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Sport The Kool Kanary (Giant Hot Kanary)

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Bipeguy03, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. A very nostalgic and interesting build, do keep the pictures coming.
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  2. So I figured I better catch y'all up lol. It didn't seem as though many people were interested in this build and I let the thread slip some :)

    It's just going to be a picture blast, to get it up to date (as I'm actually getting close to covering).

    If you see something interesting feel free to ask and I'll elaborate! :)

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  3. Here's the top wing going together.

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  4. Some details going on :)

    The windshield is a cardboard mock up for now, I'm going to make a plug and a fiberglass frame shortly.

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  5. Starting the pre cover final assembly.

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  6. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Really nice fiberglass work and there is just a natural beauty of a frame in the bones. Looking really nice!
  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    It looks awesome, glad you gave us a peek.
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Sweet... I have to admit I had all but forgot about this. I can't think that no one was interested. Probably just sidetracked with their own numerous projects. Well, that is my story anyway. LOL. And by golly I am sticking to it. :laughing:

    Speaking of interesting... Why the big steel 1/4x20 wing bolts? Surely they are just there to entice someone such as myself to ponder the question and ask, "why"? LOL. I ask because my son and I giggle about this from time to time. When we were doing a lot.... A LOT, of building years ago...oh we wanted those planes strong. So nothing could bring them down. Lest it be from the weight of the damn things. We used the same 1/4x20 bolts in all the planes we built. Didn't matter if they were .40 size glow tard trainers or 1.50 size warbirds. We used them. Then he went in the Air Force. His primary job was a "structural specialist" working on C-130's and such. He used to tell me, "Do you know that the Aileron of a Boeing 737 and a C-130 at held on with smaller bolts than that?" And of course we started using the Nylon bolts instead. We discovered they were even stronger than the darn wood they were trying to hold together and keep from falling apart. Doah! LOL
    Anyway....was just curious. Beautiful build (as usual) Glad you brought us up to date.:way_to_go:
    And by the way....coooooool lookin' plane. Can't wait to see it covered.
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  9. Lol, yea the strength of a steel 1/4-20 bolt is overkill, heck I've seen full scales that have wing bolts that are 1/4-28 lol.

    The steel ones are just in there for now because with the brass inserts I put in the wing block the steel ones can be screwed in with my fingers.

    I like to use 1/4-20 bolts for wing mounts because of the size of the head of the bolt mostly. It spreads the load out over a larger area (even larger if you use a washer or if the nylon bolt has a flange).

    Also, I like to use steel bolts if it goes into tapped wood. I have noticed there is less of a chance of buggering up the threads in the wood if I use steel. If I put a brass insert in the wing block (like here) I use nylon so they don't vibrate loose.
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  10. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Ah yeah....I figured that was the method to your madness. LOL. Pretty much agree with you as for the size of the bolt head. The more area you can cover, the better. Nice stuff you build there.
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