Fiddlers Green Goose 42 inch wingspan

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  1. Vyceroy

    Vyceroy New Member

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    I have been doing these conversions for close to 8 years now.. I started with a 32 inch wingspan Fiddlers Green P-51 .. remarkably she flew and rather well .. so over the years i have done over 50 conversions .. Here is the mid point of my latest attempt .. a Fiddlers Green Grumman Goose ... 1/4 inch Bluecor insulation foam (From Lowes) .. I copied and enlarged the plans in Adobe illustrator and printed them out on my Plotter printer ..

    The hardest thing about converting them to 1/4 inch foam is accounting for the thickness of the foam when doing formers and where 2 pieces join together .. like fuselage sides joining the hull and top ..

    I will post more here as i make progress if there is interest .. I had more photos but my other computer is down with a bad power supply ..

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  2. papastumpy

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    Way cool and look forward to more. Welcome as well. :wave:Rick
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    Thanks Rick .. i need to pull my plans out and get back on her ..
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    Looking great definitely keep us posted Im starting the Foam Super Corsair i got from Ecardmodel.com (spring & summers a coming) keep up the good work!
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    Papaace best thing i can say is to definitely test fit all parts in advance .. it has come back to haunt me in the past ..
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    A little progress this evening Got the cowlings cut and put together .. next a little sanding to get the nice round edges and they will be ready to cover .. i may do silkspan and resin to strengthen her up and also makes for a nice paintable surface ..

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    Thank You

    Thanks for the heads up! I use the templates that contour the body and wings as outside templates and parts that fit around them are inside templates I also use thinner material for these parts if I can.:wave: Thanks again and keep up the good work.:thumb:
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    pappaace .. another good one is the Fiddlers green corsair .. may be good to practice on it first .. it actually makes a great little flyer with an undercambered or folded wing..