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Bernd Lewerenz31/10/2018 10:44:04
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20181030_155905.jpgHi, I appreciate your offer according COG and batterie place.I will build fuselage, wings stabalizer and fin at first and then find out the best place for all.


Bernd Lewerenz31/10/2018 10:51:05
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THe elevator is build at the same way like the stabalizer.The leadung balsa ist 8mmX5mm and the trailing is

only 3mmX3mm.So it iesier to bevel later or shape in the right form.

Bernd Lewerenz03/11/2018 17:18:29
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Bernd Lewerenz03/11/2018 17:26:48
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The stabilizer is shaped in form on a flat surface. So all parts will have the same level

Bernd Lewerenz04/11/2018 10:22:40
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Bernd Lewerenz04/11/2018 10:25:56
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Teh Stabilizer and elevator are ready for cover.

Weight: 31g

Gothiquity04/11/2018 21:50:31
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Hi Bernd

looking really good.

Can i ask a favour can you take a picture of the side view profile of the stabilizer & elevator so i can see how they have been shaped.

Also do you know how you are going to hinge it , plan shows small robart hinges , are you using that method or some other type of hinge ?

itching to start my build of the comper hope i can match your attention to detail

Bernd Lewerenz05/11/2018 11:42:34
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Bernd Lewerenz05/11/2018 12:17:46
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I have taken a picture from side.Hope, you can recognize the shape.All hinges are already assembled. They are from Graupner.I always take parts, which are in my drawer anyway.

Bernd Lewerenz06/11/2018 11:51:54
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the first side of fin and rudder is built.

leading edge from fin 3x3mm

trailingedge 5x5mm

ripps 2x5mm

I chose the height of all parts bigger. So i can shape in form better.

The other side will be build in the same way20181106_120221.jpg

Bernd Lewerenz08/11/2018 16:26:32
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Bernd Lewerenz08/11/2018 16:27:10
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Rudder and are shaped in form

Bernd Lewerenz08/11/2018 16:27:41
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Bernd Lewerenz08/11/2018 16:34:13
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Hinges are assambeled, bu not glued.On the right side the tool for making slots in rudder and fin

Bernd Lewerenz09/11/2018 10:53:56
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20181109_112050.jpgBack to the fuselage, i have built the top for batterypack.

the baseplate is hard balsa 4mm, the formers are from woodpack.

later i will fix the top with two toothpicks in front.

Behind with two small magnets20181109_111846.jpg

Gothiquity09/11/2018 19:05:26
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Some excellent work there Bernd. keep the pictures coming they are really helping with seeing how it goes together. are you planning on having your battery horizontal or vertical ?

once my garage warms up a little i think i 'll be following your lead.


Bernd Lewerenz10/11/2018 08:27:45
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Hi goth,

the batteriepack is placed below the top.I will decide later, if the position is vertikal or horizontal,

when all components are installed. In most modells, i have built, the position was horizontal.

We will see

chris larkins10/11/2018 09:47:58
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A clubmate of mine built one of these from a plan, not sure if it was the Philip Kent one or not but it's about the same size, nice looking model.swift1.jpg


Bernd Lewerenz10/11/2018 15:33:01
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nice picture. It gives me the idea to instal a radial engine dummy . So it would not be necessary, to built a cowling.

Bernd Lewerenz10/11/2018 15:40:37
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when I had installed the electric engine, the top could not "sit down" anymore.The screws and motor axis prevended that.So I had to change something on the base plate.20181110_144127.jpg

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