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12-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I've never built a sailplane with flaps or...

I've never built a sailplane with flaps or ailerons so needed a break to research the control horns and servo installation. Also needed to devote some time into my 1985 Monte Carlo SS project. I am...
12-07-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I sanded the trailing edge on the left inner wing...

I sanded the trailing edge on the left inner wing panel to the correct angle and began building the flaps. Also had to sand the leading edge of the outer flap to the correct height and angle. I wish...
12-01-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I finished the right outer panel except for the...

I finished the right outer panel except for the top sheeting and wing tip. Now l have all four panels built to the same point. This is the first time I used my mobile phone to take a picture and post...
11-19-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

Parts laid out to build the right outer panel. I...

Parts laid out to build the right outer panel. I ran short of full length carbon cap strip so have to make the last one from 3 pieces. I will put the 2 smaller pieces toward the tip on the top spar....
11-19-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I beefed up the polyhedral joint. I installed...

I beefed up the polyhedral joint. I installed 3/8" vertical grain balsa sheer webs between the spars on both sides of the polyhedral joint. Also doubled the ribs and made a larger ply brace behind...
11-19-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

Some of the ribs were slightly too short for some...

Some of the ribs were slightly too short for some reason but easy enough to fix. I just added strips of balsa and sanded to match the spar.
...
11-19-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

Left outer panel finished except for the top...

Left outer panel finished except for the top sheeting.
The tip is elevated 2".
...
Forum: Marketplace
11-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By McLeodAviation

You designed a great little airplane and really...

You designed a great little airplane and really cool to see the kit available again. Back in the day the 1/2A models were the best bang for the buck. They were very fast for a small model and could...
11-11-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

The rib notches adjusted for the correct width...

The rib notches adjusted for the correct width and height to install the top spar. Next is the vertical sheer webs and V-ribs.

...
11-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I received my order today from National Balsa and...

I received my order today from National Balsa and will resume building tonight. The quality of their wood looks excellent.
11-04-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

National Balsa has great service. I placed my...

National Balsa has great service. I placed my online order on Tuesday and received an email confirmation today that my order has been shipped. It was about 48 hours between ordering and shipping.
11-03-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

My build is temporarily on hold. I had to order...

My build is temporarily on hold. I had to order some spruce for the spars. I used the last piece of 1/8 x 3/8 spruce for the lower spar on the left outer wing panel. The only spruce remaining in the...
11-01-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By McLeodAviation

Did you find a kit? I forgot you wanted ailerons....

Did you find a kit? I forgot you wanted ailerons. That eliminates the kits I listed.
10-28-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I still need to finish the sheer webs and V-ribs...

I still need to finish the sheer webs and V-ribs on the right panel but did a quick mockup. I had to be careful not to bump the wingtips on anything and the outer polyhedral panels still need to be...
10-28-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

Cool looking outline shown on the plan. ...

Cool looking outline shown on the plan.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1266x667/cloud_bound_4_003_fb8c35a1ab5b89cbc7d4f8393829f0973c2153d0.jpg
10-26-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I finished the bottom sheeting and cap strips for...

I finished the bottom sheeting and cap strips for the right panel. Laminated the carbon cap strip on the lower spar. Installed the lower spar and ply ribs 1-5. Installed the leading and trailing...
10-19-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By McLeodAviation

Riser 100 by Sig Mfg., 100" span. Laser cut? ...

Riser 100 by Sig Mfg., 100" span. Laser cut?

https://sigmfg.com/collections/sig-kits/products/sig-riser-100-kit
10-19-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By McLeodAviation

Sky Bird from Sky Bench Aerotech, 132" span. ...

Sky Bird from Sky Bench Aerotech, 132" span.
https://www.skybench.com/sky-bird
10-19-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By McLeodAviation

Eureka Aircraft has the Nebula kit with 125"...

Eureka Aircraft has the Nebula kit with 125" span. I guess the kit is laser cut. It doesn't say.

Nebula2 (http://eurekaaircraft.com/eac_kits/nebula2.htm)
10-19-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

I prepared the bottom sheeting for right inner...

I prepared the bottom sheeting for right inner panel. Next I will glue the pieces together including cap strips for the ribs.
...
10-19-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,666
Posted By McLeodAviation

Build continuation

I blew the dust and cobwebs off to resume building my Cloud Bound 4 after a hiatus of 17 years. I can't believe it's been that long. Man time flies!

I was on a roll until beginning the left inner...
Forum: Marketplace
01-26-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By McLeodAviation

The old Ohio kits are hard to find. You might...

The old Ohio kits are hard to find. You might check out the G&L Hobbies 1/5 scale Chipmunk short kit with fiberglass fuselage and foam cores.
Forum: Marketplace
07-29-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By McLeodAviation

I would like to buy this engine.

I would like to buy this engine.
03-23-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,550
Posted By McLeodAviation

Totally awesome. I can't wait to see some...

Totally awesome. I can't wait to see some pictures.
04-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,909
Posted By McLeodAviation

Nice job getting the formers lined up. The laser...

Nice job getting the formers lined up. The laser pointer is really cool. Were did you buy it?
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