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Probability of building an ekranoplan rises to 50%

29 Oct 2015, 16:44 UTC
Probability of building an ekranoplan rises to 50%
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This is a photoless post since there isn't much physical progress. I found some 54mm tubing, a scratch roughed out balsa cone from a Warthog Build Session (man, I miss them), and some semi-compatible scrounged mailing tube. I have also ordered some parts. Yeah, that sounds like 50/50 to me.I have also started on the nose cone. It is a lot longer than what's shown on the ekranoplan diagrams and that's OK with me. So far, I have drilled it out in case I need to add lead. I also have added a structure to make the bottom section kind of resemble a keel of a boat. I was futzing with ideas to add the canopy but have decided to wait until I get the forward motor mounts installed. That way, the canopy can fit with that component.I should be able to progress with the forward mounts, nose cone and main canted motor mount. From there, I will probably acquire some wood for the wings, etc. It may but buy a little and build a little.Sneaking into my 'mind sim' is non-ekranoplan-like stuff like extra fins and a second set of forward mount on the flip side. I'm sure some ...

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