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Old 04-25-2017, 09:48 AM
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Not likely I'll be there, it's a 4,000+ mile round trip.

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Just hop on the Rascal and fly it down there!
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Just hop on the Rascal and fly it down there!
It's almost big enough!
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:39 AM
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Starting in 2008 and for the next 7 years I drove to lakeland Fl. to participate in, at first, Monster Planes and laterly 12 o'clock high.
7000 mile round trip, 7 days each way...too much for me now as I get older..
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:47 AM
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Yeah, the older you get the harder it is to sit for long car rides.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:15 PM
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OK, just a little more got done last night, separated the right wing from the CS and polished up the tubes, then epoxied them in the panel for good. Fits good, but now have to do some filling where the sheeting got cut short do to the wrong parts. Assembled and glued the left wing(yes, verified I built one of each!) and using the correct part it all went together much better, so not expecting any issues with the wing tubes on the left. Tonight I do the top left sheet and bottom right sheet, so the right wing will be done, and left ready to join. After that, put the servo trays in, sheet the bottom of the CS and put the servo tray in that, sand, fill, sand some more, and fit tot he Fuse, install the bolt down plates, and when satisfied, start to cover it. Hoping that I will be ready to fit the wing by Friday, and ready to cover by Sunday.



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Old 04-27-2017, 03:57 AM
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Found that there are two wing bolt dubblers one has off set holes and is norrower then the fuss. The other has centered drilled holes and is wider then the fuss. You will probably get the offset one to work per instructions. But i was unable. I happen to like the wider one it covers more of the trailing edge of the wing.
And yours looks awesome can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:17 AM
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Maybe the two of you could do a little formation flying to make the other pilots drool all over their airplanes at the SIG R/C Fly in?
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:19 AM
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um, heh, you haven't seem us fly!

Upside down and backwards is my norm!

Update to come, soon as I get pics loaded.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:33 AM
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OK Build update #9millionsomething

Finished sheeting the right wing, a little bit more gluing the tip, then smoothing the leading and trailing edges so the sheets are even and then install the leading edge and servo tray, then is is ready for final sanding.

Left wing has the top sheeting on, and tonight I plan to have it fitted to the center section and glue the tubes in. While that sets, will move back to the fuse and get the rest of the tabs cut off, and start putting the longerons on, and fill in the holes for the tabs with wood glue and micro balloons, then it will be ready for sanding as well. Leaving the top of the fuse in front of the cabin open for now until I get the rest of the goodies placed, batteries, ignition, fuel tank, etc. and then figure out a nice hatch for it. Hopefully tomorrow night the wing will be ready to be attached to the fuse and aligned. After that I can fit the stab, which I feel will need work since there is a slight twist at the tail for some reason, I think one of the rear formers was asymmetrical and got inserted backwards. I haven't glued the end cap in yet since I need to make a new one, so I can take a little of the twist out, enough so that not much else will be needed to level the stab. Now that part will be a trick due to the size of this beast.




This is all that is left of the parts.


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Hey acdii I found a picture resembling your shop when you clean up after finishing the sanding.
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Mine looks like that after i sanded the leading edges. I haven't done the fuss yet. My need a bigger loader.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:17 AM
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I created so much dust from the B-25(and I barely got started) that my shop air cleaner burned out.
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Old 04-27-2017, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I created so much dust from the B-25(and I barely got started) that my shop air cleaner burned out.
A box fan with a 1" filter taped to it does not a shop air cleaner make!
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:12 PM
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I actually did use something like that with an old furnace with the burner box removed for a painting booth.

What I do have is this,
https://www.menards.com/main/tools-h...4431610052.htm
and the control board fried, literally, smoke poured out.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:33 PM
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Tonights update, right wing almost ready to cover. Just need to finish the leading edge, but only after I finish sheeting the center section and get the leading edge attached so I can match the shapes, and there are the two tabs to go on too.



Carved with an exacto plane and sanding blo*cough cough*ck AACHOOOO


And this is what 14 feet of wing looks like




Covering arrives tomorrow along with the headers for the DA-100. Can't wait to see how the colors look matched together.
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Very nice acdii!
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She's looking good how many rolls of covering will she take?
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She's looking good how many rolls of covering will she take?
Rumor has it he is negotiating a direct shipment from Oracote in Germany.
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Originally Posted by Pork Chop View Post
She's looking good how many rolls of covering will she take?
I ordered 30 meters

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Rumor has it he is negotiating a direct shipment from Oracote in Germany.
And it arrived today!

First thing I do when I get home tonight is whip it out and play with it (the covering you sickos) and will post a picture of what it looks like( the covering you sickos).

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I used 2-10m rolls of solartex on mine.....not much left over!

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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I ordered 30 meters



And it arrived today!

First thing I do when I get home tonight is whip it out and play with it (the covering you sickos) and will post a picture of what it looks like( the covering you sickos).

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Since you picked Blazing Saddles my father's foster father (He was orphaned in 1925 and taken in as a field hand) actually did this years before Mel Brooks put it in his movie. He hit a 20 year old mule for biting him on shoulder and knocked it unconscious for 4 hours, he told my dad to watch the mule and let him know when it came to. Dad was scarred spitless and didn't move a muscle. The old man broke the mule's jaw in 3 places his arm in two places. The same vet set the arm and the jaw. The mule never bit anyone again. It was at that moment my father learn to fear and respect his foster father, mostly just fear him!
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I ordered four 5 meter rolls of Jacinta, which supposedly comes as a 20 meter roll, and two 5 meter transparent burnt orange, which also comes as one roll. 5 meters should be roughly 15', so "two" rolls for the wing, and one and a half for the fuse, and the transparent for the openings, could probably get by with the one 5 meter roll.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:37 AM
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Maybe he needed a Candygram?
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Pappy likes can-dy!

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Well with the time restraint i am running in to. I just ordered two 25 foot rolls. I will have to do the ducolm and paint on the next plane.
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