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Old 03-14-2011, 08:53 AM   #2281
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wow, alot has happened since ive been away, my computer has been down at home, and ive ben on vacation for the past week.....
first of all, KENDAL DUDE, she is beautiful!!! congrats to you guys! there is NOTHING in this world
that is better than holding your baby for the first time, words cannot express that feeling!
my daughter is almost 3 now, and my son is 6 months old... ive always heard people say that kids grow
up way too fast, well now i understand what they meant! cherish every second!

and KARL, DUDE! this thing is looking amazing!!! keep up the great work buddy, I cant wait to
see this thing finished, and Im really excited to see the NEXT project you come up with!
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:20 AM   #2282
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To avoid making the Little Prop ( 36" ) look stupid I've decided to shorten the gear a pinch.

Here's the paper computer at work.

I'm thinking the ship shown here has shortened gear. Maybe....

Kevin.. ????
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #2283
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Kendal

Congrats on the little lady. Life will never be the same.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:20 PM   #2284
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Kendal,
Congrats on the new arrival!!! they do grow up fast!!

Karl, I went to the other home depot last night (lowes) to get some stuff and almost picked up some Aluminum and rivets to play with, LOL!
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:49 PM   #2285
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Kendal,
Congrats on the new arrival!!! they do grow up fast!!

Karl, I went to the other home depot last night (lowes) to get some stuff and almost picked up some Aluminum and rivets to play with, LOL!
Belle Vernon? I'm thinking an all Aluminum P-38. 14 foot span or so ok? Might have to make the V 12's though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #2286
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I just would like to ask that everyone keep Japan with the horrific disaster in mind and pray for the best for human kind. Sometimes we take for granted how fortunate we are.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:50 AM   #2287
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Now the fun part... Here's the reason I've been a bit preoccupied lol

This is Sarahs and my little baby girl Keira Morgan Simpson born March 12th a 2:16am 6lbs 10oz and 19" She's a happy healthy little baby and Sarah is doing great now too.

congratulation, awesome
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:51 AM   #2288
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I just would like to ask that everyone keep Japan with the horrific disaster in mind and pray for the best for human kind. Sometimes we take for granted how fortunate we are.

That is so true, we think we have problems until we see something like this.....
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #2289
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Belle Vernon? I'm thinking an all Aluminum P-38. 14 foot span or so ok? Might have to make the V 12's though.
Yep, thats just a shade closer to me than Greensburg. I am gonna see what your AUW come out to before I get serious about building aluminum. I have become a weight freak since I started my build, LOL.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:52 AM   #2290
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The Foam Legs are done. We're going with a composite structure. I have a huge roll of Graphlite rod I was going to use for a full scale glider but that is on hold so I'm going to use some of it for the gear. Aircraft Spruce sells it and you can buy 12 foot lengths of 1/8 diameter I believe. It is off the charts for strength in tension and compression. Well mix in some 1/4 plywood and some aluminum. It will work and I'm looking forward to trying some of these ideas I have had for quite some time.

If you see this in the future you can say you know where it started. If it fails you can say you don't know me.

Uses are endless.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #2291
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You got my attention here.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:32 AM   #2292
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Now the fun part... Here's the reason I've been a bit preoccupied lol

This is Sarahs and my little baby girl Keira Morgan Simpson born March 12th a 2:16am 6lbs 10oz and 19" She's a happy healthy little baby and Sarah is doing great now too.

Mr. Simpson, congrats on your new baby girl! Child birth is a miraculous thing!

Japan...ALL of us needs to be grateful every day we can step out of bed to greet the world for another day!

KK, your plane is shaping up Dude...I'm liking your Landing Gear plans! Can't wait to see more!
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #2293
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Popping his head or the styrofoam?

my thoughts exactly... it sounded funny!!! what ever it meant lolol
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #2294
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Congrats Kendal and Sarah ,

A kid is the best thing that can happen! Enjoy!

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #2295
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Karl,

2 gear lengths available for the model 12. Standard and long. Standard is for all model 12 aircraft EXCEPT those that get the BPE hotrod engine which requires a longer prop (102" instead of 98"). Standard gear is as follows (think of a one piece alum RC model landing gear):

1.25" thick 6" wide alum 2024-T3
32" wide flat for fuselage mount
3.5" radius 118 degree inside bend at the shoulder
3.5" radius 143 degree bend at bottom to get 9 degree over camber
38.875" total height
72" width where axles attach (plus axles and tires for full track width)

So from the lower longerons to the ground, it is about 48" including the tire diameter.

The tall gear is 3" tall than the above info. This is what is on Kendal's airplane and a few others but most model 12's have the standard gear.
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