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Old 08-25-2017, 06:56 PM
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I have a couple of big canopies that could work, but they would take a lot of work. I'm toying with the idea of building it per the plans, as that looks old-school cool.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:47 AM
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I finished framing the nacelles, added wing saddles to the fuselage, and then figured out how to post photos!
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:48 AM
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Looking good!
Old 08-26-2017, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RDJeff View Post
I finished framing the nacelles, added wing saddles to the fuselage, and then figured out how to post photos!
Jeff
put the two os 61 s on it
mine took no weight to balance
here is my video

https://youtu.be/99ZYqdphZbI

migjt have to copy and paste
Old 08-27-2017, 07:06 AM
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Very nice Larry! I've watched that video a number of times over the last year or two.
Old 08-28-2017, 05:13 AM
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Thank you
Old 08-29-2017, 09:14 AM
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I got the sheeting on the fuselage done this morning. What I did was glue up full length 1/8" x 4" sheet to the length of the fuselage. Next, I glued the centerline of the sheet to the longitudinal stringer, weighted down with bags of lead shot. After the glue was dry, I trimmed the sheet to match the outline, then applied glue to the contact spots, wet the sheet with Windex, then curled the sheet to meet, and held it all secure with masking tape.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:24 AM
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I'm back to my plan to build the wing as a D tube instead of fully sheeted. I ordered up a bunch of sheeting, and it was all pretty heavy stuff. I sorted and weighed all the sheets, plus all the sheets that were on my shelf, and the lightest combination I could come with was 24 ounces, that's 1 1/2 pounds! I cut out the leading edge material from a sheet of 3/4" balsa, with the proper taper. For the main spars I'll be using some spruce 1/2 x 1/4 that I ripped up a while back. I'll put in sheer webs full length too.
Old 08-30-2017, 08:22 AM
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I found some errors in the ribs, and figured out it was that way on the original plan. It probably wasn't as much of a problem at the original size, but after being blown up, it is much more noticeable. If you look closely at the rib profiles on the plans, you'll see what I mean. I contacted the seller, and he said they would make corrections and send me a new set.
Old 08-31-2017, 04:31 PM
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A bit of a status update. I built up the ailerons this morning, figuring it was lighter and more dimensionally accurate than aileron stock. Next, I started mocking up the canopy, and built up the rear section out of balsa sheet. Finally, I rough sanded the fuselage to shape, filled the dings, and will finish sand it later on.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:17 PM
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Its starting to look like an airplane now!
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:51 AM
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Can you give the dimensions from the top of the "instrument panel" to the rear of the canopy cut-out, and the width at the widest point?

Thanks.

Or better yet, the OAL of the canopy frame you have constructed. I'll see if I can find a canopy out there someplace that can be made to work.
Old 09-04-2017, 12:42 PM
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Hi Auger,

The dimension from the top of the instrument panel to the top of the cutout is 8.8". The length of the "floor" is 6.1". The width of the "floor" is 4.1" at both the front and the rear. I hope this helps you.

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Old 09-05-2017, 02:39 PM
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Thanks, that gives me something to work with!
Old 09-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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I got one wing panel framed up, it's going to present a few challenges due to the incorrect rib profiles that were lifted from the original plans. When I contacted the cutter, he said he'd correct them and replace mine for me, then later offered to refund part of the purchase price in order to prevent any delay of my build. I elected to go along with that plan, and will just have to play with the ribs a bit.

I then started to build the wing sheeting, and managed to put together enough sheets to make it work. The sheets I ordered turned out very heavy, so I did a bunch of mixing and matching of 3" and 4", and 36", and 48" sheets to get the sheets I need. These small, powerful magnets really do a good job of holding the sheets flat while the glue dries.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:25 PM
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I'll be using System III paint on this plane, so I started off by painting the vertical tail pieces. Since I cut lightening holes in them, I chose to cover them first with Solartex, and then started painting.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:27 PM
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I sheeted the top of the wing, and installed the retract and the servo mount. These are some big sheets! I took on the building of a Proctor Jenny, so I'm bouncing back and forth between these two builds.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:46 PM
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I got the other wing panel framed up, and couldn't resist doing a mock-up.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:44 PM
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I got the wing fully sheeted, and installed the tips, shaped them, and have the ailerons attached and sized. Next, I'll fiberglass the center section out to the nacelles as there is not much to hold the two halves together, other than splice pieces at the leading edge, trailing edge, and at the spars.
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:21 AM
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Nice work! thanks for taking the time to share!
Old 10-18-2017, 05:39 PM
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After a lot of sanding, I got the wing ready for the nacelles to be glued on. Did I mention I had to do a lot of sanding? I went with just 5" of bandage for the wing center, a 1 1/2" strip of 5 oz. cloth, followed by a 3" strip of 5 oz., and finished off with a 5" strip of 2 oz. cloth.

Now I get to start building the nose and fairing the tails of the nacelles.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:01 AM
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Think DLE20's would fit in those nacelles?
Old 10-20-2017, 12:44 PM
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I'm sure you could make them fit, but most of the engine would be exposed. I'm building the cowls now, and will post some photos later today to give you an idea.

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Think DLE20's would fit in those nacelles?
Old 10-23-2017, 05:44 PM
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So, after a bunch more sanding, I have the nacelles mostly shaped. I seemed like pounds of sanding dust were created and collected! The engine in the pictures is an OS .61 fx, and just happens to have a diesel conversion head on it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:45 PM
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Do you know if there are plans available for this? While I always thought it would be cool to build a the 2-40, a 2-60 is more in line with what I would like to build.

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