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Mark Elen28/04/2020 20:14:20
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Hi Dan,

Many thanks for your kind comments. Today I have finished off the covering and made a start on gluing the glazing in with Pacer canopy glue. It takes forever to go off, so I have used some low tack masking tape to hold it in place overnight. I also got started gluing the hinges into the surfaces.

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Cheers

Mark

Nigel R29/04/2020 07:08:18
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That fin is a thing of beauty. It would never have occurred to me to tackle it like that.

You have an extraordinarily neat junction between tail plane and fuselage too. How on earth do you do it?

Peter Miller29/04/2020 08:16:33
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Posted by Nigel R on 29/04/2020 07:08:18:

That fin is a thing of beauty. It would never have occurred to me to tackle it like that.

You have an extraordinarily neat junction between tail plane and fuselage too. How on earth do you do it?

I first learned to do that fin covering when building a Sig Piper Cub.

I have used it a few times.As Mark says, it takes a bit of care but it isn't too hard to do.

It is the way that many full size aircraft do it.

Edited By Peter Miller on 29/04/2020 08:18:21

Mark Elen29/04/2020 19:44:39
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Posted by Nigel R on 29/04/2020 07:08:18:

That fin is a thing of beauty. It would never have occurred to me to tackle it like that.

You have an extraordinarily neat junction between tail plane and fuselage too. How on earth do you do it?

Hi Nigel,

Many thanks for your kind comments. I did that with lots of careful use of the iron, changing from cool, to just tack the covering to medium to stick it down, to hot to shrink it where it needed shrinking, being careful not to shrink the junction too much. If I had a pound for the amount of times the temperature got changed while I was doing that I would be a rich man.....

Today, I seem to have got a lot done. Starting with gluing all of the surfaces in, I like to use superphatic for this, flooding the hinge slot with it, then after carefully putting a little oil onto just the hinge pins, slotting them home.

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I also got the other side windows in and the receiver:

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A few days ago, I bought a vinyl graphic online, I got this put onto the wing today:

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I then made up the loom for the aileron servos:

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And I got the aileron loom, servos and linkages installed:

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That's the wing finished, just a couple of bits now on the fuselage, then check C of G and position the battery, with a bit of luck, it wont need any lead. We will see.

Cheers

Mark

john stones 129/04/2020 19:50:01
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It'll do I suppose. face 1

Thing of Beauty Mark. star

Peter Miller29/04/2020 20:58:51
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Superb

Mark Elen30/04/2020 10:27:04
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Thanks Gents.

Other than a bit of plumbing and the final checking and setting of the linkages, it is now finished. I ended up with the receiver battery (2000mah 5 cell Nimh) under the tank to get it to balance correctly. No ballast necessary 😎 I still need to run the engine in, but that can wait until there is a possibility of flying.

Many thanks Peter, your design has given me hours of pleasure building.

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Cheers

Mark

McG 696930/04/2020 10:45:08
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Great looking build, Mark. yes cool

Wishing you all the best with the maiden when the time comes.

Cheers & stay safe, young man

Chris

Gary Clark 130/04/2020 10:46:10
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Truly fantastic job there Mark.

It's been a pleasure to watch your progress and has made me be more disciplined with my building in an attempt to achieve a finish like yours.

Good luck with the maiden when it comes. Going by the old saying "if it looks right......." you know where I'm going with that!

Gary

Peter Miller30/04/2020 10:54:29
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THat looks fantastic.

I am so glad that you enjoyed building her and I am sure that you will enjoy flying her when the war is over

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Dad_flyer30/04/2020 17:59:18
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Even cherry blossom to match the pink and white scheme yes

dan h30/04/2020 22:45:35
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very nice mark. what a great finish it will look excellent in the air!

dan

Mark Elen30/04/2020 23:10:21
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Thank you all for your kind comments. I’m looking forward to getting back flying, once we are all let back out again.

I have made a start this afternoon on the Ballerina repair, that I mentioned a while ago, covering off, new wood glued in and now it’s waiting for sanding. Hopefully, tomorrow, I will get the covering on and it will be ready for getting my flying back up to scratch before trying to maiden this.

Thank you all for following along and your kind comments along the way. Much respect to the guru (Peter) for his design talent and his helpful words of encouragement along the way.

I will try to post up some flying shots here when I hopefully get it flying.

Cheers

Mark

john stones 130/04/2020 23:15:50
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Yep, enjoyable blog, beautiful model and even bought confetti to decorate the final shot. yes

Mark Elen02/06/2020 16:22:13
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Today was finally the day to maiden the PS2. I flew the Ballerina a couple of times before just to get my eye back in.

I have to report that it flew beautifully, a couple of clicks of down and a couple of clicks of left aileron and it was flying a treat.

I landed and took out the trim and flight 2 went better, by flight 3 I was getting comfortable with it.

Then came the calamity..... while it was sat on the ground, in the restraint that our club use for starting, there was the biggest gust of wind, a bit like a microburst, but we all think it may have been a thermal, it got picked up, flew backwards past me at about head height and landed upside down on a field box next to me.....

I am not at all happy tonight. It has snapped the wing, all 3 spars at the junction of the aileron and snapped off the starboard horizontal stab.

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Did I say that I'm not happy...

On the plus side, it has given me a chance to destruction test the hinges. Gluing them in with superphatic definitely works… they won't come back out - any of them.

Cheers

Mark

McG 696902/06/2020 17:32:50
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... ooh sjeesh, Mark. surprise

Such a beauty, I can imagine you're "not happy"... sad

I guess best is to put it aside for a while... and when the mojo is back, to start the refurbishing.

Cheers and keep safe, young man.

Chris

kc02/06/2020 17:43:36
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My advice is to just get the glue out and start the repairs. Such a beautiful model didn't deserve such a fate- if it had been an old tired model it would not seem so bad. but it's not oil soaked and nice clean balsa repairs well. Don't delay just start the repairs it may take less effort than you think. It wll be worth the effort repairing. I am afraid repairs are part of aeromodelling.........

Peter Miller02/06/2020 18:21:55
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That is a real sickener.

However that looks a very clean break. Only one rib bay Splice in sections of spars with doublers inside the spars. Fit butt straps inside the leading edge sheet in the bays each side of the break and then reskin those sections flush with the original skin.

Trust me this can all be done in a day or so. I know, I had to do a bigger and more complicated repair on my Stampe wing. I also had a vercy demolished fuselage but luckily that was all glue joints

Peter Miller02/06/2020 18:21:57
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That is a real sickener.

However that looks a very clean break. Only one rib bay Splice in sections of spars with doublers inside the spars. Fit butt straps inside the leading edge sheet in the bays each side of the break and then reskin those sections flush with the original skin.

Trust me this can all be done in a day or so. I know, I had to do a bigger and more complicated repair on my Stampe wing. I also had a vercy demolished fuselage but luckily that was all glue joints

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