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Oct 31, 2017, 09:23 PM
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Don Smith “Based” Connie build


This will be a slow moving thread to the 11ft wingspan Connie designed by Don Smith. I will be modifying the plans to use true Fowler flaps true to the original. The plans use of non prototypical split flaps is unacceptable to me. I will also design my own retracts that are realistic in operation. Will make it a Super Connie, 1049.
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Nov 01, 2017, 06:48 AM
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excellent choice !!
there's no such thing as too many connies
Nov 01, 2017, 12:23 PM
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Nov 01, 2017, 11:26 PM
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Don Smith Connie build


Today I scanned the plans at Kinkos so I can recreate this in Fusion360. Already started to modify the formers to build this with foam, and to be fiberglass covered. Original formers called for 1/8th balsa planking.
The wings will stay conventional balsa, but with modified ribs for the Fowler flaps. Will build a test section for the Fowler flaps. I am copying the actual system from the real thing.
Nov 16, 2017, 12:05 PM
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CAD work and starting to make formers



Nov 17, 2017, 12:15 PM
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Starting to look more like a Connie


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