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tony oneill 106/03/2019 15:12:43
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first post to get started. began the build on 2/3/19 with the fuselage. no real problems although i was not 100% on matching the parts kit to the plan. soon got it resolved though and started putting it together.

tony oneill 106/03/2019 15:18:53
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this is where i started, not a great picture but laid the parts on the plan and started sticking them together. it all seemed to fit well over the drawing and i followed it to ensure the alignment was ok1551556091514.jpg

tony oneill 106/03/2019 15:24:54
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this is the instrument panel i made. the article in the rcme and experience of scale models helped. first i painted the inside of the holes silver and then the outside black. i downloaded the harvard instruments and resized them to fit behind the holes. next a thin piece of plastic was glued on the back of the panel using pva and allowed to dry. the instruments i wanted were then cut out with an overlap and glued in place. the lights are pin heads trimmed and stuck on. then the black paint was touched up.

hope i'm not teaching my granny to suck eggs as the saying goes!

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tony oneill 106/03/2019 15:33:07
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fuse3.jpgthis is progress so far on the fuselage. got both sides together and starting to fill in bits and pieces. as i am going for electric power i put in a motor mount consisting of 4 pieces of M4 threaded rod and nylock nuts. these have turned out stiffer than i expected but if the torque of the motor with a prop on looks like moving it i will add in a stiffener.

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Stearman6506/03/2019 15:36:08
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Posted by tony oneill 1 on 06/03/2019 15:24:54:

hope i'm not teaching my granny to suck eggs as the saying goes!

Don't say that, we are growing up in the ARTF age & all the little tips & wrinkles will be lost if builders of models don't pass on their knowledge.yes

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Percy Verance06/03/2019 16:52:18
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There was never a truer word spoken Stearman..........

Chris Walby06/03/2019 17:10:28
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Welcome aboard, good start and plenty of progress there Tony...I had better get out to the shed and get going!

wink

Any tips for the rear section of the fuselage?

tony oneill 106/03/2019 17:55:05
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Hi chris, on the rear of the fuselage i followed the build log. I only put in the vertical spacer at former 6 before i joined the sides with the firewall and all formers to F4. As i dont have a building jig i clamped the front and pulled the rear together with a clamp and no glue. I used a 6mm stringer down the slots in the top of the formers to check the alignment to the tail. When i was happy i glued the very end and then fitted the triangular 6mm parts. The rest of the formers fitted exactly in place then the diagonals were fitted. Hope thats not too long lol.

tony oneill 106/03/2019 21:08:08
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fuse front.jpgLast pics till the weekend lol. A view of the tail, still to be completed by trimming the longerons to fit the tail when i make it. Also a view of the front. Built this up and fitted all stringers. This has went together really quickly, i have enjoyed building this part its good to work with larger pieces that fit really well.fuse rear.jpg

Chris Walby06/03/2019 21:51:17
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Cracking progress Tony...should be finished after the weekend at thus rate! laugh

Keep posting the photos and its a big help.

Don't think my pilot is very happy with the wooden feel of the controls, definitely a bit of a gruffalo of a job!

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Low pass Pete07/03/2019 06:40:15
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Great progress Tony. Just love the control stick. Fresh from the forest maybe  Looks as if you are building in your loft so you model is already skywards

smiley

Peter

Edited By Low pass Pete on 07/03/2019 06:45:26

tony oneill 108/03/2019 17:58:00
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rudder.jpgThanks for the kind comments. Chris, i'll see your gruffalo and raise you a 1999 original beanie baby for the pilot lol. On the building front did a bit today on the rudder. The realised i have made a mistake with the elevators. The rudder looks to have a 6 mm piece for the hinge block but the elevator core seems to have a 2mm strip either side at the hinge. Have you or peter noticed this? I have glued on the thin strips on the elevator so will now have to do the hinge as infil bits. If i'm correct might be worth a mention in the main blog.pilot.jpg

tony oneill 109/03/2019 14:43:34
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Should have looked a bit closer at the drawing. The elevator is exacly the same construction as the rudder. The supplied part (core) would need trimmed to fit, unless i am missing something?)0

tony oneill 109/03/2019 17:49:00
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This is the part i was looking at. The 2mm core is a dead size on the drawing, so a 2mm strip either side at the hinge would work ok i think. I am going to leave mine like the picture as now the glues set there is very little flex and the hinges should work well

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tony oneill 110/03/2019 12:48:17
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Here is progress on the tail so far. I am not entirely happy with this as i think i could have done a better job. If i was doing it again i wpuld change the following

1. The tailfin would have a solid 25mm by 6 mm piece right along the hinge line and then i would build up from that to the front. The large fill piece i would shape so as it would be one solid piece. I took the plan at face value and built it as two sections and joined them

2. The elevator i would cut a piece of 2mm strip the whole length of both cores, position them to the correct width of the tail, glue them down and then put another 2mm thick strip along the top. The centre section could be cut out later. Then i would but the small strips on.

3. The plan is not clear but i think the stabiliser fits on top of the tail? Might need clarification on the actual detail before glueing if anyone has any thoughts.

The parts all feel strong, but as my landings are still not great thats how i will be rebuilding the tail!

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tony oneill 110/03/2019 12:54:25
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Low pass pete, meant to reply earlier. Yes building in the loft but its freezing! Its only floored and its been windy were so the fan heaters been struggling lol. Hope its warmer where you are😀

tony oneill 115/03/2019 20:20:42
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fuse 3.jpgDid a bit more on the build and finished the tail end, but not hinges yet. Started to sheet in the fuselage. Noticed a discrepancy between the build article and the drawing in the magazine. Article says top sheeting 2mm and drawing says 3mm. I went with 3mm but it is a bit thick. 2mm might be better. Progres pics:tail pinned.jpg

Chris Walby15/03/2019 21:47:17
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Well done Tony, looking good. Any chance of a couple more photos of the tail section from different angles as I am struggling a bit with the drawing.

heers

tony oneill 115/03/2019 23:07:26
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wheel2.jpgCouple of pics of the landing gear. Made from 3mm aluminium strip and 4mm piano wire. I bent it in a vice, just needs trimmed now wheels on.wheel1.jpg

tony oneill 115/03/2019 23:25:25
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tail5.jpgtail4.jpgtail3.jpgtail2.jpgHi chris, here are some photos. If these are no use let me know and I'll do more.tail1.jpg

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