Aeronca K Floatplane

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  1. ccheese

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    Going to start this thread completely over. The pic's are in the order
    in which they occured. Hope it's not confusing.....

    Charles
     

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    Very Cool Charles!!!
     
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    Charles, I'm so glad we did this trade. Its more than I could've done! It looks awesome!!! Are you going to use the rubber band propeller or leave it static?
     
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    Chris: If I can find the rubber band I want (a ten incher) I will go with the
    rubber power. There's no rush, I can keep looking.

    Charles
     
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    Wow lovely work Charles

    really superb
     
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    Thanks, Joe and Heinz....

    I'm a bit disappointed in the way the designer of the plans did the floats.
    The "V" in the float is only 1/16" ! Had I drawn these plans I would have used
    formers for the floats instead of a stick build up, as you can see in the one
    pic where the float is not covered. However, no big deal.... this will be a
    hanging model. I doubt if it will ever see flight.

    Charles
     
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    Hi Charles, It's really looking good! The floats are outstanding!! I really think the tops look much better with the wood vice paper. Good Job!!
     
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    Charles, got your message! thanks. Well, I must say it's looking good, excellent work mate.
     
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    Worked on the wings, tonight. Except for the leading edge and the inboard
    rib, the right wing is done. The last rib and the leading edge have to be
    put on after the rest of it dries and comes off the pins The left wing was
    finished, except for covering, last night.

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    The floats are complete, except for a couple of coats of banana oil, for
    waterproofing. I've got the owner of the hobby shop trying to order some
    for me. The noseblocks and the tops need a bit more sanding, too.

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    Charles, those floats are looking better and better. :D
     
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    Well done Ccheese.:)
    What will be the estimated total weight of the model?
     
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    Wurger: Honestly don't know..... but I will have an educated guess
    tonight.

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    Taking the scructure of the fuselage and wings into consideration it will be quite light.Could you tell me if the model is expected to fly? It looks for me like the model with the rubber propulsion?
     
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    You are correct, Wurger, the model is rubber powered and is expected to
    fly. At this point I don't know if I want it to fly. I'd rather have it hanging
    from the ceiling. I expect it to be quite light, just a matter of ounces.

    Charles
     
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    With the hanging you are probably right.Flights with the kind of models need very good weather conditions.I've losted some of these due to the wind,etc...:( But it is always nice to see an effect of our work in action,isn't it.:)
     
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    Yes, it's good to be able to step back and admire your work. As a youngster
    I set many a model on fire just to see it burn. How dumb it seems now.

    Charles
     
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    Yes,it does.I did it twice but I regret now.
     
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    Hi All: I got the rubber motor prop installed tonight. Also finished the
    right wing, and covered the top of the left wing. Getting the rubber motor
    installed was a bear.... I broke a couple of stringers and had to stop to
    repair them. Wurger: I weighed the fuselage, pontoons and tail assembly,
    tonight. Eight-tenths of an ounce ! I'm guessing the completed model,
    with a couple coats of paint will go less than an ounce and a half. I'm
    hoping, this weekend, I should be able to put some of these parts to-
    gether.

    Charles
     
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