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

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  • #91
    Mike, Mike, Mike... pictures are so last century. Video. Now that’s the stuff...

    https://www.facebook.com/ScaleSoarin...eric&ref=notif
    Team JR Air ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

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    • ARUP
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      I'm a 'vintage' kind of guy so still photos work for me! lol The vid was nice! I still wonder how you got that 'bum' to hold that model!
      Awesome, Peter! Who towed?

    • Swiss1
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      From what I heard Ali was the Tow Pilot!

  • #92
    Well, There You Go! Congratulations Peter. Awesome!
    You Da Man.....

    very nice color scheme. Can't wait to build one of these for myself.

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    • #93
      Here is a picture looking straight up into the slot that we made for the scale tow release. Note the 1/16" wide slots for the sides of the release mechanism.

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      We worked on the wheel mount, the plywood surround needs to be sanded smooth with the insides of the wheel well sides so it doesn't rub as it turns. Wheel used is a DuBro 1/3-scale Cub wheel.

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      ...and we got our covering order in from Jeremy (aka Swiss1) owner of the Model Box Hobby Shop...thanks Jeremy!!!

      Going to go with Ultracote Cream as the base color, will have sort of a vintage look!

      Spektrum A7050 Thin-wing servos and Hangar 9 control arms as for the spoilers. All other servos are standard size and will be using Spektrum A6265 for ailerons, elevator and an A6150 on the tow release.

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      Last edited by JimD; 02-14-2018, 05:17 PM.
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      • ErichS
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        They do make 10 meter rolls you know

      • JimD
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        Unfortunately there are no 10 meter rolls of Cream.

    • #94
      Beautiful work Jim. I can't wait to see her fly !!

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      • #95
        Thank's for the shameless commercial Jim

        Jeremy
        SCCAAA TT TN

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        • Steve P
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          It's not shameless when he does it! ;-)

      • #96
        Canopy frame was assembled so we could then move on to making the retractable hatch latch.

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        Used brass tube, spring, wheel collars, wire, and Sullivan pushrod to make hatch latch assembly.

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        Once the inside details were completed, we started on sheeting the bottom of the fuselage.

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        • ARUP
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          Don't trust those wheel collars! Solder them in place. Will it be ready for your March event?

      • #97
        Sheeting progresses piece by piece, panel by panel.

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        • #98
          Now for the other side...wheeeee!!!

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          • #99
            Awesome Jim. Your tow release is looking really good. Nice clean workmanship, like it belongs there.

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            • More work on side two.

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              The front section of the fuselage needs to been done in planks about 1/2" wide, but to start, we used a strip 3/4" wide and run from F5 to F1 following the line of the plywood fuselage side between F4 and F5.


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              Here is what things looked like after sanding on side one.

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              • Nice! Wow......

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                • Planking with wood glue takes a little time, glue a strip and wait...glue another strip and wait...

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                  • Tango Juliet
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                    Are you still using the Speed Bond?

                  • JimD
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                    Yes, really getting that love that stuff!

                • Planking on bottom of fuselage is now all finished out.

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                  • While that planking glue sets, we moved on to the fin construction. The ribs are set at an angle to the fin trailing edge, so the ribs were lightly sanded to match that angle. Both the leading edge 1/4" square and the laser cut 1/4" thick balsa were matched to the plans and position for the ribs marked. Then the ribs were glued to the trailing edge using an angle gauge. Once set, the leading edge stick was added and then the assembly was clamped so as to maintain alignment of all the parts with the plan.

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                    • Again, the fin spars run at an angle to the notches in the ribs. Each side of the rib notches were lightly sanded to this angle. The fin was clamped to the bench using the fin trailing edge. The soars were then glued to each side end the fin was checked to make sure the leading edge was in line with the center of the trailing edge.

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