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Thread: sabre made in Belgium
08/12/2019 17:41:42

20191207_234236.jpg20191207_234218.jpg20191207_234203.jpgBefore drilling the aileron-hinge holes i made up a test piece to make sure where to drill. The metal pins should be in line with the aileron hinge point 20191207_234147.jpg

08/12/2019 17:37:43

In the last pic you can see the location for the reinforcement of the middle wing piece.

The wing tips also were sanded after cutting them out of a piece of 10mm balsa.20191207_222647.jpg

08/12/2019 17:34:20

After adding the leading edges these will be sanded in shape with a long sanding block and sanding guide.When the sand paper starts to touch the wing skin it's time to stop !20191206_224903.jpg

08/12/2019 17:30:56

20191204_222208.jpgAfter closing the wing with the upper wing skins (all with green zap) and trimming the edges ,the next thing to do is placing the middle wing piece (triangular stock hard balsa).For this task i'm placing the wing on a flat board side per side to get the parts in line with the bottomside of the wing.

I marked the position of ribs no2 on the wing skin for a reinforcement between wing and triangular pieces.I cant help thinking these parts will brake -off in the event of a hard landing....After all this part holds the wing to the fuse !!!


08/12/2019 17:17:22

Almost forgot to put the wires in 20191203_222138.jpg

08/12/2019 17:14:31

Last thing to do before closing the wing is to sand everything smooth according to the wingribs.This is done with the help of sanding guide (black spraypaint) and a sanding block.

When you start to sand the ribs ,it's time to stop !


08/12/2019 16:55:49

20191130_235807.jpg20191130_233818.jpgBefore glueing the support in the wing i'm reinforcing the bottom side with 1mm ply that will serve to accept the servo hatch.20191130_233804.jpg

08/12/2019 16:50:25


08/12/2019 16:48:51

Placing the servo tray on the top side of the wing20191130_235735.jpg

08/12/2019 16:45:48

20191130_233830.jpgFirst made a servo mount ,allways keeping in mind the low weight -rule no1.20191130_233824.jpg

08/12/2019 16:42:27


08/12/2019 16:34:30

After afew nights the wing takes shape .The ribs are really cut perfect and needed little or no sanding and soon i'm thinking how to mount the servo's.

I'm using savox micro's wich pull 3.9kg at 6V.

For a PSS model landing on the wing i don't want the servo horns on the underside ,so i'll be placing the servo on the top side of the wing with the arm pointing down and the steering rod diagonally to the upper side of the wing protruding the top skin and the servo hatch on the bottom side.20191130_223753.jpg

08/12/2019 16:13:45

Then directly sand them on the outside before using them !20191109_223537 (1).jpg

08/12/2019 16:12:06

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08/12/2019 16:08:55

Turn them over and fold open and glue them.20191109_223000 (1).jpg

08/12/2019 16:05:56

If all went well ,the seems should be near perfect and glueing them with cyano is no problem and speeds up things

First tape the planks together20191109_222941 (1).jpg20191109_222941 (1).jpg

08/12/2019 16:00:56

While the fuse is resting,i made up the skins for the wings.To get a perfect fit of the balsa planks i overlap them 0.5 cm.

Then cut both planks with one cut with a long ruler 0.25cm from the side of the upper plank20191109_220224.jpg

08/12/2019 15:53:37

20191122_220014.jpgFinally found some time between building to get this blog going.

I started the sabre with the fuse up to the point of joining the two halves,this because i'm not sure yet if i'm doing speed brakes or not.The planking is done with 6mm planks and green zap(cyano).The seems are glued after with red zap.20191111_223858.jpg

Thread: Pete's Cavallino Rampante Italian Aerobatic Team Sabre
01/12/2019 00:25:18

Hi Peter,i saw your choice of paint sceme last week , looks like we're in the same aerobatic team then !!

Did you decide on what tail numbers you're going to use ?

Greetz , Dirk.

Thread: F86 "Gamma" Build
01/12/2019 00:07:16

Hi Martin , did you have to put in lead in the nose of the prototype?

Would it be usefull to lighten up the battery-box ?

Thanks, best regards, Dirk

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