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Post  roddie Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:10 pm

You might score higher with operational flaps Jim.. Panel-lines for the flaps may have been sufficient.. but since you've cut the flaps out.. there's the possibility of them buffeting in flight now.(??) I guess it depends on how rigid they are. That Norvel should haul the mail on this model. It would suck to end up with a turbulent trailing edge on your wing.

The way I see it.. you're fabricating this unique model completely from scratch.. and it's of the build-quality we've all come to expect from you. Why not kick it up a notch? Smile


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Post  JPvelo Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:53 pm

Wing and stab glued in tonight.
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Post  JPvelo Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:48 pm

Got 'er covered with 3 coats of clear, carbon veil tomorrow hopefully. Landing gear is done.

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Tried some test graphics from Calie Graphics on my stringer test patch, came out great!
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The contest is a month from tomorrow, I need to get this thing done. I don't want my official flight to be the test flight like last year lol!
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:12 pm

Stay the course. It looks fantastic, love the LG.


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Post  getback Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:28 am

Looking good Jim , what happen about the stringers ? did you decide not to use them / I know you went to some effort to get the pieces for it . As Ron said the landing gear did come out sweet . It is looking more in proportion now . Eric
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Post  JPvelo Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:31 am

Thanks guys! The landing gear came out more complicated and heavy than planned but I can always change it.

Eric, I'm going to add the stringers after the carbon veil. I think I can get a cleaner look that way.

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Post  getback Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:33 pm

@JPvelo wrote:Thanks guys! The landing gear came out more complicated and heavy than planned but I can always change it.

Eric, I'm going to add the stringers after the carbon veil. I think I can get a cleaner look that way.

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Post  roddie Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:26 pm

Looking great Jim! Can you give us a close-up shot of the landing-gear? I love wire-gear.. and have used it exclusively on "all" of my models. I'm always looking for more ways to build wire-gear. Yours may seem heavy now.. but I'm sure that you've figured it into the overall balance of the model. I've attempted to build "more" suspension into my wire-gear by soldering a tension-spring between the struts. I've even "tied" the front struts together with a spreader-wire; linked/soldered to a tail-strut-wire. If using small diameter wire-struts, it can help to support/spread-out the weight of the gear.. as opposed to using a rigid/heavier-wire V-gear that's unsupported.

Many modeler's (as well as kit-manufacturers..) don't think about the stresses that landing imposes upon a model having landing-gear. It's likely the most shock that a model will incur in it's life.. other than a crash. You can't always count on a "greased-landing".. Laughing  A hard-bounce is best absorbed by a gear that flexes and rebounds, as opposed to bending.. or transferring the shock to the airframe.

Is the gear in your R-1 in the scale-location?
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Post  JPvelo Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:07 pm

Roddie,

Yes the gear is in the scale location. It will probably have zero flex but remember this plane might get test flown once or twice and then flown maybe twice a year after that. Here's some photos of how the whole thing goes together.
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Post  ian1954 Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:21 pm

Thanks for posting those undercarriage pictures. It is much clearer for me now - from just the side view it looked over complicated - now it looks ingenious!
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Post  roddie Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:38 pm

That's a very cool set-up Jim! Thanks for posting the close-up photos!
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Post  JPvelo Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:49 pm

Carbon veil on with 3 coats of dope. Sand down and apply 2 coats of sanding sealer tomorrow, stringers on Thursday or Friday. I may have paint on this by the end of next week.
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Post  roddie Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:09 pm

Nice ball-peen there on the table.. Hope you don't use that for resetting the Cox's ball-socket/rod-piston joint! Laughing
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Post  JPvelo Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:24 am

Stringers!
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Post  roddie Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:33 am

Very realistic looking Jim. Nice job!
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Post  JPvelo Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:46 am

I used a small drill in spin vise to simulate cowling fasteners.
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Post  getback Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:40 am

Love the detail Jim , its coming along nicely !! i really need to put more into my models with details like that , to make it not look like a fling piece of wood Leaves
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Post  JPvelo Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:03 pm

Here it is, 2nd coat of primer, ready for sanding then color. The stringer effect came out great!
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Post  roddie Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:12 pm

Stunning Jim! Thumbs Up Very COOL! That airplane will look awesome flying through the air .. for sure!
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Post  JPvelo Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Should have this done tomorrow.
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Post  getback Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:44 am

Hoot Hoot!! Man that is one hot looking plane !! Thank You for sharing your build with us . Jim Best of luck in the competition Beer Cheers
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Post  JPvelo Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:35 pm

It flys! I need to plumb a larger uniflow tank but here it is:

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Post  KariFS Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:41 pm

Way to go Jim! What a beautiful plane and it flies great too!

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Post  Cribbs74 Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:36 pm

That'd one bad bird! Best one to date I'd say Jim
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