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Old 01-20-2009, 03:00 AM
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Very nice. No mistaking it for anything other than an A-3 now.

I just noticed that John's avitar has changed. Very sad. Hopefully he is following your build from a better place.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:02 AM
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I'm afraid you're right and he's already left our Valley of Tears... I hope he's in a better place too.

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Old 01-31-2009, 03:19 AM
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Default Skywarrior : The build.

Worked on the wings tonight... As usual, they're out of 3mm Depron, with 3mm hard balsa spars glued on the intrados skin. All the wires (servos and esc.) are put in place before skinning the extrados. Starboard wing is built on the portside wing root...
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:22 AM
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Default Skywarrior : The build.

The flap servo is located in the center wing...
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:25 AM
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Default Skywarrior : The build.

The stab. is out of 6 mm depron. Leading and trailing edges are just sanded to give it a symmetrical "airfoil".
I've just to glue and sand the leading edges before starting on the nacelles... And the big work will be ended !
But she already looks like a Skywarrior !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:21 AM
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Very nice GGRN John would certainly be smilin. It's very scale looking too.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:27 AM
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Thanks... I should have start on this build earlier !
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:40 AM
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Phillipe and all:

John did pass on 1/11/09. I am his son, a 20 year Marine Corps retired Gunnery Sergeant. When I visited him during the Christmas holiday break he showed this site to me and spoke very highly of Phillipe's work and how he was watching this build.

He's soaring with the eagles now, watching us all. I know he is still watching this build too.

I will look in from time to time to watch it as well.

Thank you for your efforts Phillipe!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by John Junior View Post
Phillipe and all:

John did pass on 1/11/09. I am his son, a 20 year Marine Corps retired Gunnery Sergeant. When I visited him during the Christmas holiday break he showed this site to me and spoke very highly of Phillipe's work and how he was watching this build.

He's soaring with the eagles now, watching us all. I know he is still watching this build too.

I will look in from time to time to watch it as well.

Thank you for your efforts Phillipe!
Hello John. Welcome to WattFlyer. I never met your dad but read many of his posts on here over the past year or two. Clearly he was well liked on here and will most certainly be missed by all of us. My sympathies to you and your family.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:29 AM
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Hello John ! I'd have liked to meet your Dad... It was not inscribed in Heaven. In another life, may be. Pain fades away, Love remains !
All my sympathies to you and your family.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:12 AM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

Well... I "had fun"... Glued and sanded the balsa leading edges and wing tips before starting on the nacelles build : They're out of 3 mm (skin) and 6 mm Depron (formers).
A sheet of thin acetate is rolled on a 50 mm diam. PVC tube (thanks Michel !) before glueing some carbon (impregnated with thin CA) to avoid collapsus. Then formers are glued before skinning... Then the intake ring is built with stripes of 0,5 mm balsa before sanding... Then... When the first one is done, just do the same for the second one !
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:15 AM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

The tail cone of the nacelles needs to be carefully built to provide enough room to the EDF Microfan. I used some small carbon spars before skinning...
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:16 AM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

Pylons are just a sandwich 3mm Depron/6mm Depron/3mm Depron ; sanded after glueing...
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:20 AM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

... Nacelles are just glued under the wing. There's enough glueing surface to get a good rigidity.
Now, let's see what does she look like...
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:58 PM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

Ailerons : As usual, hinges are from polyester tracing paper... Simple and light !

Flaps : They're a bit more complex than the ailerons. The single slit flaps are small wings. They're cut from the wing before their leading edges are glued and sanded. Their plastic hinges have shift axles... The main difficulty is to get symmetric throws.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:07 AM
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Default Skywarrior, the build.

The flaps add a hint of realism to this model... Hope they'll also be efficients !
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:52 AM
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Hey Phillipe, how goes the build?
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:51 PM
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Installed radio in the fuselage (gear servo excepted) and started the boring finition sanding work. Still have to install ailerons servos, gear hatches and to mold and glue the canopy before starting on the paintjob. I'll post some new pics asap... In the same time, i'm building a 60" WS A4D Skyraider with 90 rotating retracts, flaps and arrestor hook... The shop starts looking like a new Douglas factory (i've also built a Skyhawk).
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:45 PM
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The Skyraider is one of my favorites! You have a build thread on that one somewhere?
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:59 PM
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Yes i do ! Just click on the link : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005609
I can open a new Skyraider thread on wattflyer too...
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:41 PM
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Phillipe and all:

John did pass on 1/11/09. I am his son, a 20 year Marine Corps retired Gunnery Sergeant. When I visited him during the Christmas holiday break he showed this site to me and spoke very highly of Phillipe's work and how he was watching this build.

He's soaring with the eagles now, watching us all. I know he is still watching this build too.

I will look in from time to time to watch it as well.

Thank you for your efforts Phillipe!
Sorry John, I just posted a note on Sr's member listing before I read this far. I am new to this site, but he was one of a large family that worked on the same aircraft. That family (as I'm sure this one)will miss him.

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:10 AM
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you can find some plans at traplet publications.com.the bird has a 60"wing span.takes a pair of 70mm edfs.i was aircrew at point mugu testing weapons systems from 66-69.my plans will arrive in a week,could let you know how they are.these are chris golds plans and you can get a scale canopy for this model.hope this helps some.good luck and good flying. bill morris
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Twizter68 View Post
Anyone know of kits or plans for the Whale? I am going to start a collection of flying models of all of my old squadron aircraft, and the Whale popped my cherry as an Airframer.....
chris golds plans thru traplet publications.a-3 with 60"span,use70mm edf's. good flying bill morris
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:48 PM
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Hey Phillipe....it has been some time since you have updated us. Have you finished the A-3D yet??
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:57 PM
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Not yet... Sorry. So much unexpected (good) things have happened, so i couldn't work on this project (and on some others, of course). But i hope i'll be able to finish it soon. Of course, i'll post pics of the work in progress and maiden report.
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