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Thread: RM Trainer Mk3
11/11/2015 20:56:17

Hi all,

Returning to the hobby after a 30 year lay off, having said that, I have dabbled with helis in the intervening period. Built one of these when I was 14, but MK1 had a pretty serious flaw, the main spars are shown on the plan as hard balsa, I used soft (cos thats all I had) and the resulting wing collapse on first flight put paid to that.

MK2 was duly built and this time, with spruce spars gave good service and taught me to fly. Then at around the age of 16, I got bitten by the heli bug and built a hughes 300 kit (can't remember who's it was) and learnt to hover, but never had the guts to have a go at circuits.

Fast forward to now, and I want to start building again, so I thought, lets have another go at this and see if I can make MK3 any better than MK2.

So, building board at the ready, here goes:

Began making ribs using the sandwich method




Then got on with the fuse sides:


And this is how it is at the moment:




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