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Author Topic: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build  (Read 625 times)

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Offline Andy Hoffer

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2018, 05:25:25 pm »

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 07:17:24 pm »
So I have not had much of a chance to work on the Beech lately. Been busy with grandaughter and Easter and all. But I got back to building and covering. I am using parklite silver to cover it after using 1/32 sheet on the top and bottom of the fuse. Parklite is really nice to work with but even with that, silver and compound curves, yikes. I did the sunscreen on the nose, but it is awful and I will redo it or maybe just paint it, it should be flat black anyway. retracts should be in this week so I can get going on finishing the wing. BTW, the control surfaces are not glued yet, hence the gaps. all the servos and linkages are in. Used goldenrod with cable .
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 07:21:44 pm by octagon »
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2018, 08:29:11 pm »
Go Rob!  I love the bones of a nice stick plane.

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 06:54:20 pm »
Well, got to work covering today. I don't like covering much really, and this little number is a mass of compound curves. Also notice that they decided to paint the thing white on top of the fuse, but instead of stopping the white above or below the windows, they brought it 1/2 way down the windows. That may have been easy to paint but it is a bugger to do with Monocote, at least for me. The wing is built, but not sheeted or motors installed so that will be the next order of business. This little guy is proving to be a real challenge. I should have the retracts soon, which will allow me to finish the nacelles and then cover the wing. Oh no, the nacelles, more compound curves both to sheet and then to cover, yikes.
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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2018, 08:52:25 pm »
@octagon

It looks really good Rob!!

Maybe your buddies at CKYZ tower might let you use 33 for the maiden flight!!   8)

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2018, 11:06:24 pm »
I just need them to look at it with binoculars so they think it is full scale. Otherwise I doubt I will get clearance.
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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2018, 09:24:14 am »
Don't forget to leave some wiring for an FPV system! Imagine the view from a camera on top of the fuse  :D

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2018, 10:11:25 am »
Awesome Rob!!!

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Re: Rob's Beech 18 Expeditor Build
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2018, 04:46:28 pm »
Great work Rob!