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Post  944_Jim on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:31 pm

Hi all,
Here is my latest build. It is a survivor kit having come from a collection posted on StuntHanger. This one is unusual in that it is 21-plus inches across, with a symmetrical wing. The plastic cowl hasn't been cut to fit an engine until I know which engine is finally installed.

The plan (build instructions), decal scans, wood scans have gone to Dave Cowell aka DPCModels for reproduction. A buck has been cast from the cowl set, but needs to be mailed to Dave.

All original kit wood was used, except for the firewall and related 1/4" braces. The ply was delaminating, and the 1/4" balsa was not cut square between the firewall and fuse. The original canopy was flat plastic...I molded the one you see using bass wood and a water bottle.
The 57 yo decals were really a bear!

I intended on going with an AP Wasp to the point that the nylon mount was drilled to fit the Golden Bee mounting pattern. First flights will be on the Bee. If it won't do a basic pattern then the AP and tank will get tossed on it.







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Post  Kim on Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 pm

Great Build. Got to love the Scientific kits !!!
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Post  getback on Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:00 pm

She is looking really good there Jim , Decals are Nice and the way you ran the lead out tube further into the wing makes some sense not to saw the ribs. I see you sowed your elv./stb. Nice i like them after doing a few the look has an impression on it . Very Happy Hope the Golden Bee works out ! Small Cox Logo
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:33 pm

I just had to check the prop and spinner. This is the Golden Bee inverted. The needle hasn't been cut into the plastic.
I don't like the needle topside without a cylinder in front of it for protection.
If I go product engine pushed forward on a mount with a remote tank, then I can go port with the needle, and starboard with the cylinder. For that matter, I can flip-flop between product and AP.
I just had to see the prop and spinner!

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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:46 pm

looks good, i think you'd be good with the Golden Bee or Black Widow, less chopping on the plastic cowl and probably better CG than with the ASP with muffler and external fuel tank.
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Post  944_Jim on Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:14 pm

Thanks Mark,

I did a fingertip check on CG with the Wasp right after this picture. Without muffler and prop I'm about 3/4" behind the leading edge.

I need shorter screws (tomorrow) to really get a handle on the Bee. I think you're right. The CG will probably shift back a smidge...better for loops!
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