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Old 09-11-2016, 06:59 PM   #21
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Hey Bill. Did you see the guy who posted in the new member section about him looking for a set of plans for the norseman? He says he had one 1/2 built years ago and just recently dug it out. Squirrels destroyed part of the fuse and ate the plans. Can you help?
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build

I sent him a pm late last night and waiting for him to respond. Thanks for the tip Max as I hadn't seen his request for help. I normally make full size copies of plans so may be able to help.

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Hey Bill. Did you see the guy who posted in the new member section about him looking for a set of plans for the norseman? He says he had one 1/2 built years ago and just recently dug it out. Squirrels destroyed part of the fuse and ate the plans. Can you help?
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:27 PM   #23
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build - 4th update

Little more done, those LG fairings were giving me heartburn. The next step is balsa filler, lots of sanding then on to the wings. Stuck a set of 3" wheels on for the pics. Plans call for 3 3/4" but I'm thinking of going to a bigger tundra style wheel.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build - 5th update

Been doing more flying then building . Something I've learned about 35+ year old kits is that balsa really shrinks as the years go by. It becomes drier and drier and smaller or shorter or both. You build over the plans and find that 36" spars are now 35 1/2 or 35 3/4 so you wind up having to splice in pieces to keep everything balanced. 1/4" square sticks are now 3/16" square or something in between. The joys of building old kits and I don't know who started that nasty rumour about me only associating with ARF's in the future.
Couple of pictures - the black on the fuselage is me getting carried away as I sprayed the interior also the inside of the cowling and front of the firewall. As you can see I've started the wings and the finished colours will be the yellow and black of the 1950's Lands and Forests beavers/norseman/single otter. I've included a picture I took a couple of weeks ago of a Beaver at the Sault Ste. Marie bush plane centre showing the colour scheme I'll use.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build

Might be too late now, but as I mentioned I found those bulkheads behind the cabin really contribute to tail weight. If done again I would have skeletonized them or used thinner balsa sheeting.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build

I remembered what you had recommended Gary and I have a neat dremel extension the I will use to make lots of square holes in those bulkheads. Another factor concerning the weight distribution is the electric motor and 6S battery I will be using - I built a battery support that will allow the 6S to be moved back and forth about 6 inches so that will help. The HK SK-3 5055-430 motor is lighter then the 60-90 4 stroke that was recommended so I'll still have to epoxy lead inside the cowl.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build - update 6

A bit more - wings finished except rounding the tips and leading edge and then sanding. Discovered the wing struts are missing from the kit but I hope they were 1/4" diameter as I have a lot of dowel in the size. I did a dry run attaching the wings and was very much relieved to find that everything lined up properly. I've had to do a lot of fudging as I went along because of the wood dimensions being different than what they started out as 35 years ago plus occasionally wrong dimensions written in the instructions. As someone said earlier this is not a beginners kit.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build

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As someone said earlier this is not a beginners kit.
Hoo Doggy. Try a Pica kit! Nothing but sticks.

Looking good there. Looks ready for final sanding and covering soon.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build - Update 7

A little more completed. Got the wing struts fabricated and installed and started on the tail feathers. Progress came to a halt when I pulled the bottom portion of the tail fin out of the box and found it was as crooked as a dogs hind leg. My improvised press can be seen behind the plane in one of the pictures. Two pieces of 3/4" plywood and 10lbs of weights pinning the 1/4" wet balsa between. I'm going to use Solartex (Coverite) for the covering when I get to that point.
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Re: UHS Noorduyn Norseman build

As I mentioned before, a built up stab or surface is much stiffer, does not suffer your problem and is lighter, to boot.

Another option if your press idea does not work out.
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