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1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Old 04-11-2011, 03:25 PM
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if the weather forcast is right it is a go. plus i think there is a few other maidens also
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Still expected to be good: Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast. Too many good things happenin' at once. Guess that is what happens when the wind lets up for such brief periods.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the information gblas777.
Has me thinking, might be a great plane to scale up with all the bells and whistles

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:44 PM
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Canuck1, you've some nice planes. Have you any videos posted?

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Did a video a while back of my TF P-47, thats about it.
Never seems to be anyone with a video camera when I am flying.
lots of stills Pics
Love doing scale planes, and this would be a fantastic project.

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:58 PM
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finally got all the pieces made for the cockpit..now its time to dress it up and get to the paint, upholstry,sidewalls and floor, thats if i can get AL off the controls......lol
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:20 PM
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Canuck.... Did you ever fly at Scale Masters at Farragut State Park in Northern Idaho? Some of your planes look familiar.

Gblas777... Cockpit looks great!
Old 04-14-2011, 05:08 PM
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gblas777, WELL done.

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Al if the hair was a little thinner i would think it was you or your twin brother.

Tech cockpit looks greAAt.
Old 04-19-2011, 03:19 AM
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Don't forget the Warbird fly-in. T-Birds on May 14th...0730 start..
Old 04-23-2011, 04:21 PM
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Have you decided on a choice of engine for your Twin Otter?

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going with a pair of G-38 zenoahs.electronic ignition. more than enough power...like the saying goes. can always throttle back
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got everything mounted permemant in the cockpit.also started to enclose the cockpit area.installing the window posts and the roof area...maybe someone can come up with something that the co-pilot may be saying...lol
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Looks like he is saying something like "Why am I always the one that has to load the fish?"

A more realistic pose for a Twin Otter pilot is to have one arm up on the overhead throttle quadrant by the way. Don't know if you could work that in.
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He's saying: Don't you know anything? We take off and the Earth rotates under us. Or,"Aw jez, the calendar page fell off the instrument panel. How will we know how fast were going?"
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after some cleaning to the build area, got the wing pieces sorted out and starting the wing build
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:03 PM
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some more progress on wing center section. about done for today..got to let the glue set up
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That is a BIG project. When complete, even uncovered, please include a picture of wing against something of known size, car for instance, for comparison.

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:42 PM
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got the spinners and the props. should be a good match to the G-38s........3 1/4 spinners, 16x10 three blade props...looks really good.....more to follow....
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some more updates...first 2 pics i have started on the outer wing panels. they are fairly straight fwd and go together quickly... thats the easy part for a wing that has the same dimensions throughout the entire span. the second 2 pics you can see how i have supported the rear spar with an aluminum angle.matches all the ribs to the front spar and it keeps it all nice and straight. the small shim at the outboard trailing edge is for building the washout into the wing...the challenging part is when the nacells are added and the wing will have to be supported off the table...an obstacle that i will overcome. until then putting as much structure into the wing to keep it rigid so not much to worry about. and yes that is a yard stick in the photo so to give some sort of size relevance
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ok back from vacation, now back to the otter project. first pic is the outer wing panels ready for the top sheeting, 2nd is the wing skins for the outboard panels ready to install
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each outer wing panel is right at 36" with the wing tip blocks installed
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The finished plane is going to be something to see.

gb
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hey glenn
this thing is growing exponentially. building it in sub sections so i can get it all to fit right. so far all is good with a few minor issues.. thats why they call it modeling....more to follow
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ok first outer wing skin glueing on. i use canvas bags from northern tool filled with bird shot lead from local gun shop for weighing down the pieces..more weight in a small space and they conform to whatever shape you put them on...very simple
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