RC Scale Aircraft Discuss rc scale aircraft here (for giant scale see category above)

Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Reply
Old 01-07-2013, 12:41 PM
  #476
john josey
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 977
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Robert, how's the belly pan going to work ?
john josey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 01:18 PM
  #477
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

John the belly pan will be from the first bulkhead to the trailing edge of the wing. I'm working on it now but got delayed. I just had to see this thing with both wing's on. So I made the spacer for the wing, distance from top of fuse to bottom of top wing, and set the wing on. Went ahead and checked the incedence while I was there. Spot on. Okay back to the belly pan.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 01:20 PM
  #478
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

And, the belly pan will have two 1/8 dowels in the front, which go thru the former same as wing, and the rear will secure with the wing bolts.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM
  #479
flyingagin
 
flyingagin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 2,251
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Ace that was real clever how you did the Gear (not dear I was in a hurry). I will file that trick away.

Ken
flyingagin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 02:42 PM
  #480
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Ok Ken, what are you talking about with the, dear, stuff.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 04:30 PM
  #481
flyingagin
 
flyingagin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 2,251
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s


Quote:
ORIGINAL: acerc

Ok Ken, what are you talking about with the, dear, stuff.
Oops Hahaha
gear landing gear
Your legs weren't that good

Ken

flyingagin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 04:37 PM
  #482
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

I can see that, gear, is what you meant now. LOL
Not much to show, but I have framed up the belly pan. Not quite done yet. The red arrow is the front former, yellow middle, and blue is the rear. The black arrow is where a 4-40 will go to secure the rear of the pan, the wing bolts fall in line with the spars so they are out. And the purple is where two 1/8" dowels will go to secure the front.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 04:41 PM
  #483
straitnickel
 
straitnickel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: pikesville , MD
Posts: 426
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

I like it. Just two screws to remove the gear even better.
straitnickel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 05:10 PM
  #484
Cub Flyer Fresno
 
Cub Flyer Fresno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Reedley, CA
Posts: 1,804
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Gee Robert, anybody ever tell you that you should write a manual?  Come to think of it, does anyone write manual for a scratch built plane?  (This question just comes from ignorance and a long day at work.  Nearly left the plant without my head!  [X(])

Oh!  And it looks good, looks real good! 
Cub Flyer Fresno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:31 AM
  #485
VincentJ
 
VincentJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 2,968
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Shure looks pretty Robert.
VincentJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 AM
  #486
john josey
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 977
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Robert, that looks spot on, a clever piece of building. I meant to ask you this before - how do you do the little annimations on your pictures ?
john josey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:15 PM
  #487
VincentJ
 
VincentJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Peterborough, NH
Posts: 2,968
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

I was wondering that as well. Tell us Sensei...
VincentJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:31 PM
  #488
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

I can't really explain it, to many options and types of photo shop. Short version is when I'm in the edit window for downsizing, an RCU must, all the tools are there on that page to work with. You just gotta play with it to figure out what they are and how they work.
   Haven't got much done yet today, had to go to my field and level some dirt then came home and mowed the neighbors yard. I am currently waiting for a 4-40 blind nut glued in to dry then I can add the filler to the belly pan, the part that contours with the wing.

David I was suppose to write one for cubman on the L-4 but gace the plans away.
Vincent I haven't seen Sensei here on this thread.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:38 PM
  #489
john josey
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 977
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s


Quote:
ORIGINAL: acerc

I can't really explain it, to many options and types of photo shop. Short version is when I'm in the edit window for downsizing, an RCU must, all the tools are there on that page to work with. You just gotta play with it to figure out what they are and how they work.
Ah, ok. I thought it may be a seperate program you have on your PC.
john josey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 12:44 PM
  #490
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

In what ever program you have that you downsize your photo you should have these tools in one form or another. I tried. A little fuzzy.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:02 PM
  #491
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Here's a shot of what I'm doing. The belly pan has been mounted, red arrows a dowel, yellow is a 4-40 into wing. The black arrows show how I use tape to get the contourfor the balsa sheet.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:56 PM
  #492
WacoNut
 
WacoNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Blanchester, OH
Posts: 6,562
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Nice tip Robert,
Your aboyt 8 hrs too late on that one I could have used it this morning to make some parts for my Waco I made a cardboard a template and trimmed and adjusted until I finally had it right. Your method looks easier.

Later!!
Anthony
WacoNut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:01 PM
  #493
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Ain't that something, because I use the template on cardboard and then trim, if needed, to fit. Then cut the balsa.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:31 PM
  #494
wayne d
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Robert,
The Pitts is looking fantastic.
Just painted my fuse today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hf97539.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	127.8 KB
ID:	1838280   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb89733.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	177.9 KB
ID:	1838281   Click image for larger version

Name:	Uz69533.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	147.8 KB
ID:	1838282  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:47 PM
  #495
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Looking good there Wayne. You picked up the pace didn't you?
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 03:56 PM
  #496
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Ok, I have one side on the pan on. Just a little tid bit on what helps hold balsa from springing back from a curved point. The black arrows denote where a 1/4" wide strip of 1/64 crosses the pan from side to side, the ply gets tack glued to the pan as each side goes on. The red arrows are where on the inside of the pan a small nylon cord will attach to the inside wall and the yellow arrows are where that cord will attach at the other end inside the pan. These little attachment cords hold the wall from slowly returning to original shape because the inside is hollow on account of the gear wire and gear blocks.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 04:04 PM
  #497
wayne d
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s


Quote:
ORIGINAL: acerc

Looking good there Wayne. You picked up the pace didn't you?

Had off 10 days and normally stayed at the shop till around midnight every night.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:56 PM
  #498
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Woo Hoo! The belly pan is done. Tomorrow I will sand the fuse so I can install the lumber for the fuse panel's to attach to and start making the panels.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 PM
  #499
Cub Flyer Fresno
 
Cub Flyer Fresno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Reedley, CA
Posts: 1,804
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

Woo-Hoo!  Congrats!  Looks good Robert!

Man, I wish I was there to help you sand.  I just love it so much! 
Cub Flyer Fresno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 06:02 PM
  #500
acerc
Thread Starter
 
acerc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Sunshine state, when it's not raining!
Posts: 8,108
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Andy Sheber Pitts s1s

On man you are so funny.
acerc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:52 AM.