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Old 12-24-2008, 11:55 AM
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I'm looking forward to the maiden. Dan.
Old 12-24-2008, 12:03 PM
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I am shooting for the end of May... The first big flyin I go to is then...

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:15 PM
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Hey ya'll it looks like its been another month gone by. I have slowly but surely getting the primer on and sanded out. I have juat a little more. I did cut the cockpit area out. It tail section is ready for paint.

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:16 PM
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Oh I also have the motors mounted....
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:19 PM
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This is something elses that I have been working on.. I am waiting on my KMP ME 110 to arrive. I just love those German planes.
I got the cockpit demensions and have been working on a cockpit kit for it...

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Old 01-31-2009, 06:51 AM
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Thanks Walt.

Well I am trying to move along quickly as I can. I feel time catching up with me on getting this done..Well I have put off finishing the bottom of the fuse under the wing.
When I had origianlly framed up the fuse and sheeted it, I had marked off the wing location and also added extra formers to the front and back of the wing saddle area.This would allow me to cut away, as a unit the fuse under the wing. I looked back through the thread and i never showed cutting out the wing saddle area.
I had set this aside until now. Anyway I mounted the wing onto the fuse. I trimmed the section that I cut away until it matched the fuse at the leading edge and trailing edge. I then added four tabs so I could use screws to hold this on as a unit to the bottom of the wing. I will make this my removeable bomb bay later. Once I tapped this for 14/20 screws I finished sheeting it....


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Old 01-31-2009, 11:42 PM
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I have also been working on the nacelles. As you know from earlier I made plugs and pulled them out of ABS. Well I found out somethinginteresting. If anyone ever built one of these in the future They could easily make glass parts from inside the pulled ABS. I had take epoxy and glassed the inside of the nacelles to make them a little more ridgid. I did this a while back. Well I started working to get them to fit and the glassed part came right out...making perfect thing glass nacelles.. But one could lay them up alot thicker and they would work perfectly.
I had to re glass using fiberglass cloth and CA which worked fast and i thnk the bond will be better...

Anyway. I made forms for the nacelles to sit on and glued them into place....

I also have a good shot of the gear from Shindin Machine.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:35 PM
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Default RE: Handley Page Halifax 1/9th scale

Hey TY, Anymore update? Any chance seeing this one at Fayetteville?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
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I hope to have in at least primer to test fly at fayetteville. I have had a couple other things I have been working on also....

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Hey guys just a little update>
I just spent about 5 hours getting the wing totally wired up and gear plumbed. I even ran all 4 motors together. I have arming switches installed. I made battery trays that allow the batteries to be place directly behind the motors. I made my hatches from .060 ABS abd it worked out really well...I am at 33.5 lbs fully loaded right now minus the gear legs, and reciever batteries.. I think 40 lbs is possible...I did make a change to the motor line up.

If ya'll didn't notice I also just did a build thread on the KMP 110. I was going to use 2 Skyshark 75's on it and I was not getting the same rmps and watts as the literature stated. So I moved 2 of the scorpion motors (4020-16) to the 110.. And moved the 75's to the outboards on the Halifax.

I am almost ready for some basci paint. Hope yo be able to test fly in about 3 weeks....

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:51 AM
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I have also been working on the nacelles. As you know from earlier I made plugs and pulled them out of ABS. Well I found out somethinginteresting. If anyone ever built one of these in the future They could easily make glass parts from inside the pulled ABS. I had take epoxy and glassed the inside of the nacelles to make them a little more ridgid. I did this a while back. Well I started working to get them to fit and the glassed part came right out...making perfect thing glass nacelles.. But one could lay them up alot thicker and they would work perfectly.
I had to re glass using fiberglass cloth and CA which worked fast and i thnk the bond will be better...

Anyway. I made forms for the nacelles to sit on and glued them into place....

I also have a good shot of the gear from Shindin Machine.
Ty.
You can also use PVC cement to hold the glass to the plastic. It will acutally melt the cloth into the ABS slightly. Go easy on it, since too much might distort the ABS.
Old 03-13-2009, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the info Jeff..

Well I have alot done over the past week. I even took my mold for the tail cone and converted it to a fiberglass mold. I have recently learned how to make molds and parts. I was have trouble pulling the tail cone because it would always web. and just was not very strong. So I made a fiberglass mold off of it and it worked great....

