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1 Robinhood 80 Build on 10/13/2011, 3:06 pm

teeceeveecee

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Hi Guys:

This is the start of my build on the Robinhood 80 I brought for "show & tell" at our meeting Tuesday. Just a few pics for progress to date.

Tom

Thought some of you may be interested in seeing the "sticks" come together.


This kit is over 28 years old.


Some of the sticks.


The right side is built over the plan.


The right side finished.


Left side is built over the right side.


Two sides with a few spreaders in place and squaring.\


Since I build with Titebond-II or Gorilla Glue I work on other parts while waiting for things to dry.


The landing gear clamped on scrap wood with all pieces CA'ed together so I can wrap with copper wire and silver solder. Would be nice just to braze it with brass but too much heat and wire would get brittle.








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2 Re: Robinhood 80 Build on 10/13/2011, 9:07 pm

dcs155

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WOW!!!!!! You didn't waste any time did ya????? Lookin good Very Happy

3 Re: Robinhood 80 Build on 10/13/2011, 9:54 pm

rwcd

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Great job and a great plane.

4 Cool on 10/13/2011, 11:12 pm

coyotekev

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Looks like you will have your winter project done before winter gets here.
Looks good!!!!! Very Happy

5 Thanks Guys on 10/14/2011, 5:36 am

teeceeveecee

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Hi Guys, thanks for the comments.

It really is a very easy build and I love "sticks". They are BIG sticks- the main framing is .375 x .375 with interframing .250 x .375. I have added a few corner braces of laminated (for cross grain) .287 balsa, there will be a few more. Makes a tremendous increase in strength for only a couple of ounces.

Tom

6 Progress Report 10/14/2011 on 10/14/2011, 2:22 pm

teeceeveecee

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Hi Guys:

Not too much today, other things took my time.

Got the stab built, sub firewall epoxied in, landing gear wire wrapped ready for silver solder. Couple of pics.

Tom



Big old stab !


Wrapped and ready for silver solder.


Sub firewall epoxied in ready for firewall tank floor, servo bay etc.



7 Progress Report- 10/21/2011 on 10/21/2011, 12:29 pm

teeceeveecee

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Hi Guys:

Been a few days since I posted progress, been working on a companion project.

Anyway she is standing on her own legs, not the right wheels. They will be here Tuesday, 5.5" Big Wheels. With air pressure set low it should have a nice look.

Have to pin the firewall, add corner bracing throughout the fuselage and rough sand. Start the wings now.


Standing on her own legs, her wheels will be in Tuesday. 5.5"Big Wheels


Slimline fueler and tank vent.


14 OZ tank, barbs on all tubes.


Ohio Superstar Products tailwheel assembly.


Have to pin the firewall and add all the corner bracing.

8 Looks FANTASTIC!!!!!! on 10/22/2011, 7:50 pm

coyotekev

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Very Happy COOOOOLLLLLL

9 Re: Robinhood 80 Build on 10/22/2011, 9:54 pm

dcs155

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Lookin great Tom Very Happy Very Happy

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