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Post  rdw777 Wed May 04, 2022 10:28 am

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Began covering on the Guppy…. The package on the covering material was labeled Papier De Soie…. Very exotic stuff!!!…Well, it also said tissue paper and I got it at the dollar store LOL!!…

Adhesive is white glue and water… Sealed with spar varnish… I know tissue can fade but hopefully the spar varnish will help…Wood grain shows thru but I’m OK with that…
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Post  rsv1cox Wed May 04, 2022 11:29 am

Looking great, but I didn't read how you are going to power it?

I built a Sterling Nieuport 28 using mostly Titebond, a change from the Ambroid/CA mix I was previously using. I love CA but was always gluing my fingers together.

Guppy, an appropriate name for it.
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Post  davidll1984 Wed May 04, 2022 12:18 pm

I tink a .020 Would be perfect what is its size I think it was designed for .020 right? I am not sure Huh... i like the model this plane Gotta have safe landing To on that belly Thumbs Up
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Post  davidll1984 Wed May 04, 2022 12:37 pm

Ho i wanted To say that litle pod look Nice the plane To look superbe We could imagine it with small floats on the wings to take off and land on the water a little something fishy this plane a bit like the AQUA-STAR SEAPLANE #502 Herr 1/2A Fuel Powered Balsa Wood Model Airplane that look more like a Flying Float lol! i wanted To build one back then I lived by a lake the catalina was on that list of sea plane
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Post  rdw777 Wed May 04, 2022 4:10 pm

Thanks guys, I thought I replied earlier but I guess it got lost in web world,

Yes, it will be powered by Peewee .020….. Remember the one I posted a few months ago that had the bent cylinder and 706 Jim fixed it?…. I wanted to build something relatively safe for that engine…

Yes, It does look kind of like a sea plane but definitely a dry land glider for me… I think it will give me some opportunity to fly small gas close to home…

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Post  davidll1984 Wed May 04, 2022 8:10 pm

Ho yes it will definitely be perfect for small places such as soccer field and basebal even smaller place i fly m'y litle .049 in smaler park somtime its a nice place Surrounded by tree blocking the wind RC Plane
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Post  getback Thu May 05, 2022 8:59 am

Coming along nicely this about the speed i build at when doing so Very Happy Looks like maybe you got the voltage thing figured out , hope so anyway . RC Plane Small Cox Logo
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Post  rdw777 Thu May 05, 2022 1:37 pm

Thanks, I like building so I don’t hurry it too much…I have the 5V regulators but am waiting on some switches I ordered…. Will make up a harness when that part comes around and do a little testing….
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Post  rdw777 Sat May 14, 2022 1:45 pm

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A little more progress….Just gotta finish a few details and install the radio…,An interesting thing happened on the wing… It was fairly floppy in its raw form but after three thin coats of the spar varnish wiped on it stiffened up pretty well… To the point I don’t think it will need any strapping tape “spars”… It will get a layer of Duck tape to protect leading edge however….

It got a 1/32 ply skid on its belly … Opportunities to fly close to home will be rough ground…
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Post  getback Sun May 15, 2022 7:17 am

Looks Good , I guess putting the varnish on the foam filled the pours a bit to make stiffer ? that's cool cause i have a R/C plane to build that is some foam .. Thanks for that ! Eyebrows Parts coming from China LOL tongue
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Post  rdw777 Sun May 15, 2022 6:14 pm

Thanks Getback… The foam on the toy glider wing is fairly open structure (cheap) and Im guessing the varnish gave it a bit of a skin on the surface that helped to resist flexing ….Maybe kind of like covering an open frame structure with film…Add surface tension…

If you coat foam with varnish please be aware it will yellow somewhat, …. Was OK with me on this project due to its vintage design…
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Post  getback Mon May 16, 2022 8:21 am

I will keep the yellowing in mind if I go that way , Kits still sealed and i got it from RSV Bob so it may just bee dust in it lol! Joke between him and me Old Bugger You still waiting on equip. ?
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Post  rdw777 Tue May 17, 2022 5:53 pm

Pretty much had everything except a switch… I had ordered some a couple of weeks ago but they have not come in so I had to find a donor…

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So I made up a switch harness…. The 5 V regulator is that black blob under the red connector…. I have 2 S 370 mah for power so will hook it all up tomorrow and see if I can keep the smoke in….

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It’s going to end up about 6.5 oz rtf…. Will give it some test glides when the wind dies down
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