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Old 11-15-2008, 01:58 PM   #176
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Kev just bring the foam and a couple of servos if you want the control surfaces hooked up. I have everything else.
OK James, I'll see if I can't scrape up a couple servos.....

I might even have another motor/ESC and RX I can bring and have a spare. I need to look thru my mess, er, uh, shop.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #177
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I have been following your thread and heres a tip on transporting your combat planes that has worked for our group real well.WWII planes will work also.Most of the guys go to a u-haul rental place and they have lamp shipping boxes that we use.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:10 PM   #178
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Buzz,

That is ingenious! Nice tip!

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:12 PM   #179
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Now that looks like a fun day of combat right there...good idea.

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:02 AM   #180
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My son has been wanting to learn to fly so I've built him a modified combat P-47. I put a little dihedral in the wings (used a SlowStik wing for the angle) and I'm going to only have the rudder and elevator surfaces movable. I'm using a "Blue Wonder" motor with a 2 cell lipo and a 1047 prop. Should get about 12 oz. thrust with a low prop speed, this should make it a fairly slow flyer. Just hope the surfaces are big enough, guess we'll find out!! Hope to maiden it at the Thanksgiving WOOF event this Sunday.

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Old 11-18-2008, 01:33 PM   #181
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Greg,

Looks real nice. How did you support/build in the dihedral, and how did you get such nice checkers for the rudder?

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Old 11-18-2008, 02:04 PM   #182
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Greg,

Looks real nice. How did you support/build in the dihedral, and how did you get such nice checkers for the rudder?
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The dihedral is not complete yet in these pictures. When glueing the halves together I laid one wing flat and supported the other 1-3/4" off the table and epoxied them together. I plan on taping a braces to the bottom sides of the wing then come through the wing from the top with a brace that will tie the two together at the vert fuse. I will probably use string and epoxy at the joints, it's a work in progress (ie. I'll have to figure it out as I go).

The checkers are my son's doing. He went with a 3/4" spacing and colored them with Sharpies.

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My son has been wanting to learn to fly so I've built him a modified combat P-47. I put a little dihedral in the wings (used a SlowStik wing for the angle) and I'm going to only have the rudder and elevator surfaces movable. I'm using a "Blue Wonder" motor with a 2 cell lipo and a 1047 prop. Should get about 12 oz. thrust with a low prop speed, this should make it a fairly slow flyer. Just hope the surfaces are big enough, guess we'll find out!! Hope to maiden it at the Thanksgiving WOOF event this Sunday.

Enjoy,

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Looks really nice Greg. I like your idea of using epoxy and string to strengthen the spar joint. I think the "Blue Wonder" motor will be a great powerplant for that plane. That checkerboard work is top notch too.

Here is my latest attempt at another WWII warbird design. Still a work in progress but promised I'd post some pics so here they are. Any ideas on how to brace the wings? The plans call for a spar running horizontally through the "V" portion of the wings and bottom of the fuse.


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You can get a brass or aluminum tube with a piece of carbon fiber that fits tight in the tube. Then bend the brass at whatever angle you need. It might work for what you are trying to do.

Does that make sense when you read it?? I haven't had my morning coffee yet .

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Looks really nice Greg. I like your idea of using epoxy and string to strengthen the spar joint. I think the "Blue Wonder" motor will be a great powerplant for that plane. That checkerboard work is top notch too.

Here is my latest attempt at another WWII warbird design. Still a work in progress but promised I'd post some pics so here they are. Any ideas on how to brace the wings? The plans call for a spar running horizontally through the "V" portion of the wings and bottom of the fuse.
Wow Tim, that looks great! You told me you wanted to try a Corsair but I didn't figure you'd slap one together that fast. Nice job!

My new one is still laying in the garage all sliced up from you big bullies picking on me. Now I know why you all were so anxious for me to fly the new one.

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Wow Tim, that looks great! You told me you wanted to try a Corsair but I didn't figure you'd slap one together that fast. Nice job!

