PIA or PAF's 11 foot WS C130's RC model's build thread!!!

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:59 am

Pictures of the cockpit rebuilt.


Original cartoonish cockpit.

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Head on

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Left side

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Right side

Now newer rebuilt Cockpit window frames.

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:35 am

Cockpit window frame rebuilt took 3 weeks!.
I don't have Lockheed C130 drawings so all this work was done by downloaded close up specific pictures of this aircraft from A.net and J.net. I started from left side to center and then went to right side by removing and replacing one piece at a time. On original plans cockpit window size seems to be too large and spaced too much apart!.

Here i am presently working on joining wing to fuselage. This is very intense and critical step, i can't make any errors as it's one time shot since center wing section will be glued to the fuselage permanently.

So far i have replaced original LE former with newer aircraft grade 1/8" plywood, i also made 3 notches in it so ribs of the wing can slide into them and get glued there. I will be doing same with the TE spar former too. Wing has to be mounted on +5 degress positive incidence and it has to be totally flat on top from tip to tip.

I have measured to see is wing dry mounts square to the wing and it's in 1/16"'s range, which is notice less on this size of the model. Wing also sits flat at this time so all looks good for the marrying up process.

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Wing sitting on top of the fuselage.

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Old former used as template for notches and replaced with newer plywood former.

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New former cut, notched and installed in the fuselage.

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Model is on special fixture made for it, it holds the fuselage straight and level and in one place even when i do hand sanding on the model.

I'm having hard time getting natural wood fireplace going in the shop, so for now model is inside on the lower level of the house.
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:23 am

Couple pictures from Airliner's show i attended with this model earlier in this month...


This is for now, Imageshack is acting up at this time so i will load more pics later..
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:18 am

Well guys today is my big day, another year gone under belt!. Today i'm taking time off from this big bird n will spend evening with few friends.... :)
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by kamalla » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:01 am

Congrats! Hope you had a good B-day.

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by yousaf465 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:47 am

Happy Bday, a little late one.

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:03 pm

Thanks Kamil and Yousaf for the wishes, i had great time with friends and my father. I got quite few gifts but best of all is Pacmin models 1/100 scale
B747-400 "LCF Dreamlifter's model"

I also bought myself 1/400 Gemini Model's PAF's Trident 1E "AP-AUG"

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PAF's Trident 1E with other PIA's on my 400 airport diorama display..

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by yousaf465 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:23 am

This dreamlifter seems like just as it name.

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:20 am

It's sad but that's how it seems so far. I just hope Boeing can get there act together and start flying "Dreamliners" soon.
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:21 am

Back to the topic.....

Outer Wings update:

Last night i made flaps and ailerons on both outer wings with hotwire at 15 volts.
To do this wings were cut at the OB flap line so templates could be nailed on both ends of wing panels. First flaps and ailerons cut lines were marked on both wings upper sides and then templates were made out of Formica material. Once templates were made and properly nailed on wing panels, Mike started to cut the flaps out first and then i followed him to do 2nd set. Ailerons were also cut and pockets were sanded to make them even for sheeting and glassing.

I will join flap sections to aileron sections one of these days with epoxy and add wooden reinforcement strips, then sheet wing panels them with 3/32" sheeting. Pockets will be sheeted with thin veneer and glassed.
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:30 am

Templates:
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Left wing panel inverted showing flaps and ailerons already cut from wing cores.
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Close up of aileron and it's pocket.
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by yousaf465 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:30 pm

ConnieMan wrote:Templates:
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Left wing panel inverted showing flaps and ailerons already cut from wing cores.
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Close up of aileron and it's pocket.
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Which material ?

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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:37 pm

These wings panels are made on large bead white foam, being large bead this foam type is very very light!. Hotwire was used to cut there parts.
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Re: 12 foot Wingspan C-130's rc model!!!

Post by ConnieMan » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:44 pm

Close up of the flap in my hand n it's bay in the wing.
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Dry assembled wing with flap and aileron in there pocket and bay.
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Both OB wings are sanded smooth and ready for sheeting.
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Re: PIA or PAF's 11 foot WS C130's RC model's build thread!!!

Post by yousaf465 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:25 am

Doesn't this material requires a bit more of care for handling ?