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Old Jul 01, 2009, 04:12 PM
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A few pics of my completed and sucessfully flown Z:









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Old Jul 01, 2009, 04:22 PM
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She sure is pretty!

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Old Jul 01, 2009, 05:07 PM
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I have been working on a larger version GBZ but it will be 1/4 scale so that makes it 70.5" span. I've been getting into larger planes lately and I really like how well they fly. I doubt I'll make a kit of it since it would have limited appeal. I have a little dream of having a fleet of golden age racers all at 1/4 scale.


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Rob,

Thats a cool dream that I also share. I'd be willing to throw down a deposit for a kit if your 1/4 scale Z is similar in construction to your smaller Z. As far as I know there has never been a 1/4 scale Z kit produced...just plans to build from. A laser cut kit would be a must have for me!
Old Jul 01, 2009, 07:17 PM
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[QUOTE=Mark Wolf]A few pics of my completed and sucessfully flown Z:
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Mark ,

Absolutely stunning ! Your a building machine !!!

-John
Old Jul 01, 2009, 11:26 PM
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Very pretty!
Old Jul 02, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the kind words!
Old Jul 02, 2009, 02:16 PM
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A few pics of my completed and sucessfully flown Z:
Beautiful, Mark -- especially knowing she has been flown. What did you use for the yellow covering? If I recall correctly, you do need some black on the bottom of the fuselage and covering or paint on the cowling. What did you use in those areas?

Thanks for showing us how beautiful this model can be.

Pete G.
Old Jul 02, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Beautiful, Mark -- especially knowing she has been flown. What did you use for the yellow covering? If I recall correctly, you do need some black on the bottom of the fuselage and covering or paint on the cowling. What did you use in those areas?

Thanks for showing us how beautiful this model can be.

Pete G.
It's yellow and black Solite with Callie's sticker kit. The cowl, bellypan, and forward ~3/4" of the fuselage are black film, the rest of the black is the vinyl graphics.
Old Jul 02, 2009, 02:30 PM
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Thanks.

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Old Jul 02, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Wow Mark, you know how to photograph a model and polish up that covering job...very nice photos and model.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 10:13 PM
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Need Help With Leading Edge


Great model!
Hope mine comes out that good.

I am having a problem figuring out how the leading edge goes on. Does the upper and lower sheeting end at the tip of the rib or overlap onto the leading edge? Does the leading edge need to be cut before it goes on? Does the edge (the width of the balsa) get glued to the rib, or the face (top of sheet of balsa) get glued to the rib? If the edge gets glued there is a space that needs to be filled, if the face gets glued the piece seems too high?

If anyone can give me some guidance I would really appreciate it. There are some great builders on this thread....

Thanks in advance for your time.

Chuck
Old Jul 13, 2009, 10:14 PM
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I would also be willing to put up the cash for a 1/4 scale Gee Bee....
Old Jul 15, 2009, 08:20 AM
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Hey Chuck,

The leading edge sheeting buts up to the leading edge (ends at the tip if the rib).

Here's the process:

-glue the leading edge sheeting in place (top and bottom)
-sand the front of the wing (sheeting and rib tips) so that there is a nice flat surface to glue the leading edge to.
-glue the leading edge in place
-carve/sand leading edge to shape.

Rob
Old Jul 15, 2009, 10:52 AM
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You done on that other project yet"

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Old Jul 15, 2009, 11:07 AM
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My little Z took one on the chin this past Sunday. I need to make a new cowl and reattach the firewall and aft wing mount plate. I tried to get into the air too soon on take off and it rolled over and went in inverted.


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