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Post  akjgardner Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:53 pm

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Tribute Shoestring build 00810             Started on the Shoestring in a tribute build to my Uncle who got me started in this great hobby. I got carried away and framed it up without taking any pictures of the build. I will use dope and silk span on this one. I'm trying to build it the same way I built the one he gave me back in the early seventies . I never did fly that one . This will actually be my first non 1/2a CL airplane flight.
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Tribute Shoestring build 01110            This was the Logo for his carpet store, Someone on here gave me the Idea to put his name on the shoestring, I thought I would go one step Further and put his logo on it as well.
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Post  OhBee Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:30 pm

Ya...would have liked to have seen the build to this point!  I have one still sealed in the box,but it appears it will now be  a winter build. Stuck in the middle of a different build that got put on hold untiI I get moved.
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:55 am

Very cool!

One of my favorite Goldberg designs and the first plane I ever flew.

I have to ask about the wheels, they are huge! Alaskan bush version? Wink
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Post  944_Jim Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:53 am

WooHoo! Built with Ambroid!
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Post  Kim Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:13 am

Let the Good Times Roll! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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Post  getback Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:15 am

Wow from box to palne LOL would have liked to seen the install of the bellcrank , i got one that was ready (all but the Enya 29 break in ) i was a kid and didn't have the resources for a elct, start . anyway the BC has came a loose and the tissues oof . On with the Build Popcorn
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:51 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:Very cool!

One of my favorite Goldberg designs and the first plane I ever flew.

I have to ask about the wheels, they are huge! Alaskan bush version? Wink
Thanks Ron , Thats one thing I remember about the original was it had huge wheels, But Yeah, these look too Big.
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:55 am

@944_Jim wrote:WooHoo! Built with Ambroid!
Since this is my last tube of Ambroid , I had sigment stand in as a stunt double. Very Happy but I did use a little
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:58 am

@Kim wrote:Let the Good Times Roll! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
Thanks Kim, They surely will , with these big wheels. Thanks again for the Engine. I ran it yesterday, that puppy screams.
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:03 am

@OhBee wrote:Ya...would have liked to have seen the build to this point!  I have one still sealed in the box,but it appears it will now be  a winter build. Stuck in the middle of a different build that got put on hold until I get moved.
I am going to build another one from templates I have, I'll do a better job of documenting that one.
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:09 am

@getback wrote:Wow from box to palne LOL would have liked to seen the install of the bellcrank , i got one that was ready (all but the Enya 29 break in ) i was a kid and didn't have the resources for a elct, start . anyway the BC has came a loose and the tissues oof . On with the Build Popcorn
Sorry Eric, I got carried away. I beefed up the bellcrank . I used one that was already made up . It was from a PT 19 arf that could be RC or CL. I made it RC so I had the bellcrank left over.
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Post  ticomareado Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:05 pm

Based on my hobby shop experience, I would say that in the early seventies, of all the mass produced .35 class profile stunter kits in a short box (i.e. two piece leading edge, two piece spars) with a $6.00 MSRP, the CG Shoestring was the best engineered kit to build with the best wood and best flying hands down.
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Post  akjgardner Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:40 am

Tribute Shoestring build 00512I used this cloth sandwiched between 2 sheets of 1/16 inch balsa for the elevator. also strips of the tape hinge . waiting for nice weather to cover the wings. I don't want to get in trouble for stinking up the house again. Very Happy
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:08 pm

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Tribute Shoestring build 02813it went ok , but I did get a few wrinkles , hopefully they will not be there when it fully drys
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Post  ticomareado Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:17 pm

Does your Sig nitrate have a brownish tint?
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:19 pm

@ticomareado wrote:Does your Sig nitrate have a brownish tint?
Yes, Is that bad ?
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Post  ticomareado Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:24 pm

I don't think so, as long as the model is going to be color doped. I believe it's rust from the can. I have about two cans that started to turn on me, so I repackaged them in Juan Valdez 12 oz. (by volume) instant coffee jars. (Walmart) The tops have a solvent proof foam plastic seal the works really well. As instant coffee goes, the contents are pretty good too.
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Post  ticomareado Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:35 pm

One missing item I am noting is the balsa cheek cowl assembly on l/h side of fuselage and wing root. You really should have that in place before attaching the silkspan to the wing as it adds a lot of anti-motor vibration strength to the front end of the plane and needs to be firmly bonded to leading edge. Ditto for the fabric tape reinforcement along entire lengths of all four wing root joints.
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:58 pm

@ticomareado wrote:One missing item I am noting is the balsa cheek cowl assembly on l/h side of fuselage and wing root. You really should have that in place before attaching the silkspan to the wing as it adds a lot of anti-motor vibration strength to the front end of the plane and needs to be firmly bonded to leading edge. Ditto for the fabric tape reinforcement along entire lengths of all four wing root joints.
Thanks for the input.
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Post  akjgardner Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:00 pm

if the wrinkles don,t go away , will it help when I dope the rest of the wing ?
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Post  ticomareado Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:16 pm

Also, you really need to get your engine mount set up with blind nuts in place before doing the other stuff I mentioned. If in doubt about balance, go a little nose heavy--much easier to add tail weight.

Did you apply the silkspan wet ? Minor wrinkles can be dealt with (usually self-correct) in later coats of clear dope.
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Post  Kim Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:38 pm

Looking good !!!!!!!!!
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