Gremir's J-22

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by cmdrted, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. rockpaperscissor

    rockpaperscissor Member

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    Beautiful job on the cowling cmdrted - very precise. I'll try to build mine sans connector strips also. It certainly makes a difference. You're a bit ahead of me on your build. So far I've gotten all the way to "pulling out the kit and looking it over once again". I was going to start a thread on it but the pics were kind of boring ;-> Looking forward to the next installment.
    Regards,
    Don
  2. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    Why Women should Not be allowed to clean our caves!

    Don, now you have a chance to catch up! My "better?" half insisted on cleaning up the study for the holidays. With vacuum cleaning attachments in hand she accidently bulldozed the aircraft into some desk "debris" and then knocked the thing over. I guess the noise of the vacuum covered up the noise of paper in pain, she looked at the "broken" fuselage on the floor with the other scraps that I just leave until a project is over and decided to throw it out. You know cleaning for the holidays! Bah *&$^&^ Humbug! She squished down the trash in the can and voila, instant disaster! My lesson I guess, is to clean the room myself, I guess, who woulda thought, A man's cave, my workdesk, Oh the Humanity! Anyone got Dr. Phil's number?????

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  3. shoki2000

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    Oh my....................
    That would explain this sharp chest pain I felt few hours ago....
    Hope you will not give up and start the fuselage anew.....
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    Also explains that shift in the force...
  5. OldSalt

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    Owwwwwwwwwww! :(
  6. rlwhitt

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    Dang Ted, that cowl looks great! I think Master Bear will approve!

    Ugh, I just reviewed the tail end of the thread and saw the fuelage! It made me cringe in horror! At least with Downloads it's easy to reprint. Not so easy to make yourself do it all over again... :(

    Will you be a be able to salvage any of the cockpit?

    Look at the bright side - you can get rid of that glue smudge you didn't like.... :grin:

    Rick
  7. Gil

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    A Very Serious Transgression Requires Remediation...,

    Make up a list of marriage counselors in the area, print out several copies and leave them in all the obvious places...,

    -Gil
  8. cmdrted

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    From the Ashes...

    A Moment's silence for the J-22 Mk1. It broke new ground for me, trying a new designer's kit, modifying small bits, and of course the smudge! Now that that's over, here comes the Mk2! I decided thatsince I had a few parts salvaged in the cockpit that is a great place to start. I poked a few holes where I thought levers should be and stuck those extra pushrods into them and topped them off with glue globs, let them harden Upside down! This lets the stuff settle into a ball instead of dripping downward.

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    The instrument panel was next. I took the old panel trimmed it down added a clear piece of cellophane, then poked some holes in the reprint. Here is the result. My first shot at a more 3d panel...

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    How it all looks so far... In the bottom right corner is the old gunsight as provided in the kit. Upper right corner is a modified version with a more 3d head cushion. Now on to the skinning...

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  11. OldSalt

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    Wow! The name for the J-22 must have been "Phoenix"! From the crumpled remains rises a new and better bird! <<Mutters to self - must not let wife near cave!>>
  12. Clashster

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    Wives, cats.... it's a dangerous world out there for paper! Still, great build and can't wait to see the full recovery! Thanks for the great thread!

    Chris
  13. josve

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    I think I know the feeling......
    Just you know you have my deepest sympathy.
    But be good to the misses anyway :) (that will be after you have counted to around 1000 silently)
  14. rlwhitt

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    Looks like you got right back on the horse there Ted. So do think your wife will feel she owes you one after this? Oh heck, who am I kidding. Us men are always the ones who owe them no matter what, right? :grin:
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    Are you kidding! She says it's my fault because the room was untidy and needed a good vacuuming! Wait until she sees what I have instore for her precious autosuck3000! Anyways, the recovery process continues, I decided to keep the connecting strip idea. It didn't work out as smooth as I'd thought with the first build,(ratioalizing helps), so I tried a differant strategy. I built the cockpit skin right into the after sections. It transitions a heck ova lot smoother. You can later slip the cockpit into it and line it up with little problems. Here's a pic showing the slight deviation from the instructions... The views are top and bottom side by side. I managed to not smudge it this time. I also butt glued the rear segments, I'm becoming a fan of this "butt" I really wish it was called something else!

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    The tail wheelwell was slipped in from the front and poked around until it line up. Cutting out the well was a little rough but the jagged edges will be covered by the gear doors.

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    Installed cockpit. I had to leave the other former on the fwd section, I couldn't sand down the fwd former enough to allow a strip. This little lip will give the fwd section some support.

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    The fwd section and seat installed...

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    Port and stb views...

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    What you can see of the engine from the fwd cowling, all 19 cylinders, if you look hard enough and the lights right and the props are not in the way. sometimes you wonder why bother with all 18!

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