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Tony Nijhuis 72” Mosquito – Build Log

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Geoff Gardiner04/04/2018 19:34:09
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Thanks Martin.

No, the spinners and props are just taped on for the piccies and I have not tested the motors with the props/spinners on yet.

Which alloy ones are you using (I might need the extra weight upfront!)

Martin McIntosh04/04/2018 20:47:19
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The HK 3 blade 3.5" ones which would probably not fit your model but the weight definitely came in handy.

Mike Beard 105/04/2018 14:37:34
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Tru-Turn 3.75" Perfect fit but not cheap!

http://www.truturn.com/cgi-bin/store/agora.cgi?p_id=tt3753b120:20&ppinc=spinners200&exact_match=on

Geoff Gardiner05/04/2018 17:01:19
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Thanks Mike.

As you say - a bit pricey!

Are they the ones that you have used?

Geoff Gardiner05/04/2018 19:04:37
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Have just realised that I have made a slight blunder........ I forgot to add any horn support blocks on the rudder.

Having made up a horn from some epoxy glass sheet.

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It was out with the knife.

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Should be OK once painted - you live and learn!

More later...

Geoff Gardiner08/04/2018 00:25:39
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I tinkered with the hinging of the gear doors today. I bit of trial and error to get them in the correct place.

They needed to be close to the outside edge and angled in, to ensure a good fit to the doors when closed.

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Ready for painting now...

Geoff Gardiner14/04/2018 17:29:42
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I took advantage of a half decent bit of weather today and squirted some grey primer around.

First light coat going on in my makeshift spray booth.

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Then off to the drying area.

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Then after another coat.

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Final filling and sanding next.

More later...

Mike Beard 116/04/2018 15:12:54
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Looks great! Interesting that you sprayed with the control surfaces attached. Much easier! I did them separately. Looking forward to seeing the final paint! I will be doing my maiden in a couple of weeks, will send pics..

Martin McIntosh16/04/2018 20:11:28
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Looking forward to your maiden results Mike. Not had the patch conditions/courage to re test mine after the major repairs and changes.

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