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09-16-2011, 10:57 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Not yet... Sorry. So much unexpected (good)...

Not yet... Sorry. So much unexpected (good) things have happened, so i couldn't work on this project (and on some others, of course). But i hope i'll be able to finish it soon. Of course, i'll post...
02-28-2009, 05:59 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Yes i do ! Just click on the link :...

Yes i do ! Just click on the link : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005609
I can open a new Skyraider thread on wattflyer too...
02-28-2009, 04:51 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Installed radio in the fuselage (gear servo...

Installed radio in the fuselage (gear servo excepted) and started the boring finition sanding work. Still have to install ailerons servos, gear hatches and to mold and glue the canopy before starting...
02-11-2009, 12:07 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

The flaps add a hint of realism to this model... Hope they'll also be efficients ! http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
02-10-2009, 11:58 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

Ailerons : As usual, hinges are from polyester tracing paper... Simple and light !

Flaps : They're a bit more complex than the ailerons. The single slit flaps are small wings. They're cut from the...
02-08-2009, 12:20 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

... Nacelles are just glued under the wing. There's enough glueing surface to get a good rigidity.
Now, let's see what does she look like... :D:D:D
02-08-2009, 12:16 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

Pylons are just a sandwich 3mm Depron/6mm Depron/3mm Depron ; sanded after glueing...
02-08-2009, 12:15 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

The tail cone of the nacelles needs to be carefully built to provide enough room to the EDF Microfan. I used some small carbon spars before skinning...
02-08-2009, 12:12 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior, the build.

Well... I "had fun"... http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif Glued and sanded the balsa leading edges and wing tips before starting on the nacelles build : They're out of 3 mm...
02-01-2009, 09:29 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Hello John ! I'd have liked to meet your Dad......

Hello John ! I'd have liked to meet your Dad... It was not inscribed in Heaven. In another life, may be. Pain fades away, Love remains !
All my sympathies to you and your family.
Philippe
01-31-2009, 08:27 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Thanks... I should have start on this build...

Thanks... I should have start on this build earlier !:(
01-31-2009, 03:25 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

The stab. is out of 6 mm depron. Leading and trailing edges are just sanded to give it a symmetrical "airfoil".
I've just to glue and sand the leading edges before starting on the nacelles... And...
01-31-2009, 03:22 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

The flap servo is located in the center wing...
01-31-2009, 03:19 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

Worked on the wings tonight... As usual, they're out of 3mm Depron, with 3mm hard balsa spars glued on the intrados skin. All the wires (servos and esc.) are put in place before skinning the...
01-20-2009, 04:02 AM
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Posted By GGRN

John

I'm afraid you're right and he's already left our Valley of Tears... :( I hope he's in a better place too.
01-20-2009, 12:05 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

But the work on fin was just the warm-up... I started the work on the main gear bay. The gear frame is a sort of box made of 1 mm Plywood. The GWS retracts are screwed on and pushrods are glued on it...
01-19-2009, 11:55 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

Worked a bit on the fin yesterday... It's out of 3mm depron with a 3mm hard balsa spar and 1mm ply key to mout it on the fuselage.
01-12-2009, 02:55 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

The tail cone is divided in 2 vertical halves. The formers are glued on a base before skinning. All pieces are from 3mm Depron.
01-12-2009, 02:52 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

... The lower part of the fuselage is built on the other side of the 3mm Depron base. The main difference is the bomb bay : This part of the real airplane will be very usefull on the model. It'll be...
01-12-2009, 02:47 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

Now it's time to build the central part of the fuselage... I started with the upper part. As usual, formers are glued on the base before skinning... All the pieces are from 3mm Depron...
01-12-2009, 02:45 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Thanks Fly Time ! It's not important if this...

Thanks Fly Time ! It's not important if this thread doesn't have many followers... If the build makes John Seidelman happy, it's the only thing that counts for me...
01-11-2009, 11:02 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Skywarrior : The build.

Ended the nose cone yesterday. Nose gear frame is from 0,8mm plywood. When it's ready, 3mm Depron sidewalls for the gear bay and formers are glued before skinning the lower part of the nose cone....
01-07-2009, 01:32 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Building the Whale...

Happy new year to all the Whale addicts ! Farewell 2008 ! Just hope 2009 will better !
OK guys ! Enough Champagne, foie gras and Chrismas turkey......
11-30-2008, 10:44 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Scratchbuilt Whale.

Hi ! I know i'm a bit late... :o But there's some work in the French Parliament in the end of each year ! Here are some news : Drawn the sketches for the build and will start during the next days......
11-18-2008, 06:40 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Thanks for the search, John ! But the retracting...

Thanks for the search, John ! But the retracting sequence of the main gear seems to be a bit complex on the real one... I plan to use Robart retracts to get something simple, reliable and easy to...
11-17-2008, 08:58 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Steel is expensive now, John... Some news : I got...

Steel is expensive now, John... Some news : I got some good documents with nice scale-looking cross sections, so i re-designed my plans ( i was not satisfied with them) . I just have to design the...
11-14-2008, 11:31 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Hello John ! Here's the plane i talked you about...

Hello John ! Here's the plane i talked you about in my PM's... I had always dreamt to build this model as a tribute.
11-12-2008, 06:55 PM
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Posted By GGRN

It's not a question of motivation, but a question...

It's not a question of motivation, but a question of time... I've several irons in fire in the same time...
Here are some of my scratchbuilt navy jets (f8 Crusader, A4 Skyhawk, Super Etendard and...
02-20-2008, 02:56 PM
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Posted By GGRN

Just some specs before starting on the...

Just some specs before starting on the construction :
My Whale will be 1350 mm (53,14") WS and 1370 mm (53,9") L. I'll use a pair of microfans with razor 300 motors. Nacelles will be 305 mm (12") L...
02-15-2008, 12:10 AM
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Posted By GGRN

Not yet ! I just got a pair of microfans and...

Not yet ! I just got a pair of microfans and razor 300 for the Whale. Plans are now ended, but i need to find retracts before to start the construction !
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