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Old 07-26-2009, 04:28 AM
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Howdy gents. I've been doing some drafting. I dont have a name for it yet. specs... ws. 29 in. asp 0.061. El, rud, al. and throttle. shooting for 12.oz. Heres a pic. hkbii.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:24 AM
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WOW! That's beautiful, I wish I could draw like that. It looks like it will be a rocket.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:21 PM
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Howdy gents. Thanks soarrich. The secrete to drawing is the eraser. I use a pencil and a lot of eraser. She should be fast but I hope she flys good at all speed. I am debating rather to use retracks , wire or no gear at all. The retracks with servo weight 2 oz, I think Ill draw them in and see how close to the 11oz target she'll be. hkbii
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:28 AM
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Howdy gents. I've been making saw dust. I have the shape of the formers done . now I will cut them out of two 1/16th sheets sandwitched cross grain. I still dont have a name yet but am leaning towards P-42. Th longerons are cut out of 1/8th light ply. and the motor mount is 5 layer aircraft ply. hkbii.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:54 PM
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Beautiful job there hkbii! (Dunno what else to call you without a first name.) Those are some really beautiful, flowing curves you've conjured up. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to watch it come together.

The only worry I have is that it looks like you've got a bunch of wood in it already. Ya gotta be very frugal with the structure to reach 12 oz with 4 channels of radio and a couple oz. of engine & prop. Hopefully there's no extra glue holding those beautiful parts together.

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ps: With your drawing and building talent, you should start (if you haven't done it already) working with CAD. You'll find it's well worth the effort. Then you can send your designs in to a magazine and receive maximum payment for your work. I'm just sayin'....
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Howdy gents. DICKEYBIRD its funny you said that about the CAD I just got a new in the box AutoCad lt97 I am reading the book now ,I havent loaded it yet. The formers in the pic are just to get the shape. they where out of the scrap box. There will be a lot less wood in the ones that will be in the plane. Keith.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:12 AM
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Howdy gents. Ive been doing some more drafting. I just finnished the formers. now I'll take them to the printers and have them copyed. There will be a lot of changes as the build goes on. Im thinking about building two of these at the same time. One for the .061 and retracks and the other one for a .049 , no landing gear and two ch. Keith.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:55 AM
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Howdy gents. I took the drawing to the printer today and had it printed and then did a mirror imeage and then taped it togather and printed it agin. Now I have it in full span. I have the templets for the wing ribs drawn on card stock. I hope to start cutting wood tomarrow. Keith
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:51 PM
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Howdy gents. I've been making sawdust. I cut out two sets of ribs. keith.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:09 PM
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Howdy gents. Now I'll start the wing.keith.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:21 PM
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Howdy gents. I've been working on the wing. I built up the trailing eage and the ailerons, thenI cut them off and started again. I cut the ail and T.E out of a large pice of ail stock. I have been trying to find the balance of strenght vers, weight. In aviation balance is the key to success. Balance between weight and lift, drag vers thrust, air speed vers airfoil and strenght vers force. Any way heres a pic, of the progress. Keith.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:02 AM
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Howdy gents. heres the wing . It weighs 1 1/2 oz. keith
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:25 AM
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Howdy gents. sorry the pic didnt laod last night. Ill try agin. hkbii.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:27 AM
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urrrrrgggg......
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:15 PM
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Howdy gents. I cut out the parts for the fuse last night. hkbii.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:00 PM
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One more try.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:34 AM
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Howdy gents. I try this agin.diff pic.hkbii
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Hope it flies as good as it looks, it looks great!
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Howdy gents. Thanks johnvb-rcu. Well I started to fit the wing to the fues last night. keith.
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Nice work, Kieth. I'm interested in how yoou are going to put in the stringers; just use flat end joints and sand off the high part to match the curves, or cut curves parts for each of the stringer lines? More photos, please.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:00 AM
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Howdy gents, Yuu I will be useing a sheet of 1/16th balasa cut in 3/32sd strips. The frist one will be glued to the formers and the second one will have wood glue thined with water50-50, spread on both sides and then the last strip will cap it off.
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Very cool design. I'm looking forward to seeing what it'll be like when it's completed.
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Howdy gents, Made some sawdust today. I am now starting the tail feathers. Keith.
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Howdy gents. I cut and fit the ribs and laminated the leading eage. Keith.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:00 AM
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Howdy gents. I sanded out the leading eage and lamiated the ele, t.e. Keith.
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