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Old 06-14-2012, 02:10 AM
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Default Southern R/C bootlegger plan

Hey everbody,

I have Compensator short kit from Eureka that Iwant to bash into a Bootlegger and need the Southern RC Bootleggerglassplanfor an accerate outline. Any body have it and can I get a copy?I tried enlarging the outline from the Bootlegger manual that was posted but it's a very rough represetation.

Bryan
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Hey Bryan, not a problem!
I have the plans; I can send you a copy.
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Bryan

Compulegger sounds like a very interesting project post pictures let us know what changes you make to the various designs for use.

Tim
Old 06-14-2012, 10:37 AM
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Hey Bryan, not a problem!
I have the plans; I can send you a copy.
PMsent
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Compulegger sounds like a very interesting project post pictures let us know what changes you make to the various designs for use.
Tim
Hi Tim,

Compulegger thats kinda freaky! However it works out I"ll post the modsso all can benefit. Now all Ihave to do is get the plan and my freak on and and do it.

Bryan
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Hey Bryan, not a problem!
I have the plans; I can send you a copy.[img][/img]
Paul I would also like a copy of those plans !! I'm in the middle of doing the same thing...
Dave..
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:33 PM
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Hi Dave, just send me a pm with your e-mail.
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Hey Bryan, not a problem!
I have the plans; I can send you a copy.[img][/img]
Paul I would also like a copy of those plans !! I'm in the middle of doing the same thing...
Dave..
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After making my post this morning, I thought about and
to make it easier I went down to Kinko’s and had them scan the plan and make it into a high Res PDF.

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Hey Bryan, not a problem!
I have the plans; I can send you a copy.
Old 06-14-2012, 06:07 PM
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This thread needs pics of this Ballistic Bird!
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:11 PM
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Thanks for sending the plans Paul look great on screen will print them at staples. I will see Dave's top at local contest this weekend and hope to make tracing to work on my own drawing. If my attempt fails, I have no drafting expierence maybe Dave or Bryan will share so I can build a frankenstein Bootlegger or "Compulegger". I have Compensator plans on hand to start some kind of drawing.

Tim


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Default RE: Southern R/C bootlegger plan

Paul, who owned the first airplane in your post ??
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Dave, Remember Circus Circus Hobbies?
The plane belonged to Mr. Bill Bennet of Circus Circus...
The plane was supposedly built by Don Weiz also a know pattern guy back in the day.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:23 AM
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Paul,
I had seen that airplane sometime in the past and was wondering if it was one in the same !!

Thanks !!
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Paul

Thanks for getting that plan scanned and sending me the copy. I was dog tired last night and tonight I'm at a coffee shop to get my internet fix due to theelectricty being outat the house. There's been five Edison trucks driving up and down my street all day like chickens with their heads cut off.

I converted the pdf to a 400dpi tif,to import into Autocad, and started to clean it up the smuges. I'll repost it when done.

Imade another overlay of the compensator/bootlegger but it's on mydesktop computer. As soon as the electricity comes back up I'll post it.

The overlay looks better with the original Bootlegger plan.

It should be relatively easy to make new formers as the Bootlegger plan as several good cross sections to use for them.

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Bryan

P.S. I checked the Trenton site Classic Pattern Image base but didn't see a Bootlegger. Imight have missed it but I would like to see more BL pics as well.
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Default RE: Southern R/C bootlegger plan

Here's the original Southern instructions:


http://www.mindspring.com/%7Erellis2...rn/bootlgr.doc
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Here's the cleaned up Bootlegger plan.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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I'm waiting for the canopy's to become available. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11105780/tm.htm

I also ran into a possible conflict with the stated dimensions of the canopy in post 81 http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11144681and the Bootlegger plans.


Is is possible that the the dimensionskitfox1 posted could be skewed since the glass canopy appears to be cut from an old complete fuse e.g. the 7.5mm(2.95276 inch)dimension at the front of the canopy is way smaller than what is shown on the plan at the firewall which measures roughly 82mm (3.25 inches).

It's more than a 1/4in(7 mm) difference. I used the formerdrawings for the Bootleggerplanas the basis for the plans I have been working on andif I made the fuse 7.5mmyou would be hard pressed to use any available motor mounts as the engine compartment width would be too small.At least on the plansI'm working on. The Compensator is also much wider. So it appears the canopybeing usedfor the molds might have closed up a bit.

Could someone with one of dons or an orginal bootlegger fuse take fuse width measurements at these canopy locations -

front
middle
back

and post them here for comparison?

Thanks in advance.

Bryan.
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Default RE: Southern R/C bootlegger plan

Bryan,
That fuse was a Bootleger and the dimension that Juilo gave could very well closed !! If Juilo mesured the very end and not at the firewall, it could be correct as the fuse closes up as it goes foward
If you think about it,that's only 1/8" per side.
I have set that peice down on my wood built Compensator and it fit like a glove, As the Compensator Firewall on the drawing is 3.250 same as the bootlegger!!! So I don't see a problem !! Just use the dimensions you have for a stock Bootlegger and you will be fine..
The plans look great !!!!!
Dave....
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Default RE: Southern R/C bootlegger plan

The canopy will be flexible and it will fit a fuselage that is wider than the dimensions that I posted. I have a Compensator fuselage that I am making and I will see how the canopy fits once I remove the canopy from the mold. If it is too narrow I will go back to the drawing board and will make another plug and mold. Folks, fiberglass work is a hobby for me and I will gladly take the challenge to make a canopy that will fit properly. Hang in there... The wait is almost over.
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For those of you that have the Bootlegger plans, what are the dimensions at the front and rear of the canopy? Thanks.
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Paul,
I remember drooling over that airplane when I visited Circus Hobbies in Vegas. Glad you got it!
Scott
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Dave

I looked as closely as possible at he pic of that canopy and it looked like it was cut from a fuse. I'm glad you could test fit it and that it fit over the Comp fuse as well as it did. I used the Compensator plan as a template for the BL plan I'm working on.


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Here are my measurements from theplans I am working on.

canopy front 3 11/32in or3.34375in
canopy rear 3 3/8in or 3.375in

The Bootlegger plan does not have a top view for an accurate measurement so my dimensions are an extrapolation based on the original cross sections of the Bootlegger plan and the Compensator fuse.

This is the reason I was asking forthe appropriate measurements from a Bootlegger fuse.

These correspond to the Compensator fuse which was the template that I used to create the Bootlegger fuse. I hope they are reasonable close but do seem a little bit to wide. A quick measurement on a Boot fuse will be best.

Bryan
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Bryan
A quick measurement I just took off the fuse this morning, using a set of calipers is giving me approximately 3.19/3.20 at the front of the canopy and 3.11/3.12 at the rear of the canopy.
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Paul,

That's great! I'm only an 1/8in wider at the canopy front and 1/4 wider at the rear. I thnk my plans would be fine but will probably adjust them to yourcaliper measurements.

Thank you.

Here's where I'm at as far as the fuse plan. It's a very similar and i hope an easier build than the Compensator. I incorporated tabs on the formers to make the fuse easier to put together. I'm still working on the nose. I want to show a 3d breakdown of the nose block components so it's taking extra time to figure out the views to include.

The fuse plan is pretty much finished and when I'm finished I will post it here for all to enjoy. I'm planning on a built up wing and stab as well.

Here's the plan page and template page.

Regards

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Bryan

Looking great and of course I will download when you post the final plan. Thank you for making these drawings I have no experience with drafting or cad.

Tim


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