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    Grumman Albatross Build

    Here we go folks. Winter is here and that means building season! I am making a 30cc grumman albatross from scratch this year. Feel free to comment or ask questions. I will try to post a lot so anyone watching can learn something, so if you want to read go ahead, if you just want to skim thats cool too! Enjoy!
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    RE: Grumman Albatross Build

    After recently moving to the land of 10,000 lakes it had to be a floatplane, and I wanted something out of the ordinary. However, nobody has a kit for this plane, or even plans. But this is what I really want to build now, so it is going to be a shoot from the hip adventure.
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    It started on a scrap of paper to figure out basic dimensions and wood I would need.
    Yep, that paper and the idea in my head brought me to a box of wood. I selected the size of the plane based on what wood was the cheapest. Got 42 inch boards of balsa so my wing is in 3 sections at 42 inches each = 126 inch wingspan. For a plane this size and I got all of my wood for $100 to my door!
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    Now with wood and some ideas on how it is going to be constructed I made some generic plans from 3 view drawings I found online. They are a very rough sketch, mostly for me to get proper shapes and proportions. There are no rib outlines, fuselage formers, etc. Just a rough outline. Wish me luck!
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    RE: Grumman Albatross Build

    That is pretty much how I have "designed" my scratch built models. I have done some serious sketching in areas like the nacelles that get very crowded to sort structure and location. Lots of stuff in a Hs-129 nacelle.
    Neat subject. Good luck.
    Chuck

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    RE: Grumman Albatross Build

    ...itz an advanced method of design called TLAR....that looks about right...used it ofren..bo

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    RE: Grumman Albatross Build

    changed this to a blog. Check out Albatross30.blogspot.com if you want to follow build of this airplane. It is easier to post photos and video there. Thanks!


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