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Old 01-03-2009, 04:32 PM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Anthony,

The wing tips look really good.
Old 01-04-2009, 08:06 PM
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Nothing real exciting,
I finished sanding the wing panels and they are looking good, I have decided to go with a stock aileron servo setup. This is a very robust and simple method. There will be one servo per aileron with Dubro heavy duty control hirns mounted under each aileron. I am going to order the wing tip lights in the next week or so and I should be able to get the wings ready for covering soon.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:24 PM
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Anthony, where are you ordering wing tip lights?
Old 01-05-2009, 04:38 AM
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Ken, I am ordering them from superbrightleds.com You have me the link a while back
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:14 PM
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Oh, I thought you were ordering scale wingtip lights and I was just wondering who was making them.
Old 01-05-2009, 07:35 PM
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NO,
I am going to make the housings myself and put the LED's in the housings. I am trying to make my mind up if I want to make them out of aluminum of just make them out of wood and cover them with Flite-Metal. Either way they will look the part. I also need to make up my mind what I am going to use for landing lights.
Later!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:14 PM
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I put a piece of Koverall on the bottom of one wing tip(last 4 ribs) to see how the shape was looking. It looks like I need to sand a little of the rib cap away on the 2nd rib. Here are a few pics let me know what you guys think.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:31 PM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Looks fine to me but John is the true expert. Maybe he will drop in.
Old 01-06-2009, 03:50 PM
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Ken,
I drew up the Nav lights and picked up a poplar dowel rod to turn them out of. I am going to stay after work tomorrow and use the lathe. I will make bases for the wing tip lights and just mount an aluminum tube in the top of the fin for the tail light. I will post some pics of the light houseings as soon as I get them finished.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:34 AM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Anthony, Ken,

Here are a couple of pictures of the full size wing tips, covered and un-covered. I think the front part is ok but the rear section at the second rib needs to be a little flatter. These are a YKS wing with leading edge NAV lights so ignore the NAV light mounts. Look at the aileron spar photo with numbers. The taper starts at point A and continues to the tip bow. Rib W6a is tapered from the rear spar to the aileron spar. W7 and W8 are as shown in the tip spar view. W7 is pretty flat from the front spar to the aileron spar, W8 is also pretty flat from the front gusset to the aileron spar. There is also a small taper on top to the tip bow starting at point B. If you guys need larger pictures of these pictures, PM or E-mail me.

Anthony - you said that if you sand the ribs down you would sand most of the rib cap away. To play it safe add some balsa strips to the underside of the cap strips on both side of the rib. If you sand through the cap strip, so what, you have the width and depth to do so with the added material.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:58 PM
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I am back to working on the Waco a little today,
I received a very nice 2009 Calendar from AMR today, how many guys have received a calendar from Sig, Top-Flite, BUSA etc:??
I hope to make some more progress and update with some pics this weekend.
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You are one lucky guy. I hope Michel sends me one. Hint. Hint.
Old 01-09-2009, 06:51 PM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Anthony,

Couldn't agree more!! Got mine today. I was surprised to see my Model 44 fuselage on the cover.

Best,
Old 01-09-2009, 09:01 PM
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Nice clean looking work on your fuse Bob
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:31 PM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Anthony,

Unfortunately, the model is completely out of scale, but superbly cut. I have talked to Dany and Michel about it and they're considering some mods. Don't know what they will come up with, but if it were up to me, I'd start over at the begining. I was reading your comments to Bill about poor plans and mods to WACO kits. It seems to be common.

I'm making my own cowl, which will be much closer to scale. Its 19 3/4" dia. and 16" long with a 2 deg taper. I've got the mold made and the first layer of glass. I ran out of epoxy and waiting for more to arrive. Biggest damn cowl you've ever seen.

It's a lot of work being anal about details.
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How do you propose to make the fairings for the gear to pants. If you make a molds for them count me in!! Mitch
Old 01-10-2009, 12:20 PM
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Mitch if I go that route I will take care of you
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I had to go in and work this morning and I made so time to get on the lathe before leaving and turned out my Nav. Light housings and a plug for vaccume forming the lenses. May not look like much now as it will take several steps to get them finished up. The 3 on the left are the housings and the one on the right is the plug for the lens. I made the plug for the lens extra long and I will trim the lens to fit.
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I am working on fitting some of the fiberglass pieces, the turtle deck and the fin fairings.
The turtle deck took quite a bit of trimming but the fin fairings fit great. As you can see by the pics below the fairings fit nicely as you can see the support structure under the fairings. I will have to trim them slightly where they wrap around the back end of the turtle deck and the front of the fin. I may take and sand the joint down and lay up 3/4oz cloth on the outside of the seam and put a layer of 2oz cloth on the inside of the seam. The fairings will be held in place by screws in scale locations and they will be removeable for service. The fiberglass hood which covers the top of the fuse from the rear cockpit forward is going to take some work to get it shimmed and trimmed for a proper fit.
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Anthony,

Did you ever consider installing an adjustable horizonal stab? I sketched out a threaded rod assembly that could be adjusted from the bottom, but never had the courage or patience to complete the idea. I always thought it would be a cool scale detail.
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I thought about it but no sense in making things more complex and harder than they need to be,
I am getting ready to sheet my gear, how did you finish your landing gear? I was thinking about adding an aluminum fairing but I am not sure I want to go that far.
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Guys, I did get the beautiful calendar from Team AMR today.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:02 PM
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Nice Calendar,
I hung mine next to my desk at work, the guys at work think I have lost my mind spending so much time building toy airplanes
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I have joined the blasa to sheet the gear legs and while that was drying I decided to add the aft bottom formers and stringers. The fuse is really taking shape and everything is going together just like it should. Once I get the gear sheeted I can finsh up the forward end of the fuse.
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Anthony,

I'm afraid the wheel pant fairings kicked my butt. I tried blue foam wiith 0.6 oz glass, but it was too soft. If you bumped it, it left dents. I played with just shaped balsa, but couldn't make it work without bonding to the wheel pants. Being able to remove the wheel pants was mandatory. So, I sheeted the gear with balsa and shaped it to look reasonable.

Checkout the Jan/Feb WACOs on the calendar. I'd like to talk to those guys and understand how they did it. I have to assume that the wheel pants come off, but can't see how they do it.
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