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Post  JPvelo on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:42 pm

The 1/2a multi engine scale contest in October is adding a Musciano event. I'm building a thunderbird to compete in stunt and probably concourse.

Shout out to Roddy for the Bitchin' wheels!




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Post  fit90 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:59 pm

Sweet! It has a lot of character.
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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:50 pm

Hey that's way-cool! Got any fuse-build pics?
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Post  NEW222 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:00 pm

As mentioned in another thread elsewhere, you did an amazing job and the model looks great.
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Post  OVERLORD on Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:38 am

I like your plane Jim, what will the colour(s) be?
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Post  Kim on Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:43 am

Love to see these great little planes built and flown !
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Post  JPvelo on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:56 am

OVERLORD wrote:I like your plane Jim, what will the colour(s) be?
Thanks!

Probably almost all white in a 1920's race plane style.

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Post  JPvelo on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:00 am

roddie wrote:Hey that's way-cool! Got any fuse-build pics?

Thanks Roddie,

No pics. It's just a fire wall with one former, 1/4" top sheeting and 1/8" bottom sheeting.
Here's the plan:

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4380
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Post  Marleysky on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:22 am

Jim, I like your plane too. You should send OZ a picture or two of your plane in progress to add to the plan pages. I'm sure Steve would appreciate it.
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Post  KariFS on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:46 am

That's a good looking plane. Looks like it's going 100mph just standing still Smile

Original design seems to have been a hollow-log, building it from sheet was a good idea, easier and probably a lot lighter too.

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Post  getback on Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 am

That plane looks GREAT !! I thought it was a kit now saying you scratch built it adds more hotness to build . Not much to go on other than reaging and some pics (I haven't read the plan yet) Was the cowling hard to make forming that is ? All white will have a good ole look to it love the way it fits nice and close together but , I think you are an exceptional builder Eyebrows Eric
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Post  JPvelo on Tue May 10, 2016 7:41 pm

Finished! With the exception of the leadouts....



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Post  PeterJGregory on Tue May 10, 2016 7:57 pm

Put that one in a museum. Nice rat rod, chopped look. Very nice finish.
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Post  roddie on Tue May 10, 2016 8:43 pm

Beautiful Jim! God.. I hope those wheels hold up... Wink
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Post  RknRusty on Tue May 10, 2016 8:55 pm

That's gorgeous, Jim. I clicked full size and took in every detail.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue May 10, 2016 10:01 pm

Jim,

You have achieved modeling royalty. That is one bad looking bird. Sling that thing like it's a wicked stepchild.

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Post  Kim on Tue May 10, 2016 10:44 pm

Beautiful Work Man !!!!
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Post  KariFS on Tue May 10, 2016 11:54 pm

That is awesome.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed May 11, 2016 2:17 am

What are the small tear-drop pieces on the tops of the elevators? Do they just hold down a wire linking the elevators together? They look like they should have some aerodynamic purpose. Heck, the whole thing looks so aerodynamic why wouldn't they? How about the top of the cowl, how it extends over the top of the wing. Is that just shaped ply?
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Post  ian1954 on Wed May 11, 2016 2:49 am

I like the details - the very neat stitched hinges and the profiled bellcrank support. The whole model stands out as something special.
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed May 11, 2016 6:07 am

Simply beautiful. I love the way you finished it.

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Post  JPvelo on Wed May 11, 2016 6:32 am

Thanks guys!

Oldenginerod wrote:What are the small tear-drop pieces on the tops of the elevators?  Do they just hold down a wire linking the elevators together? How about the top of the cowl, how it extends over the top of the wing.  Is that just shaped ply?

The small teardrops on the elevators reinforce the wire that couples the elevator. The cowling top is 1/32 ply, the bottom is the same only smaller.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed May 11, 2016 5:09 pm

Jim,

I assume this is a speed plane? If possible send some video our way.

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Post  JPvelo on Wed May 11, 2016 7:32 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Jim,

I assume this is a speed plane? If possible send some video our way.

Ron
Ron,

I actually built it to fly Musciano stunt: wingover, climb and dive, two inside loops, option of two outside loops and lazy eights.

I'll probably fly it in speed as well.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed May 11, 2016 7:48 pm

Stunt? It defies all the stunt laws lol!

It's going to be a handful. Hope it's on pressure. It just speaks speed to look at it. Who knows, Walt designed it for stunt so it must stunt!

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