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hjlittmanGuillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked01-Feb-17 18:28
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I finally got my Cessna150 together. It's not one of my better efforts, but it's done and it flies. It is a straight out-of-the-box build except for the removable nose and the locating pins for the wings. Now, here is a comment on the quality of the current Guillow's wood...it weighs 48 grams! While not contest material, at that weight (It would be no trouble to get 10 grams out of it.), with that much wing area it is a more than adequate sport flier on four strands of 1/8" tan sport rubber, about 1-1/2 times the hook to peg length. That's quite an improvement over the die-cut days, the last 300 series model I built out-of-the-box weighed 78 grams ready to fly. Don't get me wrong, the old one flew, but not as well as this one. Interestingly enough, with enough ballast in the nose to fly well (8 bb shot) it still doesn't have enough weight in the nose to sit on the nose gear...curious. I had a minor disaster when I used a new paint pen to draw the door outlines on the fuselage. The line bled badly on the floral spray painted tissue. It looked terrible! The paint in the pen is waterproof and I was about to respray the fuselage when it occurred to me that the paint might no be alcohol proof.. Sure enough, 91% alcohol and some Q-tips took the paint right off. Unfortunately, it also took off some of the floral spray leaving a smudged outline where the bad door outline had been. I still had to re-spray the side of the fuselage but I already had markings and windows in place so I had to mask. This is where I first used Frog Tape For Delicate Surfaces. It worked beautifully and did not damage the tissue or painted surfaces at all. I would have normally used air brush frisket, but I had no spray bleeding at all with the Frog Tape. It's something I'll be using from now on. (No, that was simply a tip, not a paid commercial!) Unfortunately, the real Cessna 150 this was modeled after was written off in a hard landing accident a few years back.
hjlittmanGuillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Build08-Dec-16 14:44
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This is as far as I got with it by last night. I should have the time to finish iton Saturday, and maybe fly on Sunday.
scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:03
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:03
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:03
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:03
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:02
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:02
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Parked08-Dec-16 14:02
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scigs30Guillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Flying08-Dec-16 14:02
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Here is my RC Cessna 150 that I designed up and flying. Flew pretty nice with no trimming.
hjlittmanGuillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Build07-Dec-16 19:35
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The tissue went on the fuselage, more or less, as intended. Since the real airplane that inspired this had (It was written off in a "hard landing" in 2014.) a bare aluminum fuselage I will spray the fuselage with gloss sliver floral spray.
hjlittmanGuillows Series 300 - Cessna 150Build07-Dec-16 19:32
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Now I'm one of those showoffs that likes to wet cover half of a curved fuselage with one piece of tissue. Not easy to do with this one because the landing gear wires are sticking out and the cabin sticks up in the middle. I decided to cover with four pieces, the bottom between the landing gear legs, the sides to the center line and the top of the cabin.
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