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Old 10-26-2012, 08:37 AM
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nice and neet , I opted for the solid gear , have it on my 1/3 pup seems to be OK , turning cold and rainy here tonight
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:43 PM
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Will I got the undercarriage complete, still need to make the wood strut covers over thegear strut wire, and now start painting some of thecrosses on.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:31 AM
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My hands are to shaky without maskingtape to paint this...
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:21 AM
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Painting the details continues...
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:03 AM
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looking real good , when's the first flight ?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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Just to dang cold for me to go outside and set this airplane up for flight, unless we get a warm snap in the weather... otherwise looks like I well be doing more detail work on it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:34 PM
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I have the fiberglass cowl detailed and painted and the dummy air intake tube stubs installed behind the cowl on the fuselage. I like using the rubber backed washer under the screws spaced 3" appart to hold the cowl. Balsa USA sells the neat prop washers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:47 AM
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Here is what it is looking like, the next step for me to get it closer to fly is to balance the airplane.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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what no guns ?
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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I got to get some guns yet, along with Ace of Iron pilot and some leather trim around the cockpit opening. Still have more work to do on covering the wire wing and geare struts with wood struts, also need to make the wheel gear wing.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:22 AM
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I took pine about 1" wide and grooved it 1/4" on the back, so it can be slipped over the wire struts for a better appearance.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:38 AM
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I am using some goop to secure the trim around the cockpit opening..
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 PM
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The weather was not bad today so I got the first flight in before the sun went down, seems to fly good, airlon trim was dead on, elevator needed some down trim which is typical on most of these old timers. Now I can finish the detail on the dash, got a 1/3 Ace of Iron pilot on order, and need to get couple machine guns. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCBrBlxSHOs
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:37 AM
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hi george looks real good in the air. Do you think my g-62 has the power for it to fly good ? started to cover it yasterday lots of mat'l
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:42 AM
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Charlie, you know I had planed on using a G-62 when I started this project, but ended up installing a Q-75 becuase I got a good deal on couple larger used engines.. My impression after I made the first flight was that I did not need the Q-75 in it after all.. That is my friend making the second flight while I worked the camera, he likes it with the Quadra 75,, the big thing is that with a G-62 it would be hard to put it through all the areobatic manuvers he likes to fly, like the rolls without loosing altitude.. I think it well be ok either way, keep us all posted on which way you go, George.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:42 AM
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Getting Manfred the pilot from ACE of Iron prepped to fit into the cockpit of the DR-1...
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:04 PM
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Got a new 24x10 prop I picked upand the pilot painted and installed today..
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:13 AM
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I got two spandau 1/3 size machine gun kits from BalsaUSA, pre painted the barrel inside black, than rolled it and glued the seam to make a tube has to be the most difficult part of the assembly.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:22 AM
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a little flimsy for 32.00 I think
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 PM
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That is what I am thinking Charlie, not $32, I got billed $39 each, not shure what it was with postage, well over $70, threw the bill away in the trash quick so I would not be reminded, sure looks like inflation is taking hold of prices and the wages keep going down for new hires..
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM
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Ok, this is it, the guns are ready to mount..
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:31 AM
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Put a little more lead in the front to make up for the added weight of the pilot and guns...
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looks real nice with guns & pilot , still covering wings
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:06 AM
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george

sneeeek peeeek almost done if pics upload
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:44 AM
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lazyace, nothing lazy about that strut detailed on the upper part of the wing strut, L@@king good, what engine did you go with and when is the maiden flight scheduled for? George.
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