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06-18-2020, 01:30 PM
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Posted By mitchilito

Well, folks, Iím a little surprised I find myself...

Well, folks, Iím a little surprised I find myself nearing the end of this nearly impossible project. Primed everything but the wings today.

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06-16-2020, 03:59 AM
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Posted By mitchilito

Taking care of last minute details before paint:...

Taking care of last minute details before paint: I finally got around to balancing the ailerons. This aircraft is FAMOUS for aileron flutter.

You can see the plugs to fill the holes I used to...
06-14-2020, 05:17 AM
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Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Thanks, Detlef. Hereís a picture of things...

Thanks, Detlef.

Hereís a picture of things that need to be painted. NOT INCLUDING THE WINGS!
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06-11-2020, 04:59 AM
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Posted By mitchilito

Just for fun I ran the numbers on my new gear...

Just for fun I ran the numbers on my new gear cylinders:

original: .875 piston, 34 pounds of force@120psi

new cylinder: 1.0 piston, 94 pounds of force@120!!

Almost triple the force of the...
06-07-2020, 06:46 AM
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Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Breaking news!!!!

Now that I have finished every single thing thatís not painting I find that Iím unwilling to spend the next six months (or more) painting before I get to fly it. SO:

Iím going to put a quick...
06-03-2020, 02:49 PM
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Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Here are the cylinders final assembled and...

Here are the cylinders final assembled and pressure checked (good).

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06-01-2020, 02:28 PM
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Posted By mitchilito

What happiness looks like. ...

What happiness looks like.


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06-01-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

After drooling over Detlefís big 28 mm gear...

After drooling over Detlefís big 28 mm gear actuating cylinders I couldnít take it any more. We always knew my whimpy stock Century Jet cylinders would be marginal (22.4 mm) so I decided to see just...
05-21-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

The never ending battle continues: it was time to...

The never ending battle continues: it was time to block the wing oil cooler inlets. The final version of Rare Bear completely eliminated these but the paint scheme I want has these reduced inlets....
05-06-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Brazed up the 2-into-1 today. Got the pre-fluxed...

Brazed up the 2-into-1 today. Got the pre-fluxed rod from Vogelsang. Expensive but really easy and effective stuff. A little goes a long way so maybe itís not so expensive - per use. . .

Itís a...
04-30-2020, 03:21 AM
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Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Thatís a good assessment, Detlef. But we wonít...

Thatís a good assessment, Detlef. But we wonít know until itís done, right?! I can always move the heavy rudder servo up front etc. and my cockpit is going to be light indeed. I ordered the pilot...
04-28-2020, 03:46 PM
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Posted By mitchilito

I was thinking of our friend Detlef as I took...

I was thinking of our friend Detlef as I took this opportunity to do a rough CG check. He expressed concern about my decision to put the two elevator servos and the rudder servo waaaaay back in the...
04-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Not a lot of cooling air inlet area - but a lot...

Not a lot of cooling air inlet area - but a lot more than the full scale Bear!
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04-27-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

I think I know the guy you reference. His build...

I think I know the guy you reference. His build made my build look like a monkey did it. I prayed there would be videos, but NO! Darn.

Made a mandrel so I could balance the backplate and then the...
04-27-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Thanks, Detlef. It really is starting to get fun...

Thanks, Detlef. It really is starting to get fun now. I ordered - and received - a mask package from Callie Graphics for this paint scheme:
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04-26-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Made the spinner backplate out of many layers of...

Made the spinner backplate out of many layers of vacuum bagged carbon. As you can see I drilled a million lightening holes. Before I did it was HEAVY. Glued and riveted mount points
for 3mm button...
04-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Turns out I had to make significant thrust...

Turns out I had to make significant thrust adjustments to get it to a place I was finally satisfied with. Has just a tiny bit of down thrust.
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04-09-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Exciting. Now I have to make a spinner mount...

Exciting. Now I have to make a spinner mount (itís just sitting there) and the ďafter-spinner fairingĒ which runs from the back of the spinner to the engine crankcase- just like the full scale Bear. ...
04-08-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Those gear are going to be fantastic. Canít wait...

Those gear are going to be fantastic. Canít wait to see them in a wing.

Hey Detlef, I would still love to hear more about your Moki 300 fuel induction mods. Can you tell us a little more about...
04-06-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Who knew when I started this project it would be...

Who knew when I started this project it would be less of a hobby and more of a lifetime pursuit!!

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04-05-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Thanks Detlef. Thatís quite a complement coming...

Thanks Detlef. Thatís quite a complement coming from you.

Heres a little teaser just for the fun of it:
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04-03-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Iím pretty happy with the outcome. Took some wet...

Iím pretty happy with the outcome. Took some wet sanding to get smooth and a bunch of pinhole work yet to do. Itís huge but only weighs 7 ounces. FYI- starting from outside in: 2 layers 3oz bias...
03-29-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

I ordered 6 oz bias cut carbon cloth and cut in...

I ordered 6 oz bias cut carbon cloth and cut in to 1/4 wedges. I then laid them in place dry and wet them out with a brush. Thereís just no way I could do a vacuum layup on this component. An...
03-23-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Made the spinner mold out of Kevlar just because...

Made the spinner mold out of Kevlar just because I have a bunch on hand. Iíd make the spinner out of Kevlar too but as Iíve said before it cannot be sanded - and I WILL be sanding this spinner.
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03-04-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 52,675
Posted By mitchilito

Those gear are gorgeous! So scale-like. That was...

Those gear are gorgeous! So scale-like. That was a labor of love. As we can all guess, itís anybodyís guess how my gear are going to work 😳 although I have a good feeling about them.

Iím...
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