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Old 08-24-2020, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Iceman707 View Post
I'm sure you could fabricate an intake cover from aluminium or plastic, your skills are pretty amazing!!!
Yes his skills are but sometimes you don't want to add additional hours on such small details otherwise you never finish. Isn't that the definition of a scale model? You are never finished with it you just reach a point its time to just quit and go fly the thing.
Old 08-24-2020, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Walther View Post
Were did you get your cowl?
I bought my cowl (and canopy) from Fiberglass Specialties, here's the link.Fiberglass Specialties Inc Catalog
Old 08-25-2020, 01:19 PM
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Thanks Vincent . I feel stupid now. 😂
Old 08-27-2020, 04:20 AM
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Good morning all... FYI, work on the Bonanza will slow down a bit as I am back at work (school) today. It was a great summer , but all good things come to a close. Today is my last first day of school!
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Old 08-27-2020, 04:37 AM
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You mean you will finally graduate after all these years?!
Old 08-27-2020, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
You mean you will finally graduate after all these years?!
Yes Mike. I'm a very slow learner!
Old 08-27-2020, 04:42 AM
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What do you teach and where?
Old 08-27-2020, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
What do you teach and where?
I'm an automotive instructor in NH.
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That should keep you busy! I think more students would be better served learning a trade rather going to college. My youngest went to college but he majored in Paramedics which I see as a trade and it has serve him well. In works on an ambulance and does some teaching as a adjunct professor. Eventually I suspect he will go back to school and go into a different healthcare path like PA or nurse anesthesiologist. There are times I wish I had followed my father into commercial refrigeration mechanics. He held a Master's license and did everything from retubing boilers to the big centrifugal refrigeration units.

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Old 09-02-2020, 12:00 PM
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Sorry this photo is out of sequence. It shows how I located the vent positions by lightly rubbing the side of a pencil on the paper.




I decided to make a plate to better replicate the full scale cover over the cowl vents. To get the locations of the vents correctly I simply placed a sheet of paper over the top.




I transferred the vent locations onto .010" plastic stock and cut them out. I also drilled and chamfered ten holes so the screws will sit flush once installed.




The screws protrude inside of the cowl about 1/16". I can trim them off or just simply apply a bit of adhesive to cover the ends...




Next I will remove the screws and apply glue on the back of the plate, then reinstall it permanently. I think adding this plate gives the vents more visual depth and adds realism. Now to do the other side!

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Nice detail!
Old 09-06-2020, 01:39 PM
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The cowl sure has a lot of detail that definitely takes time to make. I still have two handles for each cowl half to fabricate, not to mention all of the rivets! Each detail added, better creates the appearance of realism for this model...






Two hinges are being made for the cowl. The hinge segments are made from 1/16 x .014 K&S round aluminum tubing that I cut into 1/4" segments. Each segment slips over a length of piano wire that fits snugly inside of the aluminum tubing acting as the pin. A very tiny drop of thin CA holds each segment onto the pin.




Two lengths made are ready to be installed.




The hinges will be secured to the cowl using epoxy. Two additional short length hinges still need to be made, the hinges will continue and end at the canopy parting line.







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Old 09-06-2020, 01:48 PM
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I halfway expect the cowling to open after seeing the hinge!
Old 09-06-2020, 06:22 PM
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Have you ever flown the Ryan ?
Old 09-06-2020, 07:42 PM
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Which Ryan?
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Originally Posted by alltumbs View Post
Have you ever flown the Ryan ?
No I haven't, she's my "Hangar Queen". I've built her quite a while ago...
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Which Ryan?
The Sig Ryan STA Mike that is partially seen behind the Bonanza. You should remember it as you were very active in that thread when I built her in 2012. I believe that is where we first crossed paths and became friends
. Sig Ryan STA

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Old 09-07-2020, 05:04 AM
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I remember that build, I still have the STA on my short list. My next project will be two airplanes built in parallel. I want to start over on the Ryan SC again and build a Navion at the same time. The SC is a modified Dick Katz's design and the Navion is a Muscano design from RCM modified to include retracts. They were both designed around the same time and both designers used the same techniques of construction. Its amazing how much designers of different periods copy off there peers and build off each other's work. A local laser cutter as been cutting Navion pieces this weekend and will have it to me this week. First though I have to finish my Pink N' Poke for the pink Saito.

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Old 09-08-2020, 03:23 AM
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Found this information pretty interesting...thought you guys might enjoy seeing it too!




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Great video I downloaded it for future reference.
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Nice that is really cool!
Thanks for sharing!
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Started to add rivets to the cowl.




I also added the external 24V hatch.



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Vince, you are the rivet master!
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Vince,

When it comes to permanently attaching the control surfaces. Do you use epoxy, CA, or just the ridges? I am going to try your method with the hinges.

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