My latest project.

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Started this before Thanksgiving and have worked on it
    pretty steadily.

    It is a 1935 Taylorcraft model B, 40hp. It has a 52 1/2"
    wing, 36 Thunder Tiger, 1.2hp and weighs just under 4
    pounds.

    There is still a bit to do, add the cylinder heads and some
    more decals. The engine has four tanks of fuel through it
    for break-in and it is purring like a kitten. It is grossly over
    powered, by about 100%.

    The plans came from a 1942 magazine and I added the
    R/C stuff.

    The beginning

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    Main structure

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    Tail feathers

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    Getting there

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    Found a cheap test pilot

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    First time all together

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    Working on the graphics

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    This is roughly what it is based on but this is
    showing the 65hp version. The 40hp is a flat
    head engine.

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    Here are the cylinder heads to be added after all the buffing is done

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  2. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    100% complete.

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  3. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Nice job :D .. just wonder how we missed the first post and all the additional pictures :( ..
    Now what's your next project? After having experience of boats and planes howabout Hughes Goose..
     
  4. Itchy&Scratchy
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    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    Ok then.........

    This is off topic you dumb ***,

    BUT....
    keep the pics coming because we like it. Ive been threatening to get into RC gliding for many years now, the guys at home do a lot with bungy launching and that looks like awesome fun. I think Ill crash a few of those before I get into power planes.
    Itchy
     
  5. Kaluvic
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    Kaluvic New guy

    New poster here....nice work..............dumb ***
     
  6. Dr Kung Pao
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    Dr Kung Pao Junior Member

    Lookin good! How long have you been working on it? How many others do you have?

    Heres a Bonanza I did about a year ago. Alot of fun and a good learning project!

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  7. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    I have been building them since the early 50's, started R/C in '53.

    I got out of it about thirty years ago and since I am retired I decided
    to get back in it.

    This one took about three months to do. It was a scratch build.

    I am working on a Goldberg Anniversary Cub now. No rush project.

    We won't have nice flying weather for several months.

    The wife has decided she wants to do one so mine in on the back
    burner for a while. Got her started this morning. It should take her
    a week or so to do hers. Small rubber band job. I won't let her use
    the band saw so she is doing most of the cutting on the scroll saw.

    She has one side of the fuselage done and it looks pretty good.

    Nice looking plane BTW.
     
  8. Dr Kung Pao
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    Dr Kung Pao Junior Member

    Thanks! I had allot of fun building it. Once I got started it was like I couldn't stop. I think I would like to try my hand at building an RC yacht next. Seems like fun.

    Please post some pictures of your other projects as you have them. I love seeing what other people are up to. This was my first. I think it was worth it.
     

  9. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    My first love.

    "Lost it"

    LOD 62 1/2", 19" beam, 15" draft, 68lbs displacement.
    Ken Hankinson design
    Ensenada 25 in 1/5 scale
    just over nine feet bottom of fin to mast head,

    Three years in the build. Carbon fiber over ply hull. Fin is 1/2"
    cold roll steel. The finish is 40 coats of pearl white lacquer.

    Launch date Aug 20 1990. Through careful work and planning and
    the Grace of God it sat dead on the design water line first time in
    the water.

    I have three sets of sails, from heavy air to lite breeze. I have a
    spinaker but I hate to have to go chase it down as you can't turn
    around with it up.

    The rig in the picture was just to get it launched, I have redone it
    all in true scale with sail slides and real turnbuckles. It has all stainless
    rigging.

    It is a fully licensed and registered vessel. It was originally insured by
    Lloyds of London for $20,000 to establish value. It goes to the lake
    several times a year.


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    The boat was christened by a local priest in an all day ceremony
    including music by the sixty girl choir from the Free Baptist Church
    from Shamrock Texas ending in a fish fry that evening.
     
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