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Old 07-10-2014, 02:52 PM
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Oh, don't you worry. There will be PLENTY fashioned from the plans. That's what I'm doing right now. Making some parts. Honestly, it's the worst die smashed balsa I've ever seen. Most, if not all of the balsa parts will get re-made. I'm finding a real lot of it is missing too, but I'm sure that's from all the previous owners that didn't have the gumption to build it. Well, I do. My speedster was the same way. Glad to have you here ace. I'm sure I'll be needing advice from the more betterer builders in the crowd.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:03 PM
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Well it seems you got all of the riff raff here

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by stevegauth30 View Post
Oh, don't you worry. There will be PLENTY fashioned from the plans. That's what I'm doing right now. Making some parts. Honestly, it's the worst die smashed balsa I've ever seen. Most, if not all of the balsa parts will get re-made. I'm finding a real lot of it is missing too, but I'm sure that's from all the previous owners that didn't have the gumption to build it. Well, I do. My speedster was the same way. Glad to have you here ace. I'm sure I'll be needing advice from the more betterer builders in the crowd.
Another reason I have been collecting plans, as kits are becoming obsolete. If you use plastic over the plans so they are reusable I would not mind having them
when you are done.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:31 PM
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How about a copy of them? I like to keep them too. I like having plans and templates of the planes I build. Can always scratch up a wing or something if need be.
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:37 PM
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Sure!
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:08 PM
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I'm sure we could make that happen.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:23 PM
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Oh boy! Another thread to follow. I'm glad you said something over on Roberts Pitts build. I'm here, you may proceed.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:38 PM
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Why thank you, I will. Nothing much to talk of as of yet. Doing a lot of the prep work. Cutting and sanding parts, making new ones. I might finish the fuse crutches and move on to the wings. I need to put in a wood order and will take at least a week. I don't need anything ( that I know of yet ) for the wings. I'll also soon put in an order to McMaster Carr for all the metal. It's a little annoying to buy a "complete" kit to find out it's basically a short kit with some sticks. No dural gear, no hardware, half the parts missing... Oh well, that's what you get for buying a third or fourth owner kit.
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I'd like to see pics of the mystery plywood.

Depending on it's usage, I use luan a lot. Cartoon wood is luan, and I've been know to use it as frequently as is feasible.
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FlyerIn OKC, I live about 1/4 mile north of Garrett in the Seven Pines addition. I live about 3 miles from our flying site, Boomer Field, you should come up and fly with us. You can check out our field & club at http://okbarnstormers.com/ I do the club web site. send me an email.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:12 PM
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It's definately luan, and I don't mind using it in some places, but this stuff is really heavy. It's a definate no go for the FW and anywhere near the landing gear . But in the wings I'll use it, and a couple other spots.
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Rich, I will make ODP in about a week. I will have a big Pup with a blue cowl and wheel disks. Look me up as I'd like to talk Mr Mulligan with you. I have the 1/3 scale in the bones and was planning a G-62. Mine is Nosen kit.



Steve, subscribed. It is a very cool plane I have eyed for about 30 years. Will watch and learn from you. I plan to use 1/64 ply wing skins just like real one. Cheers.
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FireBee, Mike, will you be attending Dawn Patrol at Dayton Oh, in September? This one will be the best ever.


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I have used 1/8th Baltic birch on the fronts of airplanes, its a little heavy for the stuff behind the cg. Also I think the trade name for lite ply is Italian Bending Ply...
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:16 AM
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I still can't get over the fact that there is so much interest in the Mulligan, yet not one single complete build thread in any of the forums. Anyway, I know I'll be shortening the nose a bit for scale looks and to accommodate a 40 to 50 CC gasser and maybe a two piece wing with the center section built in. I haven't really got that far yet, but I know I don't want a 9 foot one piece wing. That's a dang surf board.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:22 AM
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The interest in the plane isn't a surprise at all. It is a beautiful, iconic aircraft. I would love to get my hands on a kit. Thanks for sharing your experience with it!
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:30 AM
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It's not the interest that surprises me. Almost any other plane out there has oodles of build threads on it. But not one of the DGA-6
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As you get deeper into the build, you may find out why few are completed. Study the plans, and don't build yourself into any corners.

Think carefully about shortening the nose. I know a guy who built a "scale" model requires several pounds of nose weight.

That ply looks like the same stuff Emil Neeley supplied in IKON kits. I never experienced problems by using it.

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Yeah, I'm still tossing that one around. If I did, it wouldn't be much. Just enough really to help fit a big gasser. The way it is on the plans will be quite tight. I haven't looked at any engine dimensions yet, but I'll have to do something. Maybe instead of the built out ply engine box, I'll recess it a bit. That way I'll have room to work, the engine is still in the right location( balance) . Well see. Still just thinking out loud at this point. Hey, that would be kinda cool to have the only completed build in the forums. Oh boy, the pressures on.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:51 AM
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Sorry, forgot to post a pic of what I'm looking at.
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Steve, if you are looking for the cowling do it by diameter you can always cut the length. I think when I get around to getting to building a Howard I'll probably go with a short kit and use Wendell Hostler's plans. His Howard comes in a smidgen over a 98" wingspan, larger than I normally build but still reasonable. He has some good designs and I have an idea what to expect.
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Just learned about your thread Steve, going to page 1 to catch up!
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Won't take you too long.just started a couple of days ago.glad you're here though.
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The engine box slides in or out to fit the engine you use. On my build I didn't build the engine box , bad idea, the box hold you fuel tank and servo for the engine. Once you sheet the fuselage nose area it is almost impossible to get into the tank or engine mounting bolts. If you want I can post some pictures how this is done.

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sure pictures are always good.I thought I saw something about that but hadn't really got that far yet. Thanks.
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