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Post  ian1954 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:00 pm

I started building a small Biplane - it has been designed for a Cox 010 or a tiny diesel. As it nears completion I will see what it would look like with the little TD.

Unfortunately I will be performing electrickery on it. It is a tiny RC Biplane - top wingspan 14" -  bottom 11 1/2.

A novel way of creating the dihedral. Form it on the trailing edge and upper spar first and then build one half of the wing - remove and replace on building board - build second half.





This was a very quick wing (well two wings) build. They just need sanding and covering now.



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Post  duke.johnson on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:11 pm

Looks really nice so far. You have a picture of the finish plane off the box or plans?
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Post  ian1954 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:24 pm

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Post  roddie on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:54 pm

There's just something about a built-up structure... I totally understand why you use transparent coverings most often. Looks great so far Ian!

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Post  ian1954 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:11 pm

Wings, tailplane and rudder - finished and ready for covering.

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Post  ian1954 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:35 pm

And now the fuselage









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Post  OVERLORD on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Nice construction Ian, will it carry some of your 3D printed parts?
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Post  ian1954 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:52 pm

Depending on balance - a motor mount.

Control horns - almost certainly.

Still working on servo mounts - design not quite working out.
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Post  roddie on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:33 pm

I love "cabin" fuses like that! The Waco-C is another pretty airplane. Was there a pre-determined dihedral angle.. or did you set the angle where you wanted it? I don't see any strut detail on the plan.. and no obvious attachment points on the wings. Are you planning on adding any? The model looks great!
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Post  roddie on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:36 pm

Looking back at the box photo now.. I see that there are no struts in the design.
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Post  ian1954 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:15 pm

There are no struts - the wings, like the other builds I have from the same chap, are very strong. When they are fastened on they don't move and I find them better at holding up to my clumsy landings ( I have quite a few).

The elastic band snaps but then the wing struts don't do extra damage.

These are all builds from the same designer - none of the biplanes have struts. His kits are superb and easy builds.



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Post  ian1954 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Started covering wings and things. Still working on the fuselage.

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Post  John Goddard on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:06 am

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Post  RknRusty on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:53 am

Really nice work, Ian I love the look and detail of those stick and tissue(or modern covering) planes.

I still have yet to build a stick structure plane. I hope some day to get around to that mini Kadet I spent so much time talking about a year or so ago. Whenever I do, you will be one of my go-to guys for Q&A.
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Re: Miss Tally

Post  ian1954 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:22 pm

All finished. I ended up mounting the 5g servos on the side of the fuselage.

All up weight including battery - 5 oz. Wingspan 11 1/2"

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Post  ian1954 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:58 am

I forgot to say that the wings on this were easy - the fuselage got a bit involved. The finished plane would have looked neater if I had hidden the servos inside but my fingers wouldn't fit!

Also I hadn't planned the pushrod routes carefully enough.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:28 am

I think it looks "neat" as is. Good job Ian.
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Post  RknRusty on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:51 am

I love that. It's beautiful.
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Re: Miss Tally

Post  Theo Kleynhans on Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:21 am

A Beautiful plane and beautifully built.

We can all take some tips from you on building.

Excellent workmanship

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Post  roddie on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:30 am

Real nice job Ian... and you're a full ounce under min. design AUW. Is it the bottom wing that's 11.5" span?
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Post  OVERLORD on Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:28 pm

Ian, I like it too. You wouldn't think it's that small. When can we see it in action?

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Post  ian1954 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:48 pm

roddie wrote:Real nice job Ian... and you're a full ounce under min. design AUW. Is it the bottom wing that's 11.5" span?

The top wing is the larger at 11.5".
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Post  fabersum on Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:13 am

Hi Ian, did Miss Tally fly well?
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:55 am

Truely "outside the box" Smile thinking Ian mounting the servos that way, offers direct actuation. Nice clean electric power means no castor to gum up the works.

I love the construction and transparent covering. Beautiful job.

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Post  ian1954 on Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:22 am

I have no videos of this in flight - I fly on my own early in a morning before the dog walkers and joggers appear and I am having trouble flying and videoing.

This Miss Tally is very small and I couldn't track it - primarily because it flies fast!

I am always envious of our illustrious forum members that seem to make videoing simple and produce excellent results.

Miss Tally is a very robust little plane but needs very calm conditions. It flies excellently but is not for beginners. The rudder and throttle need to be linked.

It has a tendency to veer to the left in proportion to the throttle and not happy at slow speeds. It is not a glider and will tip stall. I learned to land it with a power on approach.

I had to fly it fast which is not my forte. I like a more relaxed sauntering in the sky and not constant fiddling with the sticks.

However it is a little toughy and withstood some heavy landings. Most of my planes don't!

It is a pleasure to build and the setup I had gave me 8 minutes flying time.

I fly on a sports field surrounded by trees. This is well sheltered but once I took it up to 30ft, the slightest breeze tried to take it away.

I enjoyed flying it, building it and it still looks immaculate.
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