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12-28-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Not so much of a build chapter but here are some...

Not so much of a build chapter but here are some pictures of recent progress...
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12-03-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 36,764
Posted By Chevelle

All good points E_P. One of the ideal aspects of...

All good points E_P. One of the ideal aspects of a kit would be that the wings don't need functional rigging. If the wings are kept in one piece, I thing that is doable. But that means that the...
12-03-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 12 - Finishing the Wings Maybe if I...

Part 12 - Finishing the Wings


Maybe if I just start typing, no one will notice how much time has passed since my last post.


Lot's of progress has been made but nothing posted. It's time to...
12-03-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 36,764
Posted By Chevelle

Maybe, just maybe, it might be easier to get...

Maybe, just maybe, it might be easier to get DH-2s in the air.

The DH-2 has always interested me. Now with my 1910 Curtiss Hudson Flier and AVRO Triplane projects (almost) behind me, I thought it...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-24-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By Chevelle

I have a brand new DLE-55RA and put it on the...

I have a brand new DLE-55RA and put it on the test stand. It would fire on choke but with the choke off, it would burn the prime and that's it. The cause was very simple to fix. Just take one of...
Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,888
Posted By Chevelle

Oh my goodness. I guess I dropped the ball on...

Oh my goodness. I guess I dropped the ball on completing the build thread. Well I'm happy to say that it concluded very successfully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc7emfn_Bek
12-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 11 - Middle (and Top) Wing Ok. Back to...

Part 11 - Middle (and Top) Wing

Ok. Back to our regularly scheduled program (although I did finish a set of plans for a 1/8 and 1/12 version.)

The middle and top wing have hinges in them to...
11-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Well will you look at that. Three HS55 servos...

Well will you look at that. Three HS55 servos will fit in the wing.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2049406
11-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Time Out So I had this dream the other night...

Time Out

So I had this dream the other night but here's a little background first. As you may recall from when I started this project, my fascination with this plane goes all the way back to the...
11-16-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 10 - Bottom Wing So it's time for the...

Part 10 - Bottom Wing

So it's time for the wings. I must admit that I have been anxious about tackling the wings from the very inception of this project. They are long, thin, probably fragile...
Forum: Kit Building
11-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 159,442
Posted By Chevelle

I have the 1/4 scale Pup and DR1. ...

I have the 1/4 scale Pup and DR1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzFXFZa0UyY
11-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Remember me? I'm the nut building this thing. ...

Remember me? I'm the nut building this thing. As it turns out, I'm not alone. There are three other nuts out there too. Mike in Kentucky, Deon in South Africa, and Jim in Australia. I've provide...
10-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By Chevelle

"Those Magnificent Men" planes in RealFlight

So I have been working on a 1/4 scale version of the 1910 AVRO Triplane which is one of the planes in the movie, "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines." (It's the one that Terry Thomas'...
01-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

BBS, Then mission accomplished. Each of us...

BBS,

Then mission accomplished. Each of us is motivated by different things when it comes to choosing our R/C subjects and the reasons why we post on forums. For me, the reason I post is to...
01-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Hmmm. I really don't want to open a kettle of...

Hmmm. I really don't want to open a kettle of worms here but if you are interested in building an AVRO Triplane, I am more than happy to help you with documentation.

I had nothing to do with...
01-27-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Oh yes. I'll add the pulleys for show. As...

Oh yes. I'll add the pulleys for show.

As for the idea of a kit...

I thought about that. Certainly with the CAD work, the manual would be quite comprehensive. As a matter of fact, if Arizona...
01-26-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Absolutely. If it was done some other way, I...

Absolutely. If it was done some other way, I wouldn't have had to go through all that work. (Who knows. It was 1910 afterall. Maybe an alternative would have been even harder.)
...
01-25-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 8 - Control Yoke Let's try something a...

Part 8 - Control Yoke

Let's try something a bit different. How about a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQaJ6s5hYwM
01-16-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

More fun. Here are some pictures of the rubber...

More fun. Here are some pictures of the rubber bar in my model and ones I took on the full scale in the Shuttleworth Collection.
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01-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Just having some fun. Here is a 1910 version of...

Just having some fun. Here is a 1910 version of the Space Shuttle. WAY back 35 years ago, I built a 1/12 scale Avro Triplane from the RN kit. It is the only thing I built back then that has...
01-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 8 - Radio Installation Like everything...

Part 8 - Radio Installation

Like everything about this aiplane, the radio installation is not straight forward so I thought this would be a good time to take that on.

First was the servo...
12-27-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

I gave that some thought but the question was...

I gave that some thought but the question was how? To make overlapping edges there would have to be cuts in the overlaps to go around the corners. I thought that would create a bigger opportunity...
12-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Change in design. Hopefully for the better. ...

Change in design. Hopefully for the better. (Why would you do it otherwise!) Let me know what you think.

I swapped the location of the fuel tank with the servo tray. Initially I couldn't do...
12-23-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Yep. A butt joint but with a strip underneath. ...

Yep. A butt joint but with a strip underneath. I think an overlap joint would have been better. I did one on the copper tank for the Hudson Flier and that came our real nice. It was visible so it...
12-23-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,208
Posted By Chevelle

Part 7 - Fuel Tank So I did quite a bit of...

Part 7 - Fuel Tank

So I did quite a bit of checking and couldn't find a Dubo/Sullivan tank that would work well. To get a rectangular or circular tanks to fit in the V shape of the fuselage, the...
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