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Offline GuyOReilly

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Minimoa 105"
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:18:50 pm »
Building a 105" wingspan Minimoa. 
The first part was to build the full flying rudder.
Happy with the results so far.



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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 12:26:44 pm »
I love watching this stuff... thanks.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 01:52:11 pm »
Elevator started yesterday, but I did not get too far...
At least all material is sourced and ready to be cut and shaped.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:12 pm »
A lot of sanding will be required when I get back...

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 05:22:28 pm »
A bit more progress.
Stab and elevator done.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 05:23:42 pm »
The full flying rudder is light, IMO.   ;)


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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 05:25:42 pm »
A suitable wheel has been selected for the fuselage.  The plans only call for a 1/2 wheel made out of balsa.  There is sufficient room in the fuselage to hide the full wheel.

 

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 05:27:57 pm »
Now on to the fuselage.
Jig was made, wood added and glue is setting.
The stab support plate was made out of ply wood, but I cannot remove the paper from it... HAAARRRRRGGG
Any suggestions?

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 05:50:07 pm »
A bit of heat with a hair dryer?  Warm it up and slowly peel it off... maybe employ an extra set of hands.

Half a wheel... but that wouldn't roll very well... would it.

Beautiful progress.  The 3 colour rudder covering is really nice.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 08:23:59 pm »
Guy,

Great going.  Love the "Kraft" servo drawing on the plan.  It dates the kit. 8)

I will bring you a clean, 2" light foam, narrow profile wheel on Wednesday.  Please bring parts of the plane to this Wednesday's Build Class.

Anything else you need?

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 08:34:05 pm »
@Frank v B , I will bring the plan and the wheel I have.  See you Wednesday!

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 08:37:33 pm »
@davidk Thank you!  Fun build so far.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2019, 08:31:56 pm »
Today's progress, wheel and fairing.
Need to cut formers F4 and F5 for fitting; that will be a little later in the new year.

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2019, 08:15:26 pm »
More work on the Minimoa.
Not happy with the quality of the plywood I used.
The assembly is only temporary as I might buy a laser cut short kit.
I do not understand why the pictures look that way.... Frank?  Andy??
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 08:18:03 pm by GuyOReilly »

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2019, 09:30:51 pm »
Guy,

re: "I do not understand why the pictures look that way.... Frank?  Andy??"

It's just Andy messing with you from a distance.  He has the ability.... and the interest... to mess with us from the left coast. ;) ;)

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