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1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Old 07-21-2011, 11:21 AM
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Here's a cross section. Lots of info is found on Sea Plane Supply's website on finishing, strengthening, and covering. I'll probably order both wheels and float main gear at the same time from TNT. I'll just have to figure out the size of gear for the float version going off the wipaire service manual mostly.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:13 PM
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those floats look like they will work and built up should be strong enough
Old 07-21-2011, 02:24 PM
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here is the spacer blocks to get the right clearance between spinner and cowling
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:27 PM
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this is what the spinners and prop look like with the cowl..really nice fit...next is cutting out the cowling bottom to accomidate the exhaust and spark plug
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:29 PM
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so there is a few pics for the engine pod assembly....glad my computer is working again
Old 07-21-2011, 02:36 PM
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the engine is totally fit inside that cowling minus the exhaust out the bottom...nice clean fit....much better than the G-38s
Old 07-21-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

here it is with a few pics uncowled
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:48 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Those look like a good scale size. I'd like to see how those Syssa's run.
Old 07-21-2011, 03:06 PM
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hey lins...if you go on youtube there is a few good vids of that engine....so far in all my searches the feedback is all positive...my opinion is this will be a great match
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Looking at the vids on youtube, it looks like a very strong and responsive engine. I still want to try to go electric if possible!
Old 07-24-2011, 08:02 AM
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gblas, do you mind sharing the dimensions you sent to TNT for your gear so I can compare? Would you change any of your dimensions? No rush, as I won't be ordering the gear for awhile yet, I'm going to order the nose gear first around August 1st. Damn budgets! As much as I don't want to return to work August 15th, it'll be nice having more spending $$$ again!
Old 07-24-2011, 01:23 PM
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lins, i will get the measurements for you. what i did is measure directly off the plans for the wire gear and just made sure all the dimensions matched those...it is made of 1/4" thick aluminum...i can tell you if you bend this gear on landing you have done more damage than just the gear....very strong... thats why i made it fully enclosed, there shouldnt be any reason to have to remove it
Old 07-24-2011, 03:21 PM
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got the mounting blocks for the cowling glueing on. once set up will sand sand to shape to the cowl. after that these are about done except for a little paint..then ready to start sheeting rest of the engine nacelles
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:41 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Mounting block set up looks a little tedious and/or exacting.

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its a little of both
Old 07-25-2011, 02:39 PM
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here is how i chose to run the fuel lines...filling of the fuel tanks will be from the bottom of the pylon with the filler ports close to to the carbs.the filler line is the one that runs down towards the bottom..they will not be visible from a top view...and the fuel tanks are going to be mounted inside the fuselage...not to worry the carbs on this engine will easily draw fuel from tanks in the fuse...its a non issue...thats the beauty of engines with the carbs having thier own pump..one of the many reasons i went to all gas engines...
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:41 PM
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that is a pic of the left engine...right will be a mirror image
Old 07-25-2011, 02:54 PM
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getting close to fitting all systems for the engines....starting to come together
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This is from run up today.

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Old 07-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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the bottom skins for the outboard wing panels..getting there
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Wow, you will have it done in no time. My current budget is slowing my progress until next month!
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lins..still plenty of work to do on this build...just tryng to move fwd..yes making some progress
Old 07-28-2011, 05:18 PM
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taking afew days off from the build..helping my son move into the new house next to the college..will be back in a few
Old 07-30-2011, 06:05 PM
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back on the build.....preping the outer bottom wing skins...looks as though they are going to fit well..pics to follow tomorrow
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outer wing panels ready for the bottom skin. i used 1/64 ply for the wing trailing edge gap between the the ailerons. it is very easy to get it to conform to the trailing edge curve.plus there isnt much room between them so it should work very well. they were installed slightly oversized and will be sanded to fit after bottom wing skin is installed
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