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Peggy Sue 2

My new build based on a 2000 design.

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Peter Miller04/08/2017 11:56:47
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Well I have started on a new model. This one is based on my old Peggy Sue, a 48" span design based on the Monocoupe and powered by an SC 30 FS.

That model was dream, It would do everything in the book and was one of those that only flew straight and level while inverted.

These are pictures of the original 30 powered version.

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So far the wing is well under way and the fuselage started.

This version will be powered by a four stroke between .40 and .48. Not quite sure yet.

I can say that it should be successful as I have already poured some blood on it on it.

Edited By Peter Miller on 04/08/2017 11:58:04

Steven Shaw05/08/2017 12:49:20
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Hi Peter - I've only been building for a couple of years and my three airplane builds have been based on slab-sided fuselages. I like the look of the rear view of this one with the stringers showing through and will be watching the thread with interest. What is the wingspan is it 48 also?

Edited By Steven Shaw on 05/08/2017 12:50:04

Peter Miller05/08/2017 12:59:28
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Hi Steven

Span is 58". for a larger engine.

The fuselage is slab sided with stringers. All built up like a Super 60. I will be posting build photos next week showing wings construction and basic fuselage. Nothing too complicated but a little more time consuming.

kc05/08/2017 14:30:13
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The original Peggy Sue was in Aviation Modeller International July 2000 and the data says it's 50 inch /1270mm.

Peter Miller05/08/2017 18:12:36
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Well it was a long time ago and I am getting senile

Braddock, VC05/08/2017 21:21:22
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Posted by Peter Miller on 05/08/2017 18:12:36:

Well it was a long time ago and I am getting senile


Peter Miller07/08/2017 12:08:21
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Well, did quite a bit of construction.

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My usual system of pinning down the lower L.E. sheet and spar capstrips followed by lower main spar with spruce joiner. Note no dihedral.

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The lower spar is shaped at the tip to allow for the later shaping.

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The spruce joner, the top spar has a similar joiner.

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Ribs, Top spar, lower trailing edge and aileron spars and tips fitted. Building board is 48" and the tips are built hanging over the ends.

Note the wing hold down plates which take the four 5mm screws and the servo mounting plate

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Close up of the centre section Holes have been drilled and counterbores made in the 1/2" ribs

Lower leading edge sheet has not yet been raised to the leading edge.

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Close up of the aileron s which are built at the same time as the wing.

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Close up of the wing tip with the 1/4" sheet tip shape fitted to the spar.. 1'8" sheet leading edge still has to be shaped to match the tip shape.

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The wing is almost complete. Centre section sheet and capstrips still to do. also aileron bellcranks etc.

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Completed tip sheeting. You need to cut a thing tapered slice out of the tip to get the sheet to conform to the slight double curvature.. The 1/8" sheet edging and tip rid stil to be fitted.

Peter Miller07/08/2017 12:11:28
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The first stage of building the fuselage. the two sides are built over the plan. The lower plywood doublers go inside the sides, the window frames are fitted after the stringers

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Peter Miller17/08/2017 13:42:11
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Well it is a coule of weeks since I added anything but have done a lot really

The fuselage is ready for covering but lets start a bit further back

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This is the basic box built from the parts shown in the last post.

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The nose with the formers ready for the turtle deck.

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Underside view of the servo rails fitted. IT is easier without the bottom sheet.

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This view shows the undercarriage mounting. Also the front plat which will have the nuts for the wing hold down screws

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The view at the tail with the slot for the tailplane and the snake exits.

Peter Miller17/08/2017 13:53:10
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To continue.

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All the stringers have been added plus the undercarriage and side windows. The fin is glued in placeand the engine mounted ready to start building the cowl.

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This detail shows my switch mount. Actually a piece of ply would be better but I am using a big heavy duty switch which needs a more complicated mount.

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The engine has the nose ring fitted with the spinner backplate glued to it. This makes sure that the end result is a perfect fit for the spinner.

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Underside view showing belly sheet and stringers

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Close up of the scrap balsa sheet to aid covering round the undercarriage legs

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Top view inside the cabin area. Plenty of room here.

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Right side of the basic cowl.

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Left side of the basic cowl Engine is removed at this stage.

Finally the cowl carved to shape and ready for any filling etc.

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Pete B - Moderator20/08/2017 10:35:08
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The member you have PM'd will get an email to their registered email address notifying them of a PM, Peter. If they don't check their emails, they'll not know. The system seems to be working properly at present.

The only other option is to put up a post on the relevant thread here asking them to check their Inbox in the hope that they look in. We mods send out a few PMs and it's not unusual for them to go unanswered.


Peter Miller31/08/2017 15:02:47
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Well Peggy Sue 2 is finished

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onetenor31/08/2017 17:13:31
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Percy Verance31/08/2017 17:43:53
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Very nice indeed Peter. A bit of Stinson influence in there maybe?

Will probably be a bit better for being a tad larger too. Should be good to see with that scheme.

Edited By Percy Verance on 31/08/2017 17:44:49

Peter Miller31/08/2017 18:10:01
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Thanks Percy. and onetenor

Actually Monocoupe influence

Edited By Peter Miller on 31/08/2017 18:12:03

Peter Miller31/08/2017 18:10:02
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Thanks Percy.

double post, sorry

Edited By Peter Miller on 31/08/2017 18:11:42

Percy Verance31/08/2017 21:01:14
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Is it likely to appear as a plan in it's own right Peter, or will it be a case of enlarging the original drawing?

I ask because I quite like the look of it......

Peter Miller01/09/2017 08:16:13
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I would expect it to be a full size plan but not for a while as Destiny is coming out this month.IT will then depend on which the editor wants to use as he has Little Miss Honky Tonk on file.

I expect it to be virtually like a high wing Ballerina in performance

Peter Miller03/09/2017 12:17:35
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We;ll Saturday turned out to be perfect so we got together for a flying session and I gopt the pflying shots of Peggy Sue thanks to Michael Morris who took the photos.

She flies like a dream. very aerobatic and quite fast and smooth.

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Fun Flyer07/03/2018 14:51:11
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Looking forward to this in ther mag Peter. I was about to start on yet another Super 60 as a replacement for my current one which has seen better days but the photo of Peggy Sue caught my eye and I may well build it instead.
I was wondering if there's any particular reason that you didn't invert the engine?.

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