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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2940 on: May 20, 2019, 03:16:45 pm »
Been there! It's strange to think about. There's a couple times a year where things go completely wonky. Used to stay up to 3-4 during the winter then wind up WAKING UP at 2-3 in the Summer.....  then back the other way for winter. I told myself I'd try to maintain that schedule during the winter time...  maybe not as early as friggin 2AM.. but... maybe 3:30 or 4 but I found that by time I was done with work and it was time to run errands and stuff that it was like....  5 in the morning and nothing is open.... couldn't pay bills or shop or do anything much, really... so....      on with the yo-yo schedule.  I'm trying to figure out a way to have a more normal schedule but I just can't be out in the heat and sunlight when Summer gets here. I have no choice but to wake up at bullshit o'clock and go do the trash contract in the dark starting about 4AM then finish that up and hit the first lawn right at sunrise.... this way I could hopefully be done and at home no later than 11 or noon.
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« Reply #2941 on: May 22, 2019, 05:27:03 am »
The hell, man! Every day some ailment is trying to kick my arse. Done messed up my groin muscles again but nothing like what I had but now this morning I wake up with a spot of gout in my knee. This is what I get for working too long and then turn around and eating BBQ of all things!!!  Rich foods....  BBQ sauce gets me. I have to watch for which brands and how much of it I eat.Thing is, I had three different kinds yesterday so I'm not sure which one it was.  ;D   Cool thing is, I think with enough dope and once I get to work and walk around a bunch this should be alright. Anyone else get the gout from BBQ sauce?!  I know it used to get my daddy so I know it's a trigger.

Alright.... check this out... I ordered some masking tape so that I can mask the logo on my gunship.  0.4, 0.7, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 mm.  They initially wanted $29 for them all but I sometimes throw things into my shopping cart on eBay and often times the seller will drop the price to get you to go ahead and pull the trigger and make the purchase. Well, that's what they did...  brought the price down to $22 so I got two sets. Something like $3.65 a roll. Free shipping.. I wouldn't normally spend $44 on friggin TAPE but then again I like to buy in bulk and save money. Hopefully they last awhile and is a good brand. Aizu Micron Masking Tape.....  I guess I should have looked up reviews BEFORE I bought the stuff but oh well!! I was just happy to find tape in these smaller sizes that didn't cost an arm and a leg.

SO, I'll have to wait to mask the tail but I think there are some other areas I can mask. I still need to finish the bottom half of the fuselage, for instance.

The F-4 needs a lil more sanding. I did the best I could the other day but I was tired and not very productive. After I sand it, I'll get back to painting.

The real question is wether or not I'll get to this at all because I'm contemplating mowing MY lawn today after I mow everyone elses. My lawn takes no less than 4 hours to mow even on a picture perfect day where everything goes perfectly so I could be working until 6-7 tonight if that's the case. Of course, I could get done with the paying lawns and say "to hell with it," we'll see. 
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2942 on: May 22, 2019, 05:58:51 am »
You got a pretty good deal on that masking tape my friend  :thumbsup: I find the 0.5mm and 1.00mm (sizes available over in the U.K.) ideal for canopy frames.

Somehow I just thought it would be sized in "Imperial *" in the U.S. though  ;D * Or whatever the feet/inches measuring system is known as in the U.S.

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2943 on: May 22, 2019, 06:29:21 am »

Somehow I just thought it would be sized in "Imperial *" in the U.S. though  ;D * Or whatever the feet/inches measuring system is known as in the U.S.


'Colonial'?  ;D ;)

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« Reply #2944 on: May 22, 2019, 06:56:20 am »

'Colonial'?  ;D ;)

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Somehow I just thought it would be sized in "Imperial *" in the U.S. though  ;D * Or whatever the feet/inches measuring system is known as in the U.S.


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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2945 on: May 22, 2019, 10:19:15 am »
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« Reply #2946 on: May 24, 2019, 05:11:37 am »
Might be all the MMJ but I've been brainstorming on a somewhat nutty idea to make a stretched four engines Sud Caravelle then drape it up in Russian livery.

