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Old 04-19-2015, 02:30 PM   #1
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Well, as mentioned in another post, plans for hall's bulldog, I said I had started another build. The plans from, R/C MODEL WORLD, are for A thirty five and a half span with electric power, turnigy D283O-11 electric motor. I cut out the formers for the fuse, next I'll cut out the ribs and get things ready for the wing. For now the bitty bipe is on hold, still working on the alieron issue But I'm sure I'll get things worked out. As far as motive power for the Valyrie I'll probably use something from Heads Up.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Well started cutting balsa and gluing stuff, layed up the rudder in no time at all, I'm doing things differently this where the hinges go, instead of doing the hinge slots after the control surface is built I'm slotting the wood first and so no fear of crushing something after its done built.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:36 PM   #3
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Just so I'm clear on this; are we talking about the Goldberg Valkyrie?


Or the XB-70 bomber?

OK, I got my "drone licence".
When does the season start and what weapons are allowed?
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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Neither one, this design apperared in the British ppublication, R/C MODEL WORLD NOV. 2014 issue. Having a problem getting my photos of of Yahoo mail into my pics file so I can put them on this site but bear with me.
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:47 PM   #6
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Finally got my photos transfered, and now here are a couple of pics to show what has been happening. The first shows the completed tail surfaces. The other shows where I did the hinge slotting. Last but not least, I mentioned once before that I had spotted the ultimate deal for those into rc. A combination lawn mower, generator, side by side who wanted to be able to cut the grass at the field charge up the battery and haul things to and from the field. But its a bit pricey, almost 4 grand, I'll just stick with my old ridding mower and a trailer tha I can pull behind it and carry an extra battery or two.Click image for larger version

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Off topic, but why would they name a lawn mower after a carnivorous bird that only eats meat?
(the yellow one on the left)

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When does the season start and what weapons are allowed?
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:24 PM   #8
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Well here are a couple of pictures of my recent progress with the Valkyrie, the first is the almost completed wing still need to add the leading edge sheeting and that on the trailing edge, plus a few other things. The seceond is the fuse, still in progress, sorry about the picture trying out my new Kindle.Click image for larger version

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May I suggest that you open a Photobucket account or something ... your pictures are near impossible to load up for me and I'm on Broadband digital link. In fact I gave up waiting for your piccies to download to display ... so I still don't know what model you are talking about ...

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Old 05-19-2015, 02:49 PM   #10
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It was kinda a busy weekend at work, and my youngest is set to graduate this Fri. night, he is a senior,in high school, anyway I'm in the process of setting up a photobucket account so others might see my picture posts. No progress on the latest model. the other day I cleaned off my worktable and managed to throw away a very important piece of the puzzle, the plans, so I was freaking out as to wheather or not I would have to order a set of plans. Searched all the hoouse and workshop, luckly I found them, in the trash can. So now I'm going to take back to where I had them copied and have them placed on a zip drive. Whew!
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:09 PM   #11
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Don't know what the problem is but it must be your end or on the way there!
The pictures are not particularly large (biggest 220kb) and open up in less than a second for me.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:08 PM   #12
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Made some more progress on the plane yesterday sheeted the leading edge, drilled for the servo, started on the fuse. Here are a couple more photos.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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Made some more progress on the Valyrie yesterday, worked on the control surfaces sanded everything. Then I worked o n the fuse, horrible, is the only thing I can think of. I will not use light ply no matter the weight penalty. Former no. 6 is lite-ply, if you ever build this model use regular aircraft ply and make sure the pattern matches the plans. The rear did not line up properly and I had to cut the center formers from there back to get everything to line up. Pictures comming soon.I will also try a post a picture of this plane so everyone will know whAt plane I've been writting about.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #14
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As promised here are some more photo's from my on-going build. The first is shot of the wing with all sheeting and the control arms done for the ailerons. The second one is of the fuse showing its near readiness for other bits and pieces. The section from where the fuse stats to narrow is where I had the problem. As I wrote before, no more lite ply!Click image for larger version

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ID:	180910 The servo seen in the fuse is just so I can set up for the pushrods. Im going to use Sullivan flexable Golden Rods. And as for a picture of the plane itself, I'd rather just show the completed model, so I won't possibly violate any copywrite laws.


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Well I was taking care of some odds and ends and while trying of get a t-nut flush to the wing mount plate, I hit too hard apparently and the dowel I was using to drive the t-nut with, slipped and destrotyed the fuse. Ahhhhhhh! Oh well if I had not glued it into place, instead of waiting to line up the wing them drilled and install the darn things, but no I went on and glued everything witout thinking... Oh well an expensive lesson learned cause sheet balsa is not cheap. I was never sastisfied with the straightness or lack of of the fuse to start with, so now I get to try again.
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Got the fuse mostly refrained for the Valyrie, and this one is much better. This time I will take my time and mate the ends like they need to be and also make sure everything is aligned properly.
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Ok folks I tried using my Kindle for this shot of my latest build. I have the landing gear hopefully worked out. I used some gear that I got off of ebay and cut about an half inch out of the middle so it will fit the fuse. Beleive it or not after IO cut everything it all matched up spot on. Anyway, I hope this picture will clear up any confusion as to what model I am building.[ATTACH][/ATTACH]


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Just thought I'd share my latest picture on the valkire build I started way back when,Name:  1029151815.jpg
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Nice clean framing and yes your work top looks exactly like mine always does lol joe
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Did some work on the Valkyrie and its getting muck closer to being finished.Name:  IMG_20160212_093845.jpg
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Getting even closer on the Valyrie, I set the incidence on the stab to 0-0 which according to my crude methods is with the wing, as per the article, so soon we shall see when the wing meets the air.
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