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Old 10-26-2013, 02:01 PM
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Default New Scale Model Build-Navaho

I started the Cad design work on this model about four years ago, then stopped until a month ago. I most likely have fifty plus hours of cad time in it and I've got more to go but at least I'm to a point that I can start cutting wood.

Attached are images of what the underlying structre is gong to look like. It has a built in Jig assembly that will be cut away once the upper surface has been sheeted. I'ts all cut from 3/32" balsa. It will then be sheeted with 1/16" balsa. The hard part is going to be getting it smooth enough so it can been entered ithe completed model in the Giant Sport Scale event at next years NARAM. There are other parts to the model not shown but this is going to be the hard part so I thought i would start with this.


Can anyone guess what the Model is.

If there is interest I can post images of some of the build that I hope to start in just a few days.


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Old 10-26-2013, 02:08 PM
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Navaho by chance?
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:39 PM
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Navaho is my first thought also.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:21 PM
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Yes, it's a Navaho all right but....it looks like you're building a model airplane.

I hope you cover it with something stronger than tissue.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:04 PM
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Yes, it is a Navaho. The model will be completely sheeted with 1/16" balsa. If this part comes out OK I'll build the booster to go with it, if not then I"ll switch to my alternate model, the Russian GOA.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:02 PM
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Looks good. With a little tweeking I could turn that into an F-111 Aardvark. LOL.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:11 AM
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Once all the parts were cut it took one and half hours to glue all the parts together that you see here. This was the easy part. I now need to Sheet \ Plank the entire fuselage with 1/16 thick balsa. If I dont get good results, Ill switch over to 3/32 planking strips and then sand it down to 1/16 to maintain the correct scale outline. This portion of the fuselage is just short of 29 long.

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Old 10-29-2013, 03:37 AM
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Here is one for comparison.
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John,

I had an "unfair advantage". So, I didn't ID it, right off.

That NAVAHO should be an INCREDIBLE model !

Please keep posting lots of PICS & DETAILS !

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Old 10-30-2013, 12:46 AM
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Starting planking the Navaho tonight. This is about three hours of work. I was able to use some sheeting as well.

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