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08-24-2018, 08:47 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

I weighed most of the parts that will get put...

I weighed most of the parts that will get put onto the airframe, its at around 46.6 ounces for everything so far, motor, batteries, wheels, servos + miscellaneous. I think it will wind up around...
08-21-2018, 07:14 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

When I started this project, I started with a 3...

When I started this project, I started with a 3 view image, blew it up, and overlaid a grid on it, then drew a grid on the original plans to get the basic outline shape. My first goal is just to get...
08-19-2018, 08:25 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Ask away.

Ask away.
08-19-2018, 05:24 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

1 of 12 nylon + CA reinforcements, built up the...

1 of 12 nylon + CA reinforcements, built up the top a bit, and sanded a bit more. Next time I will do more sanding and filling of the nose, might work on a motor mount (extension) next time. Getting...
08-18-2018, 03:09 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

9 years later... Finally had a moment to...

9 years later...

Finally had a moment to work on the model again. Unfortunately the file that had a digital copy is gone, if I can find another source to get a digital copy/scan, I will....
01-05-2016, 01:23 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

I will try to send a copy, have to locate the...

I will try to send a copy, have to locate the file. Or rescan
02-22-2011, 05:27 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Got around the finishing my balsa stripper. Not...

Got around the finishing my balsa stripper. Not the most refined looking device as of yet, but it is very functional, and a fair bit more fine tunable than I think I needed it to be.
12-12-2010, 08:24 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

(Saturday) Tomorrow I'll be building a balsa...

(Saturday)
Tomorrow I'll be building a balsa stripper for the nose section of the fuselage. I hope. I'll layer the strips in and microbaloon/fiberglass/bondo the gaps.

(Sunday)
I've bought the...
11-30-2010, 07:10 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Progress is slow, haven't been too busy of late,...

Progress is slow, haven't been too busy of late, just need to get at it. I finished all the major parts, so it's now a sorta-almost-ready-to-cover model. I'm dreading figuring out how I'll fix the...
05-16-2010, 04:10 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

I will be tearing out the balsa where the wing...

I will be tearing out the balsa where the wing mates the the fuselage (on the fuselage). It's simply too weak for the stresses that it will undergo in flight, I'll be changing it out to basswood,...
05-13-2010, 03:06 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

The cells have since been soldered together. One...

The cells have since been soldered together. One note of advice if soldering A123's together, use a powerful soldering iron, and get aluminum flux for the oddball side if the cell. Soldering job...
07-26-2009, 01:38 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Candy arrived in the mail today... 4S1P or...

Candy arrived in the mail today...

4S1P or 4S2P for in flight... extra cells are for other models. Got a great deal for them at battlepacks. They're much lighter than I expected, and after...
07-21-2009, 04:26 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

And here's the latest: Finished the other...

And here's the latest:

Finished the other side of the model, access hatch is complete, some of forward sheeting is done, now I need more plywood to replace the temporary braces supporting the...
07-11-2009, 12:35 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Another update for today, the fuselage now has a...

Another update for today, the fuselage now has a tail section! :) Next up will be braces for the bent section of the tail, and the other side of the cockpit + more bulkheads.

BTW, I am changing...
07-09-2009, 10:09 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Fuselage is taking shape, I'm taking a break for...

Fuselage is taking shape, I'm taking a break for a few hours to vent any frustration with building the fuselage. It's going together fine, nice and sturdy.

I really should use waxpaper....

I...
07-09-2009, 06:28 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

And about 1.5 hours later, the other wing is...

And about 1.5 hours later, the other wing is built:
07-09-2009, 05:01 AM
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Posted By PMcIntire

All the balsa has arrived, and we're off to a...

All the balsa has arrived, and we're off to a start:

Left wing is mostly done, with carving, a spar system and covering left to do... I will probably use an aluminum tube for the spar, and a pin...
06-06-2009, 11:15 PM
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Posted By PMcIntire

Ok, building time is around the corner and I have...

Ok, building time is around the corner and I have a pile of wood waiting to be turned into a model. I'd most a picture, but it's just a bunch of balsa sticks. Nothing that interesting. ;) As I am...
03-26-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,319
Posted By PMcIntire

Alright, the penning is complete and I ran over...

Alright, the penning is complete and I ran over to staples, got 2 sheets copied AND a digital copy for less than 10 dollars. Not bad! :) I'd upload the file here, but the file size is too great. ...
03-11-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,319
Posted By PMcIntire

I decided on the gear and prop size about a year...

I decided on the gear and prop size about a year and a half ago. :) I think I have something like 6:1, 7:1, unusually deep for most setups. I'm swinging a big prop so it'll be a bit slower (15...
03-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,319
Posted By PMcIntire

Maule scratchbuild

It's been a while since I've started a thread. In a week or two, I'll be finishing up plans that approximate the shape of a completely scratch built Maule Orion semi-scale. I've had the plans that...
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