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Projects Canadair Ct114 Tutor Build

Discussion in 'Airplanes' started by wasfixedwing, Jul 5, 2019.

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    Tony. Yes and no. How's that for non commital? The picture of the nose gear in the first post on the fuselage shows the linkage from the rudder servo pretty good. Notice that the linkage from the servo to the gear connects to a black 2-56 sleeve that slides back and forth on the rod. When the rudder servo moves nothing happens other than the sleeve slides back and forth on the rod. Now as the gear comes down, the linkage clevis rotates on the sleeve and when the gear is all the way down, the rod is vertical, the sleeve now becomes a control horn and servo now moves the nose gear when the rudder is moved. This all came with the retract assy. All I had to do was make up the push rod from the servo to the black sleeve.

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    Ah okay, gotcha. I did see it pivot on that piece, but was unsure if it slid up and down the rod. Cool deal and some fantastic engineering from those who created it.
     
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    Nose gear doors. I'm using 1/16 plywood. Pic. 1 is the fuselage marked where the foam is going to be relieved for the hinge mount. Pic. 2 is the fuselage after the trusty hot wire cutter, set to 1/6", has cut the foam. Pic. 3 and 4 show the 3/4" square pine used to make the form for bending the plywood. I used the foam cut from the fuselage to transfer the profile to the form. The screws are to hold the nose of the doors in place when the plywood is bent back. Pic. 5 two pieces of plywood, 3/4" x 6 5/8", are cut and put into water to soak for a couple of days. Pic. 6 the wet plywood is screwed down on the nose and pulled back, tie raped and put aside for another couple of days to dry out. Pic. 7 the doors are dry and hatch hinges epoxied to the doors and the mount. Pic.8 test fitting the door assy. Pic. 9 servo bay cover installed, nose gear doors installed, push rods attached and everything works as per plan. Pic 10. The servo bay. Very top is the right door servo. Next down, the elevator servo, next down, the receiver mount, next down, the rudder and nose wheel servo and the last is the left door servo. Sorry for the fuzzy picture. Pic. 11 The horizontal stabilizer and linkage cover glued in place and the rear light installed.
    I got good news today. My canopy will be ready for pickup on Friday. Now I can mke the cockpit. Just what I need, more uncharted waters.

    Don

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    Very nice.
     
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    Tony.

    Thank you.
     
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    Absolutely an excellent job your doing there waxfixedwing. Loving it. Keep the pics. coming :).
     
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    Thanks D.O.G..
    What's the ferrits name?

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    Stinky. He thinks he's a dog. He eats dog food, treats, drinks proteins shake and loves Doritos. Strange dude.
     
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    It's Friday and the canopy is here plus two bonuses. Pic. 1. I set the canopy on the fuselage to see. In person it really makes the plane look like a Tutor. The canopy is a little longer and a little deeper on the sides. This is good because, now, I can tweak it to fit my build. Bonus one. Pic 2. The lens for the nose light. It was unknown at the time if the plug could still pull a good lens. As far as I'm concerned, it is perfect. Bonus two. He gave me 13 pages of blue prints, 1/4 scale, for placement of decals from the real aircraft.
    I have sourced the decals for the AETE version in Germany. They are in stock and I can have them ten days after placing my order. Posts may be slow in coming now.
    I'm in uncharted waters. Along with the canopy, I'm going to attempt a represenitive cockpit.

    Don


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    Wow, the fact that you were able to get the blueprints is awesome! Can't wait for more updates on this, and that canopy looks awesome!
     
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    Thanks Tony.
    I'm glad I took your suggestion. When I started, I had no idea as to what response I would get. So, I thought I would try to tell the story as if myself and my friend, who doesnot know a joystick from a trim wheel, were sitting down with a couple of beers and I'm describing to him what I'm doing. I never would have thought there would be
    such an interest. Wow, 630 some views. A big shout out and thank you to those taking the time to read the project.

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