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Old 07-11-2013, 09:45 PM
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Alright after taking the boy to 3 fire work shows and 4 BBQ's to the lake swimming 3 times and to a kids birthday party he is finaly tired and wants to hang around the house for a couple days .This means i can get back to building. First tho i have pictures of my wire bender for Gramps . These are all 1/4 inch round steel pins and the block is 3/4 inch thick and 3in x 3 in. The handle is 14 inches long again with 1/4 inch pins . The pin and hole on the handle are 1/2 inch apart center to center and from pin to pin on the steel block are 7/8 apart center to center . You clamp the block in a vice and bend away to gear up to 3/16 .It came with a smaller block but bigger pins and a loooong big handle but its for 1/3 scale stuff and i used it once in 30 years. The handle is 1/2x1/2 sq stock and the pin sticks out 5/8 on the handle but they stick out 1 inch on the block of steel. joe
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:01 PM
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I was putting in the ply for my nose gear late at night and most with some commen sence would have screwed the nylon landing gear mounts on before epoxying it in but noooo iam a glutten for punishment and glued the ply in first. lol In the picture the top is screwed already and the bottom nylon piece i used a scrap piece of rod to line it up then used ca to hold it still to the ply plate so i dont have to try and mark it and drill it. I bought one of the swivel handled skill drills 4 year back and it gets in most tight spots for drilling and screwing stuff to gether ,has a light too! I think it was under 16 bucks but it has saved my butt many times when i do things like this. I am sharing my mistakes in this build because most of these builds they dont let anyone know, but it also shows how to fix my mistakes along the way and it all can be fixed easy Now that this is mounted i can finish the last bit of sheeting on the nose and it will be a roller real soon. The last picture shows me doing it the hard way by reaching my hand inside the fuse and screwing the screws in. The round thing at the tip of my screw bit is a rare earth magnet so the screw stays on. joe
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:01 PM
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The first one is for gramps . I can roll it around the house now.lol When you screw into ply you pre drill the screw holes first then put the screws in ,now take them back out and put one drop of thin ca in each hole to make the treads very hard then screw them in for the last time so they wont work loose ever . joe
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:38 PM
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Joe,

Looking good, I appreciate the fact that you had to correct a mistake after you glued part of your build into place.... I can tell you that you are not the only one

And wheels... hmmm. I kept thinking this bird would have pontoons like the shot below. For some reason I thought seaplanes were you thing.

I also like that contraption for wire bending, I marvel at the solid simplicity. The more modern bender I have doesn't compare in materials or design

...anyway have a great weekend. I hope to hit the building board tonight too.

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:52 AM
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[QUOTE=road king 97;916669]The first one is for gramps . I can roll it around the house now.lol When you screw into ply you pre drill the screw holes first then put the screws in ,now take them back out and put one drop of thin ca in each hole to make the treads very hard then screw them in for the last time so they wont work loose ever . joe[/QUOte

Joe thanks for the pic of the wire bender in use I was kinda scratching my head in the first pic's you posted. I have a steel welder donwn the street I will see what he can make one up with his scrap left overs.

Your build is coming along great and glad you took the time to wear out your son. Bet ya you had fun yourself.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:30 PM
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That picture was the last bend in my nose gear Gramps .The hole in the handle on mine is a little loose now after 25 years but it still bends wire realy well and someone will still be using it long after iam gone . You know the old saying (they dont make them like they use to). lmao I did have fun with my son and we are still going out in the days but i can finaly get back to building after all the stuff on the 4th. Forge dont worry iam putting a extra piece of ply in my fuse for my floats later. I like the one you posted and the duel wheels on the rear of the floats. .I always wanted to build retracts in floats but on a Ivans plane it would be just to much extra weight. Iam waiting for you to start your next build thread Forge the last one was great. joe
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:47 PM
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While its to warm in my workshop this week i have been buying parts plus looking for a color for mine .The horrizon hobby Twin otter is the US Airforce colors and i wanted a US color but not the same so i found the US Army Golden Knights sky diving twin otter . It has alot of black and a skull crossbones on the rudder and thats a big plus in my book. lol
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:59 PM
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Look what I found while looking around! Subscribed.

Remember if you need any glue tips to let me know. I got plenty of them! I think I have cornered the market on glue by now!

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Originally Posted by kingconsulting View Post
Look what I found while looking around! Subscribed.

Remember if you need any glue tips to let me know. I got plenty of them! I think I have cornered the market on glue by now!

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Ha Ha glad to have you onboard . After seeing your first build i bought stock in a couple glue companys and still tease you about it. lmao You have become a good builder and cant wait till you start a few of these threads. joe
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Been a while since I have been here and missed a lot of my Wattfyer friends I hope we havenít lost any like many of my older friends these last few years , Joe
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I've seen tons and tons and tons and tons of positive reviews of Ivan's plans and the builds. That's exactly why I ordered my Partenavia plans so far back I couldn't even tell you. I built 75% of the fuselage and was thrilled. Then I went to build the forward fuselage/canopy section. Absolutely NOTHING was even a reasonably usable close fit. OK. No problem. Move on the the stabs. Again, NOTHING in the horizontal or vertical stab plans was usable. I didn't even bother cutting any parts for the wings. The partial fuse has been sitting on the shelf for many years now. I still want to finish it someday but I'll have to design a forward fuselage/canopy section to fit. I'll lift the stab and wing designs from some other kit. Again, I know Ivan has done some fantastic plans but the Partenavia isn't one of them. Hand drawn plans with sections/parts that are not to any scale even to the plans they're drawn on are useless. The dearth of online build posts of the Partenavia in relation to all the other plans builds are likely a good indication. Search for positive builds on his other plans and they go on and on. Not sure what was happening with him when he drew up the Partenavia plans though. I don't know. Maybe the plans I got were early escape unedited pre-release version? I'd sure love to finish this bird some day. I'll have to do the rest of the design myself though. I know I'm spoiled by CAD designed plans but I was hoping these Partenavia plans would be at least reasonably usable. I in no way mean this to be bad mouthing Ivan and his plans. I'd just suggest any of his plans other than the Partenavia. I've very SERIOUSLY considered getting the Twin Otter plans based on all the positive reviews and may very well do that if I ever knock out all the builds in front of starting yet another project.

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