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Ron Gray03/12/2017 10:27:03
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Now, where was I?

Lower wing assembly


I’d forgotten just how fiddly this build was / is. Nice little touches with the kit, they supply cover stickers to go over the cf wing spars.


Now onto to the engine cowl


All wrapped up in its own sticker (sorry for the orientation of the pics, no matter which way round they are on my computer, the upload rotated them as it saw fit)


Magnets hold it in place


Scored Depron and sticker ‘hood’ stuck to rad.


Exhaust stack and header. 2 bits of Depron plus stickers



Quite effective


Ron Gray03/12/2017 11:01:07
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Interplane struts made from printed plastic with cf strengthening


And yet more fiddly cover pieces


Tweezers required!


Temporarily positioned on lower wing. Destructions quite clear about not sticking them in place yet!


Before going further I decided to drill out all of the rigging holes, thank goodness for my pin chuck and mini drill set.


Now we come to the upper wing assembly. The centre section has to have its edges chamfered so I ‘borrowed’ one of the wife’s unused nail files for this task and what an excellent job it did of it too. Methinks I’ll be keeping this in my tool box.


Facing the ribs with coloured sticker.


And over to cover the Depron.


Stuck onto the wing in the designated place using Uhu Por


Wing glued together and placed in provided dihedral former, neat.


Left to dry.


Ron Gray03/12/2017 11:18:15
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396 photos

Let the rigging commence! Only a few photos of this but it took a long while to do it. Now if I thought Bits up to now were fiddly............


I used a needle threader to pull the cotton through the rigging holes and even then it was a struggle. I’m sure my fingers used to be slimmer than they are now.


And the tail feathers


All rigging in place, waiting for final tensioning (will have to wait ‘til I get back home as I need some foam safe CA for that job as each span needs separate tension and anchoring in place). Amazing how much the wings geometry can be changed with slight changes in tension.


onetenor03/12/2017 11:29:36
1901 forum posts

Very nice work. What thread did you use .?   Re the nail files I get mine from my chiropodist whan he has finished with them on my toes. Two grades on the one stick. Very handy and free too.

Edited By onetenor on 03/12/2017 11:33:42

Ron Gray03/12/2017 11:43:30
1607 forum posts
396 photos

Not too sure about the thread as it came with the kit but it looks like silky button type thread (sounds like I know what I'm talking about on the old haberdashery front, but I don't, it's just that the thread is slightly shiny and is quite a coarse weave).

Apologies for the multiple posting earlier, I'm building and posting this whilst on a mother-in-law visit and her broadband isn't that broad so I think that the multiple uploads are a result of the computer caching data when it is trying to upload.

Pah! who needs Permagrit when you have second foot toe nail files!

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator03/12/2017 12:16:42
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Looking great Ron.....I'm impressed with your dexterity & your eyesight....teeth 2

Multiple posts taken care of.....wink 2

Ron Gray03/12/2017 12:23:32
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396 photos

Thanks Steve for kind comments and for tidying up after me, or was that the wife? or maybe both?

Ron Gray03/12/2017 18:19:42
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396 photos

Last bits before we head home (where I'll finish it off).

Wheel building, each wheel made up from 3 concentric discs of Depron plus 2 thin Depron disc covers suitably scored on the reverse to form dish shape.



Rubber tyres!


Assembled wheels


Pushrods bent and threaded through fuse



Ready for the Rx installation


Ron Gray09/12/2017 22:37:32
1607 forum posts
396 photos

And finally, all finished tonight (well apart from some touch up paint on the fus joints), all ready for its first flight, haven't got a clue when that will be as my club haven't organised any indoor flying this winter, so far. Hopefully after Christmas but if it's calm outside.....................




Edited By Ron Gray on 09/12/2017 22:38:35

john stones 109/12/2017 22:59:13
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Interesting and different Ron, I would crack under the pressure trying to build it. wink

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