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Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 AM
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:29 PM
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LOL I'll let Rob tell you the answers to your question.
Tomas,
My poor buddy Pete has been determined to protest the fun and ability of "foamies". Since he was a little boy he shunned the idea of flat foam creations. Over the past year I'd say, I have been doing my best to persuade him to the dark side of electrics and flat foam. He now owns a few electrics and has been bitten by the bug.

Pete, it was only a matter of time after your first electric plane. Nothing can save you now as you go deeper in the rabbit hole, lol. I have a few final changes to make to the Monocoupe foamy before it is ready for production. Welcome to the foamy madness my friend!

Hi Karl! I think your plane will be done before mine now.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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This thread needs life!!!! Rob get your butt moving! When I get home this summer I expect to be flying a giant monocoupe! haha Hope you got your trailer all fixed up and ready to go. Tell Melissa and Hailey I said hi!
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:53 PM
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This thread needs life!!!! Rob get your butt moving! When I get home this summer I expect to be flying a giant monocoupe! haha Hope you got your trailer all fixed up and ready to go. Tell Melissa and Hailey I said hi!

Lol, Hey buddy! Just picked up the paint and carpet for the trailer this past weekend. Wether sucks here so haven't been able to work on it much. I got the Monocoupe on the building board again, hopefully I can get-r-done soon. I'd love to take it to XFC, but time will tell. Hope all is well with you!
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:25 AM
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'Bout time you showed up again. Missing pitchers and progress on this build. Be a sorry day if I get my little ole GB done before the Monocoupe flies.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:12 AM
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Hey Rob. Figured I'd not bug you on the other airframe and revive this one a bit.. You still planning on finishing this one up or have you hit a snag?

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:54 PM
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Well, I figured I'd update this thread.... Not sure if anyone is interested anymore it's been so long.

With 2 kids now, job, and life in general, I have obviously not been doing much in the way of building. I kinda put the hobby aside when the second kiddo was born so I could focus on family. She is now 6 months old and I find myself having some time to get back into things. It worked out good cause I was kinda burt out on this plane.

For the past week or so I have been working on the Monocoupe when I can and am enjoying it and making progress. I have not taken any pics but I had some issues that needed attention before I could continue the build. For example, due to the environment in my basement, I have had several spots of the sheeting swell up and pop loose after sitting so long. I also have an aileron that developed a wierd warp that will need addressed. The other issue was that due to some changes made to the fuse shape after the wings were built(for a more scale appearance) I had a wing fittment (gap) issue to amend. I now have most of the above issues fixed and the wings are very close to being ready to cover.

I have also decided to abandon the composite landing gear construction for the sake of getting it done. this comes at an expense of almost 3 additional pounds though. I am ok with that as even if the plane finished at 46# the cubic loading will be only 4.06. I should have the gear in my hands sometime next week and be able to finish the fabrication and mounting of it.

I have to cut my wingtube (maybe tonight) before I can get both wings bolted on and that is one more item off the list.

When I get the gear in my hands and bolted on I'll snap a few pics of the ol'girl and go from there. I am not going to put dates on finishing anything as all that seems to do make me miss them, lol. I am alive....and I will finish this plane, lol.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:19 PM
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welcome back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really look forward to watching this progress. I had not flown my 1/4 scale Monocoupe for several months and finally I took it out last sunday and flew the crap out of it. It's funny that with my 36% Sbach and 30% race green Yak that my Monocoupe still draws the most attention.........................go figure
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM
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Yes....count me in as interested! Love seeing these scratched planes, especially when it's a classic like this one!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:09 PM
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Good news Rob.. !! I missed it. Glad you are back.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:41 PM
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Glad to see you back at it. I definitely understand burnout and family. Do it all the time. That's why I build so slow. Looking forward to the next set of pics.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:49 AM
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+1! Congrats on the kids- family is more important, but not by much!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:57 AM
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So I got some time in the shop last night.

Got the wing tube cut, so now both wings can be mounted to the fuse at the same time.

I also cut out parts for a new blister plug. I figured since I was going to have to start from scratch on the cowl I may as make the blisters more scale. The original blisters were copies of the amr cowl and a little small for the scale. I was only able to assemble and rough sand the blister but it is a step in the right direction. If this method works well I will use it to make the wheel pants as well.

I took a few pics for grins n giggles...
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:33 AM
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Looks good Rob.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:34 AM
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VERY nice. Freak that thing is huge !!!!!!
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