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07-11-2013, 01:34 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

thanks.. myself the top of everything looks better than the bottom..LOL. spent more time sanding & primeing on the top ..LOL.. funny how that works out..and it may upset some but i'm not doing the...
07-10-2013, 05:44 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

thanks redtail.. good stuff... how many sheets did you get.? to do the whole bird ?
07-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Well I have everything glassed and primed and the fuselage and one set of wings painted.. tail is on and flared to fuse. other wing primed and drying... this bird is a collage course in primeing &...
06-29-2013, 06:42 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

don't know about the Marutaka 1/5 scale Bird Dog, but the Vailly bird dog shows wash out on the wings , but one or two were build without washout and flew..i made a jig to get the dihedral & washout...
06-28-2013, 04:02 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

well back home. getting the tail glued on and . glassing the wings, moveing on slow getting there but having fun..
06-12-2013, 02:34 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Thanks Redtail..still have 11 days to go.. but that's really short...
06-12-2013, 01:57 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Yea i have a few pennies to rub together...
06-12-2013, 10:28 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

I get home from Saudi Arabia June 23rd... been a long 7 weeks.... really wanting to get back to work on my bird</p>
05-13-2013, 06:01 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

i used med ca on the pencil lines i layed out and sprayed ca kicker on the corrugations and layed them on the pencil lines i layed out.. after lay a few i would heat up a old blade with a small micro...
05-10-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

good to know..the rimfire 65cc should pull her good... kind of still wanting to do another elevator that way and see..could build it in a day
05-10-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

I have not glued anything on yet and have been thinking about cutting foam cores and useing Sq carbon for spars and lite sheeting plus the glass for the tail parts. the fin and rudder are lite , but...
05-10-2013, 07:23 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

thanks for the heads up on the rudder..i built the tail as per plans after all done they sure felt heavy after the sheeting ,,glassing and prime &amp; paint..but it is a big bird..
05-09-2013, 04:42 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

the batterys i will start out with are 2 6 cell 5000ma packs.. thinking i will need the weight up front so planing on 1 pack on each side of the motor box..
05-09-2013, 12:25 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

the wheel collar idea is the fix.. thanks.. will clean up the frames and seal them for paint..thanks....Fred123 i found it takes a bunch of the corrugations to do the bird,, i think i ended up...
04-30-2013, 10:55 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Thanks Gaines.. hope your builds are going good.. Vailly has 4 12 X 18 sheets for 21.00 . I looked on Widget Works and can get 12 X 18 .020 petg 8 pack for 23.00..think I will go that route..also a...
04-30-2013, 03:42 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

nice vidio of the birdhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV427haEN2k
04-30-2013, 12:12 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

anyone know the thickness of the sheets for the windscreens, ??
04-28-2013, 02:55 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Making progress on mine.. waiting on more wood.. LOL..takeing longer as I have been hand cutting every part
04-18-2013, 04:34 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Getting on with the wings. at the point to make up the mounts for the Aileron & flap servos. have a few idea's, was wanting to see what others came up with..my wings jigs are working great.
04-17-2013, 12:04 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

off ebay. a person that had it for another project and didn't us it and was just getting rid of them.. right place & right time..
04-17-2013, 08:00 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

just some updates...finished the tailwheel, could not find anything that I liked so a trip to the hardwear store and made my own. turned out ok..need to lay up a couple of cowls and play with making...
04-16-2013, 05:25 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

I got lucky and found 8 packs for 12 bucks and 4 dollars shipping. got about 1/2 the tail finished. the angles really look good
04-16-2013, 08:02 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Happy to be home. i'm in fiberglass stage on my dog , doing the tail right now got my west system and 3/4 oz glass and the plastic angle strips. good to be back working on my Dawg.
03-07-2013, 02:34 PM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Shapeing up to be another nice day in Saudi Arabia.. I would rather be home working on my Dawg
03-03-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By rigrandy1959

RE: 25% Cessna L-19/0-1 Bird Dog build

Thanks for the offer Redtail. but i'm armed to the teeth and the food is good..and i have a nice buggy for therunning around..and it's still cool over here right now around 92F in the day and 65F at...
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