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Projects Canadair Ct114 Tutor Build

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

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    Thanks D.O.G.
    Regards Stinky

    Don
     


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    I didn't think I would have anything to pass on until paint. But there is still a lot of little things going on. I've been working on getting a better cockpit fit. Working towards a fit that looks like a proper seam, rather than a crack. Same thing with the nose gear doors. I decided to completely redo them. The gap was way to big when they were closed and the nose gear strut was contacting the right side gear door control horn. I want the nose wheel on the center line. This meant the retract assy had to be installed to the right of center. It was, but, a 1/16" to far right. Not fun. As the nose gear support had to be redrawn and reinstalled 1/16" to the left. The door assy will now be made from .080" styrene. Next problem. How do you glue nylon to styrene? Internet search. Surehold SH-302 Plastic Surgery super glue. It is made to glue many dissimilar materials, including nylon. I should have it next week. Next modification. I weighed the plane. In theory it is ready for flight. All up weight except for paint, 6.93lb. Double the proposed weight from when the project started. I checked with my painter and he says we will add 6oz more with paint. All up weight now is 7lb 6oz. Time to repower. The 70mm fan will only put out 3lb 12oz under ideal conditions. I have found a 80mm 12 blade unit that puts out 3.5kg (7lb 11oz) of thrust. I've also found you tube video of thrust tests showing this. The fan unit should be here at the end of the month. Later I'll post pictures of the changes. BTW I have a 70mm fan unit and ESC for sale.

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