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Schweizer 1-26E ~ 1/2.5-scale Kit by Peter Goldsmith (Build thread by JimD)

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  • Ohhh, that's looking really really good Jim.

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    • Looking great Jim, just a week left, light those Oil Lamps

      Jeremy
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      • Canopy is glued to the frame...I always hate that job.

        Meantime back at the ranch, the lights are on and stuff wiggles!

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        • Jim, your build is an inspiration! I am so stoked to get started on mine, soon as I get it back from HH AeroTow! What width is needed for the rudder arm? 3"?

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          • Lights and WIggles are good! Looking good, Get that Iron warmed up......

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            • Bryan, the rudder horn has 3" spacing. We are using a Spektrum A6265 servo on the rudder and the H9 4" dual arm has 3" spacing on its inner holes. Guess I could have trimmed it down.

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              • Pgoldsmith
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                A note to all builders, remember, remember. remember to attach the rudder horn to the rudder before you glue the rudder to the fin.. Ask me why I know this :-)

              • JimD
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                Wisdom comes when you have paid the tuition for knowledge!

            • Functional scale aftermarket parts coming soon from Aviation Concepts for Peter Goldsmith's 40% design Schweizer 1-26.
              Thanks to my Representative Jim D. for supplying the dimensions. Also Thank You Pete for designing this American Soaring Legend!

              As you saw in an earlier post 40% decals will be available too.

              See the attached PDF files for the....

              Sketch 1 - Scale tail wheel assemby (formed aluminum and tig welded, screw mounted and includes scale hockey puck rubber wheel)

              Sketch 2 - Scale aftermarket heavy duty nose skid 1/4" thick aluminum including rubber shock blocks and screws.

              Sketch 3 - Scale wing tip skids... "Schweizer's trade mark look for the 1-26" (spring steel music wire with mounting strap and formed bracket jig tig welded. Includes scale hockey puck rubber wheels, mounting blocks and hardware)
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              Last edited by gunny11; 03-15-2018, 08:28 PM. Reason: Revised Sketch 1

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              • Here is the installation of the tailwheel using the included kit parts and a 1" DuBro wheel (DUB100TW)

                Cut slots in aft fuselage bottom just in front of the last fuselage former. Plywood sides straddle the 3/8" bottom fuselage stringer. Need to add 1/16" to each wheel mount to account of the width of the wheel. We did this by using a double thickness of the 1/32" plywood scrap material.

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                • Nice Jim. I revised Sketch 1 two posts up reflecting the tail wheel location and installation.
                  Last edited by gunny11; 03-15-2018, 09:50 PM.

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                  • Aileron and elevator control horns are cut from 1/32" G10 sheet. The pairs need to be laminated together to make 1/16" thick horns. Lightly sand one side, clean with thinner, and use CA or epoxy to join.

                    Since the slot in the ailerons is not that deep, we drilled holes on the inside to help keep them glued in place. Covering was applied to the bottom side of the ailerons, then the horns were installed, and then the covering was applied to the top. Same thing was done for the elevator.

                    We modified the aileron controls horns as pictured so they would fit into the slots in the ailerons.

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                    • Spent most of yesterday attaching the root ribs to the wings and mating the wings to the fuselage, plus, finish sanding and cleaning up in preparation for covering.
                      Here is a little glimpse of what I am doing with the color scheme. Will be the same design as Peter's prototype, but in different colors. BAse color is UltraCoat Cream with True Red and Black trim.

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                      • Looking great Jim, can't wait to see it in person and behind my Pawnee!

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                        • Rounding 3rd base... headed for home

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                          • WOW! Awesome Job! The cream and red looks Fantastic!

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                            • Keep in mind that the plane I am building is from the second set of parts cut from the original drawings and not the version that was used for the current run of kits. Peter did modifications and refinements to the design as he built his prototype, but my parts were cut before he even started on his wings. This is why my aileron horns had to be modified and is not something that will be required of the kit builders. Aside form the horns, a
                              dditional refinements continued to be made as I progressed through my build over the following month to make sure that the kit builders will have an even smoother time building their models.

                              Here you can see that the shape of the horns for the ailerons has been changed to match the slots they fit into.

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