My new one is still laying in the garage all sliced up from you big bullies picking on me. Now I know why you all were so anxious for me to fly the new one.
You could always come pick on me this weekend.

By Sunday I should have mine and a spare. (I'll prolly need the spare......LOL)

Of course, I'll also have one with no radio equipment or power system.....but that one I wanna keep nice so I can copy it when we get home.

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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
You can get a brass or aluminum tube with a piece of carbon fiber that fits tight in the tube. Then bend the brass at whatever angle you need. It might work for what you are trying to do.

Does that make sense when you read it?? I haven't had my morning coffee yet .

Looks Good Tim!!

I agree with James, this is the way my SlowStik "deals" with its dihedral. On the new P-47 I got lazy. I used a wooden dowel cut in half, taped to the wing and hot glued together at the fuse. We'll see how it works.
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You could always come pick on me this weekend.

By Sunday I should have mine and a spare. (I'll prolly need the spare......LOL)


Of course, I'll also have one with no radio equipment or power system.....but that one I wanna keep nice so I can copy it when we get home.

I hope we all are able to fly Sunday but according to Tulsa Channel 6 weather this morning they are predicting 15 -25 mph winds. I hope they're wrong!
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I hope we all are able to fly Sunday but according to Tulsa Channel 6 weather this morning they are predicting 15 -25 mph winds. I hope they're wrong!
Yeesh......that would just figure......

www.weather.com is predicting 10MPH winds, and a chance of showers, high of 60, low of 37.

I'll keep and eye on usairnet for updated info.

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Thanks Tom and Greg for the vote of confidence. Hopefully, it will fly when I'm done... I'm still a little concerned about how strong those dihedral joints are going to turn out. Also, whether the aileron servo push rods will have clearance under the bottom of the dihedral. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I may give that brass tube and CF rod a try James. Thanks for the tip.

Not sure what my status is for this Sunday just yet. I'm hoping to come down and do some flying with the Unclubbers. Tom, if I do come down, do you want to carpool? Larry may come down too but we might be able to all fit in one of our vehicles. Just a thought. I promise I'll be nice to your "slightly used" P-47.
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Thanks Tom and Greg for the vote of confidence. Hopefully, it will fly when I'm done... I'm still a little concerned about how strong those dihedral joints are going to turn out. Also, whether the aileron servo push rods will have clearance under the bottom of the dihedral. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I may give that brass tube and CF rod a try James. Thanks for the tip.

Not sure what my status is for this Sunday just yet. I'm hoping to come down and do some flying with the Unclubbers. Tom, if I do come down, do you want to carpool? Larry may come down too but we might be able to all fit in one of our vehicles. Just a thought. I promise I'll be nice to your "slightly used" P-47.
Hey Tim,

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it to Tulsa. If I were, we could definitely car pool. Sorry.

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Looks good for tomorrow, and maybe even for Friday!


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smokeyBub::Some of um were SOOOO much faster than the others! Fish in a barrel comes to mind! your bub, steve

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Yeah...for now I go up and down the flight line and try to talk anybody flying anything into taping a streamer on . Next year I would like to start playing it by the book. Maybe 4 rounds every other weekend where we keep track and have a winner of the day. Of course I would still be willing to take on any Strykers after the points are tallied .

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Anybody wanting to fly combat this Sunday at the Unclub come on out. I'll be there around 8:00.

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I'll be there!

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I so wish I could fellas! Tear it up without me!

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Anybody wanting to fly combat this Sunday at the Unclub come on out. I'll be there around 8:00.
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I'll be there!

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Ummmm, guys, have you looked at the weather forecast for Saturday. I think the chances for rain are close to 100%. Buy maybe Travis Meyers will be wrong. I hope so.

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That's why we're doing it Sunday . And I don't ever listen to Travis "the liar" Meyers, I like watching Julie Chin .

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So what if it rains? It's COMBAT! It's FUN! It's AWESOME!

A little rain ain't gonna hurt........



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