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Ray Ball15/11/2019 14:22:31
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Hi Martin,

Thanks for all your time and trouble, This as helped me an awful lot.

Best Wishes

Ray

Martin Gay15/11/2019 14:24:00
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Ray,

Glad to help!

Martin.

Andrew Edmead15/11/2019 15:30:41
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Hi Martin, I have started my build, well the wing jig anyway.

I've been following other peoples blogs and I noted that some of them have left the bottom skin slightly wider to allow for the shape of the ribs etc.

On your build, am I right in saying that you simply made the wing skin to cover the false leading and trailing edges and then marked all the positions on the skin whilst on the plan before putting it onto the jig, and you didn't make the skin wider than the plan?

Hope this makes sense.

Andy

Martin Gay15/11/2019 15:38:44
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Hi Andy,

I made the wing skins oversize, placed them on the jig and weighted them down so they conformed to the curve of the jig. I then marked the positions of the ribs, false LE and TE onto the skins, in situ.

Once marked, I removed the skins from the jig and carefully trimmed them to the false LE and TE lines.

As I made each wing separately I only trimmed the root end of the skins when I had glued R1 into place and added the spars and shear webs.

Does that make sense?

Martin.

Andrew Edmead15/11/2019 21:39:29
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Thanks Martin, makes perfect sense. I can start the wing now, I've only built one or two kits and neither used a wing jig.

Andy

Harry Twist15/11/2019 23:33:39
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Hi Martin, thankyou for all the recent posts they're very very helpful. My build currently slightly stalled, I'm full of an awful cold!

Martin Gay15/11/2019 23:37:56
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Three Tequilas will sort it out. At least, you won't notice the cold until you wake up again. Works for me! thumbs up

Harry Twist17/11/2019 11:50:40
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Hi Martin, just preparing my fuselage pieces, please can I ask, ref F10, should the upper slot be deepened to 6mm to accommodate the spine or does the spine sit high here? Also ref lower spine, is it recommended to scarf joint two pieces from sheet or curve one piece? Thanks in advance!

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Martin Gay17/11/2019 14:37:14
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Hi Harry,

The top slot of F10 does not need to be 6mm for the upper keel, as you will be cutting the upper keels, between F9 and F10 away to fit the fin.

The lower keels on the prototype and Gamma biulds were cut from balsa sheet - I was being lazy.

The plan shows 3x6mm balsa strip. If this does not want to bend then use two lengths of 3x3mm strip. Fit the first one and then glue the second one to it.

Harry Twist17/11/2019 16:07:14
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Hi Martin, thanks for your reply. I'll use F10 as it is, also thanks for the lower keel detail. Regards H

Martin Gay21/11/2019 09:12:06
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Gordon is making steady progress on the colour scheme - despite suffering from a nasty bout of "man flu".

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Martin Gay21/11/2019 09:13:19
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Latest copy of RCM&E (December 2019) contains part one of the build article! smiley

Phil Cooke21/11/2019 09:20:34
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Yes a very well timed article guys - excellent stuff!

The second Sabre looks awesome as she starts to come to life with the colourscheme and details!

Alan Gorham_21/11/2019 09:28:08
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I'm going to have to don the scale Police uniform (feel free to get revenge next time we meet on the slope...):

The font for the reg number isn't the proper RCAF post-1946 font which is freely available on the tinterweb crying

Alan Gorham_21/11/2019 09:39:57
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Like so.....

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Martin Gay21/11/2019 09:41:14
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Al,

Agreed! I believe it is RCN_80_ATH and is what was available on the laptop at the time of creating the paint masks!

We decided against an FAI F4 scale model, as it is a PSS glider, and may not last too long! laugh

Your challenge of revenge is accepted - but might not happen "next time" wink 2

All said in jest - of course!!

Martin.

Martin Gay21/11/2019 09:45:58
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Al,

Which police uniform should you be wearing in your "scale police" role?

There are some risqué ones in the link that I REALLY do not want to see you wearing!

**LINK**

 

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Alan Gorham_21/11/2019 09:46:30
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devilyes

Andy Meade21/11/2019 11:04:22
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You've got to make allowances for these plastic kit fiddlers Martin - they don't get let out the basement very often laugh

Great camo, hope Gordon feels better soon yes

Chris Barlow22/11/2019 01:28:37
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Posted by Martin Gay on 21/11/2019 09:12:06:

Gordon is making steady progress on the colour scheme - despite suffering from a nasty bout of "man flu".

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Look at that storage and organisation in the window reflection Alan! That should take your mind off the fonts! laughyes

Looking very good there Gordon. Those yellow crosses should stand out well.yes

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