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Old 11-25-2009, 07:05 PM
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Here are some more of the flying wires
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:06 PM
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Final shots of the flying wires
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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Looking Good!!!
You are really making good progress on your build.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:17 PM
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Hey Anthony

Thanks. I get to spend more time with mine than you do. But I think that is about to stop. My daughter starts basketball next week. Have a lot of games to go to.
Old 11-25-2009, 07:35 PM
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Default RE: AMR 33% Waco YMF-5 Build

Lonnie,

Outstanding progress!! The rudder trim tab is an excellent detail. I assume that the control cables will be added. I really sympathize with you about the flying wires. Using Han's quick release fittings on both ends makes installation a real pain. However, the end result is great. I'd be embarassed to show up at th same field with my WACO.

Just a thought about the landing gear cross braces. I made mine my fixed and the first landing tore them out. So, I installed sliding tubes to let them extend as the laning gear flexes. Even though the gear seems really stout, it moves a lot more then you might think.

Keep up the great work!
Old 11-25-2009, 07:49 PM
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Lonnie, GREAT WORK!
Old 11-25-2009, 09:33 PM
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You're doing a great job buddy. I think I mentioned to you that I used the hidden flying wire attatchments also but I glued the spoke to the keyhole slotted receiver with silicone RTV so it stays in place. At the field I just thread the wire into the socket. It's a little tricky to do but not nearly as bad as trying to fish the spoke into the keyhole when it's all hidden. Another trick I've learned is to have all the right handed threads out board and the lefty's at the fuse. It could be the other way around...makes no difference, but by having them consistent it takes the guesswork out of which way do they go. I also chamfered the left handed ends to a flat 45 for fast identification. Makes them a bit easier to start the threads too. Mitch
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Hey Mitch

You did mention it and I took it to heart. That is how I am going to do mine once I'm sure everything lines up.
Old 11-26-2009, 01:04 PM
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Hey Guys,

The more I get into this build, the more I like it! Dany did a nice job designing the jig set-ups. Had my doubts at first, but its turning out to be an enjoyable and fairly fast-moving project.

I will be using a DA-150 and was wondering about nose weight with that light engine.

Happy Building,
Jim
Old 11-26-2009, 07:24 PM
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One more thing as a reminder Lonnie. Before gluing the spoke nipples in with RTV I put a small screw into the keyhole behind the nipple to insure that if the silicone let go there would be a lock for the spoke to not fall out. Mitch
Old 11-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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Big Bird... I was looking at pictures of your Pepino Waco from another thread.....

Where can I get a scale tailwheel like yours? the Waco I bought has a 1/4 scale Dubro on it, but it needs to be replaced. I'd like to have something a little more scale looking than the Dubro.
Old 11-27-2009, 11:34 AM
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Big Bird... I was looking at pictures of your Pepino Waco from another thread.....

Where can I get a scale tailwheel like yours? the Waco I bought has a 1/4 scale Dubro on it, but it needs to be replaced. I'd like to have something a little more scale looking than the Dubro.
I converted a Robart tail wheel assembly that I previously had on a Ziroli Corsair.
Old 11-27-2009, 01:50 PM
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I see.. I have a Robart tailwheel for a 1/4 scale stearman that I'm thinking of doing the same with.. just need a longer shaft. This will be a retrofit into an existing airframe, so not quite as easy as bolting the right tailwheel to the fuse... but I think it will work.
Old 11-27-2009, 02:55 PM
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Look here at post #698. You can see how I modified the Robart #160 tail wheel assembly. It has stood up to abuse very well and looks pretty scale. I think it would be worthwhile purchasing one.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_39...tm.htm#7396019
Old 11-28-2009, 06:43 AM
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It seems like I just cannot catch a break lately,
I was hoping to get a few days of work in on the Waco before hunting Monday and I have come down with a nasty cold. I feel like someone has used my kidneys for a punching bag[:@]. For now I am staying medicated and on the couch or in bed.
Later!!
Anthony
Old 11-28-2009, 07:17 AM
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Hey Anthony

I hate to hear that. Take care of yourself and get well. Hurry up and get back on the WACO I would like to see some pictures soon.
Old 11-28-2009, 07:33 AM
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Lonnie,


Be sure to check out the new issue of RCReport online. I think you will like it.

Bill, Waco Brother #1
Old 11-29-2009, 12:13 AM
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Quick question for anyone with the Pepino Waco...

My wings don't hold tight to the fuse at the trailing edges. the flying wires and wing spars seem to hold the leading edges pretty well, but the trailing edges don't hold as tight... is this normal?
Old 11-29-2009, 05:51 AM
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Your front flying wires may be a bit tight, my wings stay nice and tight. Try adjusting the wires.
Anthony
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Hey Bill

Know where you are coming from on that one.
Old 12-06-2009, 03:55 PM
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Hey Guys,

Moving right along on the Waco. For those of you who want to know what the AMR Waco looks like framed up fallowing the plans without any modifications here are a couple pics.
As much as I would like to scale it out, I just can't muster up the patience so I took the short road to completion. Jim
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:20 PM
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Hey Jim

One question. When do you get any sleep? YOu are really getting this knocked out.
Old 12-06-2009, 05:32 PM
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Been working on detailing the tail group this weekend. Been doing rib stitching. Man is that fun. NOT!!!!!! However I did cheat on this. I ordered the rib stitching from Scale Rib Stitching out of Canada. Great product and makes it a whole easier than it could be doing it the hard way. Anyway here are the results.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:35 PM
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Here are a few more. Sorry I'm proud of this. Never done this kind of work before. Finding these fabric covered airplanes can be challenging
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:50 PM
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Jim she is looking good!!!

Lonnie, I like the looks of your rib stitching. It will really look nice when you get the paint layed down.

I spent the best part of the week sick in bed or on the couch and only went hunting a couple of times during the week. Finally got to feeling better on Friday and managed to get a deer on Staurday and I just finished processing the deer and getting it in the freezer. I did have some delicious country fried deer steak with gravy for dinner.
Later!!
Anthony

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