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Post  JPvelo on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:50 pm

I recently found myself in possession of not one but two conquest .15s and figured why not build a profile carrier plane. Since I'm both lazy and short of time I decided to experiment with an all sheet wing.  

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Wing is 1/4" sheet with basswood spars and leading/trailing edges.

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Fuselage and nacelles are 3/8" balsa, nacelles have 1/8" birch ply doublers. The fuselage has a 1/8" basswood spine that goes over the top of the wing, bass caps top and bottom. Hard points are for the carrier hook, tail skid, and 1/8 steel pin that will pierce the wing and help with the 50-60lb pull test. The cutout above the wing is for the control lines, the bellcrank will be on top of the outboard wing.

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It's a slow process as it can only be worked on while the new chief design engineer naps.

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Post  Marleysky on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:15 pm

Looks great so far. It's amazing that those new hires always take time away from important work.
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Post  akjgardner on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:35 pm

looks like a mosquito
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Post  Marleysky on Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:09 pm

akjgardner wrote:looks like a mosquito

Ha! So did I. Had to google it to verify. One of my favorites is the DH-110 sea vixen.
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Post  getback on Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:26 am

The plane is looking good Jim , hope we get to see more of it in the near future . I had forgot you and yours had a addition to the Family , it do make a Big difference in what ya can and can't do ! Huh... From the sound of it going to bee plenty reinforced with the hardwoods you have chosen. Cool
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Post  Lotus26 on Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Just by looking at the photos, I can't get an idea as to the wing thickness. Is it reinforced?
If its too thin for two .15s, you might get wing flutter and vibration.
This is not a criticism, but I am interested as I built a mosquito profile some time ago, but it had a built up wing, which it needed.
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Post  batjac on Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:17 pm

When I look at those pictures, I see Beech Starship...

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