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FTFC20 Luscombe Silvaire by FoamyDM and Kilroy07

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#1
...Because Every Cloud should have Silvaire Lining...



Kilroy07 has been a sucker for a challenge for a long while now. He joined my First Forum Challenge -Build-ruary. it's a madcap attempt build 4 planes in February. It's just stupid, fun, and you should try it this year! Since those early times of insanity, we have shared many other conversations, tips, and generally goading us each into doing projects we know we have no right taking on.
I was asked (As I'm a designing fool) if I might try my hand at putting together a set of Master Builder style (rounded fuse) plans for this craft he has personal Fond memories of.

"So I have a love hate relationship with this thing...
Just imagine having to polish this WHOLE thing by hand! Apparently (or at that's the line my Dad always fed me) was there was a thin (just a few microns) layer of pure aluminum to give it that shine... if you used a mechanical polisher you would burn through it.
That's the old man posing with her at Oshkosh, he took 2nd place for his class I believe that year. He restored her from a ground loop incident."

With his direct connection to this plane, I was very interested to learn some more. This isn't my first brush with Personal Request or inspirations from Personal Experiences Either. So I told him that if I do this he has to cut me a kit for us both to build. He agreed and off I went to the Drawing Board.

In short turn I had put something together. It was a new-to-me method. and I am still working out how to put it all together.

Plans
Balsa Plans

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3943

My First Version (no Exterior Skin)


Design Process
I asked @kilroy07 which motor and wing span was he expecting/aiming for (30 - 50 - 80). he explained that he was expecting around 40" with a C-pack. I notice most of the C-packs were 50-60 so I went with just under the 2-sheet size and at that size, the 10" slow fly prop will work perfectly.

System Design
Motor: C-pack
Prop: 10x4.7 or 9x6
Wing Span: 56"
Wing Area: 340 si
Battery: 2200 3S
SPeed Controller - 30A ESC 2-3s
AUW: ~600
1572294978855.png

From this I know what I'm aiming for, the prop diameter, rough wingspan, and most importantly what power pod I will be using.

I always start with the 3-view and make a plan set above. As this one will have a rolled fuse, I will be making it using paper taped, and a trimmed with picture to use in CADD to make the template. I wanted this to have a core mounting tube for the Power Pod. this gives the plan rigidity, and a sturdy place to setup the bulkheads so I could skin the plane easier.


Not it's time to skin this silvered cat.

Maiden Flight
Reserved.


the next one should be like this :p:
 

SquirrelTail

Well-known member
#3
...Because Every Cloud should have Silvaire Lining...



Kilroy07 has been a sucker for a challenge for a long while now. He joined my First Forum Challenge -Build-ruary. it's a madcap attempt build 4 planes in February. It's just stupid, fun, and you should try it this year! Since those early times of insanity, we have shared many other conversations, tips, and generally goading us each into doing projects we know we have no right taking on.
I was asked (As I'm a designing fool) if I might try my hand at putting together a set of Master Builder style (rounded fuse) plans for this craft he has personal Fond memories of.

"So I have a love hate relationship with this thing...
Just imagine having to polish this WHOLE thing by hand! Apparently (or at that's the line my Dad always fed me) was there was a thin (just a few microns) layer of pure aluminum to give it that shine... if you used a mechanical polisher you would burn through it.
That's the old man posing with her at Oshkosh, he took 2nd place for his class I believe that year. He restored her from a ground loop incident."

With his direct connection to this plane, I was very interested to learn some more. This isn't my first brush with Personal Request or inspirations from Personal Experiences Either. So I told him that if I do this he has to cut me a kit for us both to build. He agreed and off I went to the Drawing Board.

In short turn I had put something together. It was a new-to-me method. and I am still working out how to put it all together.

Plans
Balsa Plans

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=3943

My First Version (no Exterior Skin)


Design Process
I asked @kilroy07 which motor and wing span was he expecting/aiming for (30 - 50 - 80). he explained that he was expecting around 40" with a C-pack. I notice most of the C-packs were 50-60 so I went with just under the 2-sheet size and at that size, the 10" slow fly prop will work perfectly.

System Design
Motor: C-pack
Prop: 10x4.7 or 9x6
Wing Span: 56"
Wing Area: 340 si
Battery: 2200 3S
SPeed Controller - 30A ESC 2-3s
AUW: ~600
View attachment 146587

From this I know what I'm aiming for, the prop diameter, rough wingspan, and most importantly what power pod I will be using.

I always start with the 3-view and make a plan set above. As this one will have a rolled fuse, I will be making it using paper taped, and a trimmed with picture to use in CADD to make the template. I wanted this to have a core mounting tube for the Power Pod. this gives the plan rigidity, and a sturdy place to setup the bulkheads so I could skin the plane easier.


Not it's time to skin this silvered cat.

Maiden Flight
Reserved.


the next one should be like this :p:
Looks awesome!