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Old 02-15-2010, 09:38 PM   #41
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HHEELLLLOO!! Cageon Flyer:How is your wife doing? I hope she is doing better.
I assume your wifes welfare has taken precidence over most everything else.

We are all pulling for her and you at RC Canada!!

Anxiously awaiting, patiently for word on her condition, and of course the amazing Beaver you started this thread on.

Keep on keeping on, friend. flytwice
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:52 AM   #42
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Thanks Flytwice, Bob and Bear

I have had other priorities recently, but will be positing some more soon.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:16 PM   #43
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wow, just stumbled over here - beautiful build! brovo! These scale alum. hinges certainly put my CF hinges to shame!
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #44
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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver - Part 11

Cabin Interior
As noted earlier, I chose to install cockpit detail, which meant moving the fuel tank to the center of the fuselage. I then decided to hide the fuel tank and radio system in simulated cargo. The scale floor line is slightly higher than the kit floor, so that gave me room to install a new subfloor above the kit floor. I had to fit that in before mounting the firewall. While building the cargo, I discovered that I could run 1/64” and 1/32” plywood through my inkjet printer, and make stencils on the cargo. I hope that you enjoy my sense of humour.
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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver - part 12

Cabin Interior - Part 2

Having gone that far, I figured that I had to put some sort of lining on the inside of the cabin, so I sheeted the inside of the cabin with 1/64 ply. I did this before sheeting the exterior of the fuselage, and before installing the firewall. To fit it in smoothly, I had to do some trimming on a couple of the bulkheads. This step also meant that I had to install some of the wiring early.
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Hello Cageon Flyer: I am absolutely stunned at the level and quality of your build, Peter, you must have the patience of Job!! Outstanding!!
The "Cargo" is amazing, and a very clever disguise for hardware, I've read through hundreds of builds on RC Canada, RC Groups, RCU, etc, and have never seen this method used.
I especially like the Unuit Style Freezer!! And the Beaver parts from Viking Air!!
The obvious care in the detail of these shows the level of the build.
Will the pilot actually be working the controls too! Thats not a joke, after seeing the build level, I can picture you designing the pilot to function!!

I really hope I get the chance to meet you in person and see this Beaver up close when its finished.
Again, stunning workmanship! Congratulations!!
This makes the 200hrs I spent on the 6ft Turbo look like pretty amatuer stuff.Oh yeah, I forgot,i am an amatuer! flytwice
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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver - Part 13

Landing Gear and Brake detail

The landing gear has been modified to include the stub axle on the inside of the landing gear, and the ski attachment loop. The axle was modified to have a threaded end so that a more scale like acorn nut could be used to retain the wheel. This was done by shortening the end of the original 7/32” OD landing gear wire, then sliding a ¼” diameter brass tube over it. The tube was slotted about ½ it’s length so that it extended to the inside. The inside part of the tube was reinforced over the slot by larger tubing soldered into place. A short length of threaded rod was soldered into the outer end of the ¼” tube.
The wheels and hubs are from Glennis (www.glennis.com ). The brake disc is from 0.040” aluminum sheet.
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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver - Part 14

Landing Gear and Brake detail - part 2

The brake calliper assembly on the Beaver sits mostly inside the hub. First, a prototype assembly was made from sheet styrene and brass screws. Then a mould was made and the final parts were cast using a polyurethane casting compound. The cast parts are lighter and stronger than the prototype.

Externally the landing gear fairing was fitted with one step disc, and one step bar. Note that most Beaver’s have two disc steps. CF-FHB was different. Panel line and rivets were added, as was a simulated weld bead.

The hydraulic hose was made from a combination of 1/16” music wire, 3/32 brass tube, 1/8” aluminum tube, insulation from 16 gauge wire, #2 x ¼” brass lag bolts and #1-72 brass nuts.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:48 AM   #49
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Absolutley stunning. Nothing further needs to be said.
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Cageon Flyer: As per usual, your work on the Beeaver looks like Jewellry!!
Molding, done exactly the way I've seen a jeweller make molds, the detail of the hydraulic hoses, the Glennis wheels.
I'm stunned!! Your Beaver will belong in a museum, after you have flown it of course!!
I can't wait to see the next installment, Peter!! Please keep us in the loop.
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