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Old 12-23-2006, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: What is everyone building this winter?

I'm going to finish up my DynaFlite Super Decathlon. Once both benches are clean one gets an Ultra Sport 1000 with a YS 120. The other bench is going to get a Tower Trainer 40, this is a special project Minnflyer and I are working on.

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:49 PM
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RCKen,

I'm finishing up on my GP 60 size 90" wingspan Piper J3 Cub that I modified and made a Super Cub. Next is a Top Flite Gold Edition 1/7 scale F4U-5 Corsair with a Magnum 1.20 4-stoke, Century Jet's 90 degree oleo struts, and many mods plus glassing it. Then I'm onto my Top Flite Gold Edition Giant F4U-1 Corsair. That on will be made with many mods and will host a Zenoah G62 for power. I have a lot on my calender but hope to get started on the baby Corsair in January and the Giant in June or July. The last picture is the Giant Corsair that I'm duplicating.

Good Thread,

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: What is everyone building this winter?

RCKen, I forgot a picture of the sliding canopy on the Giant Corsair.

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:16 PM
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ORIGINAL: NCIS

RCKen, I forgot a picture of the sliding canopy on the Giant Corsair.

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Old 12-23-2006, 07:51 PM
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Just started a Big Bingo kit. This kit was manufactured in '91 - so last century. This will be my second BB - my last one I sold off in '94. So far the left wing panel is done and the right panel parts are ready to go together. I will be using a stock Zenoah G-38 and covering with fabric and dope.

This will be the second kit in the past 3 years, the other was a GP Extra 330L giant. In between I have been doing lotsa ARF's. It sure feels good to be doing a kit once more!

Keep 'em coming guys & a merry xmas to you and yours.

Safe Flying!
Old 12-23-2006, 08:17 PM
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Well guys I am going to be building the same plane I started last year. The Bristol F2b but I will be finnished soon !!!

Gibbs :

Man ! I just have to tell you that is the most beutiful Corsair I have ever seen !!!! " except for the wheels "
Great job, I wish I could paint like that.

SEEYA, TIM
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:10 AM
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continueing to enlarge my fleet of Roy Clough's, ODDBALL models. all will be electric, 36" wing span, 3 complete and hanging from the ceiling ready for electric power installation. #4 the Dragon Flyer plans complete and balsa shaveing started. spending more time finding plans than building. dick
Old 12-24-2006, 01:54 PM
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timfarrar,

I am going to put Robart aluminum 4 1/2" wheels on mine. The plane I showed is a fellow builder on RCU. I didn't want to post the Tower Hobbies picture like I did with the smaller Corsair. This picture showed what mods I'm going to add and also the sliding canopy with cockpit. Everything will be the same as his except maybe the paint scheme. I plan on making mine either like his or the Jolly Roger Scheme. If I go Jolly Roger it will be black with off white on the bottom and skull and crossbones on the cowling. Here is the one I'm talking about full size.

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Old 12-24-2006, 02:25 PM
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Hey, Dick,

How are you doing? I seem to remember that you and Nadine were living in a place owned by your daughter or daughter-in-law after losing yours in Katrina.

I throw together an ARF every now and then. Presently I am assembling a Twist 60 that I bought myself for Christmas. Flaps is still building planes like crazy for me to test and fly. His latest is what he named the Executive Canard because the fuselage looks like an executive jet. This canard is a pusher with Robart retracts and does fly the best of any of his canards.

Flaps does love the LEXs (leading edge extensions), fences and the winglets. All his canards usually have them. You also might notice the built-up canard. His canard planes tend to be fairly streamlined and with a thin wing so they are usually fast. We had a problem with sheet or stick canards breaking with disastrous results. I think it was from elevator flutter due to the internal torque rod elevator hook-up which tends to have slop in it. He now uses spruce spars and bolts the canard to the forward fuselage in addition to epoxying it in place.

After I flew it a few times, he got to thinking about making it a twin. I suggested a tractor twin rather than a pusher so he built a new wing for the same fuselage. The pusher is removed and 2 GMS .32s installed in nacelles on the leading edge of the wing. He has fixed gear in for the test flight which should come when we get a good weekend. He then decided that the executive look wasn't right for the twin so a new "stealth" look fuselage is in the process of being completed. It has a pointed nose and twin fins & rudders. If it flies well, he may retrofit retracts. No photos of it yet.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:39 PM
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well lets see, TF P-40 rebuild from someones wreck, Recover Midwest P-51, repaint SigKommander, install floats on Headmaster. install radios/engines in Midwest P-51 (#2) same to HS Real Thing,Midwest foamie Cardinal,install same in Phaton bipe. modify stick to twin config. finish electric P-51
Old 12-24-2006, 08:47 PM
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I took some photos of the twin canard wing on the original pusher fusher fuselage. We'll test the twin engine version with this set-up first.

There is also a photo of the different style fuselage for the twin engine wing.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:39 AM
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Default RE: What is everyone building this winter?

Almost done with a scratch built kit pusher I calling the Modkat. Should be finished sometime in Jan.



