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Old 02-25-2012, 09:35 PM
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I was found in a stash of balsawood and miscellaneous scraps bought at a swapmeet table.

What is this? It's shape and curves look familiar, pretty sure it belongs to a 2 meter model of some sort. Someone went to the trouble of putting some 1/64 ply in it to hold it together more strongly. Heavy amounts of balsa on the underside, no plans, there were two half-wing sets of ribs for two different models... 1/4" balsa sides, and it's definately not contest grade... it's a brick. 7.5 ounces [X(] on my scale with as little as you see here. The construction quality is, eh. But it's nowhere near completion so I can fix that. There's enough wood in the box to turn it into something... I'll probably just turn it into some sort of scratchbuild RES model, let someone else cover it unless I can score a roll of used covering for dirt cheap. Fuselage is about 42" long, seems like a 2-meter model. I'll use my scrap-fu to turn it into something a bit bigger than that if I can.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:02 AM
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Im not sure but it really reminds meof a plane used for sloping from the CR Aircraft era. looks like a bigger renegade or one of the wingeron birds. it looks built for sloping...interesting though..
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:44 AM
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That's a near-finished fuse for a Bird-of-Time.

Here's mine just after that same point.

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I was found in a stash of balsawood and miscellaneous scraps bought at a swapmeet table.

What is this? It's shape and curves look familiar, pretty sure it belongs to a 2 meter model of some sort. Someone went to the trouble of putting some 1/64 ply in it to hold it together more strongly. Heavy amounts of balsa on the underside, no plans, there were two half-wing sets of ribs for two different models... 1/4" balsa sides, and it's definately not contest grade... it's a brick. 7.5 ounces [X(] on my scale with as little as you see here. The construction quality is, eh. But it's nowhere near completion so I can fix that. There's enough wood in the box to turn it into something... I'll probably just turn it into some sort of scratchbuild RES model, let someone else cover it unless I can score a roll of used covering for dirt cheap. Fuselage is about 42" long, seems like a 2-meter model. I'll use my scrap-fu to turn it into something a bit bigger than that if I can.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:24 PM
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I'm not sure... Shouldn't the fin have been built on with plywood inner doublers added before it was closed up like this one?
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I'm not sure... Shouldn't the fin have been built on with plywood inner doublers added before it was closed up like this one?
Most definitely!!! That's probably the reason it's still in its present state - looks like several wrong steps at the wrong time and the builder just stopped at that point. As I see it, it's possible to finish the fuse and correct many/most of the errors but it would take a fair amount of cutting (basically, a total disassembly) and re-build.

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