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Colinís Spanish Fury

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Eric Robson27/11/2020 00:02:00
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Don't forget the servo leads when you clad the cabanes Colin . I did I think I was so relieved to get them set right to the jig.

Colin Leighfield27/11/2020 07:52:13
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Thanks for the reminder Eric, it’s the sort of mistake I’m likely to make!

Colin Leighfield27/11/2020 21:59:20
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Cabane diagonals soldered in. Making progress now..feb424c5-1ccb-4ad6-a3e8-75d816e04b43.jpeg

Danny Fenton27/11/2020 22:48:29
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Can you still get the centre section free so that you can sheet it? I think you can I just can't remember LOL senility I guess

Looking good though Colin

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield28/11/2020 09:36:42
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I can by removing the socket head bolts and locknuts holding the brass clips now soldered onto the cabane wires, onto the spars. However I don’t see any great difficulty in doing it with them in place, I’ll decide on that later today.

Colin Leighfield28/11/2020 11:57:42
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Just realised I’d misunderstood Danny’s question and thought he was referring to the upper wing centre section, which of course isn’t sheeted! The completed cabane is fixed to F3 and F4 with the four brass clips and eight bolts and nuts, so yes it’s easy to remove for sheeting.

Danny Fenton28/11/2020 13:37:57
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Lol I wasn't very clear. I covered the underside of the wing centre section, and even painted it before attaching permanently to the centre section struts, difficult to do otherwise.

Leaving the top uncovered to access the anchor plates from above.

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield28/11/2020 17:21:52
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908aaecb-4aa9-40ed-a86a-3d9fa223c241.jpegDanny, I’ve decided to cover it in place, doesn’t look that hard. I’m getting a couple of hours in most days now and it makes a difference. Just deciding now what to use for the gun troughs.de13b5bf-83ec-4d22-abe0-5d4bfc8e14e2.jpeg

Colin Leighfield29/11/2020 16:17:19
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I decided not to use my bone-idle excuse, so followed Danny’s advice and removed the wing centre section from the cabane to finish it off properly. The solution to the machine-gun troughs was in one of my favourite materials, 1/64” ply. Well-soaked in water to soften it, then cyanoed in place. Next to finish off the strut fairings then wrap them with servo wires in place. I think I’ll cut strips of Solartex to do that. And no, I haven’t forgotten the brass cleat for the cross bracing wires! I’ve finally decided to forget about tissue, silk, nylon, dope etc, all of which I have, but to cover the Fury with Solartex as I have enough to do it. Therefore I’ll cover the underside of the wing centre section before it goes back on. It won’t be painted though because I haven’t decided on the paint yet. Although there were originally three Spanish Furies, there is a choice of finishes. Should be in the new workshop in plenty of time to teach myself how to do a proper job of air-brushing! e9141380-e36e-40cd-9f8d-34100822a1cb.jpeg

Colin Leighfield29/11/2020 22:11:53
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Ironing on a strip of Solartex to wrap the cabane struts is easy to do, it works well. 7d94a15d-1dc2-4e57-a9c8-149ebfedccfa.jpeg

Colin Leighfield30/11/2020 17:45:30
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eeb07a04-316e-4424-8259-73128a1fd92e.jpeg79f0b538-2369-4963-8334-4b45ce011c14.jpegCabane struts wrapped with thin strips of Solartex, complete and looks fine. However I’ve come to fit the brass parts for the bracing wires and they don’t match the plan. Also looking at Danny’s build log it looks as if he’s done something different. Before I bash on regardless, any observations please?26570995-35f3-4c20-9e31-4d85a3c01631.jpeg

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 30/11/2020 17:46:45

Danny Fenton30/11/2020 18:05:55
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Hi Colin, I cannot recall what I did, but you are right they weren't right.

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield30/11/2020 18:07:38
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Thanks Danny, I’ll sort it.!

Eric Robson30/11/2020 19:11:09
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Hi Colin, I cut down the V with a fine saw not quite through and pulled the top closer together, I think Martian done the same but soldered his I just put it in leaving the bolts to hold it. If I remember right I had to redrill the holes as they did not line up I think I only done this on one bracket as the other was near enough to the drawing..

Eric Robson30/11/2020 19:11:10
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Hi Colin, I cut down the V with a fine saw not quite through and pulled the top closer together, I think Martian done the same but soldered his I just put it in leaving the bolts to hold it. If I remember right I had to redrill the holes as they did not line up I think I only done this on one bracket as the other was near enough to the drawing..

Danny Fenton30/11/2020 19:21:20
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Hi Colin, I abandoned the "V" and used two strips of brass.

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You cannot see the plates but you can see the line of counter sunk screws

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield30/11/2020 19:53:07
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Thanks Eric and Danny. More than one way to skin a cat! I did look back on Danny’s thread and had guessed how that had been done. I’ll get it done using one or the other of these ideas.

Danny Fenton30/11/2020 20:06:24
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I think reasoning your way around a problem is what is important. Understanding what the designer intended and adapting to keep that same strength but using the materials to hand.

The brass bits saved oodles of time, but I wasn't actually able to use many as they were intended. But I have used lots of odd bits wink 2

All the methods are structurally fine Colin just go the way you fancy.

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield30/11/2020 20:08:12
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Thanks Danny. I’ll report back shortly!

Colin Leighfield01/12/2020 22:19:08
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37729ed0-5f9a-401e-9fb9-265fe2480b29.jpegI re-worked two of the brass fittings and got them close to the plan. Now fitted, problem resolved. There’s not much load on these, I’ve fixed them with 2mm screws and nuts but glued them as well, so they won’t move. Tomorrow I’ll remove the cabane from the fuselage section, finish the machine-gun troughs with a layer of tissue and dope to protect the 1/64” ply, then cover the balsa with Solartex. The wing centre section underside can then also be covered and the whole lot re-assembled. daa3d37f-9595-4d0a-a0e3-22848fdfd2a8.jpeg

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 01/12/2020 22:22:04

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