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DTFB Grumman Goose

#41
Lookin' Good!

Hey, what are you using to draft the plans? I was going to try to use Illustrator, but I have ZERO experience in it so I'd be learning from the ground up. I plan on designing my stuff in Blender (because I know it), but then translating them into plans will be quite a task unless I can figure out how to use the Unwraps of the meshes and then get them to scale properly. Yeah, it's a mess in my head right now.
 
#44
Tip floats

IMAG2049.jpg

First toss

[video]https://youtu.be/QqfB4PMeSAw[/video]

Strapped my GoPro to the top of the wing where I set the CG for the first tosses. You can see I just taped a can of PlayDoh on the nose where the top deck will go on the finished plane. My throws with the GoPro were all terrible with the right wing low. I did get a few throws with the wings level after I removed the GoPro. I was happy enough with how well the nose held up with the hard landings.
 
#46
Thanks unrauv the compliment is much appreciated.

I am working hard on updating the design to incorporate a few weak spots that showed up in the glide tests and initial build. My current plan is to fly the next one before going and detailing one out.
 
#49
It is coming along just slowly. The redesigns are done just updating the plans to get ready for airframe #2. I have ever intention of flying this iteration for better or worse.
 
#56
I have cut 1/16" ply with a knife. Mostly straight lines though. The tip float in the pictures I cut with a scroll saw. I imagine you will need some kind of saw to cut the 1/8" ply pieces.

A note on the 1/8" ply pieces. I plan on using liteply for these parts but feel free to use what you want.
 

Michael763

Well-known member
#58
Downloaded your plans. Thank you!
Not sure of when it will hit the building board, there is a lot of planes on my list for this building season.
 
#59
Just created an account to say that I downloaded the plans. Thanks for all the work you're doing on this. I'll definitely be following along closely.
 
#60
Thanks for letting me know doog.

I hope to have some build updates and tiled plans posted here soon.

I am scheduled for have surgery on the 21st and would really like to get a build of the current plans done by then.