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Chris Bott - Moderator05/04/2011 21:46:59
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er... yes maybe. Now I have to tackle the bits that made me switch back to the wing. Namely what to do around the nose and getting a V tail seated correctly and straight.
Andy Muckley05/04/2011 22:09:46
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Hi Chris looking great but i think i'll stick to the plan as it's my first build, but it just shows how different you can make it. Brilliant pal, i'll be happy with a webbit that fly's.
I have a question about the under carrage, do you need it or would it be ok to hand launch as it is a small model ?
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator05/04/2011 22:38:02
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Hi Andy,
 
you'd have no problem hand launching the WebBit. The only slight downside is that belly landings do tend to take a bit of a toll on the covering - but she'll be fine, just make sure any seams in the lower covering face backward and you might have to freshen up the under fuse covering every now and then.
 
Chris - nice work - looking good
 
BEB

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Chris Bott - Moderator05/04/2011 22:48:16
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I agree with BEB Andy, hand launching will be no problem and lighter. Do try to keep the weight down while building. I'm undecided about an U/C myself yet.
 
Time to stop tonight.
I've only added some snake supports and the rear decking.
Here's a few shots including a couple showing how different a "VeeBit" looks.
 




 
Chris Bott - Moderator06/04/2011 18:06:07
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It seems that with this model I want to do things differently. No idea why, I don't usually, must be at a funny age?
 
The undercarriage decision has been made and it has one, but not as designed. (Surprise ) I'm not sure this would do for a heavier Webbit so any copies are at your own risk.
Thanks to Martin for suggesting the method, it's borrowed from an ARTF we both have.
 







 

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Big Bandit06/04/2011 18:13:52
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Chris, Love it all, and the UC is right on the money, easy to fabricate, why didn't I think of it .

Cheers,

Chris.
Chris Bott - Moderator06/04/2011 18:20:33
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Just hope its not too bouncy Chris, that or it may have to be re-bent all the time. At least I still have the option to add the rear braces.
Chris Bott - Moderator06/04/2011 22:10:51
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I've been putting off the Vtail seat. But it has to be done so without much inspiration here's what I managed.







 
 
Andy Muckley06/04/2011 22:36:45
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Hi all. After seeing your undercarage Chris i may just do somthing on the same lines as you.
Thanks BEB for the input i see what you mean about the belly landings so undercarage it is i think
Chris Bott - Moderator06/04/2011 22:43:54
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Andy if you do, it doesn't show on the pictures, but I drilled my holes on a slope so that the legs lean forward like the plan.
Tim Mackey06/04/2011 23:02:40
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I find my legs and indeed my whole body also lean when I am on the slope - and I often drill holes on it also - or more precisely in it
Chris Bott - Moderator06/04/2011 23:06:20
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Chris Bott - Moderator07/04/2011 20:55:49
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Cracking on through the jobs I'd put off now.
 
Couldn't decide on tail wheel/ply skid/wire.. Eventually went for a wheel from the spares box which goes against my "everything light" hopes. But it seems to have worked out OK.
 


Then went round in circles about fairing the motor in, but I want to be able to get at it.
 
In the end, faired it in, then cut it off!!
 
 
 
 
I'll come up with a cowl fixing method. Magnets or just screws from the side probably.
martin Rowley 107/04/2011 21:30:25
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I'm amazed at your productivity.I keep meaning to get on with mine, but end up watching your build instead. Nice cowl assembly!
Martin
 
PS: Thanks for the mention on the u/c idea. You can blame me if it's too bouncy!
 
Chris Bott - Moderator07/04/2011 21:35:23
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OK will make a point of it
Andy Muckley07/04/2011 21:37:50
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Hi Cnris thanks for the drilling at an angle on the undercarage tip, i would of put it on vertically
Chris Bott - Moderator07/04/2011 21:46:03
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That's OK Andy, it only makes it a bit easier. This way you can make the wires "flat" i.e. so they will sit flat on the bench lie my photo. With vertical holes you could still bend the legs forward too.
Chris Bott - Moderator07/04/2011 21:47:34
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Just had a quick assemble. Still under 2 lbs, but not by much now. And still a tad nose heavy. But that's without any tail or fus covering.
IDD1507/04/2011 22:19:36
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Hi
Enjoying your build. Am also considering using that style of undercart (I hate wire bending!) what gauge wire did you use?
 
Ta
Ian
Chris Bott - Moderator07/04/2011 22:27:42
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Hi Ian
 
It's 2.5mm piano wire. Well that's how its marked these days at the model shop. Not sure what that is in old money. As I said though, don't blame me if its not enough.

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