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Old 01-15-2009, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by benovisoff View Post
how big is this monsterous bipe?
6 foot wing span plus, and 6 foot fuselage, it quallifies for a giant scale plane, take care, Chellie
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by R6_Infantry View Post
Hey Chellie when its done how much to ship to zip 97006?.... hahah lol
What!? The perfect plane for you is the fidget bipe. I think I have one in stock for you
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
6 foot wing span plus, and 6 foot fuselage, it quallifies for a giant scale plane, take care, Chellie
Is it a flat foamie?
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by R6_Infantry View Post
Hey Chellie when its done how much to ship to zip 97006?.... hahah lol
Shhhhhhhh This is a proto type, if it flies great, it has a very good chance of going to market, Dont Tell anyone just yet Chellie

Ps, have to figure out how to make the shipping box as small as possible to keep shipping cost down the foam does not weigh that much, its the size of the box, thats where they gets you in the wallet for shipping fees
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:31 AM
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do what i do, cut it up till it fits in a shoe box toss in some CA and say some assembly required. cant wait to see it maiden
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:37 AM
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maybe I should do that with my fidget..... Flying monkey gave me an idea, if you have two different connectors, says deans and somethin else, you can wrap them in electrical tape. Not too stupid......
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:39 AM
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I have to get either a power 10 like motor, or 12X6 prop for my T-28, because I'm power hungry. But I think that a 12X6 prop will overload the motor and fry it. The other motor is a safe bet sort of. 3 dollar prop and possibly burn out a $65 motor, or buy a $30 motor and call it a day?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:26 AM
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Hi Everyone well i did a little more work on the Biplane tonight, here is what I got done so far, Take care, Chellie

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by benovisoff View Post
Is it a flat foamie?
the wings will be flat, with a full fuselage
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:48 PM
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What are you using on the spars? I was planning on some hot glue for the profile I'm doing but I'd like to know what your using...
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:20 AM
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sweet
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by xuzme720 View Post
What are you using on the spars? I was planning on some hot glue for the profile I'm doing but I'd like to know what your using...
Hi Gary I am using everything I have here i used sumo glue and epoxy on the spars, i used 30 min epoxy on the wood frame, i used 5 min epoxy on the wing tips, I am using everything I have and its taking a lot of it Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:34 AM
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Ahh...it must be the sumo I see. Sorta looks like spackle! lol

I may just have to give one of these big foamies a go, especially if this one goes as well as the rest of your projects do.
I have plenty of full size servos, I just need to get some bigger batteries!
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:23 AM
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I even used some thick foam safe CA on the spars I am using every thing I have on this Bird
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:44 AM
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Geez Chellie, I have a used kitchen sink you can throw at it. But hey, I love the way you drew the tips using what you had on hand.

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by starcad View Post
Geez Chellie, I have a used kitchen sink you can through at it. But hey, I love the way you drew the tips using what you had on hand.
LOL I should have the wings done tomorrow, and then i will make the elevator, and then start on the fuselage i think each wing will weigh about 16oz with out the covering, maybe 20oz with the covering, I think the whole plane with out electronics, will weigh about 80 oz or less, it will be fun to see how close i come to that figure, i am just guessing right now and YEA, i have Monday off from work, Want to guess what I will be doing Monday Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:12 PM
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Chellie,
80 oz. without guts!
Your building skills have already proved you build lighter than that. (my money, 38oz airframe)
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:42 AM
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Chellie,

One more piece of advice - resist the temptation to over brace or over build as much as you can.

This is one I have a very hard time with myself. Its especially dificult when building the bigger foamies. You just know in your guts that it NEEDS that extra piece of carbon or spruce or just a little more glue or fiber glass.

Dont do it!
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by CarpenterDave View Post
Chellie,
80 oz. without guts!
Your building skills have already proved you build lighter than that. (my money, 38oz airframe)
Hi Dave I was giving myself some lee way I think each wing will be about 18 to 20 oz they are at 13 1/2oz right now, I made the elevator and rudder, i will post some pics in a bit, and show you my blooper that i made, i really am blond you know

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Chellie,

One more piece of advice - resist the temptation to over brace or over build as much as you can.

This is one I have a very hard time with myself. Its especially dificult when building the bigger foamies. You just know in your guts that it NEEDS that extra piece of carbon or spruce or just a little more glue or fiber glass.

Dont do it!
Thank you Larry, yes i have a hard time trying to resist that too Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:15 AM
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Hi Everyone well i did a little more work on the biplane, I took a break from the wings and made the Tail Feathers, the elevator is 30" long, thats bigger than some of my planes wing span the rudder is 15" tall, I added some helpers to the rudder and elevator, so the servos dont have to work too hard, here is some more progress, Take Care, Chellie

PS i tried to resist, but it needed the 3/8 x 3/8" basswood on the elevator and stabilizer as i will be doing some snap rolls with it


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Old 01-18-2009, 07:37 AM
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Talking Chellies Blooper braceing wire mount on Elevator :)

ok here is my Blooper what was i thinking Silly me, I added some basswood to the tip of the stabilizer, or so i thought, it was the elevator, I want to brace the rudder and stabilizer with some wire, and the wing tip helpers messed me up, i was thinking conventional build See, I really am Blond oh well, dont tell anyone, it will get covered with some low heat tower coat, and no one will ever know , Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:10 AM
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Hi Everyone Well, i dont think i will be using the black color on this plane, black soaks up heat, and foam does not like heat Soooo I am going to make it white with red and black strips, and maybe a little pink in there It should look something like this, as far as colors go. Take care, Chellie


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Old 01-18-2009, 01:22 PM
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Nahhh, I think the Blooper was because of the cold.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:24 PM
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Hi Chellie
I came for a visit to see how you are doing. It may sound like I'm a copy cat, but I started my Pitts last summer. It is also a 6 foot wing, but are build up wings. Here is a picture of when I started. Still don't have it finished. I tend to jump around from one project to another.

I'll be around to see how you do with yours.

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:34 PM
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those are so nice. I want the little one!
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