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Old 02-25-2014, 09:23 AM   #21
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I guess I will continue this build thread in spite of the fact someone apparently dislike it....

So here just a quick update on the slow progress of this build as I am still waiting for some parts to come in the mail.

I started to install the motor mount and intalled it on the wing. I will probably make a cooling hole in the firewall to allow the air to flow through the nacelle and exit by the turbine exhaust. I also installed the aileron and flap servos. I still need to install the linkage.

Assembly of the wing will probably be pretty straightforward but it looks like the fuselage may require quite a bit of work...

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #22
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

........... dislike this thread??? I'm not even going to bother to ask who / why.

Build on, I am a fan. Prop to you.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:09 PM   #23
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Salut Alain,

Subscribed! Very happy to find this build thread. A Canadian one at that, eh!?

I have been SOOO drooling over this model ever since I came across it. Eventually ... sigh!

I even found a working retractable gear set and a water pickup/dump system for it. The same MR Aerodesign also have a full kit.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:54 PM   #24
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Build on please!....and thanks for the thread.....
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:54 PM   #25
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Thanks guys, no worry, I was planning to carry on

Yes Gunter, I have seen those accessories from MR aerodesign and that's probably the best way to go if I want to instal retracts on that plane. The only down side to it is that the retract system would cost more than the airplane itself with motor, electronics and all...

I guess I will fly it first as a seaplane and decide from there if I would like to fly it also from our field and if it's worth the trouble and money.

I have done some work on the tail as I am waiting for parts for the wing. The holes for the carbon rods for the horizontal stab and the holes to attach the vertical stab were not pre-drilled. There was some marks showing where to drill for the crabon rods but it appears that those marks were off by quite a bit...Had to use the dremel tool to enlarge the holes so I could line up the rod to fit in the horizontal stab. I then epoxied the rods in place from the inside of the fuselage after making sure everything was level with the wing saddle. Took no chances and just measured precisely before drilling the holes to attach the vertical stab and this time it worked perfect on first try. I had to glue back in place the plywood doublers in which you screw the servos as the glue used by the manufacturer seems to be of a so so quality

You get what you pay for they say...

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:35 AM   #26
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

A little more work has been done on the CL-415.

I realized that my aileron servos are sitting too low with the cover and could not attach any linkage to the servo arm so I had to remove them and added some plywood to raise them.

The wing is know mated to the fuselage. Again there was no pre-drilled holes in the fiberglass fuselage for the dowels that goes on the leading edges of the wing. While I was trying to drill the holes, the plywood reinforcement that was behind the fiberglass just felt as it was not properly glued in place...

It's starting to look the part...

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:54 PM   #27
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

After a month of working off and on on this project and a holiday in Mexico, I guess it's time for an update on this build/assembly...

I manage to get the aileron servos installed after the modification to raise them. I then spent a day or two to solder all the connectorss and wires needed for the power system (I'm not really good at that so it took a lot of time and I melted quite a few connectors in the process... )

Time to install the wingtip float and again found something wrong (That really explain why I paid so little for that ARF...)

The holes in the left wing were not placed properly to attach the wingtip float
and therefore I tried to make a new one. I found out there was no hard material under the skin in the proper location so I had to reposition the blind nut in the float to match the existing hole in the wing.

More to come soon...

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Old 04-21-2014, 05:35 PM   #28
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Re: Canadair CL-415 build

Looking nice!
I believe the MB tankers are still in Winnipeg, if you need any details or decal ideas! Or let me know, I can get some from the ontario tankers.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:32 AM   #29
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Well thanks for the offer Nathan. I don't know for sure which aircraft I might want to duplicate but I will probably make sure it fly well before adding some more scale detail. One of the first thing I am already considering is making scale retractable landing gear for it as I would like to fly it at our field also, not just at the lake...

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:22 AM   #30
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Build is coming along nicely, I did some work on the tail. I instaled a flashing beacon on top of the rudder and completed the instalation of the servos in the wings.

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