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Oct 26, 2017, 09:52 PM
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80" Playboy Senior Build

I already have an 80" Playboy pylon model powered with a OS-30 four stroke. Have been trying to decide on my winter project and since I really like vintage old timers I wanted to add to my collection. Sal Taibi PowerHouse 84", 84" Quaker, 78" Lonzo Bomber. I finally decided to build another 80" Playboy this time the cabin model. Ordered a short kit from laser design and all the sticks from Balsa USA and started building. It will be a little slow - I've got till next spring to finish but want it ready when snow dissapears. Cleveland Playboy plans are for a free flight model so I'm improvising. Here' the fin with rudder detached and drilled for robart hinge pins
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Oct 27, 2017, 07:32 AM
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Awesome model . Can’t wait to see more progress.
I started a Lanzo Bomber and can’t seem to get out of the bog and make time for it. Maybe this will motivate me .
Oct 27, 2017, 09:32 AM
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Got the stabilizer done but still have to separate the elevator and add LE and TE
Oct 27, 2017, 03:28 PM
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Those plans look just like the Sailplane plan. Vague... It looks like your making good progress.

Oct 27, 2017, 05:54 PM
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I'm on Playboy 107 ,great aeroplane . I build the tail plane over the plan as you do but include the leading / trailing edges for the elevators as I go . Put a joiner bar through the centre at the stage your photo shows as well , pull off the plan , cover , and hinge with SIG easy hinge , plug onto tail plane , glue and pin hinges with tooth pic, finished . I have a storage and transport problem as well so all mine have removable rudder/fin . My next one is a cabin playboy at 105% . Will follow your thread with interest .
Oct 27, 2017, 07:17 PM
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Separated elevator still have to shape the two edges then cut elevator in two parts to allow rudder to swing right and left.
Oct 28, 2017, 07:54 AM
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Very clean separation on the elevator. Looks like your following KISS rules. Good progress.
Oct 28, 2017, 05:28 PM
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Very neat. Will be following this thread with interest.

Oct 30, 2017, 03:01 AM
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Me too.
Oct 30, 2017, 09:20 PM
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Got edges on stabilizer and elevator, separated elevator and caped inside ends ready for robart hinge pins. Then on to the fuselage.
Nov 01, 2017, 01:04 PM
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Finished whole tail assembly. Now it's on to the fuselage. I'll save the wing for last. Everything hinged and ready for final sanding and covering.
Nov 01, 2017, 01:45 PM
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That tail section looks great . Really good craftsmanship, makes mine look sloppy. .
Nov 02, 2017, 01:33 AM
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Looking good Monty.
Nov 10, 2017, 07:56 AM
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Got back from NYC Sunday Nd got back started on my Playboy. Seems like a slow process but it is a winter project and winter has arrived. 6" snow and 14 degrees. Also I'm sort of in unchartered water. I have the Cleveland plans but no instructions. Finished first fuselage side except for some final shaping on underside of tail and backside of cabin
Nov 10, 2017, 04:02 PM
Thermals, Tom
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A Cabin Playboy built buy Tom McCoy is held by designer Joe Elgin.
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