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Old 01-15-2011, 11:20 AM
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Default 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

i am building this airplane for a friend of mine.its the 1/6 scale from john labelle plans.130inch wingspan.got finished going through all the pieces and sorting them out of the short kit...from what i see so far everything looks good. its not going to be a full blown to scale contest airplane...it will have some details and it is more meant to be an everyday flyer..
i will start posting some pics soon..so everyone interested please feel free to chime in whenever and enjoy



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Old 01-15-2011, 12:50 PM
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I'll be watching for updates. Please, give me a heads up prior to maiden flight. I'd like to be there.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:28 PM
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ok here is the first few pics. decided to start with the horiz stab...the spars were made undersize and capped with balsa to ease in sanding to get the correct shape for the sheeting. it doesnt hurt any with strength.just makes sanding to shape much easier...if you look close at pics you will see what i am talking about...will show better when i get to that point
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:33 PM
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in the first pic you will see the rear spar for horiz stab....it was made in 2 parts...reason for this is much easier to cut the slots for the elev hinges, and in the 2nd pic. shows the spar laminate glued and supported to an aluminum angle
makes it more stable and keeps the warps out
Old 01-16-2011, 06:48 AM
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Nice start...Is this going to be a UV-18???Have not talked to BH in so long. Already forgot what powerplants are going in this bird??
Old 01-16-2011, 07:37 AM
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Electronic G-38's from the AC-47. Just fit inside cowling with the carbs sticking out. You should have seen the lumber box. P-40 is done so no.3 Skyraider is on the table. Doing Navy. Bought a project off of Ebay.
Old 01-16-2011, 09:49 AM
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gblass777, think this is your L-19, correct? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v36aGuNiNc

SIMCO, give me heads ups before maidens. Your planes are always interesting.

C-47 maiden at about 4:30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v36aGuNiNc

Thunderbolt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxC5nEFupeY

Skyraider at about 3:55: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p32W_GHQpqQ

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Old 01-16-2011, 12:50 PM
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yes jumper666..that is my L-19
Old 01-16-2011, 02:44 PM
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Knowing the quality of work you do, I can imagine how well the Otter will turn out.

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elev halves almost ready for top skin. then horiz stab alignment..hinged with aluminum tubing and carbon fiber rod
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:54 AM
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elevs connected to horiz stab for hinge alignment...elevs will stay removeable until horiz stab is mounted to vertical...so far everything is fitting nicely
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:13 PM
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Posting these for gblas777

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:04 PM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Looks great.

I will be following along too.

Any plans to build some floats ?
Old 01-23-2011, 10:32 PM
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been thinking about floats...might build in the hard points for the floats. in the early build stages.....very doable
Old 01-24-2011, 12:02 AM
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Default RE: 1/6 SCALE TWIN OTTER BUILD

Great! I have the kit on the back burner as well, will be following with interest!!
Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 AM
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Flying with floats will be impressive.

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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in these pics are the plate for the main gear. 6 of the eight slots had to be extended to match the other 2 for proper fit on bulkheads...also cut the bevel on the sides to match the contour of the fuse skin..much easier to do that before it is glued in. you can see in the pics the before and after
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:20 PM
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here is the main landing gear plate fitted; and glueing in place. slow setting epoxy used to allow time to make sure everything is all square and set right
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:44 PM
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a few pics of the stabs....started fitting vert stab and checked the fit of horiz stab...so far everything is fitting nice
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:23 PM
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Coming along nicely.

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Subscribing,I have Johns kit as well and will follow with interest,I'm finishing up some other projects and hope to start soon on this one ,keep up the good work...
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I'm interested in this plan but can't get on John's website (www.johnsplansandkits.com). Are the plans and kits still available?
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yes i think the plans and kits are still available....the one i am building was cut and shipped a few weeks ago...i havent heard anything different...................been working on horiz stab and rudder....it takes a little time since it is built on the airplane and not over the plans...will have some more pics soon
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ok heres a few more pics...getting everything aligned with the verticle stab and rudder........little slow going here....measure twice and cut once rule applies...had to make the rudder spar measuring off the back of the vert spar .....need to sand down the tail sectionto get ready for some sheeting so it is time to make a temp move to the garage....sawdust in the house is a nono with the wife.....balsa dust seems to get everywhere...have to agree with her
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:22 PM
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I saw a float company that would be interested in cutting foam for the floats. Let's put in the hard points SiMCO

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