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Jan 19, 2009, 04:47 PM
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I've been following along and I really admire your workmanship. I think its great that your mom has been a big proponent of your craft. I wish the both of you the best.

Take care,

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Jan 20, 2009, 06:00 AM
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Thanks for your good wishes.. I could not keep my emotions at bay.. I think her destiny is in the hands of God now.

I removed the shaft of the backup motor, but did not put in the new one. It is a really tight fit, and might need some hammering again. I may have to cut reliefs for circlips on the shaft first.. This is possible using a Dremel cutoff disc on the shaft while it is rotating in the lathe, but the quality depends on the stability and dexterity of the hand holding the Dremel

I modified the thrust plate's holes, so now the motor mount setcrews are reachable from the sides. The motor will be easily replacable by removing the spinner/prop and two setscrews on the motor holder. Field replacement seems feasible.

Replacing the aileron bellcrank with a flexible pushrod seems possible, but not a very straightforward job. If the pushrod was external, it might be easier - but ugly. As it goes now, all actuating mechanisms will be hidden, including tail wheel control; only the rear ends of rudder pul pull cables will be external as on the full scale.

Jan 26, 2009, 07:11 AM
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Bad news,

My mother has passed away 6 days ago. Her suffering has ended, that is our only consolation. My work was interrupted as a consequence, but I am willing to start again soon. Building keeps my mind off sad thoughts. I may go away for a few weeks, however - that will delay the process.. There is less chance that I will finish the model by the deadline, but I don't care. I will finish the model - my mother would have liked it very much.

I lightened the thrust plate, got it from 6.3 to 4.8 grams. I don't have photos yet. I am also replacing the shaft of the second (higher stack) motor.


Jan 26, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Sorry to hear that, Bulent. My condolences to you.

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Jan 26, 2009, 07:40 AM
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Thanks, Michael..

Jan 26, 2009, 09:05 AM
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Dedicate this to your mother's memory. I hope it gives you some comfort.

Jan 26, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Hi Bulent,
My condolences to you also.
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Jan 26, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Thanks Geoff, Paul,

Yes, I thought of dedicating this model to my mother, that is why I want to finish it.

Jan 26, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Bulent, Sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan 26, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Bulent, please accept my prayers for you and your mother. Please remember, she no longer suffers and has no more pain.

Jan 26, 2009, 12:00 PM
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I am sorry to hear that Bulent.

My condolences to you.

Jan 26, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Thanks Pat, Tony, Tom,

Yes, she is not suffering any more and must be in heaven - she was such an angel. It was hard to withstand her condition on the last days..

Jan 26, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Saddened to hear that, Bulent. I hope that you do dedicate the Fairchild to her and find the will to continue.

Again, my condolences.

Jan 26, 2009, 08:50 PM
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Bulent, I wish the best for you and your family with your great loss.

Jan 26, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Prayers are on the wing.


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