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12-07-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Now that I've made the front end (ok, all of...

Now that I've made the front end (ok, all of this) overly complicated and difficult, there is plenty of 'figuring' going on ;)
12-07-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hi Cary... Re: scoop. No, it's a one-off. I...

Hi Cary...

Re: scoop. No, it's a one-off. I guess once it's destroyed after the first wheels-up landing, I'll consider making a mold and run some though :)

Thanks a lot for the info on weight,...
11-16-2015, 05:58 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Thanks Chris... On to some more difficult...

Thanks Chris...

On to some more difficult parts; design and build of the exhaust system. Plan is to machine the exhaust manifold to fit the Spychalla cowl and then TIG weld the exhaust stubs in...
11-15-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Few health issues over the weekend slowed me down...

Few health issues over the weekend slowed me down but got the radiator core done :)
11-11-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By v6goose

End result looks pretty good, I'll go with that :)

End result looks pretty good, I'll go with that :)
11-08-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Weekly update: Pic 1: Finished up the...

Weekly update:

Pic 1: Finished up the elevators & trim tabs to the point I can move on.
Pic 2: I really don't like how wrong the shape of the radiator/oil cooler inlet is. I tried to leave it......
11-04-2015, 05:06 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Cheers Paul.. I've used the RDS system...

Cheers Paul..

I've used the RDS system successfully in other aircraft and love the 'no external horns' look. It can be a little tricky to setup the geometry needed but worth it in my book.
11-04-2015, 05:04 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Thanks Chris... I am, I am! *lol* The only...

Thanks Chris...

I am, I am! *lol* The only distractions this building season are a 1/3rd scale Decathlon recover and a ProX260 repair, but that's it, promise! :confused:
11-03-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Remember me? Nah, didn't think...

Hey guys...

Remember me? Nah, didn't think so ;)

So flying season for 2015 is over and building season begins. I won't bore you with everything that has happened in the last gap, let's just get...
03-27-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Tony (PSA) unfortunately passed away earlier this...

Tony (PSA) unfortunately passed away earlier this year from a sudden illness.

It's not clear on the fate of the business.

Goose
03-23-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Yes of course! Almost paranoid about it. I've...

Yes of course! Almost paranoid about it. I've seen one of these still fly (amazingly) at 36lbs!

I'm aiming at 25lbs max.

We'll see ;)
03-23-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By v6goose

That's lucky John because even with daily work on...

That's lucky John because even with daily work on it, it's still a ways off...

Cheers!
03-22-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By v6goose

So I got the mold for the air intake duct done...

So I got the mold for the air intake duct done and glassed this weekend.

I used a 3D model to work the concept out in my head but made the mold by hand from green foam.

I'll let it set up a...
03-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Quick update for a Friday night...

Hey guys...

Quick update for a Friday night then back to the workshop for more...

Pic 1. Stoked that I fit the entire engine in the cowl* and after shimming it, the fit of the nose cone.
Pic...
03-15-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Well the snow is melting and...

Hey guys...

Well the snow is melting and long with it are the chances of flying the 51 this season despite significant work on it these past few months.

Next season it is...

In the meantime...
03-15-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hi Puncho... There are a couple of pictures...

Hi Puncho...

There are a couple of pictures in this thread on how intend on doing it, and as always there are a bunch of different ways.

Simply you will need to build a frame for the 'glass' to...
02-22-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey John... I have a Spychalla cowl but the...

Hey John...

I have a Spychalla cowl but the airscoop is still a problem. Depending on how anal I get about it *lol* I may just build the front half to correct the opening size and shape.

If...
02-21-2015, 02:52 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Still working away on the...

Hey guys...

Still working away on the elevators, hope to have them done this weekend then on to the front end (cowl, engine etc).

Cheers

Goose

[phone pic]
02-01-2015, 03:04 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Wow... I'm stunned by that news John... He had a...

Wow... I'm stunned by that news John... He had a keen eye for detail and we had exchanged emails in the never-ending quest for correctness. R.I.P Mr Howard.

In secondary news and far less sad, I...
01-23-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Great! Thanks Cary...

Great! Thanks Cary...
01-18-2015, 03:22 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Been working on the Mustang...

Hey guys...

Been working on the Mustang again today, this time machining the massive nose cone backplate as mentioned above to shed some weight.

4 hours later (and 4 more holes) I'd lost 97g...
01-18-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Thanks Chris, yes that's one way...

Hey guys...

Thanks Chris, yes that's one way to do it. If you're building the kit Wade simply cut a new wing joiner and make a new root rib gauge to the correct angle.

The kit wing dihedral is...
01-11-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... I've been working on the...

Hey guys...

I've been working on the radiator doors and things are coming along well.

I do have a bear of a time with Flite-metal where others seem to throw it at a plane and it comes out...
01-04-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hey guys... Merry Xmas, Happy New Year to...

Hey guys...

Merry Xmas, Happy New Year to you all. I hope you got lots of great stuff over the break.

Been a while... life has a habit of getting in the way along with divorce and back...
09-17-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By v6goose

Hi guys... Still here, yes very busy during...

Hi guys...

Still here, yes very busy during summer attending and running events, running flight school, lots of event photography etc etc

Correct Roger! The '51 has been put aside for summer......
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