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Lanier-Giles 202

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Erfolg17/05/2018 11:02:51
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Whilst painting My Coverite Gee Bee D4 kit, which is taking me a long time and pretty much unsucessful. The difficulty me being rubbish with both Coverite and open structure frame work. I decided to do something else, as an addition, I have been most undecided. one minute doig one thing, then another, eventually deciding to build a kit I had.

I have put off building this kit in the past due to it having foam cored wings. It was a surprise that on examination to find no such items in the box.

The kit is some +10 years old, a very early laser cut kit, which shows up in that the cutting is great. What has not been grasped, was the self aligning interlocking nature of later kits and the ARTF models. This results in you needing to keep things aligned by CL and other guides. Al;though the instructions suggest that this is not necessary.

There are both a set of instruction sheets with photos and a very good plan.

Si it is eins, zvei, drie and loss!




Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator17/05/2018 11:56:47
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The Giles 202 is a very pretty little aerobat Erf - should make a nice model. I'm not familar with the kit, what size is it?


Erfolg18/05/2018 20:29:01
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BEB it is 48" span.

Yesterday I had some problems with the pictures.





The finger jointing is not so precise that you can just insert the pieces and glue them, and the result being true.

I have been using a number of methods to achieve alignment from straight edges, paper to obtain 90 degrees.

The same is true of the formers and side pieces, which is the stage which I have now reached.

Progress will now slow dramatically as being pre-electric flight, on any significant scale, it is designed for IC. That is no easy access to load and unload Lipos etc. I am starting to design a hatch which I have seen on a number of Extra type big IC and electric models.


Edited By Erfolg on 18/05/2018 20:31:02

Erfolg23/05/2018 11:20:54
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So far the model has gone together remarkably fast. Everything is spot on, no adjustments have had to be made.

I have just copied the canopy access as used on many similar models.





I now need to order a motor and a few other things.

In the meantime i will start on the wings.

Erfolg24/05/2018 18:15:44
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Just started on the wing.

The spars are balsa, in the past I would have replaced them for spruce items, now, it is a pain, having to travel, or to order them via the internet. So they say as they are.


Adrian Smith 124/05/2018 19:14:52
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Very interesting build Erfolg. Watching with interest. I used to have a larger ARTF Giles 202 by Flair/CMPRO and loved it to bits - literally! Anyway nice to see a really detailed build. thumbs up

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