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Build Thread, Page :  1   2   3   4   5  [ 6 ]  7   8   9   10  (188 posts, 20 posts per page, 10 pages in total) [ < Prev ] [ Next > ]
Huey V77, Image # 3812017 Mar 17 08:24

Strange stuff.
Huey V77, Image # 3811917 Mar 17 08:23

Trying out this stuff EZE-Dope, not sure if I like it yet.
Huey V77, Image # 3811817 Mar 17 08:22

Two coats of sealer, filling next.
biplane guy, Comment for image # 3810616 Mar 17 16:02
Well done, Huey.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3810615 Mar 17 15:53
Twenty extra mph sounds about right for a high-powered racer like the Gee Bee. In a race, that can make a lot of difference between success and second place.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3810614 Mar 17 13:17
I like your wheel pants too.
Don C, Comment for image # 3810614 Mar 17 12:28
They look more like trousers than pants. Nice job.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3810614 Mar 17 11:11
My best uneducated guess that the wheel pants got it a 20 mph increase in speed.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3810613 Mar 17 22:55
They look super. Stream line wheel pants or eliminating the extra pants mass. Which makes the the aircraft faster? Wonder if they tested this?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3810613 Mar 17 13:29
Beautiful job, Huey. The smooth contours really show through.
Huey V77, Image # 3810613 Mar 17 12:29

Prefiled and ready for paint.
Huey V77, Image # 3810112 Mar 17 15:04

Big wheel pants....
Don C, Comment for image # 3809011 Mar 17 17:23
Huey, was that Bob Odegard by any chance originally from southern Minnesota?
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3809010 Mar 17 20:53
Sorry about your buddies... Thanks for the Ecardmodels website tip.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3809010 Mar 17 19:26
No, I haven't posted any. I have 300+ Fiddlers Green items. When I was board, while in Afghanistan (5 months) I'd build some of them. Then I found Ecandmodels, much better models. They even have the F2G that my frend Dick Becker flew (Race 74). Unfortunately Bob Odegard was killed with it a couple of years ago (also a friend).
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3809010 Mar 17 15:26
Thanks Huey. Huey - you mentioned paper models - did you post pics on VA somewhere of your paper and cardmodels (if so, what aircraft are they under?)- I thought I saw some somewhere but I can't find them. I would like to try a couple of those, I even had previously printed out "Fiddlers Green" website of their "early flying machines" models, pics and history. They only take paypal and you have to order on line. I can't even find their address or phone number ... Any Hobby shops in the USA or Canada sell their models?
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3809010 Mar 17 11:57
Woodie, I have 65# paper card stock that I use for paper models. I made a pattern first. Made a copy out of 1/32 sheet balsa. Sprayed the out side with Windex. Attached the sheet with C/A to the top stringer and wrapped with blue painters tape (it comes off easier). Then I used Tight Bond to finish gluing after the sheet had dried. The 1/32 sheet pulled back easy and didn't break. Had one small piece to fill in at the bottom.
Don C, Comment for image # 3809310 Mar 17 10:49
Looking good.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3809010 Mar 17 10:06
Huey - how did you do the fuse sheeting? did you soak it in water first, then tape it on and let it dry, and then glue it? or did you glue it on when the wood was wet? What glue did you use? did you glue along all of the former and longeron edges?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3809309 Mar 17 15:35
Beautiful job, Huey. Liked your approach to the sheeting. Skye
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