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Old 02-12-2008, 02:03 PM
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Thanks Bruce!
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It is looking good Kev!

I have no doubt you are learning much more building this plane that a LASER cut kit. Those tend to spoil you. The second model I ever built after getting back into the hobby was a Soarwatt. When it came in the mail all that was in the "kit" were plans and a bunch of 1/8" x 1/4" sticks! I said to myself "this is a kit?!" It taught me a lot though. Much more than gluing LASER cut pieces of wood together.

Keep up the good work.

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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
It is looking good Kev!

I have no doubt you are learning much more building this plane that a LASER cut kit. Those tend to spoil you. The second model I ever built after getting back into the hobby was a Soarwatt. When it came in the mail all that was in the "kit" were plans and a bunch of 1/8" x 1/4" sticks! I said to myself "this is a kit?!" It taught me a lot though. Much more than gluing LASER cut pieces of wood together.

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Frank. I am enjoying it, but am looking forward to getting the Mountain Models Clipped Cub.....I guess I wanna be spoiled by laser cutting a little.....LOL
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:07 PM
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It does feel good to be spoiled. Especially by Mountain Model kits!

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:16 AM
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I didn't reinforce the dihedral joints and all is well. I mount my batteries on the wing so the wing attachment is less stressed. It does inside and outside loops and it rolls well once I figured out how to best do them. It is on its second season.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:40 AM
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Thanks Al. I appreciate the input.

When you joined the wing panels, had you covered them first, or did you join them and cover afterward?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:09 AM
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Kev, I have been eying the MM Cessna 180. I used to fly 172s so this would be fun to have. I wish it was larger though.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Thanks Al. I appreciate the input.

When you joined the wing panels, had you covered them first, or did you join them and cover afterward?
I joined mine then covered them. I used a piece of covering for the center panel, then did each wingtip
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Kev, I have been eying the MM Cessna 180. I used to fly 172s so this would be fun to have. I wish it was larger though.
Bryan,

It is a nice looking model; I agree a little larger would be cool. I'd like to find a nice 182, and make a replica of the planes we use on the State Police.....

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I joined mine then covered them. I used a piece of covering for the center panel, then did each wingtip
Thanks Jeff. I think I will do that as well. Did you use epoxy? I am debating epoxy or white wood glue......
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:05 PM
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Kev,

Join the panels first. Then you can overlap the covering at the joint and you avoid getting adhesive on the covering.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Al_M View Post
Kev,

Join the panels first. Then you can overlap the covering at the joint and you avoid getting adhesive on the covering.
Thanks Al. That's a good point as well. Knowing me, I would make a mess.

I'll ask you too, and anyone else who wishes to add their 2 cents: epoxy, white glue, or another adhesive? opinions? ideas? taunts? LOL
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:37 PM
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Kev,

If the two ribs have a good tight fit, you can use Titebond wood glue or Elmer's Carpenter's wood glue. Spread an even film of glue on the ribs, clamp them with clothes pins, wipe off the excess glue with a damp paper towel and let dry.

If glued correctly, the glue joint will be stronger than the wood itself. You can use epoxy but it's not really needed.

I wouldn't use regular white Elmer's glue.
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
Kev,

If the two ribs have a good tight fit, you can use Titebond wood glue or Elmer's Carpenter's wood glue. Spread an even film of glue on the ribs, clamp them with clothes pins, wipe off the excess glue with a damp paper towel and let dry.

If glued correctly, the glue joint will be stronger than the wood itself. You can use epoxy but it's not really needed.

I wouldn't use regular white Elmer's glue.
Thanks Tom. My mistake, I meant the Elmers carpenter wood glue, not the white "school" glue.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:48 AM
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I used thick CA. Then clamped the pieces together overnight. After that, I used light spackle to kind of smooth the transition out and make it seamless.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:32 AM
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With the joint out that far from thr center, the bending loads are not large. In the 1960's I flew a couple of .60 and .49 powered pattern ships with no plywood at the dihedral joint in the center. We didn't use fiberglass then. Just linnen pinking tape with Ambroid cement. We used that glue for everything. The dihedral joints survived. Even crashes.

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Old 02-14-2008, 04:35 AM
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Might as well use cheese as much as Kev has been "milking" this build. Holy cow, we could have built a squadron of these by now!

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Old 02-14-2008, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
It is looking good Kev!

I have no doubt you are learning much more building this plane that a LASER cut kit. Those tend to spoil you. The second model I ever built after getting back into the hobby was a Soarwatt. When it came in the mail all that was in the "kit" were plans and a bunch of 1/8" x 1/4" sticks! I said to myself "this is a kit?!" It taught me a lot though. Much more than gluing LASER cut pieces of wood together.

Keep up the good work.

Frank
You guys have forced me to dig out several of the Tom Hunt 'Stick" plane plans I have. It looks like I will be building the Twin Dimwatt after the current build (SA SHAFT 400) is off the table. I also plan to make my own strip wood. I've got a Master Airscrew balsa stripper here and a small pile of 1/8" sheets. Beats buying 1/8" sq. by the stick!

Kev, that Miss Stick is looking good!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:21 AM
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Now you are talking Mike! Tom Hunt made some nice designs.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
Might as well use cheese as much as Kev has been "milking" this build. Holy cow, we could have built a squadron of these by now!

Frank
Cheddar work for you, smart-alec? LOL It isn't a fancy-dancy laser-cut kit, yanno. I gotta cut this stuff to size!



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You guys have forced me to dig out several of the Tom Hunt 'Stick" plane plans I have. It looks like I will be building the Twin Dimwatt after the current build (SA SHAFT 400) is off the table. I also plan to make my own strip wood. I've got a Master Airscrew balsa stripper here and a small pile of 1/8" sheets. Beats buying 1/8" sq. by the stick!

Kev, that Miss Stick is looking good!!
Thanks Mike, covering starts Saturday! At this rate, I may have it done for Frank by Christmas (and no, Frank, you can NOT have it as a present!)

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No you are talking Mike! Tom Hunt made some nice designs.

Frank
From what I am seeing so far, I agree!
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
OK Here is the mockup withthe dihedral. And, to my surprise, the wingtips come to within 1/8th inch of the same height.

Looks great Kev.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pburt1975 View Post
Looks great Kev.
Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:54 PM
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OK folks, I started covering.....not a lot, but wanted to post the first pics.

Got the control surfaces (in this case, rudder and elevator), and the vertical stab done. I had done the horiz stab, but I messed it up and need to redo it.

So far I seem to be doing ok.

Steve got one half of my wing glued and clamped; I will let it sit overnight and do the other side tomorrow. Should be ready to cover by Monday or Tuesday, barring any new crises....
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:32 AM
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Hey, Kev, great job! Covering's not that hard, once you try it. I think it's good to start on the tail, it's small, if you have a problem just pull off the old piece and try again.
Looks like you got the hang of going around the edges and the overlaps, nice work. The wing will seem easy after this.
Keep us posted!
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:09 PM
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Just went down to check the wing; Steve had glued up the center panel and the right outer panel yesterday. It looks great! I just glued up the left panel to the wing assembly the same way he showed me, and tomorrow I will check it out, get it sanded and prepare to cover it.
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