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Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
21/03/2020 20:54:23

I did a little more this afternoon, after the bottom sheeting had set.
I remembered to drill out the front wing mounting bolt holes using the homemade drill thingie:

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Then glued on the front pieces of the center ribs:

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Once the top sheeting is on and the wing is off the board, I will be able to turn it over and ‘drill’ through the top parts of these and it should all line up.... famous last words.

Cheers

Mark

21/03/2020 10:53:31

Hi Peter,

That’s good to hear. I’m hoping to get some flying time in at the field. I need to get this off the board and get the Ballerina repaired first though.

Cheers

Mark

21/03/2020 10:46:33

Hi Rob,

Many thanks for your kind comments. I find other people’s build blogs a constant source of inspiration. Keeping tidy is one thing that I need to work on, I often find there are tools all over the place and I spend more time looking for them than actually building.

Cheers

Mark

21/03/2020 10:22:27

Thanks Peter👍

I hope you are well and managing in these worrying times.

Cheers

Mark

21/03/2020 10:08:13

Hi Glenn,

Sorry, no posts for ages as the industrial unit that I was renting for work, gave me notice in December to move out, as the landlord decided to knock them down and build houses. I have been scrabbling around, both busy at work and having to deal with moving at the same time.

Anyway, because of the current situation, I now have no work at all, so one of the things on the long list to do, is to get on and finish this build. I have cleared a bit of space and am slowly getting back into it.

I got all of the shear webs made and fitted and this morning made up some packing pieces to allow me to hold the bottom LE sheet in place while I run superphatic and let it wick into the joints. I’ll do the alternate ones once this lot go off.

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Cheers

Mark

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
20/03/2020 20:00:36

Hi Chris,

Hope you are well mate. I have been following along your exploits with the Dog and have to say what great building and problem solving skills you are showing.
My Peggy Sue build has been on the back burner for a number of months, due to work, but now because of this epidemic, my work has dried up, so, along with the isolation, it looks like I may get some time to get back on with it.
It’s such a shame that you cannot get on with this.

Take it easy and look after yourselves, let’s hope we all get out the other side.

Cheers

Mark

 

Thanks for the link too👍

Edited By Mark Elen on 20/03/2020 20:01:45

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
30/10/2019 19:08:42

Hi Chris,

Many thanks for your kind comments. Yes, Peter’s latest build looks very interesting.

Tonight I have got the top brace and both top spars in:

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Once that glue dries I am onto the 1/16 vertical grain spar webs - a job that always seems to take me ages.

Cheers
Mark

29/10/2019 22:14:20

Hi Chris,

I should have taken a photo of the tip rib to show what I was blathering on about. Unfortunately, both tips are now on and it’s not coming off the board until the ‘D’ box is finished. I’m hoping it will be OK, we will have to see.

You really can’t have a build without Gaston making an appearance👍

Cheers

Mark

29/10/2019 21:19:16

Hi Chris,

Hope you are well mate. Good to see Gaston back making an appearance on your build log.smiley

I made a start tonight on the wing tips. Now, because I fitted the rear part of R6 along with its small cap strip, the tip didn't want to sit properly. I carefully took a small strip out of it with a scalpel. I also fitted a small piece of 1/16 x 1/4 that i had sanded to a slight angle onto the bottom spar, so that the tip will be 'sandwiched' between the spars - the plan shows a gap between the bottom spar and the tip sheet.

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Cheers

Mark

28/10/2019 21:28:25

I made a start tonight on the servo mounting plates. They will follow the same design as I did on the Ballerina. The ones I did on the Ballerina were made by hand, these will be a bit more precise...
1/16 ply, cut and sanded to size, then clipped onto a 1/8 blank that is held in the vice. Followed by 10 minutes machining and here is the result:

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Cheers

Mark

28/10/2019 19:31:18

Pinch away Peter👍
Im really enjoying this build. Thank You!

Cheers

Mark

28/10/2019 19:17:49

Last few ribs in, followed by a few bits that I forgot on one wing of my Ballerina build (I had to cut the t/e sheet and ‘bodge’ it back together). Gussets and the ply plate for the aileron horns:

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The ply plate is a 1/16 piece to fill the cap strips, followed by a 1/8 piece. Same set up as my Ballerina. That is the only rib that I have fitted the lower cap strip to.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
27/10/2019 11:03:40

Hi Chris,

If this is anything like your other builds, it will be a work of art.👍 I look forward to following along.

Cheers

Mark

Thread: Mark’s Peggy Sue 2 Build
26/10/2019 17:16:35

Bit more done the last couple of days:

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Cheers

Mark

25/10/2019 09:49:18

Not got much done over the last few days, as I have been busy with work.

I have managed to get the last couple of ribs in, so that I could get the paper tubes made up and in for the servo leads. Now that is done, all of the other ribs can go in.

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Cheers

Mark

22/10/2019 18:49:28

Hi Peter,

You would have the next half dozen designed and flying at the speed I build at😂 I work on the basis of a little bit every day and at some point it will be finished.

Only got 5 ribs in today.

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Cheers

Mark

22/10/2019 10:19:53

Hi Gents,

No problem at all. That looks like an interesting project.

I got a bit more done on the wing yesterday. I have made the 1/2" a full rib on both sides, and cut the front off so that I can drill for the wing bolts, it should all become clear later:

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Cheers

Mark

20/10/2019 15:45:44

Thanks Gents for your kind comments.

No real building done today, but I have got my set of cutters finished off. I also made up a ‘ferrule’ that I am planning on using to cut the top wing sheet for the wing bolts. It slides within the 9mm cutter and takes the 5mm cutter through it. The 5mm will then be used as a guide to ‘counterbore’ 9mm down to the ply plate:

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Cheers

Mark

Edited By Mark Elen on 20/10/2019 15:48:02

19/10/2019 12:29:20

Hi Peter,

Hope you are well. I haven’t found an easy way of doing that. I do wonder if a sandwich with 1” blocks of foam between each rib would work, then pattern at each end. Not an easy job.
A few photos from this morning:

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Cheers

Mark

18/10/2019 22:23:45

Not got much done in the last couple of days. Been busy at work. I have managed to get the slots cut for the spars though. Then split them down, got the slots added to the templates for the 5 inner ribs, then back together and slots cut for the front ply plate and the additional wing brace:

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Still a bit to do, I need to cut out R5 and R6, and put the holes in for the servo leads, but the ribs are nearly done

Cheers

Mark

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