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Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
07/04/2020 20:04:08

I have 40 mm on top of the exhaust and 45 at the front Andrew

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
06/04/2020 15:10:45

Hi Chris ,I'm afraid i don't have all the ingredients for Fred's saus in stock ...And no DIY shops open for the moment...

Cheers ,


Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
05/04/2020 14:56:36

Anyway, well done again so far. Keep up the Excellent work Dood.......

Do they now want you to'' die'' Chris ?sarcasticsarcasticHahaaaaaaaa

Your pilot has the virus i think....

Thread: F-86A Sabre Montana Air National Guard
05/04/2020 14:40:23

Hi Harry , the canope frame was send friday . A few day's later than the plan due to restrictions here .

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
05/04/2020 14:22:07

After some filling with primer and sanding (Just a few spots in the low area's visible now) i finally took the dicision to give the whole fuse a thin coat of resin for the simple reason that i prefer to fill any minor depressions (or the weave signature ) with resin , rather dan with primer.Another reason is , i don't want to sand trough the glass,believe me , you don't want that

I prepaired 30 gr epoxy,rolled it on with a spunge roll. 50% Will be sanded off again. After this there will be very little primer needed before the color goes on .



I know this looks like it has to DRY longer (you think) than primer out of a spray can , but it will be HARD much faster !!

Not much fun in looking at paint drying so i went ahead with the dummy hydraulic cilinders for the brakes.For the outer part of the piston i took some abs tube and for the inner part i took pieces of an old extendable car antenna:not too heavy and very realistic. at both ends i glued in a xxs ball joint to hook them up in the fuse. Some dummy tubes will be added later. The background will be an image of the real brake-bay


2 grams per side...

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
05/04/2020 09:59:31

Smart solution Phil ! I guess that shows the difference between a car mecanic and a RR engineer !disgustidea

Thread: Rob's F-86F NASA 228 research aircraft build
04/04/2020 23:06:30

Totally agree with Alan but i sand everything dry.Wet sanding is history in automotive painting.

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
02/04/2020 18:35:38


02/04/2020 00:03:37

A camera Chris ? Ooohh i would love a video of the brakes in motion or the seat being ejected !!smile dphoto

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
01/04/2020 23:35:38

Hi all !

sanded all evening on the fuse being glassed. Couldn't resist to spray some paint on the critical area's.



There's still a lot of sanding to do before the final coat of primer is on !

I'm still not sure whether to put primer on or a thin coat of resin. The problem with spray paint is that you can't spray paint inside a scratch or a deformity,(like the cloth signature)but you can get the paint in with a brush or foam roll. Resin is also harder than paint and dry's out faster.If you spray on too much primer,it takes weeks to dry completely,especially one component paint.(spray cans)If you put on laquer too soon,it will show weeks later on your model. Don't ask me how i know...

More testing i guesswink

01/04/2020 22:09:50

Hi Steve , the cloth is put on the fuse completely dry,on bare balsa.You can do it with separate parts,but then you have seems to sand away.I saw it as a challenge to do it in one pièce. Good luck !Glad to help !One last tiput some gloves on to "form""the cloth so you don't misform it.I have a very rough skin on my hands and i keep pulling threads out of the cloth !

30/03/2020 09:45:51

Thanks Phil. It's the kind of plastic used for mixing cups.Dus not stick at all

29/03/2020 22:31:45

Sunday : Glassday !

All sanded , dusted , weave ready , epoxy ready and the fuselage on a support for easy handling :Hands free !

I got a piece of 25gr for the whole fuse half , fin included, over the fuse .I protected the elevator hinge rod with some heat shrink tube and cutted a little hole for it in the cloth.


Same M.O. as for the wing :Pin the cloth down with some dots epoxy brushed on .Carefully brush the cloth to the fuse , starting in the center and work your way to the edges till you're over the center of the fuse.




I did the inside of the nose with a wet finger.This section will get another layer after the two halves are done


I used very little resin over the gunports as i don't want them flouded ,to much sandingsad


Here and there i used a pin to hold the cloth down.

In the wing-fairing area ,a bubble was very resistent so i placed a piece of plastic in there and left some weight on top (a metal file )



Finally the brake opening :Very little resin here , keeping the hinge holes open.


After all this i rolled everything down with a spunge roll to remove exess resin. In between i rolled the spunge on a piece of kitchen towl to roll of the resin.

Done !

Second half tomorrow ! untill then !

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
29/03/2020 21:56:42

Mine sits a little lower i think,I couldn't mesure it as she's in glassing modefrownIn the photo you posted earlyer the pilot's head almost touches the canope !Mayby that was a big guy...

Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
29/03/2020 15:02:17

A model is perfect when You think it is Rob !!

29/03/2020 15:02:09

A model is perfect when You think it is Rob !!

28/03/2020 20:00:42

Estimated weight to drop is 45 gr Andy.Mayby i could hang it on a nylon thread attached to the CG ?

28/03/2020 00:25:31

PSSA sabre Mass Build 2020 EJECT MANUAL




Sold without warranty !!embarrassed

26/03/2020 23:54:42

Got the tail end and front end sanded with the new dremel tool witch works very well !


Last thing to do before glassing the fuse is to give the area around the speed brakes some extra sanding to compensate the brakes not being glassed.If i don't do this the brakes would lie too deep in the fuse.

I gave the area around the brakes a layer of sanding guide to be sure i don't miss a part. When this guide is sanded away it should be ok,i guess...


While i was working on the brakes i got the idea it shouldn't be too hard to make some dummy hydraulic pistons. All i need is some little ball links to hook them up and were good to go !

First i'll glass this baby wink



Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
26/03/2020 12:18:20

I was already past the wingtips when i saw the tip regarding the wing-tip ply doubler Phil...I will keep it in mind .

Regarding the tail dihedral :Maybe they use them as tailerons ?With dihedral it becomes in fact a V-tail . So with aileron input you get an amount of rudder also. Just an ideasad

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