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06-28-2020, 03:15 PM
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Posted By DaleCS

Barrels mounted on both wings! ...

Barrels mounted on both wings!

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Aimed at a wall, the grouping looks good...
06-27-2020, 02:54 PM
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Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Right wing barrels rough mounted, aimed and...

Right wing barrels rough mounted, aimed and tested.

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Used a scrap piece of...
06-23-2020, 03:00 PM
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Posted By DaleCS

Belly pan is mounted! Hooray! Steps 9-17 in my...

Belly pan is mounted! Hooray! Steps 9-17 in my 'belly pan' attachment list completed, today. Actually, rather than epoxying each block in place, one at a time (just in case I screwed up, I'd have...
06-06-2020, 10:10 AM
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Posted By DaleCS

Belly pan mounting blocks made - basically,...

Belly pan mounting blocks made - basically, completed steps 1-8 of my plan:

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05-24-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

So, my dilemma - how to design/fit mounting...

So, my dilemma - how to design/fit mounting blocks to the center wing section, that conform to the belly pan's shape, it's formers/stringers....after the wing and belly pan are built! The thought of...
05-24-2020, 07:44 AM
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Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Looking good!.

Looking good!.
05-24-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Exactly - that's the way to do it. My only...

Exactly - that's the way to do it. My only difference is that I have a phenolic sleeve glued into the wing, that the carbon fiber tube then slides into - with 'stops' glued into the end of the...
05-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Sorry - went through all my pictures from my...

Sorry - went through all my pictures from my Byron and didn't find anything regarding the 'bolt through the ribs' method for securing wing. I've also not finished this step on my Hellcat, yet. ...
05-09-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

I see I answered the wrong question! ...

I see I answered the wrong question!
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05-08-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Hello 'ledd4u'! I built the wing in 3...

Hello 'ledd4u'!

I built the wing in 3 sections - center with two removable outer panels. I prefer this method for transport reasons, as I can simply set the fuse/center section in my Jeep with the...
05-02-2020, 02:31 PM
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Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Progress! Cowling is mounted! Here, one can...

Progress!

Cowling is mounted! Here, one can see that a bit of reshaping of the belly pan at the firewall is still required. The aircraft I'm planning to model this after had a replacement rudder...
04-17-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Sheltering in place from Covid-19, here in...

Sheltering in place from Covid-19, here in Michigan. So far, all family, friend, co-workers safe. Haven't been to office or plant in 4 weeks. Will be furloughed for a couple weeks. So, making some...
12-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Thanks for the advice! I haven't blocked out...

Thanks for the advice! I haven't blocked out space for balance weight, and that could affect access to the cowl mounting bolts.

I'll need to get creative, mock some dummy weights up and position...
11-30-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Slow build. Yes, I know. The last six months have...

Slow build. Yes, I know. The last six months have been interesting: "Opportunity" to look for new work, surgery and father passed away. He served in Japan at the end of WWII and earned his jump wings...
07-07-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Did it - got the TF 1/6 Hellcat Cowl and drop...

Did it - got the TF 1/6 Hellcat Cowl and drop tank. Figured I'd go with a company that has a higher likelihood of being around, longer and easy to deal with. Glad I did. Cowling is very well shaped,...
06-29-2019, 10:31 AM
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Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

A bit more done, after a significant piece of...

A bit more done, after a significant piece of time. RC has been dropping in priority over the last few years, due to a number of reasons, as anyone still following this thread can see. But, I am...
02-01-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 247
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Posted By DaleCS

Wing center section - bottom sheeted, bomb pylons...

Wing center section - bottom sheeted, bomb pylons fitted and removeable gear bay covers fitted. Haven't posted anything, lately, due to some home repair projects and winter illnesses.
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12-18-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Right underside of wing center section all but...

Right underside of wing center section all but done. Need to finish cutouts for both gear and wheels, and sand filler balsa piece on bomb release pylons to fit wing curvature. Then, will need to...
12-16-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Left bottom center section almost done - just...

Left bottom center section almost done - just need to finish mounting of gear cover, complete the gear, wheel cutout and attach a bit of sheet balsa to the back half of the bomb release pylon and...
12-02-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Have been working on fitting the belly pan to the...

Have been working on fitting the belly pan to the rear, covered portion of the wing center section. Also, working on the front, underside of the wing center section. Once I have the front, center...
10-21-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Exhaust cutouts are coming along, now that I have...

Exhaust cutouts are coming along, now that I have a technique that works for me. Left upper is done, with right upper about 50% completed. Both bottom cutouts are done, though I need to mount the...
10-21-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Hello Redtail - beautiful Avenger! Thanks for the...

Hello Redtail - beautiful Avenger! Thanks for the comments (though I'm sure I'm moving slowly, but still having fun with it). Currently, I'm looking at the scheme below. This looks like a tri-color...
10-19-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Fin 'flair' done. Hatch hinges are still on...

Fin 'flair' done. Hatch hinges are still on backorder. Starting to carve/sand out the exhaust indents behind the cowling. Shaping still isn't a strong skill for me, so taking it slow, removing...
09-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Still waiting on hatch hinges - going with...

Still waiting on hatch hinges - going with another source - should be here next week.

Working on filling in the space between the leading edge of the vertical fin and fuselage. Plans are a bit...
09-03-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 41,932
Posted By DaleCS

Sheeting the fuse - closing up! Left side...

Sheeting the fuse - closing up! Left side stringers completed. Right side sheeted, except for access panel area - waiting on offset hinges to arrive. Will complete left side sheeting while waiting...
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