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Old 04-28-2013, 01:11 PM
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Feeling the urge to build, I have decided to start a Mk Cosmos. Although I have the kit, I will only use it for copying. In addition to cutting a lot of wood today, I also made a trip to Kinko's and copied the plans as well as saved them to a pdf format. Coincidently I have received 3 requests recently for a copy of the Cosmos plans. I will post a pdf here for those interested.

Here are a couple of the box photos. Of course hoping the recent problems with RCU have been resolved.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:16 PM
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A view of the rubber bands around various packets of cut wood. Long ago dissolved into goo. As usual the wood quality and cutting is most excellent. I will be copying each and every piece and returning the kit to original conditions as best I can.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:20 PM
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A view of some wood cutting today. As long as the wood is assembled square, the finished product is where you focus your efforts.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:28 PM
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Working on the fuse sides. The sides are 1/4" slab balsa with a 1/16" ply doublers. RCU is only allowing 2 photos per post.
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David,

Nice Jobon the formers! Are you hand cutting or using a scroll saw? Show your method.

Also where's the PDF?

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:31 PM
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More side photos.
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Thanks Bryan. I'm using a scroll saw. I have a couple of sanders and a drill press helping out as well. I need to post a photo of my Byrnes sander, a true work of art. I will try to upload the pdf before I head back to more cutting.
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I've never uploaded a pdf here. Let's see if it worked. If there are problems please let me know.
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A view of the ply doubler placed on the slab side.
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Working on one of the fuse top blocks. A Jet bandsaw will make quick work of balsa.
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Sticking to 2 photos per post.
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A bit heavier than the original but not completely sanded yet.
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Only a Mk kit.........................
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Wow, David! You're whipping right along! Looking good!

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:23 PM
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Wow, David! You're whipping right along! Looking good!

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Thanks. A rainy day and an urge to build helps.
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Freak ya!

A build thread with pics of the parts and the tools.

Nice job on the fuse top block!

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David,

Thanks for sharing the plan.

I have a Mk Magic 20 kit NIB and I agree about the multitude of parts included in their kits.

That's a whole lotta pieces to remanufacture.

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WOW Dave!! How cool this is!! I love this plane and thanks for doing this thread!! Thanks for scanning the print!!

Looking forward to this one!! Looking Great!!

Have Fun...

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Chuck, good to hear from you. We need to get together and fly this spring.
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Chuck, good to hear from you. We need to get together and fly this spring.
Yes we do!! I've been flying quite a bit so far this year and fortunatly have got myself back downstairs in the shop workin' on stuff!! I have had some real fun flying my LA-2 and sorta been practice flying some of the BPA sequences, it's such a blast!! I gotta get my Dirty Birdy going again, it needs a battery and reciever cause I robbed them...I wanna fly some SPA sequences with that one...

I tore the gear out of my 2M Black Magic pattern plane which is a bummer but it's an easy fix...I've been flying my Osmose 70 for practice instead...

I'm hoping to fly some contests this year!! AMA, SPA or BPA, any of them would be fun!!

I'd love to get together and fly or just "talk shop"!!

Have Fun with your build...Again it's looking Great!!

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thank you for the pdf. I,ve been looking for a while. Going to scale it down to the 40 size size and build one. Thanks again. Phil
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Fan-flippin-tastic!!!

What are you going to do about the canopy?
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Fan-flippin-tastic!!!

What are you going to do about the canopy?

Don (Frequent Flyer) of course. I will be his 1st customer as I have no intentions of using the original canopy or belly pan on this build. I would expect those 2 items to head his way shortly.
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That is a cool project David.

I am going to be really impressed if you can get all the bits back in the box and put the lid on

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Me too!
I've copied two MK kits that way: the first, the Skymaster, I took photos as I removed contents. The second time I did the Magic and got too cocky and had the glass top deck cover left over - oops. Of course I was pretty obsessive about the Skymaster and put all the individual die cut pieces back in their original wood frames.
Good luck David!
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