Ty
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:46 PM
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As ya'll know I build them to fly. I don't add all those nice things like panel lines and other stuff. I got her all sanded out and I moved her to the painting area. My paint booth is to small for this one...I am shooting latex so it does not smell too bad. .

Any way we have alot of rain around and I an having a hard time getting tape to stick because the paint does not want to cure out. So I have turned my paint booth into an low temp oven to bake the moisture from the latex.. I have most of the basic colors on hope to have them all done by tomorrow. Then I will cure the paint for a couple days before clear coating it....

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:39 AM
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I put it together about 2 days ago. I put the batteries and everything in it. I was able to balance the Halifax with 3 lbs of nose weight. If I had moved the wing back the 2 inches (to correct location)in the begining i would need no nose weight at all. It balanced with the wheel up. I still have to put the flight batteries in so that will be just a tad more weight... I am balancing it at about 28% of the cord...

Ty
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I am considering this color scheme....

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Old 03-18-2009, 02:31 PM
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Ok guys first look at the Halifax in color.....


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Old 03-30-2009, 10:44 AM
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Well I had planned to go to a fly-in this past weekend at my favorite airfields and of course it decided to rain all weekend. Now of course its a Monday and perfect weather.. I could not stand it and Seff is about 1 month away and I have to get some flights on this thing... So I put it together and decided to taxi test it. I was worried about the power but after getting all 4 motor running I believe I will have plenty.
The plane is 46 lbs ready to fly. It track well. It will taxi easily at low throttle. I taxied it out to my runway and steered around for a few minutes. It like to turn left better than right . I may have to tight my cables a little on the pull-pull setup. I took it to the far end of the field. I lined it up and advanced the throttle to 50%. the tail bacme very light and the tail was flying in about 15ft. I backed off the throttle before it could lift off. I did this a few more times.
I then took it back to the end of the field and I increasd the power to 3/4 throttle. The tail was up right away and at about 30 feet it was off the ground. I backed off the throttle and let it settle back down. It could have easily been flying. But I always hate to fly a new one alone.
I taxied it back to the house and put it up for the day. I plan on flying it either this comeing weekend or the next.....

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Hey guys,
Well its been 10 months and 5 days since I started drawing up the Halifax. I have been nervious all week waiting on Saturday to come and hoping for good weather. Well It was great today. 72 degrees 5-8 mph wing mostly down the runway from right to left and occasionally turn to a cross wing from behind.
It took me about 30 minutes to set the Halifax up and get everything checked out. My final weight was 46lbs ready to fly. I was worried about the power , give the weight had increased by 6 lbs heavier thatn I had planned. The final weight was 46 lbs ready to fly. I was comfortably able to fky it at Half throttle. I had put a few clicks of up trim with the sub trim dur to th elast model I designed needed about 1/8 " up elevator to fly level. well it turned out that I ended up trimming it back to zero to fly level. It did take a few clicks of left alieron to fly level.
I was able to get 2 flights today and I have them both on one video: I flew for about 4 minutes th efirst time and took about 2500 out of the 5000mha lipo's. I have both flight on one video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhDxrB6c-W4
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:10 PM
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Hey guys,
Well its been 10 months and 5 days since I started drawing up the Halifax. I have been nervious all week waiting on Saturday to come and hoping for good weather. Well It was great today. 72 degrees 5-8 mph wing mostly down the runway from right to left and occasionally turn to a cross wing from behind.
It took me about 30 minutes to set the Halifax up and get everything checked out. My final weight was 46lbs ready to fly. I was worried about the power , give the weight had increased by 6 lbs heavier thatn I had planned. The final weight was 46 lbs ready to fly. I was comfortably able to fky it at Half throttle. I had put a few clicks of up trim with the sub trim dur to th elast model I designed needed about 1/8 " up elevator to fly level. well it turned out that I ended up trimming it back to zero to fly level. It did take a few clicks of left alieron to fly level.
I was able to get 2 flights today and I have them both on one video: I flew for about 4 minutes th efirst time and took about 2500 out of the 5000mha lipo's. I have both flight on one video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhDxrB6c-W4
Sweet machine Ty!
You did great. Nice to have video, too.
Looks too easy for being test flights!
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Thanks Wally...

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