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ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:05:57 PM »
Gord got me off on this, so I'll show progress here, 36: WS, all 3/4 inch Home Depot foam. This all I've done so far. I used the foam cutter on the curved sections as it is hard to cut a neat curve with this material.
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 08:42:15 PM »
We're trying to get a little bit of combat interest going with this cheap foam. I'm working on a P47 the same size as Regies. Sort of slow, fun combat.

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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 07:22:52 AM »
Oh for crying out loud, I just finish my SE5 and now I have to build one for WW2? Geeze yuze guy's  :P ;D 8) :laugh:
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:48:24 AM »
What WW2 plane is your favorite Dwayne,  and about to build.??These are a little bigger than the WW1 birds, at 36 in. WS.

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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
What WW2 plane is your favorite Dwayne,  and about to build.??These are a little bigger than the WW1 birds, at 36 in. WS.

What are the numbers, fuse length, wing chord, motor etc.
Thanks
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 08:04:55 AM »
The P47 fuse is 31 in. wing chord is 10 in. but the real P47 had a short stubby wing for its size. I think Regies 109 is around 8 or 9 in chord.
 As long as the WS is 36 in. the other numbers come out right.
 I download 3 views then blow them up with a calculator to get the 36 in. . Say 5 times. Then I multiply all the dimensions by 5. I use a pencil( one of those antique devices) as , when I make a mistake, it's easy to erase, unlike a ballpoint. Then I cut them out and copy to Bristol board for permanent patterns.
I enjoy doing it this way, but if I were in a hurry, I have taken the drawing to Staples and have them blow them up to the size that I want, for a reasonable price. Here's the P47 so far. Just now I'm installing the electronics.
 Giver Dwayne   ;D
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 09:24:55 AM »
My root chord is 9" and it tapers straight to 5" at the wingtip. It looks scale, and I may have to add some area. That's why my removable wing mod will come in handy, I can have two wings and try them both!
Made a bit of progress yesterday, the fuse and firewall are together, I'm just trying to figure out the tail-feathers.
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 10:58:28 AM »
The P47 fuse is 31 in. wing chord is 10 in. but the real P47 had a short stubby wing for its size. I think Regies 109 is around 8 or 9 in chord.
 As long as the WS is 36 in. the other numbers come out right.
 I download 3 views then blow them up with a calculator to get the 36 in. . Say 5 times. Then I multiply all the dimensions by 5. I use a pencil( one of those antique devices) as , when I make a mistake, it's easy to erase, unlike a ballpoint. Then I cut them out and copy to Bristol board for permanent patterns.
I enjoy doing it this way, but if I were in a hurry, I have taken the drawing to Staples and have them blow them up to the size that I want, for a reasonable price. Here's the P47 so far. Just now I'm installing the electronics.
 Giver Dwayne   ;D

Thanks Gord, what's the stuff you use to stiffen the wing?
thanks  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 02:13:37 PM »
That's the cupboard edge molding. You can get it at Home Depot. If you go in the main door and go to the exact opposite end of the building corner, there's a hardware shelf with this stuff. It comes in plastic and wood strips on a roll. Get the wood , as the plastic is not strong enough. I use Birch. ;D. It's so easy to use , it should be illegal  :o
 Slap it on the wing about a 1/3 of the way back and iron it on. I use the monocote iron. I use a couple of pieces of Scotch Tape just to hold it in place to get started. I put a strip down one side of the fuselage too.
 Only reason I used it on this plane is, it's going to have a rough life in combat and needed to be beefed up a bit. Otherwise I wouldn't have used it.

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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2017, 04:21:17 PM »
She's finished! and RTF - Gord!
Photos here!
I forgot to put the the splitter in for the ails as I want to keep aux1 free for the 20mm cannon. Other than that, where is the sun?
She balances right on the main spar, about 25% of chord. I forgot to weigh it, back atcha.
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 04:25:30 PM »
You can see the Birch spar on one of the photos and after your crash, I wish I had done it to the fuse, but I could always put it along the bottom of the fuse, it would help on landings. It was great on Terry's tummy.
Funny,  I started this thread and didn't see all the posts because I was sick.
Gord, I also use that birch for scuffplates where the elastics go, and as stress plate around the rods that catch the rubber bands, love it!
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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 07:39:15 PM »
Excellent job Reg. Looks too good to get into combat with.
 Better get mine finished.
Weather looks too good to pass up tomorrow, as long as it holds up.

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Re: ME 109 foamie build - Club Combat
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 09:51:38 PM »
Yeah, I think I got carried away. It was great at the finish line today but what's next? I guess I'd better fix up what I've got.
Not driving, I can't get out tomorrow, sorry.
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