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Pumpkin drop event

My FT Simple Scout Build!

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#63
I had mentioned my redesigned Turtle Deck....
and realize that not everyone wants to watch my YouTube videos. I won't force anyone to do so. πŸ˜‰

HERE'S my all new Turtle Deck...
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πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ»πŸΊ

And HERE She is, for the first time...
ALL ONE COLOR!! πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸ‘
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Got a few Windshield ideas I'm kicking around....
Getting CLOSE!!
 
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PoorManRC

Well-known member
#67
I like your turtle deck design.
Seems like it's really coming together
Thanks! I appreciate you checking it out.
I've seen so many FT build Videos, so many times...
I had to think about where I came up with the Turtle Deck.
It's from the FT Cruiser! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Since most of the FT designs are centered around a basic Fuse and Wing design - a lot can be done from combining!

And I build VERY slowly, by FT standards...
This truly IS a something for everyone facet of the Hobby! 😎
 
#68
Thanks! I appreciate you checking it out.
I've seen so many FT build Videos, so many times...
(...)
And I build VERY slowly, by FT standards...
Same.. and same.
Watching those videos somehow has most of the satisfaction and none of the frustrations of building yourself.

These build videos, especially with Josh building is like watching Bob Ross paint: soo relaxing and satisfying.
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#70
Same.. and same.
Watching those videos somehow has most of the satisfaction and none of the frustrations of building yourself.

These build videos, especially with Josh building is like watching Bob Ross paint: soo relaxing and satisfying.
I still always prefer building, anything!

...... I've only had ONE RTR in my entire life.
 
#71
@Corbarrad ...many have compared Josh to Bob Ross. And really Josh doesn't do as much of the build videos anymore.
Which is a shame, really... Nothing against Andres or John Overstreet, but they don't hold a candle to the relaxation and satisfaction Josh provides.
Actually, they should get Stephan or Alex to do one of the build videos, that could be fun...
We should probably try not to derail this thread any further so I'll shut up on that topic...

I still always prefer building, anything!

...... I've only had ONE RTR in my entire life.
With my love for Ultra Micros I've had quite a few.
But, of course building something with your own hands is the best.

Back on topic, you know, use that turtle deck, move the wing up 4 inches, add a smaller wing to the bottom of the fuselage, N-struts and you got yourself a passable Fokker D.VII...
must not stray from my project, must not stray from my project, must not stray from my project...
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#72
......Back on topic, you know, use that turtle deck, move the wing up 4 inches, add a smaller wing to the bottom of the fuselage, N-struts and you got yourself a passable Fokker D.VII...
must not stray from my project, must not stray from my project...
THAT'S not a bad idea!!
Who's to say that this would be my ONLY Scout?

If it flies half as well as everyone says.... I may have a small FLEET! 😁
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#73
I just looked at @unrauv design of the D. VII...
That Guy designed a VERY Scale looking Model of it! πŸ‘πŸ‘
Looks very doable from the Scout Fuse, with my Turtle Deck! πŸ˜‰

What it would really need for the full effect, is DR. 1 style Tail Feathers.
It APPEARS to have a water cooled V8, instead of the crazy SPINNING 9cyl Rotary...

It ALMOST makes me want to build one as a STATIC Foam Board MODEL. 😲
But, who am I kidding.... I'd FLY her!!!
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#75
SOME Progress....
I finished the 3D Printed Landing Gear, and decided on a Medium Blue for it....
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And basically the whole underside of the Fuse! πŸ˜‰
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NOT the final design, just wanted enough color down there to see. I like the look!

I got the Tail Feathers straightened back out... (What happened was in my last Video, posted below)πŸ˜‰
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The "Pilot" is getting impatient!! 😜
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Steve Fox

Active member
#77
In CASE anyone is interested in my Videos of the build....
These should catch you up! πŸ˜‹
Part 4.....

Part 5.....

Thanks for ANY of you who support and encourage my humble Builds! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ‘
Poormanrc, i recently stuffed my cub good and proper, damage was extensive.
ive just finished re building the front end.
if you haven't done yours yet it might be useful to look at my Cub thread and see just how much damage can be repaired :
https://forum.flitetest.com/index.p...ic-allowed.60133/#lg=attachment142299&slide=0
 

PoorManRC

Well-known member
#78
SOME Updates!
Finishing up the bottom color....
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I'm going to have to decide what will be "good enough"....

Finished with the Cockpit Details. I wanted a "representation" that would look OK from a distance.
Hopefully I've accomplished that...
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Fortunately, these post-WWI Aircraft didn't have the most sophisticated instrumentation!! 😜
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Windscreen is coming...
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Just a piece of Lexan scrap from a RC Truck Body, cut, and trimmed with a Sharpie!

Mounting it is a whole other issue! Most glues, including Hot Glue, DON'T stick to it....

Comments, pertaining to this Build, are certainly welcome!! πŸ˜‰
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
#79
I had mentioned my redesigned Turtle Deck....
and realize that not everyone wants to watch my YouTube videos. I won't force anyone to do so. πŸ˜‰

HERE'S my all new Turtle Deck...
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πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ»πŸΊ

And HERE She is, for the first time...
ALL ONE COLOR!! πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸ‘
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Got a few Windshield ideas I'm kicking around....
Getting CLOSE!!
I've got personal issues with you that are not easily resolved. You deserve a shout out on this one, though. THAT is one NICE looking plane! Well done, and kudos. (y)