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Old 06-11-2017, 05:51 AM
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Slow but steady - more like it.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:01 AM
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Hey Brother,
What can I say, awesome, love the trim tab detail on the rudder.

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Old 06-13-2017, 12:33 PM
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Chic,

It looks fantastic. Really well done. I would ask you to take a look at the rudder linkage... think its going to have to change. I doubt the scale linkage will generate enough throw for a snap roll :-) hahahha... seriously, great job. I can't wait to see it in person, or to see a pic of the plane on its gear all painted in primer. Keep at it, you are getting close! -- Barrett
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:39 AM
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OK Ranger, will have my local A & P inspect the rudder linkage. I will direct the inspector to change the linkage if necessary, to ensure that this airframe "CANNOT" perform snap rolls. Can't wait to see your T-1 perform its first snap roll upon climb out. Ha,Ha. Hey - know that Shirley and I think about you very often,. Stay well and Stay safe. Chic
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:23 PM
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Ammo blisters and hatch panels with false hinging, blue position (top surface of wing near wing tips) blisters and placement for amber/green/red approach lights (need cleaned up).
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:24 PM
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Forgot the position lights Need to clean up first coat of silver paint. .
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:32 AM
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Looking great, Chic!

Really coming along! Excellent details. I look forward to the continued progress.... home stretch!

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Old 06-17-2017, 06:59 AM
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Noah, again, so glad you and Larry remain supportive in this marathon build. Can you remember what type of hinges you used for the wing flaps? I think I have Klett hinges ready to install unless you guys used Robarts. Again, thanks. Chic
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:48 PM
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Scale Aileron Hinge Details. The black/gray dots are magnets. When the model is being judged, I will set them in place. When time to fly, I stow them away. Chic
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I used these from DuBro:

TowerHobbies.com | Dubro Nylon Hinges Standard (15)

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Old 06-18-2017, 04:46 AM
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Happy Father's Day to all you Fathers out there. Noah, perfect, thanks. I like the three bolt pattern you used. Of course, will follow your lead. Chic
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:04 PM
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Just finished both sets of aileron hinges.
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Wing 50 cal gun wells and ammo blisters are mounted and wings have been potted or in the middle of the potting process.
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:01 AM
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Those seams are smooth as silk, Chic!

Well done, my friend.

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Old 06-26-2017, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for being there Noah. Appreciate you guys greatly, hope you all know that. Chic
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:11 AM
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Hey Brother,
Sorry for the delay but I'm not getting posting notifications. We used the same dubro nylon hinges as Noah for the flaps.
The build is coming out awesome, what craftsmanship, soooooooooo jealous.
Got the inboard flap semi reinstalled on the Avenger but can't seem to get it to lay flat against the wing, am going to flip it over next week and setup the throws and see if that helps...always something.
Garage was 85 at 9 this morning, laying out the cut lines for the canopy, so hot tape wants to curl, will post a pix on the Trojan thread later.
Hope the flying has been good, I haven't been to the field in like 3 weeks, between work hours and the heat just can't seem to motivate myself to pack the car and go
Say hi to Shirley and let her know to get her shopping done quickly, I'm thinking of giving up the P/T job


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Shirley has this questionable look on her face regarding your possibly giving up your part time. Just returned today from the Virginia Beach Aviation Museum carefully looking at their Avenger. It is a Navy air training base so all I did was watch F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets transition all day long when I was not in the museum or on the beach. Had to work a bit on my tan. Kool. The Avenger is not a TBF but the wings and hatches are similar. It is in the 90s here also. Hope my shop window ac unit doesn't give up on me. Please keep your job, it keeps her out of my pocket. Smile. Chic
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Glad you had a good time, I have been watching the fire fighting tankers fly over my house for the last 4 days, awesome sight. Not so good for the people up north with 28,000+ acres burned
Tell Shirley she still has some time as I need to buy the cockpit kit and a few other baubles for the Trojan.
Since all the snowflakes...err snowbirds have escaped the heat here they have the crews down to bare minimum besides the fact that the days and hours I work change EVERY week (and some of the kids that work there would rather hide than work).
I will give Shirley plenty of notice and there is hope I can find something else with a set schedule instead of the jerk around I get now.
Again beautiful work on the Avenger

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Simulated Wing Pivot Pin (needs enlarged a bit), Simulated Wing Pivot Seam Cover (Not attached yet - blue tape), Wing External Braces, Ammo Boxes - One wing is complete. Will complete top surface detailing of other wing tomorrow then all detailing to top wing surfaces will be completed. Happy 4th of July Everyone. Chic
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:54 AM
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Hello all
finally started on my avenger. Does any have a copy of his instructions? I've been doing a lot of head scratching but still making progress. My Gmail is.... pemccaulley@gmail.com..Thanks in advance if you can help.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:52 AM
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Paul just sent you a PM. Chic
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just sent Paul the instructions as it's way too warm to work on either the Trojan or the avenger
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Hot, Hot, Hot - Now I know what Larry is feeling - therefore, I can't get outside to sand the fuse. Really slowing me down, therefore I can't glass the fuse and primer the whole airplane. Sooo, I decided to work on the cockpits and finish the turret area. And they say Climate Change is "NOT" real. That's BS for sure. Chic

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Old 07-08-2017, 11:55 PM
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Wow, i haven't visited this thread in a long time. Good work still going on.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:51 AM
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