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Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
30/03/2020 22:45:45


30/03/2020 22:34:28

f1854ca6-bb1d-41ee-97d0-d0bfdf836e8d.jpegI’ve made a little more progress now as my workplace has closed for now.

i sanded a little of the fuz, indeed they do come up well.

I have Been working on elevator and actuator.

I cut the Slots for the piano wire and checked the fit before glueing.


I managed to get one of the sides Sanded and shaped with reasonable success.


i Installed the bell crank, notice in my pictures the grey spacers. The spacers where left over from electric props and where a perfect fit.


still a lot of worke to do 😢



Edited By Andrew Edmead on 30/03/2020 22:37:28

Edited By Andrew Edmead on 30/03/2020 22:41:44

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
25/03/2020 23:21:53

Hi Phil.

Couple of questions, I noted somewhere that you can build the moving elevator with or without dihedral, Is it just a scale feature?

Also can you give me any tips how to ensure I fit the tail actuator perfectly level?

Thanks for updating your blog, watching with interest.


Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
23/02/2020 21:02:47

Thanks Chris, I have gone for the lightest one I could find as it was mentioned you could use film if you wanted.

I went for a 2m pack so hopefully that will do me.

I'm also following your blog closely, great stuff, well done.


23/02/2020 19:29:01

Hi, what weight glass should I buy and how much do you think is needed to finish a sabre?


Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
17/02/2020 18:28:10

Below is From Martins blog.

Before joining the two fuselage halves, be sure to add the wing bolt plates and the assembled battery box, along with the tailplane bellcrank assembly. The rear slot for the actuating rod is not machined into F15 as not everyone will choose to use the SLEC item. Cut the rear slots into F15 to suit your bellcrank. Dry assemble the sides until you are happy with the fit.

17/02/2020 18:10:44

Hi Phil I’ve been following your blog as we are at similar stages of the build. I’ve read Martin’s gamma blog, and he said before joining the fuz halves you need to do the battery box, wing bolt plate and bell crank. I understand how you’ve been able to omit the box at this stage but you didn’t mention the bell crank for the elevator. Can I leave the bell crank until after joining or are you doing something different?

hope that makes sense


Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
16/02/2020 21:12:53

So I’ve started the other side of my the fuz now. I made the stringers longer , this helped to keep the planks pinned down. I assembled the fuz last night and started planking today.

I hopefully will be ready to join the two halves soon. Still a lot of work to do.

Pics attached, the use of pins will please those with an ocd about using the same coloured pins.



09/02/2020 22:29:11

Thanks Martin. I will hope for the best. I hope it doesn’t twist.

Thread: Phil's F-86 Sabre build thread
09/02/2020 21:55:24

Your planking Looks so much neater than mine, I got glue everywhere!

Thread: Andy Edmead Build Blog Sabre
09/02/2020 21:50:26

Thanks Chris and Phil. I’m making good progress but my building board is fixed so I can’t turn it around and it’s getting difficult to plank the side away from me. I’ve been using cyno at the end of the fuz to set the plank in place then the aliphatic for the rest. I reckon I’ve spent about 6 hours on one half already. Gonna be some man hours in it when I’ve done. I’ve done at least 50 percent of the planking I think.

I feel like if I had to do this build again it would be much better!

09/02/2020 19:44:10

How much planking do you have to do before taking it of the building board?

07/02/2020 23:51:48

Thanks Phil, that seemed to work.
Just need to make sure the other side is the same when I do it.


07/02/2020 22:39:30

My f8 former seems too small, the stringers are lined up perfectly on the plan but the former notches look too big and the ext edges of the former only just meet the edge of the stringers. What should I do?

06/02/2020 20:35:04

06/02/2020 20:32:43

06/02/2020 19:49:38

Thanks Mcg, I read His blog but the only photo he has is before sanding.


06/02/2020 10:00:55

Hello, My progress has been slow and riddled with errors but I almost have a completed wing,

Could somebody share a picture of the completed wing tip and from the end of the wing as I'm unsure of the profile.

I'm starting on the Fuz soon.


03/12/2019 22:58:10

Right wingThanks for the info Martin.

I have reworked my mistake, I read the plan wrong regarding the ply brace.

I have now got a skinned right wing! I just need to add the leading edge and wing tips.

I noticed a warp in my wing when I checked it but I weighted it down on the

Jig overnight and it was much better. It’s now staying on the jig!

I’ve just glued the main spar on the bottom skin for the left

wing. It’s very slow progress as I’m only managing a few hours a week.

29/11/2019 09:03:53

Thanks Martin, Noob mistake by me, I will re-work that bit.

Does the wing joiner go in between the top and bottom wing skin, or does one trim the skin and make the joiner level with the sheeting? Hope that makes sense?



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