its aerodinamic characteristics.

Attached is a reference photo of a Jungmeister in flight. Notice how much the gear struts extend when in the air.

The second and third photos show the framing process on the model.

Nov 12, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Watering at the mouth!!! SUPER JOB Gerry!!!
Nov 12, 2007, 06:25 PM
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Now I can see how much WORK is involved in building a scratch built and paying attention to SCALE effects!!!!
Nov 12, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Next comes rough snading using 100 grit sandpaper...followed by fine sanding using 400 grit.

Final sanding on the fairings is complete. See photos.

Next will be making balsa airfoil struts to dress up the exposed wire assembly between the fairings.

Nov 12, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by simano
Next comes rough snading
I meant "sanding"...

Carlos...right on...I got the momentum it's great!!!..

Aug 09, 2008, 07:43 PM
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Build resumes...again!!!!!!...

I'm bad....real bad. I mean here I have a unique model, one that I'm passionate about...and I kept putting this project off again and again....

Well, I resumed today and I'm gonna make a super effort to not let go again...until it flies!!!!...and judging by these photos I shot today about the progress, I'm all psyched again so, this should be it!!!!...

Today I fixed the top wing and aligned the strut mounting locations so, it is now ready to cover!!!!...yeah!!!

Notice the covered landing gear. I'm using ECONOCOTE on this one.

I will be covering the top wing tonight...

Aug 09, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Good things come to those who wait

I have the same kind of project, actually two of them. One is now being framed up and I'll have the parts cut for the other one this week. The first is only a year old, the second is a three year long design!

Hang in there, you know it'll be worth it.

Aug 09, 2008, 08:41 PM
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You have no idea how hard it has been for me and Gerry's other RC Flying Buddies to encourage this very nice project to resume.

I am pretty sure Gerry would not mind a bit that what hit the trigger again was him winning a bid at eBay of a historical booklet of the Bucker Jungmeister / Jungmann.

This project will be a very unique RC model as no one has one except those that were fortunate to get the PICA Kit or make it out of plans like Gerry did.

I am so happy for Gerry as he may not realize today but, when he get this wonder model in the air, he will be saying why on Earth did I not finish sooner!!!
Aug 09, 2008, 10:02 PM
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Hi, I am currently updating my Aeronaut Bucker Jungmeister. I will take out the Nmh pack with 13 cells and replace it with a 4 cell 3700 Lipo. I will replace the Phasor 45/3 with a 610 KV Chinese Outrunner. So far I am saving 12 oz. The Lipo fits perfectly in the battery box. My biggest hope is that it will balance. Ray

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