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Aeronca C-3

This is our Aeronca C-3 master PC3 ,veriant. It has a span of 19' 3 "  witch makes it Right at 52.5% of scale" It was desighned and built by Paul sage and My self
It is covered  with  ultra light seconite and painted with Latex paint

The C3  is powered by A old short nose 120 with a DA ignition and  DA Mufflers. Turning a 30-10 prop.
the Radio is a JR  system. 
With 11 servos .

The pilot figure is not quite done.
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but he is geting close.

The control stick
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wing wire atachment

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front flying wire location.

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Back flying wire atachment location

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float strute and wire atachment to fuse.

Paul working on one of the floats.
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we Are using Poly-Tak
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To atache the Covering it seems a little slower to work with but man does it hold.

Dad holding the tail.
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These will be the back atach points
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For the Floats and flying wires.

Dad and I
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First Picture with the wing mounted
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dad and Denny

All the machening was done by Paul
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The Axels paul Machined
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These are not the wheels we plan to us
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But they are close to the right size.

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I will try and get more pictures of the right wing under construction.
the construction is basicly tradishanel built up wing every thing is just big. The main spars are 1/2x1/2 aspen Boxed with 1/8 lite-ply.

Looking down the wing from the Root end.
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It has a cord of right at 26" and with out the tip it is about 1/4 inch shy of 8' long

Looking down the wing from the tip end.
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The wing panel atache using 7/8 alum. tubes.
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These will also set the wing incadents. the flying wires and king post will be functionel.

Here is the left wing right now it waighs 5 1/4 LB
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Thats my Dad on left and Paul on the right.

The bench we built to build the wing Panels on.
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we did not have a 8 foot bench out at pauls so we built one the side rails are alumanume.

The finished bench
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Paul cuting out the Float sides
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There right at 7 feet Long

The sides are made from a type of door skin.
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The botom of the float will be 1/8 lite-ply and the top wile be 1/8 Balsa.

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The floats are for a 40 size airplane.
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Making the bend in the front was fun :)
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On wood this size I really like using cams.
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I plan to fill the Notches with Cabosil.
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After that I plan to glue a peice of 1/8 ply along the inside of the longeron.

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Matt with the fuse sides
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They are right at 8' long

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The frame work of the door proped open.
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I am using Cams to hold every thing in place.
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The Longerons are 1/2x1/2 Aspen in hind sight I think 3/8x3/8 would have worked.

Starting to build the fuse jig and the first fuse.
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From the water line to the top of the rudder is right at 50 inch and the floats will be 84 inch long .

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This is a Jpg of the side view of the plans.
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C3
More pictures by Matt
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