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Lou's Projects / Re: 1/48 Grumman Bearcat
« Last post by lastvautour on September 22, 2017, 04:02:38 PM »
I will show how I do my propellers starting with this 12' 6" in Aeroproducts A642-G1.

First I select a dowel off approximate size and sand down if needed to make the prop hub and shaft. In this case 1/8 dowel available at most craft store works well. I mark off the blade position and use a compass point to make a pilot hole. Using a twist drill I drill a .060 inch hole to accept the blade hubs holders. Using bamboo dowel of approximately .060 inch I insert the blade hub holder in the prop hub. I will cut those down later. If you look closely at the bottom area of the hub you will see a notch. That was not planned and on my next one I will place the blade hub holders further aft to avoid that problem.

Next is to cut a 1/8 inch long from the same dowel to act as a prop blade hub. I locate the center and use my compass point for a pilot hole and then drill down. I then insert the blade hub onto the blade hub holder. I will make all four blade hubs and test fit before gluing. Should the blade hub hole not be centered, just rotate all hubs until they align. That will be my next post. The three bladed prop was another unfinished project.

Lou
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Cook-ups and Group Builds / Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Last post by lastvautour on September 22, 2017, 01:27:06 AM »
All cook-ups are open to all. I will send you an Excel scale calculator where all you need to do is enter the dimensions in inches and the calculator gives you 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144. Are you familiar with the Microsoft Excel program? I have attached an image of the P-40 scale numbers for you as we cannot upload excel files.

Lou
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Cook-ups and Group Builds / Re: 2017 COOK UP - PROFILE
« Last post by Flying T on September 21, 2017, 06:57:00 PM »
CAN I MAKE A P-40. WHAT IS THE INCH MEASURE FOR FUS IN THIS SCALE?
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General Discussion / Re: Source for wood blanks
« Last post by lastvautour on September 21, 2017, 05:32:50 PM »
Lumber yards normally have bits and pieces of clear pine. However they will charge you the going rate, but at least you cab manage your budget better.

Lou
PS I just picked up 3 four ft boards for $9.00. Just s few knots but lots of good clear wood.
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General Discussion / Re: AIRCRAFT IN MINIATURE
« Last post by lastvautour on September 21, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
I went to the site https://rclibrary.co.uk/index.asp
They have interesting stuff.

Lou
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General Discussion / Re: Source for wood blanks
« Last post by Flying T on September 21, 2017, 04:59:42 PM »
in   SC at my local foodlion store I picked up a block pac of kindling
by mountaineer, www.indlbr.com 1"sq x 12".  I get at least 2 model
fus from each. pine few knots,can be part 1/2 x 1/4 also. mixed.about
50 per pk.
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General Discussion / AIRCRAFT IN MINIATURE
« Last post by Flying T on September 21, 2017, 04:49:12 PM »
HI GUYS. I ASSUME SOMEONE TELLS THE NEWBIES ABOUT THE SITE www,
rclibrary.co.uk/index.asp    the books are great especially this one.
AIRCRAFT IN MINIATURE by w o doylend  1957  let alone other 3 view books there
a must for us. pdf downloads 8)
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Marsh's Project Board / Re: SS Dashwood
« Last post by lastvautour on September 21, 2017, 04:30:37 PM »
Marsh is doing a beautiful job.


Lou
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General Discussion / Re: Solid Wood MiG 29 Fulcrum
« Last post by lastvautour on September 21, 2017, 04:04:53 PM »
In comparison to my early models, this guy is a genius.

Lou
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General Discussion / Re: Solid Wood MiG 29 Fulcrum
« Last post by johnnytodd on September 21, 2017, 02:45:50 PM »
I love his video presentation!
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