I have two of the shithouse Mister Craft Caravelles.... 



I'm just wondering how I should do it. If they can stretch and pull a 737 and move it's CG all over the damn place then why can't I? Looking at the aircraft, there's not a lot of room to cut a piece from one fuselage to add to another anyway so it's not going to be a very large stretch so I'm wondering if I could get by with just elongating the fuselage forward of the wings and then doing nothing else. I'm seeking to avoid having to do things like make a large tail fin or make longer wings. Of course, I'm saying all this having not done any research yet....        But uhhh..... when they stretched the 727, did they alter the wings and fin any?? Did they add fuselage plugs forward AND aft of the wings or just up front? I'm just wondering about precedent. ---ALSO, bear in mind, that I'm adding two engines to the rear to make a VC-10/Tu-162 type set up so with this added weight in the rear, perhaps only adding fuselage forward of the wings would be perfect for balancing the plane....  :unsure:  Seems logical, yeah? 

Anyway, these kits come with Aeroflot markings. Apparently some 1981 movie painted up a Caravelle and put the Russian markings on it to be a movie actor. This means I have two sets of them which I can combine to turn this into a Soviet plane. Perhaps the Soviets uhhh...... "cloned" the Caravelle like they're wont to do, but decided to turn it into their first continental airliner by adding fuselage length and a couple more engines for flight over the ocean??  Or something??? You know the stories for these are my weak point.

Anyway, sounds like a neat idea if it's plausible enough. I normally don't care too much about plausibility because this is "what if" but uhhh.....   I somehow think something like this would need to be at least somewhat logical.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #2947 on: May 24, 2019, 05:44:10 am »
Sounds eminently logical to me, but then I'm not as versed in things Aeronautical as others here...

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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2948 on: May 24, 2019, 01:34:25 pm »

 But uhhh..... when they stretched the 727, did they alter the wings and fin any?? Did they add fuselage plugs forward AND aft of the wings or just up front?


Plugs fore and aft, 10 ft extra, front and back. The fin was pretty much the same and AFAIK the only things changed on the wing was the size of the high and low speed ailerons.

JCF will know for sure.  ;D
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Re: Chronic's Research and Aeronautics Project (C.R.A.P.)
« Reply #2949 on: May 24, 2019, 03:43:10 pm »
Nice....    So...  I think, that with the addition of two engines to the back, that I can get away with just putting a plug forward of the wings and just leave everything else as-is.  If I put both a plug AND two extra engines on the back I think it would be tail heavy.

My next question... I should definitely use a jig when I make my fuselage cuts, yes?
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« Reply #2950 on: May 24, 2019, 05:24:31 pm »
My next question... I should definitely use a jig when I make my fuselage cuts, yes?

Yes. And I would suggest building each side separately, getting them lined up properly, and then *and only then*, joining the fuselage halves.
Otherwise, you've got to both line up the fuselage bits in a straight line, and make sure they're not 'rotated'. (As Fred says, 'ask me how I know').

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« Reply #2951 on: May 24, 2019, 05:38:17 pm »
Wow...  ok.... THAT is something I never considered... glad you told me!!! I was definitely going to go the route of gluing them together first then sawing the whole things into pieces. Hell, it makes sense anyway because the half can sit flush in the jig and also when I go to glue....          Dodged a bullet there! Thanks!!  This is my first "elongation" so I'm not eager to mess it up with no kinky fuselage.  ;D
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« Reply #2952 on: May 24, 2019, 08:15:44 pm »
Glad I could help... that's what it's all about, right?  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #2953 on: May 24, 2019, 08:28:28 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:


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« Reply #2954 on: May 25, 2019, 02:27:21 pm »
I've tried it both ways, and I prefer to cut an already assembled fuselage into sections for lengthening, but it needs a mitre block to ensure the cuts are 90 deg.

If the cuts have to 'step' along the fuselage you can't do that of course and joining before assembling is the better method.
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