Old Crow's Le Pelican restoration

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oldcrow

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Hello all,
If some of you didn't know, I was gifted my Le Pelican in October, from Percy.
Here are a couple of pics with her loaded on the trailer.

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lp2.jpg

So after a 300 mile trip back home, I hung the wings up in the shop.

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The rudder just needed cleaning and primed.

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I started on tearing the fuse. down, as all the nuts and bolts were a bit rusty. I then separated the parts into two buckets - reusable and parts to be remade. Show is the bucket of parts to be remade. ( the whole fuse. could fit in a 5 gallon bucket, just thought that was funny having a plane in a bucket)

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There was "technically" nothing wrong with these parts. It was just that the original builder drilled the rivet holes all crooked and I am to OCD to let that pass. (if you look closely at the 2 primed tubes you can see what I mean)

Here are some of the parts that have been primed and painted.

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As I have removed each part, I have measured it and I am in the process of putting each part in CAD.
Like so
F-100.jpg

This way, if i ever need to make a new part I can print out the responding sheet. I will also make a construction manual to illustrate how each part is fitted.
 

oldcrow

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Did a little on the Pelican this weekend. Went to Aircraft Spruce to pick up some nuts and bolts, and now have almost half the fuse put back together. (pics to follow soon)
Also did a little CAD drawing.

Wing mounting bracket
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wing mount bracket spacer

F-727 X4.jpg

attached to F-100

F-100, F-727, F-526.jpg


as i progress with the CAD files, I will put each section (fuse, rudder, wings....) in their own pdf files for anyone who wishes to down load for information purposes only.
 

oldcrow

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Here is how far along I am, until after Christmas. With the exception of working on the CAD files.
This is about 1/3 of the frame complete.

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Hanging from the rafters makes for easy work. As of this weekend I have about 30 parts drawn up on CAD. As soon as I get the fuse section done I will release a file for any one who wishes.
 

oldcrow

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for any one who is interested. I started a new thread in the "light stuff" area titled "Le Pelican PDF files"
this is where i will upload all the CAD drawings for the Le Pelican that I create. right now i have the main landing gear done. and i am 90% done with the fuselage.
 

oldcrow

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started with my 1/2 vw full case tear down this week. case has been cleaned and preped to go for line boring. waiting on prop hub. started cleaning a painting parts for the engine. pics to follow soon. i guess me and Jared are in a race to see who can finish theirs first. haha
 
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