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Thread: Oodalally
12/03/2019 10:52:34

Some of those without formed wrinkles and bumps look nice and smooth, just right for us but they have a vertical moulding seam. The shops own brand cola and lemonade bottles may be good for motor cowls they're so big

12/03/2019 08:15:29

Hi Levanter,

I made several canopies before settling on this one and found that I had to stuff the plug in to the bottle the opposite way to what I thought was logical. The rear of the canopy plug goes in the bottle towards the neck. Once the initial plug was carved I added about 3/4" to the rear end then shaped to match, this gave me plenty to cut off whilst removing the wrinkles.
I tried Aldi and Lidl fruit juice bottles but the Frosty Jack cider turned out well

11/03/2019 21:08:57

Hmm. Right well I used LE stock and have only smoothed it. Hope it's okay, I still have to learn to fly (with another plane or two) and looks like I have lots to learn about building too.

10/03/2019 21:17:08

img_20190310_210143.jpgimg_20190310_205712.jpgimg_20190310_205618.jpgimg_20190310_205551.jpgimg_20190310_205539.jpgWell the covering is nearly finished. The canopy was formed over a balsa die, the donor plastic is courtesy of a Frosty Jack cider bottle (left by one of numerous alcy's in the area)img_20190310_210143.jpg

22/02/2019 18:53:00

It does, thanks.

22/02/2019 16:21:32

Peter, I have a question about the plan and the article if I may. In the article you mention 1/2" aileron tips but no mention of them in the plans. How much of the tips are shaped from balsa? Do I change direction of the grain in relation to the TE stock? Are they shaped the match aileron profile?

22/02/2019 13:14:20

Thanks. It's Hobby King film. A swine to separate from the backing but so far, no white lines that are often warned about

22/02/2019 12:22:30

Just got a proper sealing iron. Easier to handle than hers. So this is the result, tail ready to fit

Edited By MikeE on 22/02/2019 12:25:36

Thread: Found you at last
14/02/2019 08:47:57

We have a Works in town, I'll pick one up. my mat is currently shared since our son started plastic models. I have a good piece of MDF left over from shelving his room that I built Oodalally on. Will what's available locally for the cork tiles

Thread: Oodalally
13/02/2019 21:18:22

Now that opens up many possibilities. Thanks.

13/02/2019 20:47:30

img_20190213_203402.jpgMade a couple of canopies today. Not sure which one I prefer yet. Aldi orange squash and Aldi fresh orange bottles. The squash bottle is framed using strips cut from a can discarded by one of the local alky's img_20190213_203311.jpg

Thread: Found you at last
13/02/2019 20:43:15

img_20190213_203402.jpgWas just looking around at prices and found a magnetic board. Anyone used one?
I made a couple fo canopies for my latest project. Not sure which I'll go for yet img_20190213_203311.jpg

13/02/2019 18:39:52

Thanks for the welcome smiley I've managed to changed my moniker, thanks for the guide. I'm from Coventry, but I can be quite chatty. I have been using "the" ironing board for covering but reckon I'll find a used one laying around the streets here. Don't balsa building boards end up chopped to bits, lumps missing, bruised?

Thread: Oodalally
12/02/2019 23:01:54

Saw your posts earlier in the thread D. Don't you fly from an aircraft carrier? From what I've read here and about, my gut feeling about these plans was pretty good. I've looked at hundreds of various sorts on Aerofred but this looked an easy enough build and I like the styling a lot

12/02/2019 22:32:01

I have 2 young ladies in the house, nail varnish remover is in good supply

12/02/2019 22:30:44

Sounds like that's the route I'm taking Nigel. The tail is all built up so not left with any choice. It doesn't look too tricky and it's a lot stiffer than other stuff I've covered with the household iron

Thread: Found you at last
12/02/2019 21:59:03

owdo all wink I'm trying to work out how to change my user name. It's Mike by the way.
Well I find myself in with more planes than flying hours and needing to join a club which is in hand.
Built my first RC glider back when I was about 15 but never really flew it as I couldn't afford micro servo's as in the late 70's they were quite expensive if I remember right. Bikes, beer, birds, bikes, family, bikes etc. Now I'm rekindling that old interest and started a kit build last year, the hobby king Piper cub, hoping to fly it this year once I've got my wings.
An offer came up of the remains of old fella's estate. Among it was a Flair Black Magic. I've converted the old servo plugs, new Rx, engine stripped and checked. Now just waiting for a calm day to re-maiden her since she was in his loft for 30+ years.
We came by a handy source of free correx in a bright shade of yellow, so another piper and a Flite Test depron "Bloody baron" also in correx.
Other planes part completed, others crashed but salvageable.
I have to work around the family as we seem to be that odd sort that actually eat at their dining table. So the building board has to make way for plates and people. My bike is currently topless in the garage, needing new valve seats, guides, valves, so it's impossible to build wooden anything in there.
Currently building the Peter Miller plan "Oodalally". I downloaded the pdf and printed the tiled plan, stuck it all together, twice so I have templates. Apart from designing, it's my first full scratch build. I then found this forum and Peter's thread about the plane and that Sarik do a laser cut wood pack. Ah well, it's all good therapy. lots of building techniques to learn along with the technical aspects.

Cheers. Mike

Thread: Oodalally
12/02/2019 20:51:13

Well the only complaint so far about using her iron is that she quite rightly says "they're improving every time" "you'd do do much better with a proper tool". So a prolux iron is on it's way

12/02/2019 19:12:35

The piece of ply is cut and slotted for the wheel bracket, all ready to go in. Waiting for a new iron and the white covering, a change of underwear, a few days checking, re-checking, checking the rechecked checks and then covering will start. Brimming with confidence I am hahaha

12/02/2019 18:55:42

Sorry I was replying to Peter regarding the open tail end. Yes the first picture is down the length of the leading edge of the wing

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