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KiwiKid10/05/2018 07:02:40
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Really been enjoying your build Greg. I have just finished a slap together semi scale powered sloper as a bit of a practice for building a bigger Vulcan when I can fit it in the build queue.

You have probably seen this presentation, but it has some really nice pics included: **LINK**

Greg Minden10/05/2018 15:07:33
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Thanks for your observation Chris. For most gyros it would be correct to place it on or near the CG but i chose this one because it will work away from the CG. Critical that it be located on the centerline though. Just plan on using the rudder function - and nws.

Greg Minden10/05/2018 15:10:52
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KiwiKid - thanks. I didn't know anyone was watching. Thanks too for the link. Great pictures. I had a chance to sit in the left seat of the Vulcan back in the 70s. I was struck by how small the cockpit was for the pilots. G.

Scott Edwards 210/05/2018 20:41:58
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Watching very closely Greg! I've built one for PSS. I would have loved to have built a full EDF one, but expense and lack of a decent runway killed that. Very interesed in watching yours grow 👍
Greg Minden24/05/2018 23:47:46
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img_20180517_182409.jpgimg_20180517_182541.jpgimg_20180517_182634.jpgA little progress made: A couple servos installed. Tailpipes painted and tried out the color on some hatches. Canopy painted - crew installed img_20180523_202344.jpgtoo.

Greg Minden18/06/2018 19:12:04
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le2.jpgLeading edges and wingtips added. I decided to do a wingspan measurement and had a big surprise. This "78 inch" wingspan aircraft actually measures 83 inches. Wow - free inches! It was built right on the plans too. Nobody tell TN or he will want to charge more for it Ha Ha.le1.jpg

Greg Minden24/06/2018 19:03:10
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img_20180623_194820.jpgimg_20180623_140924.jpgimg_20180622_145115.jpgso the inlet and spinal work proved a bit challenging.

Worked out ok though. Now for some serious glassingimg_20180621_151615.jpg

Scott Edwards 224/06/2018 22:36:36
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You're definitely on the home straight now ! I will measure mine tomorrow and see if it's grown 😃
It's not an easy build is it !

Greg Minden25/06/2018 02:28:34
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Scott - this is the hardest build i have ever done - especially with the warped ply pieces and all. Craig Cox is also building one and his also measured out at 83". It will be interesting to see how yours is. Greg

KiwiKid25/06/2018 02:52:37
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Very nice work Greg - really starting to look Vulcanish now.

I have been enjoying a very detailed account of the development of the Vulcan in this book by Tony Blackman. So much (like powered control surfaces etc) was new to them at the time and seeing how they overcame problems is very engaging. For example, the cranked wing l/e was introduced to combat buffeting at high mach numbers which threatened to scupper the whole programme.

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Greg Minden30/08/2018 00:39:18
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graphics.jpgThis is the spackling , filling and sanding stages before glassing. Got my graphics from Callie. Yay!sept.jpg

Engine Doctor30/08/2018 08:59:55
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Wonderful !yes

KiwiKid30/08/2018 10:12:43
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You are making a splendid job of my favourite plane Greg - really looking great.

Greg Minden12/11/2018 22:17:41
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Painting is done!paint done.jpg

KiwiKid13/11/2018 13:44:47
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Woot woot! Awesome job Greg. Now comes the fun part - putting on the decals.

I have been having endless fun with my parky pusher Vulcan.

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Craig Carr13/11/2018 17:36:22
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c6bac5a4-f403-4519-b248-8f8920a093e4.jpegLooks great Greg... very well done.

Mines waiting for it’s white coat (just done the tail as a tester)... I’m probably going to have to wait till the spring to get back into my spray booth (aka the back garden )sad

Wish I had the same Nevada climate that you have hot

Callsign Tarnish13/11/2018 17:56:59
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Hi Greg, is the build as per the plan? I only ask as the nose profile looks too long and slender for scale.
Craig Carr13/11/2018 18:05:55
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Mine is to plan and I’m sure Greg said he’s followed the plan exactly...on my photo I think the image is squashed/distorted

Here’s another taken after planking the nose img_2400.jpg

Greg Minden13/11/2018 19:28:27
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Yup. Built right on the plan. The nose looks different in every picture i guess due to camera effects. LV weather today was low 38 , high 60.

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