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Low pass Pete16/03/2019 05:58:32
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Great progress Tony. I thought that the sheeting was a bit thick as well but not at that point yet.

Cheers

Peter

tony oneill 116/03/2019 10:59:10
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Joined the elevator with a piece of 2.5mm welding rod. Had no piano wire but this is just as strong. I used gorilla glue. I like the way it foams amd fills gaps. Just needs a tidy now.20190316_093344.jpg

Ramblin gruntfuttock17/03/2019 20:44:44
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Hi Tony

A little help please if you could. I bought the wood kit but am still waiting for some of it to be delivered. On the 6th of March you posted a photo and corresponded with Chris over the centre stinger that runs from F3 back. Is this made up of a 6mm stinger with triangular bits on each side. Or is it 6mm x3 sanded an planed to shape. If its triangular these could be some of the wood im waiting for.

Thanks

Jim

tony oneill 117/03/2019 20:49:58
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20190317_203508.jpg20190317_203516.jpgI carried on with the fuselage, almost finished apart from a few details. I hinged the rudder and elevator with cyano hinges but not fixed them yet, might need to separate them to cover. The battery hatch has small magnets inset into it to hold it and the plywood screw parts are used as a guide. The front hatch will be screwed on. 2mm thick balsa is a lot easier to use as a skin. I followed the method of paper template, soaked and then pinned until dry. Made the glueing a lot simpler. The windscreen is clear plastic from a shirt box with aluminium tape surround. I found some letraset with full stops, so i'm going to try them as rivets.

I doped the front hatches as i want to paint them, so i'll se if it works. Got an idea i want to try to airbrush very small rivets.

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tony oneill 117/03/2019 20:59:41
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Hi jim, i used a balsa stripper to cut a piece of 3mm sheet 6mm wide to fit in the slot from F3 to F7. I glued it in and then sanded it flush with the top of the formers. Then i cut a piece of 6mm sheet 25mm wide and glued this to the stringer and the top of the formers from F3 to F7. This gives a rectangular block from front to back. I used a small plane either side to shape it then finally sanded it to the correct profile. It basically follows the curve of the former. It gives strength and something to glue the sheeting to.

Hope that helps

Regards

Tony

tony oneill 117/03/2019 21:03:23
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Jim, you can see it in this picture this is the 6 x 25 block shaped to the former. Measure yours, as 25 was for my model. Should be the same but check anyway.

Tony

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Ramblin gruntfuttock17/03/2019 21:13:23
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Thanks Tony. I'll give it a go. I've got the kit to do it so will just take my time and see how I get on.

By the way your build is looking really good, thumbs up

tony oneill 120/03/2019 20:47:35
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20190320_203933.jpgStarted on the wing so a long way to go yet. Also a picture of the front hatch painted with gloss undercoat for the metallic silver finish i want to tey.20190320_203914.jpg

tony oneill 121/03/2019 15:54:49
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Did a bit more on the wing today. Fitted the web to the main spar.20190321_154434.jpg

tony oneill 123/03/2019 20:52:03
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Made a start on the other wing. Getting along ok with this and waiting on 1.5 mm balsa to arrive for the sheeting20190323_204308.jpg

tony oneill 124/03/2019 16:05:48
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I was short of a couple of clamps and came up with this idea, i think i should patent it lol. I cut a rubber band and tied one end to a clamp then streched the band round the leading edge. I caugth the other end in the jaw and hay presto an adjustable gripper. Might help someone with the same problem.1553443084034.jpg

Low pass Pete25/03/2019 06:52:09
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Great work Tony. my progress has slowed due to being away for a few days.

Peter

tony oneill 101/04/2019 21:03:00
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Been slowed down a bit, bit continued with the fuselage today

I added a packer right at the back to meet the rudder bottom, then covered part of the rear end prior to drilling for the control snakes. Thought I'd give this a go to try and get a neat finish.tail covered.jpg

Ramblin gruntfuttock02/04/2019 19:52:43
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Hi Tony, more questions if i may. I know i need some YouTube lessons before i start to sheet the fuselage but have you put a thin packing strip between the two halves or is it the light in the photo. Also the packing piece you have fitted at the end have you rounded it or left it square.

Thanks

Jim

tony oneill 103/04/2019 07:54:58
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Hi jim, the filler at the end is 6mm sheet about 12mm wide. I glued it directly on the end and rounded it off to give smooth finish to the rudder. Its not rounded much but is done. If you are talking about the sheeting the white strip is filler to smooth the join. I used cardboard to make a template for the sheeting then soaked in water for a few seconds. Pinned it to shape and let dry. Then glued it in. Used the 2mm thick sheet in the wood pack.

Tony.

Low pass Pete03/04/2019 09:02:49
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Good progress Tony. I'm now miles behind you as we have guests this week and a kitchen fit before Easter.

Cheers

Peter

Ramblin gruntfuttock03/04/2019 09:42:06
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Thanks Tony. Slowly I'm getting to the sheeting stage so useful to have these details.

tony oneill 103/04/2019 13:09:20
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Wet 2mm shapes quite easily. I bought 1.5mm for the wings. Plenty of pins and rubber bands lol. Hope the kitchen work goes well peter. We are in a caravan with the two youngest grandchildren for a short break so no progress till the weekend. I'm going to progress the fuselage and start sheeting the wings. Im happy with progress though.

Peter Mullan03/04/2019 18:02:44
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Tony - I see that you have fitted a web to the main spar. Is this in the drawings or something that you thought you should do?

tony oneill 103/04/2019 20:26:15
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Hi Peter, its on the wing drawing shown as 3mm web. I did it with the grain running in the same direction as the spars, horizontally. I cut the pieces to fit each bay, glued to the spar top and bottom and also to the formers on the edge. Only on the front main spar and only to where the plywood joing piece fits. This can then be sanded flush for the sheeting to cover.

Tony

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