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cymaz02/12/2012 08:15:06
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To save building two cockpits, I will cover the front one with lithoplate and make a hinged cover for it. This will be somewhere to put the remote glow. Like this

John, be prepared to modify the falcon undercart by shortening the front brace arms, adding brackets on the fus formers etc. But I expect you knew you had to do that. My Falcon undercart came with the tail wheel bracket,hope yours does.

cymaz02/12/2012 18:18:31
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Thought you all might like to see the half completed tail section. Just some sanding to do and put the doublers for the closed loop rudder to do. Once this is done then I will put some blocks in for the tail struts. Pictures to follow

Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services02/12/2012 18:20:10
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Tail struts? what tail struts? there are no mention of them on the plans or build instructions in mine

cymaz02/12/2012 18:26:05
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I found them here. This is the plane I am basing my Stampe on

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cymaz02/12/2012 18:28:25
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Tail pictures...

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Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services02/12/2012 18:28:27
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Ah I see, that is the C variant and I have seen them on a few of that version, I'm keeping mine to the B variant, which has a few subtle differences, but does mean the fibreglass cowl isn't correct, the bulge on the bottom isn't on any I have seen, even though it is sold for the B version

cymaz02/12/2012 18:31:53
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The rear of the Stampe showing more of the struts

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cymaz02/12/2012 19:41:01
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The lower cowl bulge.....umm....I could cut it out and have the hole left as an air exit to aid cooling. Rather have that than an overheated engine

John Hill 602/12/2012 20:45:11
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It's looking good. Yes I realised I needed to do some metal work and build a new mounting for the undercarriage, but I think the extra work is worth it. I also intend to build working cockpit doors.

I measured the 4 cabane wires to see if they were okay and would you believe the rear two are different lengths by 3mm, so thanks to Dylan for pointing this out, this is a new kit so some of the old problems are still there, well see how we get on with the wing ribs and other parts.
cymaz04/12/2012 05:52:25
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I got some rigging wire and brackets from Mick Reeves. Hopefully it will add some nice detail though nothing structural.

cymaz05/12/2012 10:45:15
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Today built some wing rib doublers out of ply left over from the die-cut sheets. Thought this would be a good idea to add some strength around the servo mounts. Roughed in the tail wheel which fits nicely and will just be covered with a small piece of painted litho plate.

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cymaz07/12/2012 09:15:12
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Started on the wings proper yesterday. OMG nothing fits nothing is the correct shape. Drastic measures are called for. As my club pal Cyril kepps telling me "its the wing that flies the bloody plane!!!!!", which of course, he is right.

So can't afford to build 2 duff wings let alone 1.

Anyway back to drastic measures. Spoke to Richard at Falcon Aviation. He is a brilliant chap at cutting stuff out from plans. (He did a major rework on my General Western Meteor-but I digress).

Sent all the plans off to him yesterday and he and I will talk at length over the next few weeks about him doing me a set of wings that will fit together. I gather he has on file 4500 plans which he can cut for you.

So build on hold for a while but I'm sure we'll get on track soon.

 

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John Hill 607/12/2012 20:12:48
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Hi, you have me worried now about my wings now, although it's a new kit things might not have changed. I'll have a look at my wing parts properly over the weekend and let you know what they are like. Can you tell me what I should look out for to see if the problems are still there.
The undercharge arrived today from Falcon, very nice well worth the investment, and the tail wheel assembly came with it.
cymaz08/12/2012 17:42:24
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JH6 I will post pictures of my modified Falcon undercart ( Falcon Models is not the same as Falcon Aviation). A engineering mate of mine is doing the scale bracket for the Stampe.

John Hill 609/12/2012 19:29:02
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Cymaz, thanks looking forward to seeing the pics of the modified undercart, I know its very cheeky to ask but if your mate wants, and if he is happy to I'd like to ask if he can make some brackets for me too, I'm more than happy to pay for his time and any parts. I hope you don't mind me asking you this.
I haven't managed to look at my wing parts yet, it's been a busy weekend with the kids,"......parties, swimming, sunday school, buying Christmas trees, making cakes, and putting the lights up, etc, etc,"......as soon as I do I'll let you know what they are like but I'm hoping as it's a new kit they will be okay.....fingers crossed.
cymaz09/12/2012 19:37:29
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He is only making a small bracket to bolt onto the rear of the central crucifix for mounting the rear strut. There is nothing to it but I didn't have a bench grinder then when he did it. Found this picture that might help

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Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services09/12/2012 19:40:28
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You see what I meant about the quality of die cutting and parts in the kit now? its a complete ball ache, but I made a template from mdf (8mm) of the ribs and re cut a lot of them from new fresh balsa, although the template may not be exactly the same rib profile as the kit, because i scaled a ClarkY section to the overall length and height of the ribs in the kit and cnc'd it from the mdf at work and used that as a template

John Hill 612/12/2012 17:25:52
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Hi cymaz, thanks for the diagram, very useful.

cymaz13/12/2012 08:10:58
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I hope to ring up Richard at Falcon about my wings today, will let you all know how it goesyes

cymaz16/12/2012 16:58:43
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John Hill 6 et al , News for you.... Here are some pics of the undercart after 1st fix (bolt holes done and everything lined up and working properly-but nothing epoxied or permanently fixed yet...

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above you can just see the centre bracket on the crucifix for the rear stay.

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