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Author Topic: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two a never ending story)  (Read 3475 times)

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Offline Frank v B

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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two)
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2020, 05:18:27 pm »
Great Job.
I forgot I was dealing with Bruce who can solve any problem........... he creates. ;D ;D ;D

Frank

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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two)
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2020, 06:02:53 pm »
Right on... All of their hand and Dremel tools/accessories are fantastic for when creativity flows or you want to grind something down fast!

(Having seen others personal messages at the end of there posts, I have been motivated to add my own personal saying at the end of my posts. See below.






"When you don't have skill, you can try luck and/or experimentation. One should work, provided you try long enough." (A genuine Bruce Weaverism)

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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two)
« Reply #77 on: May 20, 2020, 10:54:52 am »
The following pictures depict my blue foam chine installation and hull shaping enhancement/experimentation.

I have 3 more hull sides and fronts to go. Then fiberglass the alterations as well.

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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two)
« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2020, 03:20:02 pm »
So an old dog can learn new tricks.

You will probably be referring to them as "Frank's (expletive) corners". ;) from now on.

Sorry chief.  ;D

Frank
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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two, a never ending storey)
« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2020, 12:21:55 pm »
So an old dog can learn new tricks.

You will probably be referring to them as "Frank's (expletive) corners". ;) from now on.

Sorry chief.  ;D

Frank


First, I have updated the title of this topic by adding to it '...a never ending story'.

@Frank v B , please you needn't say 'sorry' for your thoughtful observations and comments about the missing chines. 

For those who may be interested/care,  when I start a topic in TEMAC's forum, I feel it is never too late to make recommendations or comment on the subject matter I have provided, because the information can always be taken FWIW.  This time I took it, and I love the improvements I am slowly making to the model. It's a great hobby isn't it?

I have to say thank you again Frank, because what you brought to my attention about the hull shapes was what I needed to have to be brought to my attention. In my mind at the time, I new something just didn't look right each time I looked at my model.  The foam model's shape just didn't have the appeal I had experienced while building my first model of the aircraft.

The photos below illustrate the changes made so far to one of the hulls. I'll get around soon to making similar improvements to the other hull.

Trust me, I am definitely striving to have this model get into the air and fly.  Really, it will be sooner than later. (Rationale for why I have modified the topic title.)

It will fly... even if I have to rely on @Andy Hoffer assistance to have evidence of it in the air.    :) :) :) :)

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Re: Savoia Marchetti S55X (round two a never ending story)
« Reply #80 on: May 31, 2020, 12:46:52 pm »
Bruce,

Thank you for the thank you.

We all have experiences (mistakes we learned from?) in our past that can apply to stuff we see and do today.  No different than your suggestion of a smoke alarm in Vadim's workshop.  That was probably from some experience in your past*.  We can all contribute in some way.    .... and then there is Andy.  Some day we will figure out what he.... ;) ;)

...and almost 3400 hits on this topic.  We at least find your wanderings entertaining. 8)

Frank

* career fireman and 10 years in the Fire Marshall's office. 8)
Bruce knows his limitations so well he has a full fledged fire sprinkler system in his basement... or maybe because he knew that some day I was going to be doing some plumbing work in his house. ;D ;D
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 03:39:12 pm by Frank v B »
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