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1:9 Scale B-17G - 'Sweet Pea'

foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#26
I'm in northern VA, about 4 or 5 hours from Flite Fest / Flite Test. Rockyboy and willsonman are both local to me (Rockyboy is actually my local club president).
Still a LONG way from rivets though.
Darn, I just met up with rockyboy to buy a plane off of him when I went to a wedding down there, you better plan this party around my spring break vacation:LOL::LOL:
 

wilmracer

I build things that fly (sometimes)
Mentor
#30
Fabricating the struts. My thought is that the aluminum block can function as the trunnion /rotation point. The strut itself extends into the block. The plate that was included with the strut to attach it as a fixed gear is bolted to the aluminum block and the toe-in can be adjusted with the tightening screw. The 1/2" aluminum round bar stock will be secured with a set screw and then set into bearings that will allow for rotation. Should be plenty strong enough even if I get up to the 50lb range (Which I really hope I don't).

Now to get this moving!
 

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wilmracer

I build things that fly (sometimes)
Mentor
#33
More progress on the gear prototype. Wheel is a 6" Sullivan Sky Airflight that I've added real bearings to. Super smooth and looks pretty good IMO. In the end I want a more scale hub but for now I'm happy with it. You can see the pillow blocks I'm using for this prototype. These will work for a final version but they are heavier than I would like. I'll be keeping an eye out for lighter versions but if I can't find one this will absolutely be strong enough.
 

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