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Thread: Another AB Canberra
17/01/2021 17:31:18

haha ... blame fat thumbs or something. using PC this time. Bit more progress. Only the bottom planking to go really as far as structure ... oh and engines I guess!

Need a bit more practice on fledgling 3D CAD skills. Tip tanks are a first pass.

Cheers

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12/01/2021 22:20:42

Lol ... can't get the hang of this posting from an iPad!

12/01/2021 22:19:55

Hi ... yeah probably overthinking it no doubt.

Been a few years since I did any planking. Slowly getting my eye back in. Last time was on a 8oz vintage rubber FF model and a KeilKraft Jetex Mig15, I think. Probably teaching granny but a useful tip is to actually slightly crush the plank on the edge of the workbench every say 3/16". Puts a nice bend in it. 7.5Ib density. Been lucky as only needed a couple of small infills so far.

Keep calm and plank on!

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12/01/2021 22:18:55

Hi ... yeah probably overthinking it no doubt.

Been a few years since I did any planking. Slowly getting my eye back in. Last time was on a 8oz vintage rubber FF model and a KeilKraft Jetex Mig15, I think. Probably teaching granny but a useful tip is to actually slightly crush the plank on the edge of the workbench every say 3/16". Puts a nice bend in it. 7.5Ib density. Been lucky as only needed a couple of small infills so far.

Keep calm and plank on!

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05/01/2021 19:34:32

Hello

getting ahead of myself but a bit of fun ... printed off an M117 bomb. Only a rough prototype. Need to do same for tip tanks and bomb racks.

Need to think of how to keep them on the wing in the wind but pop off on landing if necessary. Not sure if magnets are up to it?

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01/01/2021 19:14:01

Bit more progress ... fuselage going together nicely. Test fit wings etc.

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26/12/2020 18:56:43

Hello

wings just about finished. Went together pretty easy, no major issues with the laser cutting etc at all. Thought I'd lay out fuselage to get an idea what's involved.

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24/12/2020 20:50:04

Hello

wings just about there. Added a 5mm T-nut on inside of root rib for securing detachable wing. Don't fancy using tape although ive no doubt it works fine.

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22/12/2020 20:35:45

Bit of progress

slotting together quite nicely.

Enlarged the joiner holes to take a 7mm carbon tube (5mm rod).

Did and alignment check of tube and spars and will sort tubes and centre section dihedral  before moving on to tips.

Will glass the wings before cutting away the ailerons and building/glassing nacelles afterwards.

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Edited By MikeQ on 22/12/2020 20:36:32

22/12/2020 20:35:43

Bit of progress

slotting together quite nicely.

Enlarged the joiner holes to take a 7mm carbon tube (5mm rod).

Did and alignment check of tube and spars and will sort tubes before moving on to tips.

Will glass the wings before cutting away the ailerons and building/glassing nacelles afterwards.

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21/12/2020 17:15:01

Bit more progress today.

test fit spars and ribs. Not 100% accurate laser cutting but pretty good so far. Expected to have to ‘open up’ some slots anyway as the spars aren’t all at right angles etc.

Cheers

Mike


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Thread: Hammer F3 build (another another) - glider newbie
20/12/2020 22:41:30

Nearly there ... wings all glassed. Was worried about glassing with the live hinges but did wing first then moveable surfaces separately. Used Frog tape pushed into the hinge V with the back of a blunt curved metal blade (hinge slotting tool) then shaved off with a razor blade. Proved just right for stopping the resin getting to the hinge.

 

Final pic is the actual finish after removing peel ply and sanding off glass fibre excess overhang.  The peel ply also takes the waxy finish with it.  There is a very slight dimple pattern that sand off with no effort leaving a surface ready for priming..

 

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Thread: Another AB Canberra
17/12/2020 21:12:41

.Finally made a start. Should finish the skins tomorrow.

Some bonus  duplicate parts.  Laser cutting pretty good.

 

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15/12/2020 18:50:32

On the subject of tissue covering ... I still have a fair old stock of lightweight Esaki from Woodhouse but as you may know, it's no longer available.

However, Musgrove Willows do a white 'Wet Strength Tissue for Lanterns'. So far I've covered a couple of FF models (tissue over Mylar) and it's been very good and a renovated CL TopFlite Nobler ARF as a base for a KlassKote finish. Only slightly heavier than lightweight Esaki with good wet strength. Cheap too. Couple of my FreeFlight buddies have also used it, they put me on to it.

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Edited By MikeQ on 15/12/2020 18:51:08

15/12/2020 18:40:15

Hello

finally getting round to starting this project. Anyone know if the front fuselage cross section on the B57B is the same as the EE B2. Don't have any 3views but it looks the same but thought I'd ask.

Also, on one of the builds I saw a list of 1/16" sheet. It said 16 sheets ... is that right or a typo?

cheers

mike

Thread: Chris McG F-86 Sabre Dog build blog
13/12/2020 22:36:27

Hi

nice job ... on the glassing side, have you ever used peel ply? Tried it a couple of times now and I'm converted. Leaves a finish almost ready for priming.

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Thread: Hammer F3 build (another another) - glider newbie
08/12/2020 22:14:17

Hello

thanks ... getting there. Epoxied and screwed servo tray in place.  Only thing I'm overthinking now is the V-tail links. Using carbon pushrods and 2mm ball links. These V horns supplied with the kit don't really look like they have a lot of meat on them where the ball links go and doing a trial fit on the V-tail mounted on the fuselage ... the horns will need to be at the very end of the elevators. All looks a bit flimsy?

Anyway, glassing the tops of wings at the weekend!

Cheers

Mike

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Thread: No stock - Futaba R3008SB 8 Channel Receiver T-FHSS (S-Bus) (HV) 2.4GHz
04/12/2020 21:10:19

Cheers ... should have looked harder!

04/12/2020 08:44:42

Hi

thanks ... guess it will be CV19 strikes again ... supply chain issues maybe.

mike

Edited By MikeQ on 04/12/2020 08:44:57

03/12/2020 22:39:03

hi

is here some kind of shortage on certain Futaba units?

Cant find any shops with these specific units in stock.

Cheers

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