Old 12-26-2006, 08:56 AM
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Building 2 30% Jungmeister 133's from Gary Allen plans and Arizona Modelrs short kits. Both plans and kit are not the best quailty. PLans have different demendions on the same point so you have to figure out wich demension to use. Short Kit is not very well done either. Who ever transfered the info from the plans to the laser cutter must have had a few to many the night before. Quality of the wood was of the lowest grade (read cheap) possiable.
Now here is the real gem, I'm also building a 25% Stinson SR 10 from Hostetler plans ( VERY GOOD) and a kit by Precison Cut Kits. I wish I could put into words the differance between these two kit cutters but I don't have the time to do so. All I will say is Hostetler plans are very well done ( thank you Wendell) and the kit is nothing but the very best quailty wood ( thank you Larry) parts fit is spot on and kit is packaged very well. This Stinson is fun to build but the Jungmeister is a *****. I wish I would have used Hostetler plans on the jungmeister.
Old 12-26-2006, 09:13 AM
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Just finished up a kit bashed Senior Kadet and BUSA Dr-1. Next up is a Sig 1/4 scale Clipped Wing Cub.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:11 PM
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Right now I'm building a Kaos 60 from Blue Jay Models. I need to get going so I can get it done before Christmas break is over and I have to go back to college. Too bad I can't build it in the dorm...

Shane
Old 12-26-2006, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: What is everyone building this winter?

Same planes I was building last year.. (I'm slow)

Aristo-Craft PT-17 48" span, ST .51 engine
Bud Nosen 40 Citabria, OS FS-61

Goldberg Falcon III kitbashed into a Skylark, Saito FA-45

Odds of finishing any of em??? slim..

In Rehab

Midwest Sweet Stik, OS .45 FSR engine
Old 12-27-2006, 02:33 AM
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Here in Chile is summer, I will begin building a GP Rapture .40 when it arrives. Probably 1 week.
saludos
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:45 AM
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I was in the process of building a HOB p51 .20 size kit. Planned on installing a MVVS .25 in it. Then this little Cap 232 arf fell in my lap. Well what do you know all the radio gear and engine went right in. It gets the madden this afternoon. So, tommorow back on the P51. Then a GP .40 Corsair thats waiting paitently under the bed. Maybe after that I can get this Delta wing out of my head and on to the building table.
Old 12-27-2006, 05:33 PM
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I got a horizon ultra stick 60 for my os 91 surpass.but I am building a sig 1/4 spacewalker.I have re -discovered the joy of building kits.this will be ready for spring and will fly with a satio 150.can't wait..
Old 12-28-2006, 05:39 AM
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Just added a second plane to the agenda. A Nitro Planes Bobcat and an OS .61FX for power.

Bob
Old 12-28-2006, 12:57 PM
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I'll be building a Hanger 9 J-3 Cub PnP, and Pulse XT PnP durring the winter months of January and Febuary. And if Hanger 9 starts making Axis Planes this winter, I'll most likely get one of those as well.



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Old 12-28-2006, 01:22 PM
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Hostetler 1/4 scale Gilmore Red Lion.......

moving VERY slowly.....
Old 12-28-2006, 01:44 PM
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Just received a BalsaUSA Phaeton 90 I am bashing a tad to mimic a Curtiss F6C-3 (Navy) from the late 20's. Gonna jamb a Zenoah G-26 on there and add ailerons to the upper wing (and thin the wing a bit, too). Never seen one modeled and this is a practice drill for a more scale build down the road. Doolittle did the first witnessed outside loop in the Army version (P-1B). First all metal prop for the US military, first carrier based fighter, first airborne .50 cal armament, and the D-12 engine was the direct ancestor of the Merlin (Rolls Royce built the D-12 inline under license).

PS - if anyone runs across 3-views of the P-1B or F6C-3 please let me know.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:00 PM
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Charlie :

That will be pretty cool and the Phaeton is a very good flying plane.
I kinda bashed one into a PT-17 once but not a very good choice of my color scheame.
I wish I had chose a more scale looking scheame.
I did one thing cool though, check out my wood 5 cylinder engine.


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Old 12-28-2006, 03:09 PM
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Nice C-W radial! ("Carved Wood" that is). That's just where I'm headed: a day-to-day knockaround sport biplane that's not quite the same as the next fellow's. "Squint Scale" or "50 Scale" (looks kinda scale from 50 feet). I've been wanting to do the Phaeton since I met one at a fun fly. That one was underpowered and, although I'm not a wild pilot, I do like boring holes in the sky with some purpose at times.

I can't decide whether I want to bother with a smoke set-up but I've gotta make up my mind as I want to start building soon. We moved over the summer and I'm just getting my workshop squared away. Need to add another fluorescent fixture and the rest can be worked on as the glue dries on the Phaeton (I'm a Titebond II kind of builder, Zzzzzzzzz). Bare walls - and I mean bare concrete. Had walls of shelves at the old place and everything I will need is still in boxes.

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