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1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Old 12-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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Are you doing it all as one piece, or are you going to 'glass the protrusions first?
Old 12-23-2011, 10:12 PM
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I see your glassing by remote control in the first picture.
Old 12-24-2011, 05:25 AM
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well putting on the first coat of resin wasnt that bad.it took a little time to cut the cloth around all the hinges and i am very happy with the way it turned out....lins, i usually dont put glass cloth on the very fine grain plywood. thats what these hinges are made from. i have found that the 2 coats of finishing resin on them are more than enough to hide any wood grain, and with a light sanding gives a nice smooth surface for the paint. i have been doing it that way for years and it has always worked well for me.
SIMCO..yeah it would be nice if it can be done by remote.unfortunatly this one only works on the tv...lol

to all, have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Old 12-24-2011, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Really nice.

Appreciate the updates and photos.

This plane has long been on my "Gonna-Do-It-Someday" list.

Please remind us: what engines do you plan to use?


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Old 12-24-2011, 06:31 PM
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hey kram.....using the syssa 30cc motors on this...should be plenty of power and they fit really nice inside the cowl....i have a few pics posted a few pages back of the motors,,will give you some idea of how they fit.....looking at low to mid 30lb range on this airplane so should be a nice setup
Old 12-25-2011, 08:28 PM
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top half of the outboard wings glassed....much easier to do along the stall fences.....another step closer
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:44 PM
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There seems to be something wrong. In your pics, the area is far too clean and organized.

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Old 12-26-2011, 12:16 PM
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newest addition to my build room thanks to my wonderful and understanding wife...
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:55 PM
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Nice! I received RF 6 as my old real flight didn't work with my new laptop.
Old 12-28-2011, 05:12 PM
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the back wall and floor for the jumpers area made through the large aft door on the left side...a few more nice days like today and i am hoping to have the fuse and tail section in primer by the end of the weekend...looking good so far
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:17 PM
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Looks as if the next couple of days will be warming with low winds. After that, it is to cool off a bit:

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. South southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


New Year's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Old 01-01-2012, 01:18 PM
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Monday looks pretty good too!!
Old 01-04-2012, 04:57 PM
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more updates.....lots of sanding
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:59 PM
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priming and sanding
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:12 PM
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getting to the finish i am looking for...granted this is still primer.LOTS OF SANDING to get to this point .creatng a dust storm in my garage.a bunch of square area to sand..final paint should be really smooth
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:07 PM
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Looks like a LOT of work.

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it is a lot of work glenn. the final product will be worth the wait
Old 01-04-2012, 06:23 PM
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I will bring a net to maiden flight....to catch the butterflys.

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:44 PM
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making progress..here is the outboard wing panels with 2 of the 3 colors on..last color to do is the black on the bottom and the leading edge.with the good weather should be able to get that done tomorrow..due to the size of this airplane i am finishing each section to completion so then i can set it aside and start on the next section..makes things much easier as far as room goes
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Impressive work.

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:08 PM
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looks good. ready for hanger rash.
Old 01-16-2012, 06:11 PM
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lolol...trying to keep hanger rash out of the loop
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The reason I mentioned it was the 4 legged kids knocked over the p-61 today. New rash in the boom.
Old 01-16-2012, 06:19 PM
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The Black Widow is under construction?!?!

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:23 PM
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Just picking at it. As good as the builder was, I still have to modify and/or change small items he neglected. Scale hinges and the like.

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