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May 31, 2017, 07:32 AM
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My Slow-Boat build log.

This is a blog to document the building of my Slow-Boat.

Most of the pictures were taken with my old phone.....
My new phone takes much better pictures, but oh well.
I did my wing spars different, as well as the way I established proper dihedral.
There are usually a lot of questions in that area of the build....

This plane is not difficult to build , but for me the sequence of it is a lil strange......
So all you aspiring Slow-boat builders, I hope something in here is of help.

Feel free to ask questions...... but after a time, they may get deleted to keep the flow.

Thanks for your interest!

This is the Build thread for the slow boat.........
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Jul 02, 2017, 12:50 PM
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I like your way of building, Bob, and the result!

One question: Why did you chose to make the fuselage tip from balsa? I think that in the case of a frontal crash the forces cannot be absorbed by the nose, but in the fuse parts behind! So the damage will be much more severe and more difficult to repair as if a softer (f.i. made from foam) nose cone would take the loads, which is more easy to replace.

Jul 02, 2017, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments...The reason I use balsa on the nose is ,I have a large block of balsa that is super light and easy to sand. Instead of 6 layers of foam with glue joints in between (that doesn't sand well) I use my balsa...... then glass it and paint... I build my planes to survive in the air.... not so much for when they hit the ground.......
My Polaris, BD5, and slow boat all have balsa noses on them.
Jul 02, 2017, 10:29 PM
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My Slow Boat at The Joe Nall Fly-In
Slow Boat! (4 min 58 sec)
Jul 02, 2017, 10:33 PM
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Slow Boat at SEFF 2017

Slow Boat at SEFF (0 min 38 sec)
Jul 02, 2017, 10:35 PM
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I had to replace a aileron servo......... this was my flight check......
Slow Boat! (0 min 41 sec)
Sep 19, 2018, 09:13 PM
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Great build notes. Just the inspiration I need to get mine finished up for HHAEFI.

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