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Post  dirk gently Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:03 am

Hello,

today morning I decided what my next project would be, and thought I'd try to build up the wings in one day.
Halfway through the second wing, I noticed a problem. If you can tell what's wrong with this picture, you're brighter than me.
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Post  fredvon4 Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 am

HA only once did I frame up two right outboard wings and onec two inboards

and confusing is why your, supposed to be inboard wing half, doesn't have the flap/aileron structure...easy fix looks like



edited in...best fix is to finish the duplicate, then just build two inboards... one without flap/aileron for two complete wings
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Post  NEW222 Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:48 am

Nope. Never happend to me. But I am sure my day is coming! Very Happy
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Post  akjgardner Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:02 pm

Hasn't Happened yet, But Never Say Never.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:09 pm

I am having a hard time thinking that that's the problem. If true, that is one huge mistake.
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Post  andrew Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:44 pm

Not a problem at all. You're just prepping to build TWO planes at the same time.
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Post  Kim Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:45 pm

DONE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AND...I dare say, I ALSO started construction of the first "Submersible Ken Willard Poolboy" !!

Working swing shifts at the diaper factory, I got fed up with chunks of my days being wasted, and set myself to start construction of my second Poolboy flying Boat, no matter how crumby I felt when i got home in the morning.

And I did, and I woke up in the afternoon to the situation in my photo. The view is looking at the Poolboy's hull/fuselage from the front...no more words needed, other than to say that this poor thing was quietly disposed of, while #3 was started...

So, no...you are not alone!

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Post  duaneh Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:13 pm

I can honestly say I've never built 2 of the same wing panel.
Let's not talk about fuselage sides....
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Post  dirk gently Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:37 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:
and confusing is why your, supposed to be inboard wing half, doesn't have the flap/aileron structure...easy fix looks like

This is actually by design, I build my wing first, cut off the ailerons later. I find it easier to build the wing straight that way.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:56 pm

@dirk gently wrote:
@fredvon4 wrote:
and confusing is why your, supposed to be inboard wing half, doesn't have the flap/aileron structure...easy fix looks like

This is actually by design, I build my wing first, cut off the ailerons later. I find it easier to build the wing straight that way.

Ok then.

Most of the time I can't tell my right hand from my left either. Smile

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Post  944_Jim Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:11 pm

Yellow glue or Sig-ment? Huh...

If yellow glue, build the second plane at the same time.

If Sig-ment, raid the acetone jug and flip everything.
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Post  dirk gently Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:55 am

As tempting as the "flipping" option sounds, it's a no-go: I'm using CA.
So I guess I'm building two airframes now Huh...
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Post  ticomareado Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:03 pm

Maybe go with a biplane.
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Post  dirk gently Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:46 am

I am happy to say my CA confession has not inspired an angry mob to appear in front of my home wielding pitchforks and torches Laughing
Thanks to Fred and Andrew I am now building not one, but two of the same models at the same time, which is a first for me. I have rough-finished the two wing sets, narrowly avoiding building three right wing panels by mistake. I invested around 2h into each panel, and there are easily two more hours in each of them, not counting the covering. I am pretty happy how they turned out, but I've about had it with building identical wings over and over, and I'm ready to move onto other parts of the build(s). Sadly, next comes my least favourite part of any build - the ailerons. I think to save time I will investigate building them out of trailing edge stock rather than building them up, which is always labour-intensive and extremely fiddly.

Not sure when will the next update be, as my side projects keep distracting me. Or maybe this is the side project Huh...
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:03 am

Beautiful work DG, craftsmanship takes time.
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Post  getback Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:29 am

Hope she is a good flier lol! Looks Good Man , Its not so much the mistake its how you take the mistake Popcorn
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Post  dirk gently Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:50 pm

Hello Friends,


looks like I haven't posted for a while.
I spent my summer flying full scale:
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flying models:


building guitars:
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and doing tons of other things, but I've finally got back to stick and tissue:
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The fuselage on the IAR 80 has a really funky shape and I actually built 3 before I got one I was happy with. I've made a half-hearted attempt at drawing panel lines on it. The wings are secured to the fuselage by magnets. There's a sort of a frankenbee at the front, thrown together from good parts of not-so-good engines. The weight is a pretty good 213g, with just the bottom fuselage and the canopy missing.
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Post  TD ABUSER Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:26 pm

Yep...did it with a fairly expensive kit at the time.
Think of this is an omen that you should build a biplane.
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Post  dckrsn Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:28 pm

Welcome back, Dirk.
Nice plane. I took 3 lessons in a Schweizer 2-33
back in the early eighties, in Rosamond when I
lived in L.A. Quite an experience.
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Post  smooth_bill Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:10 am

Bob,

Many years ago while I was on a company trip to Edwards AFB CA. I took a glider lesson at a little field near Pearblossom CA and had a wonderful flight in a two place glider (Schweizer?) there, but can't even locate that field on a map now?

I was so impressed with that flight that I checked into the local glider clubs near the Seattle/Tacoma area where we lived at the time but never followed up on that, as work at Boeing got in the way. Working 12 hours per day, and 7 days per week during systems validation testing didn't leave much time for recreation.

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Post  dirk gently Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:45 am

And here is the finished model. AUW is about 225g.
I will not be doing the twin for now, but I have a spare set of wings in case I need them.

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Post  getback Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am

WoW she looks really goods , i am sure it will give you enjoyment to fly RC Plane
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Post  NEW222 Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:59 am

Congrats on the sharp looking plane and great build!
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Post  dirk gently Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:41 pm

Thanks guys,

today, to celebrate the closing of the season, I maidened the model:


The takeoff was a bit dodgy, but it it's a good flyer once it picks up some speed.
Full disclaimer, I crashed it on the second flight. It's ok though, if I learned one thing around here, it's that they fly better the second time around. They don't look better, but they fly better.
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