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Old 01-15-2021, 12:13 PM
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After spending 2 hours cleaning my work area, here's what I have did in the last few days
Left wing is sheeted on the top, aileron is cut out and hinged., just needs the wing tip.

Bottom side, , I still have to do the flaps and speed brake. Till next time! Jerry B
Old 01-18-2021, 03:17 PM
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I got the wheel well liners in.

Gear down position

Outer flap and servo mount Till next Time! Jerry B
Old 01-19-2021, 02:53 PM
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Had to laminate some balsa together to make those big
wing tips
Till next time !
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:37 PM
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I attached the wing tip and rough sanded to shape
Old 01-24-2021, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jerrybern View Post
I am going to turn this...... Into this only a little bigger....

This is the 1/4 scale Vampire from Kerry Sterner plans, I took the easy way out a got a full kit cut from National balsa. I have never seen anything cut as well as this new laser cutting, there is no way you can
do this the old fashion way with saws.
A little back ground ,I have been away from RC for the past 11 or 12 years my motorcycle touring took over, I did stay in touch with my friends from the Palos Rc club. Joe funk is a good friend of mine and I have been watching the 1/4 scale Panther project for years now. This past summer my wife saw Joe's Panther fly and told me I should build one, Well I just could not do a Panther because there are 3 of them in the building stage now. I remember seeing this ad for the Vampire and got a hold of Kerry for more information. I had to put a new shop together after two new houses in the last ten years. I can't get over the cost of stuff now. That's all for now I will be doing updates and hopefully my building skills come back.
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Some new goodies came in the mail this week
Old 01-24-2021, 05:20 PM
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Pilot waiting for his cockpit Till Next Time ! Jerry B
Old 01-25-2021, 12:11 PM
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Wow amazing project 😊 I am not a lover of balsa but I admit it is a very interesting project.

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Old 01-25-2021, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by At-6texan View Post
Wow amazing project 😊 I am not a lover of balsa but I admit it is a very interesting project.

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Thanks, back in the day that's all we had, I get more satisfaction in actually building then assembling an. ARF or P&P
Old 01-26-2021, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jerrybern View Post
Thanks, back in the day that's all we had, I get more satisfaction in actually building then assembling an. ARF or P&P
Sure!!!. for me the P&P is better i have an A-10 Freewing which waiting to be mounted but i'm terrifile to build this.
Old 01-29-2021, 12:16 AM
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Started working on the tail cones for the boom, Before
Old 01-29-2021, 12:18 AM
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After, still needs final sanding and to be fiberglassed
Old 01-29-2021, 11:59 AM
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Wing clamped to my bench, I just finished the flaps and the speed brake,I still need to I stall the speed brake servo mount , finish sheeting it , cut out the gear door and glass it al. Thought I was closer then I am LOL Till Next Time! Jerry B
Old 01-30-2021, 08:23 AM
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Servo for speed brake is installed Till Next Time! Jerry B
Old 02-07-2021, 12:51 PM
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Been busy at work this week,First chance,I have to work on it. 11 months till I'm 62 and retired.I glassed the middle wing section with 2.75 cloth and West Systems resin h
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I installed the servos and mounts in the vertical stabs, That is one part I don't enjoy doing. Till Next Time! Jerry B
Old 02-07-2021, 09:00 PM
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Started framing up the right wing,it is going faster the second time.The plans had to be turned upside down and the ribs had to be traced out on the back side of the prints.That took longer than jigging out the ribs
Till Next Time!
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woops there they are
Old 02-10-2021, 10:00 PM
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Night off from work,I got to work on it,I removed it from the Jig and added the plywood rails for the landing gear.
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Just got done with sheeting the top surface and added 6oz glass cloth to the wheel well area

Started sheeting the outer wing panel Till Next Time! Jerry B
Old 02-12-2021, 02:30 PM
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Just got done with sheeting the top surface and added 6oz glass cloth to the wheel well area

Started sheeting the outer wing panel Till Next Time! Jerry B

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I got the top and bottom on the outer wing sheeted and the top of the inner wing done, next I will start on doing the flap and speef brake,aileron on the outer panel
Old 02-13-2021, 05:27 PM
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Great building!!

It has been my experience, that wood jets can always get better and beefier landing gear mounts. I’d suggest some doubling of plywood and formers around the landing gear. This is a place that weight savings takes a back seat.
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Great building!!

It has been my experience, that wood jets can always get better and beefier landing gear mounts. Id suggest some doubling of plywood and formers around the landing gear. This is a place that weight savings takes a back seat.
Wow, somebody is actually reading this post !
I thought same thing about the mounts, I laminated a 3/8 plywood doubler on the ribs that the mount goes into.I hope it is enough, any ideas are appreciated.
thanks,
Till Next Time!
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:42 PM
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I just finished sheeting the outer wing panel and hinging the aileron . Till Next Time! Jerry B

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