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Old 03-16-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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I will start this thread off with my Scratchbuild of the Christen Eagle.
I got a 3 view of it and cut out the pattern for the fuse of 5mm foamboard and then taped and bent the fuse to shape.


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Old 03-16-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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And here is a little more progress on the Eagle.
Did a little more painting.

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Old 03-17-2007, 02:22 AM   #3
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Looking good man. Keeping an eye on this one. Good luck
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Yes it is!! keep up the great workmanship! Scott


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Looking good man. Keeping an eye on this one. Good luck
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Hi Crashalot Very nice, Looking great, Keep up the good work, Chellie
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone
Here is a little more done on the Eagle.

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Old 03-17-2007, 08:49 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Thanks everyone
Here is a little more done on the Eagle.
Crash... Looking great. How are you doing the eagle trim? What gear will you be using? I love all the maneuversa these acro bipes can do. Of course I can do all of them... just not on purpose!!! Bob J.
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Arrow Scratch built foamies offer way to try out various configurations

The flat foam boards are good for making semi-scale models . They are light
and economical of time and money. Here is photo of one that is not a good
scale model, but the next one will be better. I call this one a "Nearport"
Wingspan is 30 inches and weight is 11 ounces ready for takeoff.
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Crash... Looking great. How are you doing the eagle trim? What gear will you be using? I love all the maneuversa these acro bipes can do. Of course I can do all of them... just not on purpose!!! Bob J.
Hi there Foamenator,
The trim is handpainted and i make the landing gear out of .062 wire and mount it on a thin ply board which i hotglue to the inside of the fuse just in front of the wing.

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Originally Posted by Tucson Don View Post
The flat foam boards are good for making semi-scale models . They are light
and economical of time and money. Here is photo of one that is not a good
scale model, but the next one will be better. I call this one a "Nearport"
Wingspan is 30 inches and weight is 11 ounces ready for takeoff.
Hi there Don,
Yes the foam board is very reasonable in price for making models.
I didn't see your pic. of the Nearport, i guess it did not post.

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Ok, here is a little more progress on the Eagle....


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Crash:
You are some kind of artist. Wish I had the talent for that type of design.
They call me "Smudge Bob" when it comes to painting. Great work!!!!!!!
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You are some kind of artist. Wish I had the talent for that type of design.
They call me "Smudge Bob" when it comes to painting. Great work!!!!!!!
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Well thanks for the compliment there Bob, it looks pretty good from a distance anyway but i am no artist by any means.

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Great looking plane sir Crashalott. Looks like it could be close to a maiden..? Do you do video? Good luck
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Well here is my finished Christen Eagle before the maiden flight.

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Great looking plane sir Crashalott. Looks like it could be close to a maiden..? Do you do video? Good luck
Hey there Smoke, thanks but i am not into video's and i am on dialup so i have trouble viewing them as well.

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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Well here is my finished Christen Eagle before the maiden flight.
Crashalott... What a nice looking model. I am amazed at the paint job. I also noticed the canopy. Can you give us the details of how you did that? The whole package is just fantastic!! Bob J.
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Took me a second to realize that I was still in the scratchbuilding forum.
Trying to figure out what brand it was. Its a scratchbuild!
Nice job!

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Originally Posted by Foamenator View Post
Crashalott... What a nice looking model. I am amazed at the paint job. I also noticed the canopy. Can you give us the details of how you did that? The whole package is just fantastic!! Bob J.
Hey thanks Bob,
The canopy is made from a 1litre pop bottle(clear) and all i did was look for the shape i wanted and cut it out.
For this airplane it worked out good.
I think on some you would have to make a plug out of wood and then shrink the plastic over it with a heat gun.

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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
Took me a second to realize that I was still in the scratchbuilding forum.
Trying to figure out what brand it was. Its a scratchbuild!
Nice job!

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Hey thanks Bill for the nice compliment on the Eagle.
I spent some time studying the models of the Christen Eagle and saved pictures and then attempted to duplicate the paint job. I figured i could get it good enough for my eye at 50ft. or so up in the air.
I was not trying to make a scale model, i just liked the looks of it. And it does fly nice also.

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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Well here is my finished Christen Eagle before the maiden flight.

Very very Sweet, I Like it Will you build me one too just kidding, Keep up the good work, hope your maiden goes well, take care, Chellie
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Hey Crashalot,
That is an Awesome looking plane. You've done a great job....

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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Very very Sweet, I Like it Will you build me one too just kidding, Keep up the good work, hope your maiden goes well, take care, Chellie
Thanks Chellie, for the encouragement.
What are you building now?

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Originally Posted by Airhead View Post
Hey Crashalot,
That is an Awesome looking plane. You've done a great job....
Thanks Airhead, for the vote of confidence.

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