GeeBee R1 Racer, 1:33, Rafal Ciesielski

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by rlwhitt, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Looks special to me :D acrylic painted wire for the strut?
    Chris
  2. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

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    Tailwheel mounted, and on to the part I've been dreading the most, with good reason as it turns out. Canopy! @#$%!**&! (Said a lot of those tonight). From this distance it looks OK, but close up it's pretty much a disaster. In the future I'll be avoiding scratch-built canopies whenever I get the chance!

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    The next part is a bit tricky - the cowl support ring. It's tough because of all the thin sections that must be cut from 1mm thick laminate. To make it easier I first cut out the center and sections and then liberally coated the thing with thin CA to strengthen it before cutting out the final outside. Finally painted the whole thing flat gray.

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    Final item for tonight is the cowl ring and that big engine mounted!

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    Wowsers, looks great! Even the canopy!
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    Sweeeet!

    Russell
  7. ekuth

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    Very very impressive. WOW.
  8. rlwhitt

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    Yep, just 20 ga floral wire (around .8 mm I think, don't have my calipers yet).

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    Thanks again guys!

    @ekuth, good to see a space guy lurking in here! I'm afraid I've not spent much time lately looking in the space forums, did you finish your shuttle?

    Rick
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    Sorry, wrong thread :)
  11. rlwhitt

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    Finished!

    She's ready for racin'...

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  12. cmdrted

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    Take a major BOW! Fantastic!!!!
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    Rear quarter view:

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    Side view:

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    Back to the front:

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  16. ekuth

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    LOL I actually lurk all over the forum... yes, I finally finished it, more or less. As of right now, the cargo bay is empty and may stay that way, because it will be displayed in the vertical position attached to the stack (which is what I'm working on now... however the instructions that came with it are, shall we say, sporadic at best, so I'm having to muddle through.

    I'm an airplane guy from way back (first plastic models were planes) and I'll most likely start one after the shuttle is done. After looking at your GeeBee here, I think I may choose that one~!
  17. Amazyah

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    Beautiful job, sir!!!

    Russell
  18. Alcides

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    Wow!!! Very nice work. You have a winner !!!

    One comment OT: In spanish we speak about "he" not "she". The planes are female in english and male in Spanish, very strange.
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    Very nice work indeed.. What did you use for the final finishing coat?? Looks great.
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    Thanks guys!

    @eatcrow2: It's Krylon gloss clear finish