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#31 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

On the shelf-of-doom for seven years - it is about time that I pay some attention to it!!

 

If possible Kevin, the old link is: http://forum.largesc...&hl=staggerwing

 

I've merged your two topics, Gene, so now they both form part of this thread. The old link will no longer work.

 

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#32 Peterpools

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:28 PM

Gene

Fantastic!  Nothing more beautiful then a Stagggering and the D17S with it's 450 ponies is music to my ears. Will be glued to my chair and with you all the way

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#33 mmaben

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 01:34 AM

                              :popcorn:


I just like airplanes

 

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#34 Troy Molitor

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:11 AM

Inspirational build going on here. Well done Gene.

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#35 MostlyRacers

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

Yeah ! What a good idea to bring this one down from the Shelf of Doom !

 

:popcorn:

 

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#36 Gene

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:32 PM

Thanks Kevin for shifting the link, etc!!! And thanks guys for the encouragement.  

Pulling out all the parts to inventory where I am and thankfully I had kept many notes and pic refs & found a few more along the way.

So, I'm starting with this:GiWai8.jpg


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

With my initial post to get this restart going – one wise LSP’er queried if the wingspan was to scale.  I did recall during my previous work that the rib count was short but didn’t recall about the wingspan.  Sure enough, the SCR model measures (in scale) 31’3’’ upper & 31’4” lower – D17 wingspans should both be 32’0”.  Using the reference drawings in ‘The Staggerwing Story’ by Edward H Phillips (ISBN: 0-911139-27-3 pbk), the need for several adjustments are indicated.  In the SCR wing, each half contains 18 ribs – the actual count should be 25 ribs.  This closer spacing would also help negate the deep sag between ribs that occur on the kit.  Actual aircraft manage to achieve a nearly flat appearance between ribs – thus will be my goal!

 

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#38 Thomas Lund

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

Soooo... what are you going to do ?



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:47 AM

:popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn:



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:23 PM

Well Thomas, after digging into the problem more there was an explosion of worms!  I decided to sand off all the existing ribs, add Milliput to the trailing edge and wingtip to satisfy the overall dimensions, then add the correct number of ribs in a more subtle detail.  There is also a considerable area of the wing covered with a wood veneer resulting in a very smooth surface.  Now, to work - it will be awhile before the next update. You might need buckets of popcorn william!


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:40 AM

Looking forward to this Gene! I help maintain one here in NE Florida, and she is beautiful........

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Keep the updates coming.....

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