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Ltvscout 11-25-2015 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by the mole
Third, I wanted to share this design with anyone who would like to build their own. At the end of this build thread I will send the PDFs to Scott so he can post them for sharing. It's all right with me if anyone wants to recolor or add their own touch to the drawing. All I ask is share it here.

Looking forward to it!

the mole 11-26-2015 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltvscout
Looking forward to it!

Thanks Scott,

Next print out the Main Shroud on 110 cardstock. You can use an X-Acto knife, or scissors. If you cut about 1/4 inch on the outside of the cutting lines first, it will make less resistance when cutting the details. (Cut close to the shroud pattern line but not ON the pattern line.) Once you have this done you can start cutting on the shroud line.
After you have the shroud cut out, glue the ends together to form a cone shape. Set aside to dry.

hcmbanjo 11-26-2015 09:17 AM

Thanks for taking the time to draw this up!
I'm also looking forward to the PDFs.
Downsizing the UFO makes great sense. Lighter and smaller to fit
on an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet and better performance.

the mole 11-26-2015 01:14 PM

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Good hearing from you, Chris, Thanks.

Take the Core tube and add masking tape strips around the top of the Core tube.
Turn the tube over so the top of the core tube is facing down with the sticky side of the tape facing up.
Get the main shroud, slide the shroud down over the core tube lining up the joint of the Core tube and shroud. Slide the shroud down to the bottom of the Core tube. You can turn over the Core tube and shroud to see if the top of the shroud and Core tube is aligned. If you are satisfied with the shroud and Core tube assembly, turn the Core tube and shroud back over and spot glue to keep the two pieces together.

mwtoelle 11-26-2015 10:49 PM

Originally Posted by hcmbanjo
Downsizing the UFO makes great sense. Lighter and smaller to fit
on an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet and better performance.

It isn't the weight on the Flying Saucer that keeps the altitude low, it is the high drag that this design generates. I have one that I built back in the early 80s that I still fly on occasion. Any lighter and it would fly more like a feather than it already does.

the mole 11-27-2015 01:32 PM

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Find the Ring. Print it out on a self- adhesive sheet. Take the backing off the self- adhesive sheet
place it on the cardboard from a box of cereal or something similar. If there is any printing on the back side of the cereal box, cover it up with a few sheets of label paper.

With an X-Acto knife cut the Ring out.

Locate the 110 card sheet that has the Minor shroud and Detail strips. Cut them out and glue the Minor shroud together.

the mole 11-27-2015 04:42 PM

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Now that we have the subassembly done, it's time to put them together.

Take the Core tube and Main shroud assembly and turn them over. Position the ring over the core tube so it is in contact with the main shroud. Make sure the Hatchway lines up with the wide portion between vents on the ring. Apply glue to each of the 6 locations where the ring touches the core tube. Let dry.

With the glue dry, turn the assembly over and glue the main shroud to the outside of the ring.
In my picture I used little strips of masking tape to hold the shroud down on the ring while I applied glue to the main shroud and ring around the hold assembly.

After the glue on the shroud and ring is dry, position the minor shroud over the core tube. Align the plain portion of the minor shroud with the wide portion between the vents on the ring. Apply glue to minor shroud and let dry.

the mole 11-27-2015 06:01 PM

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The next part of the assembly takes time , some sanding, cutting, and patience. The C and L braces may need some sanding / cutting to get a proper fit.

Position the engine mount assembly into the core tube. Try to align the C braces with the tick marks on the top and bottom of the core tube, Apply glue to the C braces/core tube. Fillet each side of the C braces. Allow to dry.

Take the L braces and dry fit them to get a proper fit between the core tube and engine mount before gluing in place. Once you have a good fit, glue them in the same manner as the C braces using a fillet on each side. Use the tick marks on the core tube and alignment line on the engine tube.

Glue each of detail strips to the outside of the lower portion of the core tube, below the minor shroud. Align these strips so they are straight. Allow to dry.

the mole 11-27-2015 07:08 PM

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After this post I'll send Scott the PDF.

Cut out the Hatch cover and glue on the ring in the wide space between the vents. Glue the launch lug along C brace/engine tube joint. Make sure the launch lug is properly aligned and allow to dry.

Hope this build is helpful. I had fun doing it, and I hope you will to.

the mole 11-27-2015 07:35 PM

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Sorry the launch lug didn't load.

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