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Old 09-03-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default #28 Model Airplane Building Clinic >> Dick's Dream

I'm glad we got the go ahead to start. Why Dick's Dream? I was looking for something small, fast building, simple and good flying. The Ace Wizard that I built once and will resurrect one day is a slightly larger version. I liked building it and it was a good flyer.

So I downloaded the plans from outerzone and picked up some balsa from my local craft store. One day I'm going to stockpile balsa sheet.

The plans were PDF format and tiled so an evening or two was spent taping them together and cutting out templets.

Looking over the plans I determined I would deviate from the plans in the following ways; no landing gear but still install the mounts for possible floats, electric of course, built up elevator and stab, and bolt on wing.

I'm supposed to link this build to the main build but I don't know how.

Edit: I was mistaken saying that I found the plans at Outerzone. I spend quite I bit of time looking there. So now I don't remember where they were. My apologies for posting incorrect information even if "everything on the internet is correct."
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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This is a crutch built fuselage so I really only needed the plans for the wing. I spent some time at the bandsaw cutting out my parts. This is my first scratch built. Cutting out the parts was a lot of fun and not as tedious as I expected.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Since I have been planing on building this plane for some time I had already ordered the electronics from Headsuprc. My second order from them and they have been great.

Firepower 300 (2822-12) 1200KV
18 amp speed control
DSM2 compatible receiver
9g servos
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looks good!
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I found two links for the "Dick's Dream" plans - right now outerzone at outerzone.co.uk did not work - not sure if they are the same plans.

http://my.pclink.com/~dfritzke/

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http://www.starcadplans.net/index.ph....html?start=20 (click on the pdf symbol)

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Originally Posted by Unclebuck21228 View Post
I'm supposed to link this build to the main build but I don't know how.
Just copy this to your post #1:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67891

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looks like a very fun build going on here. 34 inch wingspan should be good for parks and even a bigger club field.
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Its been a busy week at work but I have found time to work on it here and there. This builds super fast especially compared to the 1/6 scale Sig Cub that is just getting its power sorted out. I did not take many pictures but here is where I am now.

Yesterday my Nitrate Dope and thinner came in and today the silk came in. Yes silk. Thank you pd1 for your suggestion. It looks fantastic and I am very excited to finally cover with silk and dope.

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nice build!
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Wow! That was fast and very nicely done. Looking forward to hearing on the silk works out for you.

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I managed to get apply the silk over a week ago. It was a learning process for sure. I doped the edges of the air frame (open areas) with a few coats of thinned dope. Then wet the silk, smoothed and pulled it tight. Applied thinned dope to the edges. Adjusted a lot. After I was happy I sealed it with a few more coats. I used Sig Nitrate dope and their thinner. So here it is. Just the clear dope for now. After I maiden it I may add some color. I had it out last Sunday but my control throws were a bit short.


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