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AVRO monoplane ... from floorboard.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:37 AM
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Default AVRO monoplane ... from floorboard.

You might like to see my simple plane, made from reclaimed materials.











[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj2v34SUi7Y[/youtube]
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:41 AM
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Very nice, and great video.

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Nice work Bog.................did you have some plans for her?    Man, I'd like to build one my self.
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Sorry, no plans.

I drew a few lines on the building board and made-it-up-as-I-went-along.
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Greta looking airplane! What did you use to cut the wood strips?
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Excellent................well done my friend.
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I mount an engineer's slitting saw ... cheap from eBay ... in my bench pedestal drill. The slitting saw is fastened into an arbor, to allow me to use it in the drill's chuck.

A few blocks of wood, clamped to the drill's table, serve as simple guides with which to cut accurate strip-wood.
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In one word.... fantastic.
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Thanks for the kind words, chaps.

I'm minded to have a go at a Curtiss Pusher look-alike, using similar techniques. Probably around 2 m span ... maybe .90-sized, though I might get away with an Enya .60 four-stroke.

Never had a pusher; it's one of those things that I keep promising myself that I'll investigate ... like float-flying. Been thinking about the latter for 15 years, or more.
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Well Sir.............you have the skills to build about anything you'd like.  I like pushers my self.  Hope to have a one off built by the end of summer.
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Thanks for the kind words, chaps.

I'm minded to have a go at a Curtiss Pusher look-alike, using similar techniques. Probably around 2 m span ... maybe .90-sized, though I might get away with an Enya .60 four-stroke.

Never had a pusher; it's one of those things that I keep promising myself that I'll investigate ... like float-flying. Been thinking about the latter for 15 years, or more.
If you ever decide to do so, please please make working drawings (plans) that you will be able to hopefully share with others who might have the urge to follow your lead.
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Very Nice Video!

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Was this a model of a specific Avro airplane or just a 'sorta looks like' kind of plane? It's fine either way, but I was wondering if this had something based in history so that I could do a little research on the original? I like the triangular fuselage, like a 1912 Blackburn monoplane.

Didn't Blackburn become AVRO somewhere down the line???

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:16 PM
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Not specific ... just "looks-something-like".


Yes, a bit Avro, a bit Blackburn ... the problem with Blackburn is that it takes ages to paint the lettering on the sides. Only four letters in AVRO.
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Bogbeable, I like your sense of humor.

I've been working off and on creating plans for a 1912 Blackburn monoplane because I liked the unique shape of the fuselage. I wish it had a longer nose moment for balance. It's amazing that the original airplane is flying even after 100 years....

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Guys.............I found a Blackburn plan here.......would really like to build one......just up the scale.


http://www.indoorflyingmodel.com/index.html

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Thanks for the offer, Barry. I'm actually scratch building mine. It's going to have about a 78" span but I also wanted to have the fun of doing my own drawings...

I appreciate the thought, though.

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Awesome Bob....................if you have any left over drawings,  I'd sure like to see'em.  :O)

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We'll keep you in mind, Barry. But this is a 'work in progress' if you know what I mean.

In the mean time, if you want to see a really big, museum scale build of the Blackburn, drop by this link:
http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...et=last#423812

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Thanks Bob. .....most appreciated. 

We've got our little 3 1/2 yr old Hobbit today...lol.....taking him to his first T Ball game.........and he is raring to go.......LOL

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Take pictures and vids!! :-) I wish mine was that young again.. She's 13. You've got one at the beginning of that 'magic age'.

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Old 06-08-2013, 02:53 PM
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I understand Bob.....lol.........I have some vid.......just hope it came out ok.......the glare was intense on the viewer screen.   But laugh....man, those young'uns had a blast.......and so did all the parents...!

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