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brfc706/05/2015 22:14:21
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2nd session on my Mk2 Pushycat tonight.

Got the second wings bits cut out after buying some more wood yesterday, Both wings pieces glued together ready for profiling. Fuz sides cut out and then all the formers glued in including motor former with motor already installed. Finally the tail booms and tailplane were all glued together nice and square, Just leaving the glue to dry overnight holding the spruce square to the bottom of booms.

Mk2 3

Next job is to profile the wings and instal elevator servo ply mount yes

baz

Edited By brfc7 on 06/05/2015 22:17:12

brfc719/05/2015 22:09:59
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Got a lot done since my last update as the actual woodwork on the model is done yes

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Those of you who know the PC will notice that I haven't done the canopy / front deck to plan. The idea behind this is just to make the build a bit easier and quicker as I've just used once piece of 3/8th sheet shaped where as to plan it is about 3 laminations of 3/8 sheet. Now I'm sure it will fly fine but I'm not sure on the way it looks. So I think I'll just finish it as it is and then decide on fitting some sort of canopy later.

baz

Erfolg19/05/2015 22:23:30
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What is there not to like?

I was not aware that the plan has a canopy has it?

Craig Carr19/05/2015 22:28:19
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Posted by Erfolg on 19/05/2015 22:23:30:

What is there not to like?

I was not aware that the plan has a canopy has it?

I think baz refers to the shape of the fuz on the plan being a bit more "hump backed"

Andy Palmer19/05/2015 22:28:28
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Ooh I like that, sleeker than 'standard'

I bought some spruce at Blackbushe on Saturday, This week I'm knocking out a quick foamie 3D, then next week I'll get on with a PC.

Andy

Craig Carr19/05/2015 22:29:30
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Baz,

Could you not just add a commercial clear plastic canopy?

Got to admit I think I could live with it like you've done it thumbs up

 

Edited By Craig Carr on 19/05/2015 22:32:03

brfc719/05/2015 22:30:38
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No their isn't a canopy on plan. I should have said top hatch but on my first PC I built it looked like a canopy as I had it covered black on a white fuz. But I am thinking of buying a pre made plastic canopy of some sorts.

baz

john stones 119/05/2015 22:37:02
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I think it looks good as is Baz...go a bit quicker as well devil

John

Craig Carr19/05/2015 22:38:39
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Baz... Chuck a 400 watt motor in devilcheeky

My fibre glass fuzz pushy was doing about 450 watts...  Ken was there when the motor mount delaminated itself away from the fuz mid flight and shredded the whole model up in the sky...  Quite spectacular surprise

 

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Edited By Craig Carr on 19/05/2015 22:45:40

ken anderson.20/05/2015 08:47:16
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least said the better about the previous poster.................... baz-leave it as it is.....looks the business..

ken Anderson...ne...1 P/C dev dept.

mightypeesh20/05/2015 09:21:19
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Mmmm. Liking the look of the stream - lined fuse - I might have to build another aswell as my 'pushy vamp' after all...

Keep it up, Simon

David Foley25/05/2015 01:40:09
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Very nice work on the Fibre Glass fuzz. Are you building a new one?

fly boy325/05/2015 22:03:57
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Any one launched the PC with the motor off ? Cheers

John Privett25/05/2015 22:09:07
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Posted by fly boy3 on 25/05/2015 22:03:57:

Any one launched the PC with the motor off ? Cheers

No, never. I've only flown mine 230 times though... wink 2

Why do you ask?

fly boy325/05/2015 22:45:58
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Hi John, my PC has been ready for a long time, it is my first pusher config. and although I have read the ease of launching it (under arm) I still have reservations. May have to bite the bullet soon. I do not think it is fair to ask another member to do it for me, although I know a few who have offered. Cheers

john stones 125/05/2015 22:55:31
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I think you will be fine having someone launch it for you FB3, their hand should be travelling up out the way when they launch. Do as Uncle Ken advises and jobs a good un.

John

Bill_B25/05/2015 23:00:52
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Has anyone successfully done a 70mm EDF version of the Pushycat? I've done a quick t'internet search, but can only find one with twin 56mm EDFs. LINK

fly boy325/05/2015 23:15:12
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Thanks for that John, I did see a small vid. of a PC under arm launch some time ago, but failed to find it again. Cheers. Coldg that have been Ken's ?

john stones 125/05/2015 23:27:34
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Yes Ken put a video on I think, let a mate launch for test fly and you concentrate on trimming it. Just an underarm lob talk to each other and enjoy it smiley

John

John Privett26/05/2015 01:25:08
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Yep - underarm lob is the way to go. It's worked 230 times so far for me. The only problems I've had is when I've launched cross-wind and it's hit the ground. Otherwise launches are drama-free.

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