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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:13 am 
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Thanks! Form a HUGE jet guy. I used to watch the A-7s take off from the Des Moines airport as a kid. I think the Iowa ANG switched to F-16s in the early 90s. Not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:45 am 
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I feel so ashamed for not posting a build here since September. Bad Willygoat! Anyway, keeping up my promise to Bill, and taking inspiration from Bob (though not going to such tiny and multplie lengths), I decided to build the new Piper Grasshopper. In order to practice for making canopies on the next couple of my models, I decided to build the plane with full cockpit and glass work. Here's the fun stuff

I started by building the main fuselage and cockpit. I layered the window frames up to 2 layers on the main parts, and put another layer on the plastic sheet I used for the windows. So, 4 layers was reasonbly strong. I also cut out the doors to allow better viewing of the interior
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I then turned my attention to figuring out the wings. I knew that puting glass in would cause the structure to be fairly weak. So, taking a que from Bob (I think it was him) I used some squewers as cross braces. I took the wing root parts, cut out the structure opening, and laminated to 4 layers of 1/2 mm cardboard. I then used my awesome drill to make some holes for the squewers to go through. After a lot of dry fitting, this is what I got.
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Wings installed on top of fuselage. I put some O.D. strips on the inside edge of the wings to allow for gluing to the inside of the framework.
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Next I cut out and mounted the wing top piece onto plastic sheet. I printed this out double so I could have the framework on the inside as well
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The undercarriage was my next focus. I scratch built the suspension system out of toothpicks. I wrapped the sticks with paper to simulated the rubber tension packs
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The wheels came courtesy of Michaels craft store. They were the perfect size for this plane, so I used a Sharpie to color in the tires, and cut out a hubcap from some extra O.D. printed paper
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For the prop, I cut apart the normal one, and built it up with a couple of strips of 1mm card in the blades, and layered the center hub with 5 layers if 1/2 mm card. All said and done, it's one of my best props i've ever done.
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Once it was all assembled, this is what turned out
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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:12 am 
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NOTE: This is NOT an FG model, nor is it new. I built this one over Christmas break, but I was too lazy to post it until now.

This is the Terrafugia Transition. The world's first roadable airplane. I got this model about a year and a half ago from the Terrafugia website. They don't seem to offer it anymore. I'm guessing they ran out of printed copies.

I built it pretty much right along with the instructions, which are similar to FG style. The only thing I did to improve the model was to scratch a front suspension out of paper clips. The provided flat paper set up just wouldn't work very wll over time.

Here's the pics: (I'm not on my regular computer, and the files are too large to just upload here, so I copied them from PM.com. Sorry)
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/atta ... g_8427.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:51 am 
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Absolutely Great Build of the Grasshopper. :mrgreen: Great Job Willy 8)Or as they say,"Wonderbar!!!" What kind of adhesive did you use to attach the windows to the card stock :?: I've been using Testors Plastic Glue, however I'm finding when using laser prints on gloss card stock it tends to eat through the colors :? So I'm looking for alternatives :| Nice looking prop as well. I'm lazy, so I usually roll up a narrow strip of card stock and glue the hub on top of it :roll:

Headed over to Papermodelers to look at your other build. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:00 am 
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Thanks Bob! forthe windows, I used plain old Aileen's Quick Dry in teh side and top windows. It worked pretty well since they were flat. For the windscreen, I had to use some CA glue. I just spread a very thin coating and then pressed the frame and plastic flat with a heavy book. After a half hour or so, it was set and ready to bend.


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:09 pm 
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WOW!!! What a great build. I don't think I will ever try that one 'cause I could never do it half as good. You are making Possum's job easier. I have almost completed my ME109 and I will probably send it in by tomorrow. It will be put to shame by this Grasshopper... Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Don't count yourself out yet Bill! you did great things with that Corsair.


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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how about givin an extra week on the WWII planes? :D

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ohhhh...and by the way....fantastic hopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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Beautiful grasshopper there willygoat, and great to see a new model from you. I've really gotta get my tail in gear and start building some, but government layoffs have me doing 2 1/2 persons jobs now. :shock: Here's hoping the next round of layoffs doesn't mean I have too much modeling time.

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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It's been a long time since I've posted any builds here. Yikes. Well, I did get a couple of models done over Christmas break. Unfortunately, I didn't get to the FG A-4 Skyhawk. I built a couple of Aaron Murphy's (yes, the former FG designer) Oddball Productions Cessnas. I built up the O-2 Skymaster and the T-37 Tweet. Here they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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A couple great builds Willy, I have also built a couple of Murph's models. Including the BD-5's Great Job as always Willygoat!!!! I just finished all the FG tanks and posting them here on the vehicles posts. Keep up the great builds!!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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Thanks Bob!


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
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Blarrrgghhhh! I need to take some pictures! I have had the FG A-4 Skyhawk done for over a month now, but haven't managed to get pics taken. And, I'm almost done with the comical little Aerocar. Just working on finishing the tail and wing supports.


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 Post subject: Re: Willygoat's Builds
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:31 am 
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Willy,
As always, your builds are very precise and clean.
A joy to look at.
Great job on these two little treasures. :)


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