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The Corby Starlet Plan errors

The Corby Starlet Plan errors

what we're doing.... - 2/9/12

Ton van Munsteren26/07/2012 14:50:36
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My Corby Starlet 52" span design is published in the RCME sept 2012 publication and although the free plan is printed at 74% the model can still be build from that drawing with the RBC vacuum parts and CNC parts set, which can also be ordered through the RBC dealer Puffin models.

Hoping to get you interrested in the Corby I will post here my build pics of the 52" version and who knows will this beeing followed by the smaller version as well as a build blog on a later date.

Enjoy my build pics and I hope you like the Corby as you next project.

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The dashboard still under an angle which is changes for better looks on the plan.

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The wing parts slided together without any drop of gleu yet

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Some more pics later.

Ton

Ton van Munsteren27/07/2012 00:24:53
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here some more :

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Rudder and Elevator's

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Ton

Tim Hooper27/07/2012 23:19:30
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Ton,

Just had a brief look at the article in tha mag - has to be a winner! Nice on mate!

tim

Ton van Munsteren28/07/2012 21:11:29
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Tim,

Thanks matesmiley and I hope to have two winners, the original size 52" and the one from the printed plan with a span of 40" what can you ask for more.

Ton

graham kindberg128/07/2012 23:06:55
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Hi Ton

Very nice as always, you have been busy! Nice touch the two sizes too. Some thing other designers should pick up on eh. More than half of my builds are "blown up" from origonals. Even blew the Nijhuis Hurricane up to 70".

Congratulations

Graham

Garbo29/07/2012 10:45:20
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Ok I'm slightly confused as I haven't got the mag yet.

Was there an error and the plan printed at the wrong size and is this being corrected ?

Does Rob have the correct size plans available?

Ton van Munsteren29/07/2012 20:02:58
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Garbo,

Yes correct the printed plan is about 74% of the original plan but still can be used as the plan to build the model when using the cnc set.

We RCME, me and RBC are looking for the way's to go and sort this problem.

Maybe there will even be a vacuum set and cnc parts for the smaller version, but also this plan needs to be changed with the material thickness and some parts are not correct on the print.

Using the plan in the magazine can not be used for cutting your own parts it will only work with a cnc set, maybe we can solve this by sending a pdf of the corrected parts.

Will know more next week.

Ton

James Wingett31/07/2012 16:12:46
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Whoa! Whoa! Guys,

That means there are no vac formed parts for the 74% version which, less face it, shouldn't have happened. Even on the plan as supplied it gives the span as 1325mm and it aint, is it? You're right Ton, the pofiles don't all work out correctly - I know I've cut out a set! Not everybody wants to buy the CNC set.

Good way to solve the problem? Re-issue the plan corrected to the 1325 mm span.

At 52 inches I'm sure it's a super model really want to build it, so come on RCM&E your subscribers deserve plans that work, even freebies.

Jimwing

Ton van Munsteren31/07/2012 18:47:36
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Some more pics of the Corby :

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I like an durable finish so the Corby fuse is getting a 25gr glass layer to make the surface tough.

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25gr glass with some layers of PS100 Polyurethane and some sanding in between

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Ton

David Ashby - Moderator31/07/2012 20:05:40
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Just for info (I'll get something up on the homepage tomorrow), the Corby plan will be re-published correctly sized in the next (Oct) issue, alongside the October plan of course.

Ton van Munsteren31/07/2012 20:50:05
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Thats good news David would it be possible to have a copy upfront to check the plan.

Ton

Garbo31/07/2012 21:01:34
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME on 31/07/2012 20:05:40:

Just for info (I'll get something up on the homepage tomorrow), the Corby plan will be re-published correctly sized in the next (Oct) issue, alongside the October plan of course.

Sounds like a good solution

Still fancy a small 4stroke in it

Ton van Munsteren31/07/2012 21:31:24
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Garbo,

Go for it and if I can help you to modify the Corby for your 4stroke let me know.

Ton

Simon B31/07/2012 23:12:22
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I liked the 1.3m version. I dont want to build the 1.5m one! Any chance of a CNC pack etc for the smaller one?

James Wingett01/08/2012 10:10:17
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David

Wow! That's taken the wind out of my sails - look forward to the Oct issue. Mega impressed with your build quality Ton especially the glass treatment.

Just renewing my subscription now ....................

jimwing

David Ashby - Moderator01/08/2012 10:26:54
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No prob James wink 2

Simon, we're going to see what the demand is like for the smaller one and go from there. Just to remind folks, the larger kit pack and mouldings can be bought from Puffin Models who stock the RBC range.

graham kindberg101/08/2012 10:57:48
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Posted by Simon B on 31/07/2012 23:12:22:

I liked the 1.3m version. I dont want to build the 1.5m one! Any chance of a CNC pack etc for the smaller one?

Wow, and there is a 60" one? wink (And I didn't start that one)

James Wingett01/08/2012 15:25:57
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Seems to be some small confusion about the size of the Starlet .........................

The published plan I've got is 990mm span that's about 39". 1.5m is 59" and Ton's original Starlet is 52" isn't it? That's 1320mm.

Metric! Who needs it? No wonder the Americans stayed with Imperial - - don't suppose they call it that though eh?

jimwing

Alex Calderhead01/08/2012 19:47:08
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Is this PS100 resin the same as Eze-Kote and PolyC?

Ton van Munsteren01/08/2012 20:47:58
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Alex,

Not exactly the same did have a search on the net for Eze-Kote and PolyC and they look water based, the PU100 is not water based its thinner based and stinks very much but is fast drying.

Eze-Kote and PolyC looks as thin as PU100.

Looks to me that Eze-Kote would be an good alternative for PU100 because, PU100 can not be send over sea so that would be a problem if you would like to have a go with it.

Ton

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