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12-31-2013 04:33 PM  4 years agoPost 1
eyefly3d

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Finally got to get started on the fuse, approach engineering super cobra for the swift. As Dr Tim says, wood is good. I decided to build the mechanics box first then install the sides, instructions outline doing it either way. So far the parts fit is excellent and makes a very strong but lightweight box. More to come soon.

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12-31-2013 05:33 PM  4 years agoPost 2
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Sure looks EASY !!

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12-31-2013 05:38 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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He said wood...

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12-31-2013 07:46 PM  4 years agoPost 4
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Is this the Long awaited 60size???

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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12-31-2013 09:00 PM  4 years agoPost 5
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Not the 60 size, I did plan on building that one when it came out but the budget said otherwise. A little more progress for now.

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12-31-2013 09:18 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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Make sure to build the canopy ON the model!! Otherwise it won't fit properly ..

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12-31-2013 09:35 PM  4 years agoPost 7
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Thanks doc, will do. Haven't made it that far yet. Any other tips would be most appreciated.

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01-01-2014 12:07 AM  4 years agoPost 8
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Nose sheeting and blocks glued on. Really dreading all the sanding to come but will be worth it in the end. This kit really does build fast.

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01-01-2014 12:35 AM  4 years agoPost 9
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Glue some 60 grit sandpaper to a 1"x 2" piece of wood about 12" long .. This is perfect for rough sanding the long curves (Block Sanding) Sure makes Quick work of it! When your reading for glassing I like to use Polycrylik (Not sure of the spelling) and 1/2 oz. cloth .. Polycrylic is a water based wood sealer that works perfect for glassing, dries overnight and is paintable.

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01-01-2014 07:05 AM  4 years agoPost 10
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I'll keep that in mind, I've got one of the great planes easy sanding bars that works great but it's only 11 inches long. Got the majority of the nose sanded, that's all for today. Happy New Year all

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01-04-2014 06:08 PM  4 years agoPost 11
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Suprise Package should arrive today!! Enjoy ..

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01-05-2014 02:57 AM  4 years agoPost 12
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It didn't show up today, I'm sure it will be Monday,

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01-06-2014 10:51 PM  4 years agoPost 13
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Got the package today, thanks again Dr Tim

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01-07-2014 12:58 PM  4 years agoPost 14
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Wow
Nice looking kit keep us update on the progress.. Jay

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01-10-2014 04:46 AM  4 years agoPost 15
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A bit more progress. Got the nose rough sanded, a bit of filler and final shaping left and the raised tail built and installed.

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01-10-2014 05:08 AM  4 years agoPost 16
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That's looking really good! Keep up the good work.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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01-10-2014 11:22 PM  4 years agoPost 17
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Could you post some pictures of the inside of the fuse? Showing the positions of the triangle stock. Curious as to how far back you went with it in the tail.

Thanks

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01-11-2014 03:46 AM  4 years agoPost 18
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Here ya go jimm, it goes back almost all the way on the bottom of the fuse. I can't get a good pic of the bottom cause its already sheeted. Hope that helps.

Chris

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01-11-2014 04:20 AM  4 years agoPost 19
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Thank you Chris. That will help as I have been trying to decide how far back to add it. Hard to tell from the manual and drawing. Your build looks good, need to get back to mine.

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01-11-2014 07:35 AM  4 years agoPost 20
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Yeah I had the same issue. I put the triangle stock anywhere that the sheeting went being careful to not place it where the sides of the plywood box attached to the sides of the fuselage. I found it easier to add the bottom triangle stock after I glued the box to the sides. One other suggestion is don't add the ply canopy rail stiffeners in the nose until after joining the sides with the forward bulkheads. It's much easier to bend the sides without them.

Starting to look like a heli.

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