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Danny Fenton09/10/2018 23:43:56
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I am having withdrawal symptoms from working away this week You have made great progress Tony, very impressive. Wise words on the bits of scraps to help align FS5. On mine I made the stringer holes slightly under-size so that they could be opened out accurately with a permagrit slotting tool.

Cheers

Danny

Tony Bennett10/10/2018 19:23:16
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well today i have cut some more stringers and glued them in.

also added the lower fat stringers on one side.

 

 

once dry i will sand them to shape.

 

 

Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 10/10/2018 19:27:28

Silver Wolf10/10/2018 21:19:08
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Looking good, wish i could build that quick.

Thanks for the tip with regards FS5, duly noted on plan.

SW

Tony Bennett10/10/2018 21:36:50
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going to take a break for the rest of the week as i have a foam p51 to design.

be back on the fury monday.

Tony B

Tony Bennett12/10/2018 19:35:18
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well i didnt take a break for long.

started sheeting the front section of tyhe fuselage with some 3mm Depron.

hopefully i will save enough weight to make up for all the 3d printed bits i will be adding later.

Tony B

Robert Parker13/10/2018 08:20:47
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Looking very nice Tony you are a prolific builder and fine craftsman too.

Regards

Robert

Tony Bennett13/10/2018 17:20:31
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Why thank you Robert. smiley

today whilst doing house hold chores i maanaged to start some upper sheeting.

the section behind the cockpit has now been sheeted with some 3mm Depron.

i added some strips of depron either side of each former to give more gluing area.

so tomorrow if i get time, i hope to add two extra depron formers to support the cockpit sides.

this will be so i can add the opening door section on the left hand side.

not sure if i want a full length pilot or only a half one yet, but i want to leave my options open for cockpit detail.

Tony B.

Tony Bennett14/10/2018 18:46:35
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well i managed to print off the instrument panel parts and proceeded to paint them all.

i have started painting the inside of the cockpit silver ready to take the panel and guns later.

Tony B

Jose L. G.14/10/2018 18:55:52
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Hi Tony,

Nice progress on your fuse ….. and instrument panel.

Will be it available (The instrument panel)?

Cheers.

José Luis

Tony Bennett14/10/2018 19:28:14
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yes it will sir.

i need to finalise the design and print files first though.

Tony B

Tony Bennett15/10/2018 11:54:22
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we plod on slowly

Tony B

Tony Bennett16/10/2018 21:32:40
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well the panel was too small, so i had to re print it slighlty larger.

that looks better.

i will need to add the instrument details next.

due to the design of the model, i needed to cut two slots in the balsa sides to get the panel to sit low enough.

i also trimmed the top of the sides down to the level of the balsa stringers to give me a little bit more cockpit room.

guns tomorrow i hope.

Tony B

Tony Bennett17/10/2018 20:32:15
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Something like this, gun stocks and instrument panel

Tony B

Tony Bennett18/10/2018 18:48:21
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Well it is fitted.

not great but good enough for me.

the designs need tweeking a touch for a better fit, but this will do.

Tony B

McG 696919/10/2018 07:10:24
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Great panel, Tony.

I can see that you printed the gunsight already as well.

If you allow me, the plan states that it's position is 1/2 inch to the right side of the center line. I you want to, I guess it's easily corrected at this stage of your build.

Coming together nicely.

Cheers

Chris

Tony Bennett19/10/2018 10:32:20
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the gun sight was only plonked on for the photo.

wont be fitted till all the covering and paint is finished.

Tony B

Tony Bennett19/10/2018 17:33:17
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compass and lower r/h dial fitted.

i need to think about pilot next, full or half size.

half size and i fit the sevo's under him.

full size and they will have to go behind his seat.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tony B

Tony Bennett20/10/2018 20:07:02
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another little bit designed and printed.

empty cartridge shoots fitted.

 

control column started.

 

need to buy some wire for the u/c next week.

 

Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 20/10/2018 20:10:43

Tony Bennett21/10/2018 19:45:10
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Today i started designing the internal cockpit framing for the fury.

it goes in here.

then i need to design the pilots seat and get that printed.

Tony B

Danny Fenton21/10/2018 19:48:50
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Very nice well done, i was thinking something similar in tubing, either paper or styrene rod
Cheers
Danny

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