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Old 11-26-2008, 08:46 AM
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Here are the foam tail feathers. Lightening up the tail a bit. I also covered the tail skid in epoxy and a pin through it for strength.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:47 AM
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Adding a little trim to the cockpit.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:49 AM
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Everything done except bottom cover and a headrest in the cockpit,
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:39 AM
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Fuselage complete.



Now to start the wings.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:07 AM
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Scratch made depron wings with no top dihedral but doubled on bottom (like my Camel). CG is good, might put a little extra weight in nose until I'm sure.
So, here's my war weathered SE5:

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:47 PM
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Fly it!

Could be just the photo, but it seems the left upper wing has a bit of down twist. Hoping it doesn't cause issues.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Fly it!

Could be just the photo, but it seems the left upper wing has a bit of down twist. Hoping it doesn't cause issues.
The wing has a little droop on the tip, picture makes it very noticeable.
I'll try and get decent pics up as soon as I lean to use thumbnails here.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:42 PM
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At the moment I am trying a new experiment. I am using the pilot and gun plastic sheet as a mold for making them out of celluclay (instant paper mache'). It's taking forever to dry but I am hoping they will come out nice enough for "flying details".
I also got rid of the wing droop, a slight rigging adjustment and... perfect. I think I'll do some rigging on the tail, it seems a bit off as well.

The total weight with battery is 10 oz. I have a 200 speed motor (180 brushed) with 5:1 gearbox. any suggestions or thoughts welcomed.

P.S. Is this now a "foamie"?

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Old 04-03-2009, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by dbcisco View Post
I am using the pilot and gun plastic sheet as a mold for making them out of celluclay (instant paper mache'). It's taking forever to dry but I am hoping they will come out nice enough for "flying details".
I fill the plastic pilots halves from my models with plaster and use them as masters with a Matel Vac U Form to make more pilots.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I fill the plastic pilots halves from my models with plaster and use them as masters with a Matel Vac U Form to make more pilots.
Love that idea. The Mattel "toys" are great "tools". I wish I had them all.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:39 AM
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Paper mache worked nice for gun and pilot. Here she is, ready for maiden:

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Old 04-06-2009, 04:13 PM
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Looks sharp! Sure hoping for a great flight report. If you're like me, you're waiting a LONG time lately for a calm day.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:39 PM
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We're getting the March winds in April so I guess we'll have April showers throughout May.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:47 PM
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Hi iam new to wattflyer,Ihave not built any aircraft for 45yrs then onlly f/flight.I no nothing brushless motors, servos, batteries or jargon used to describe these.I am building a Guillows SE.5a 1/4 scale 24in wingspan.have read a lot of what you have scribed on this site but cannot decide best way to go can anyone help kind regards
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by cvdry010 View Post
Hi iam new to wattflyer,Ihave not built any aircraft for 45yrs then onlly f/flight.I no nothing brushless motors, servos, batteries or jargon used to describe these.I am building a Guillows SE.5a 1/4 scale 24in wingspan.have read a lot of what you have scribed on this site but cannot decide best way to go can anyone help kind regards
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Welcome to WF. If you go back to the first page on this one, it shows the early building stages for this bird, there also is a link to my own build log on it, and both show how to modify it to handle the gear.

I'll reccomend an even lighter set up then what both of us have shown. That plane, like most guillows planes are designed for free flight, so the gear adds a significant amount of extra inertia onto the airframe., Combining it with the fact, they scale them down to be just too small for average RC optimums.

Hunt around for 2 cell lipo's, 9g servo's, 1000 kv light weight brushless, and you'll be good to go. This plane doesn't need a huge powerhouse to get airborn. My plane died in a non flight related accident, lol. and if I were to recreate it, it would be with the smaller gear.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:15 PM
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Hi Bil newman on the block need help with r/c
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Hi Thanks for your time saucerguy2,will read pages,with all the new stuff out available get confused,even material covering for kites have changed but not sure i like the idea of heat shrink. experimented with expanding plans to twice the size while they are still crisp no problems caused some comments in the office though
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