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Old 01-27-2020, 02:24 PM
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Thanks Chad! Good to hear from you and sincerely hope you get through your health issues soon and in fine order. One of the ideas I have to elevate the small status of this plane is to literally display it on a waist-high table rather than having it judged on the ground, spectators walking past. At or near eye level, the more that is seen, the more that is to be seen. More photos ( and hopefully accompanying texts ) to resume later this week. Be well my friend. G.D.
Old 01-27-2020, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by southpaw50 View Post
Thanks Chad! Good to hear from you and sincerely hope you get through your health issues soon and in fine order. One of the ideas I have to elevate the small status of this plane is to literally display it on a waist-high table rather than having it judged on the ground, spectators walking past. At or near eye level, the more that is seen, the more that is to be seen. More photos ( and hopefully accompanying texts ) to resume later this week. Be well my friend. G.D.

Thank you for the well wishes southpaw, much appreciated. If you compete in a Scale Masters Qualifier or other similar competition then the airplane will be judged on a table so that it is approximately eye level to the seated jugdes. I have never had an airplane judged while it was sitting on the ground. Here is my Hellcat on the judging table at a Qualifier in Hemet, CA. I will say they do not normally have it set up so that half the airplane is in shadow while the other half is in sunlight!


Old 01-27-2020, 06:16 PM
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Hi

coming along great.

would you consider bringing the aircraft to the northeast nasa scale qualifier in goshen ny around mid July ?

I don’t Know the exact date yet but is a very nice event.

ray
Old 01-27-2020, 07:18 PM
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I remember seeing this particular F6F quite a few months ago. VERY sharp!! Birds of a feather! G.D.
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Thanks Bunsen (Ray?) For the time being, I'm going to see how things go at events in eastern Mass. & R.I. Most scale events mandate an actual flight at the meet so unless I provide a flight photo or video, chances are I'd be a spectator, watching others flying & having fun unless I brought along another plane to fly. The other caveat is I'm not a big fan of driving long ( 1 1/2 hrs. ) distances but that may change, depending on other factors. We'll see. G.D.
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COWL FLAPS: Razor saw cutting & separating ( as opposed to painting on lines.)

Sanding edged to smooth things over.

64th ply strips cemented over separation cuts, then edges sanded and glassed over for strength to reinforce cowl flaps. ( Strips cemented in first so excess resin doesn't flow past fiberglass and fill spaces between cowl flaps.)
Old 02-04-2020, 10:09 AM
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Project continued.... Carburetor screen installation ….

Five layers of .75 oz. glass & resin over strips, sanded smooth, job finished.

Cowl flap separation. Careful filing & sanding yields acceptable results.

File stock outline of carburator screen frame opening for inside carb lip area.

Outline transferred to 1/2" ply. Brass already in place at top w/ wood cut-out used to keep top piece clamped in place. Sides just soldered in place.

Remaining side pieces clamped down & soldered.

Finished frame w/ ply core still in place. Core was then removed and 1/2 MM sanded off perimeter to allow for double screen's width.

Screen's perimeter med. C/A'd in register and placed over form and edges bent over. Everything clamped in place to maintain shape. Form will later be used to push screen into frame in background & then glued in place after frame is cemented inside cowl chin.
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:19 PM
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Are you planning on making of mold of your cowl?
Old 02-04-2020, 05:55 PM
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At this point, with what I've left to do to finish this 7 winter's project, the thought never entered my mind. Quite honestly, I wouldn't know how to do it and pushing 70 yrs. old, I've more planes to build & fly before bailing out! I'm nonetheless flattered by your interest. G.
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More progress on the cowl and carburetor intake...…..
Old 02-10-2020, 05:24 PM
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Third attempt!!!

Carburator screen cemented in place.

Exact fitting intake form w/ backstop depth stop.

Form vaselined and inserted up to stop.

Bondo troweled in. After curing, everything sanded and faired in to a smooth inlet transition after this photo was taken.

Faux 3-D printed Sakae radial ( Thanks Joe Martinez!) taped in place on clear styrene backing to adjust fit to inner cowl and see where best to drill forward attachment holes. ( All measurements, etc. to be transfered to final 1/8th ply backing.)

1/4" ply frame to push screen against sides & front lip when epoxied in place. Saran Wrap facilitates frame removal afterwards.

Carb screen in place.

Painted black and ready for Sakae facade.
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Old 02-19-2020, 02:23 PM
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Clear styrene backing with cylinder row taped in place to determine exact center location in cowl.

Once dead center was found, small pieces of balsa sticks glued to styrene when they touched cowl inside. Once pulled, outline was transferred to 1/8th ply to serve as cylinder backing.

"U" shaped sub-backing to mount ply cylinder backing. Maple "cheek" blocks epoxied & clamped in place. This whole set-up is removable to allow engine, etc. to be removed for engine & fuel tank servicing.

Finished custom-fitted ply cylinder backing ring. ( Styrene backing to be discarded. )

"U"-shaped sub-mount tab & slot mounted.

Inner mount in place w/ screws. ( Note 4/40 holes on each side of "U" opening. Blind nuts installed on backside of sub-mount.)

Ply cylinder backing, painted black and screwd to sub-ring. Cylinder row lying in place for camera shot. Once painted, cylinders & ply backing will be cemented to cowling.
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