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Offline GuyOReilly

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2021, 06:44:04 PM »
@pmackenzie love Old Timer planes.
Great looking bird you have there.
Transparent covering you said?
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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2021, 05:41:28 PM »
Covering started.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2021, 09:53:10 PM »
Wings and fuselage nearly done.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2021, 08:33:21 AM »
Plane looks great!
Should be very visible in the air and on water (solid or liquid...)
Have a great day!
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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2021, 06:15:04 PM »
Thanks, Guy.

A bit more progress; moving bits covered and being hinged.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2021, 06:49:44 PM »
Tip floats covered. I'm now working on mounting them. (No instructions)

Tail surfaces hinged and glued in place.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2021, 08:46:46 PM »
The upright supports/struts for the tip floats simply fit through a slot in the servo covers, but there is nothing to hold them in place, nor is there any indication of how deep in they should rest.

I approximated the depth from another similar model, and I built hardwood boxes to hold the supports/struts in place. After careful measuring and fitting, and ensuring that I would still have access to the servos, screws, etc., everything was glued together.

I painted the supports/struts, and the power pod. Both were brush-coated with a clear gloss-finish sealing finish.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2021, 11:45:25 AM »
Holes drilled for access to servos.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2021, 11:47:25 AM »
Motor pod epoxied in place, and all wiring st up. This is a simple 4-channel model, so there was nothing difficult to wire nor program.

The model is basically finished, except for balancing (needs nose weight) and decals.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2021, 12:00:22 PM »
Elegant solution for the access to the servo screws.
Model looks fantastic.  :D
Have a great day!
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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2021, 12:18:24 PM »
Thanks, Guy!

The model is finished, except for balancing, and (aileron, elevator and rudder) throws.

4 weeks of building fun!

I hope to maiden it this coming week.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2021, 03:54:19 PM »
Balanced, throws adjusted, ready for maiden.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2021, 07:49:48 PM »
It was a bit cold today, but with a blue sky and the sun shining, and light winds, so this model airplane was maidened.

It took-off, flew and landed great! It's a slightly heavy plane, but has plenty of power. I did a few rolls, and was able to cruise at half-throttle.

The second flight was even easier.

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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2021, 08:30:59 PM »
Congratulations on a successful first flight and many more to come.
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Re: ValuePlanes Seagull
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2021, 08:47:03 PM »
Congrats Michael. 

What was it?  Box of wood to first flight in 30 days.  Covid ain't all bad.
Great winter colours.

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