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Peter Miller27/03/2020 14:34:27
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He says"It is not perfect!!!"

I want to cry when I look at it compared with the slapped on bits on my models

Mark Elen27/03/2020 20:53:25
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the comments. I had a chuckle this afternoon whilst I was building when I saw that.

A few more photos from this afternoons building session:

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And the kind postman brought me this in the post:

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A bit of reading material for the isolation.

Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller27/03/2020 21:02:20
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I see that they are still around.

I hope that you enjoy it. Of cohyrse since it was written there are hundreds of different angines but they stillobey the same rules.

Peter Miller27/03/2020 21:07:49
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I see that you use long pins.

I use shart map pins to hold sheet etc down.the sheet can't rise up the pin that way.They are a pit of a pain to remove as the heads often come off.

Peter Miller27/03/2020 21:07:51
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I see that you use long pins.

I use shart map pins to hold sheet etc down.the sheet can't rise up the pin that way.They are a pit of a pain to remove as the heads often come off.

Mark Elen27/03/2020 23:15:48
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Hi Peter,

Yes, Graupner pins. They are expensive, but I really like them. Nice and thin, so they don’t split the wood, I have not had one loose a head yet and there is no worry that the head will fall off and get a pin through the finger.

I can see the logic of map pins, though I have never had too much bother with things lifting with these.

I also have some T head pins, but they are much thicker and I never use them.

Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller28/03/2020 08:34:52
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I tend to use shorter T head pins, about 30mm long an afew biggee ones and of course the old dressmakers pins.

Talking of perfection.

Back in the 80s I scratched a Living making desktop models for owners,mainly sailplanes but also a few others. I even had an American agent.

These were carved and shaped in limewood (A lovely wood to work with) and finished with cellulose.

Of course these HAD to be perfect which was a constant strain.

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This was one that I did for myself in a slack period. The Hall Springfield Bulldog

Mark Elen28/03/2020 11:01:39
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Hi Peter,

Now, that is a thing of beauty. Stunning!

Regards

Mark

Peter Miller28/03/2020 11:14:26
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THanks Mark

Although I can now see that it is not as perfect as I would have liked it

Mark Elen28/03/2020 23:18:43
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Hi Peter,

Now who’s picky...😂

I’m now on to one of my favourite jobs. Cap strips. I find them strangely therapeutic.

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller29/03/2020 08:28:49
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Thinking about it,capstrips are not my favourite job but they do make the wing look so much better and stronger.

Mark Elen29/03/2020 19:53:17
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In between things today, I have now got all of the top cap strips on. Just need to fit the centre sheeting and the trailing edge. I note that 1/8 x 3/8 trailing edge is shown on the plan and that is what I bought for this, but the actual lines on the plan are only 1/2”, so I think I’m going to strip a sheet of 1/8 and sand it down once fitted.

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Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller29/03/2020 21:02:29
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I make the trailing edge simply to avoid having to champher the trailing edge 1/16" sheet.

Edited By Peter Miller on 29/03/2020 21:12:54

Edited By Peter Miller on 29/03/2020 21:13:22

Mark Elen30/03/2020 22:53:08
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Hi Peter,

Makes sense. It will be a whole lot easier chamfering the 1/8 strip.
I got the whole day at it today, although, it doesn’t look like it. (It doesn’t help that I have a TV in the garage and I spent a good while watching the news in amongst making up cap strips)

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Cheers

Mark

john stones 130/03/2020 23:00:40
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Quality work Mark. yes

Peter Miller31/03/2020 08:46:05
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A TV IN THE SHED!!!!????

My TV never goes on until 5 pm by which time I am not doing any building.

Back in the days when I was working an had a shed outside I ony had a tape deck.

Nigel R31/03/2020 09:36:08
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Superb.

Are you available for hire? wink

Mark Elen31/03/2020 18:28:12
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Thanks Gents for you kind comments.

Bit more done today. Finished off the cap strips then onto the lower leading edge sheeting at the tip. The bottom was a whole lot easier than the top due to the smaller compound curves.

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Not much left to do now, the tips still need another small rib and cap strip top and bottom, then the 1/8 tip outline. Tomorrows job.

Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller31/03/2020 18:31:14
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I am working a drawing at the moment but not much progress today. I was charging batteries and had a couple of flights this afternoon in the field in front of the house.

Mark Elen01/04/2020 16:53:00
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Hi Peter,

It sounds like you are keeping yourself amused. Stay safe.

Today's update. I decided to 'drill' out the wing mounting bolt holes and 'countersink' the top of the wing so that the bolts seat onto the ply plate. I made up the tools to do this a while ago, so set to work with these:

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This worked well, except, as the ribs were glued to the ply plate, the balsa came away and left a chunk glued onto the plate. I did try to proggle this off with the end of a knife, but it was very time consuming and it didnt leave a very flat surface at the bottom of the hole.

The only way forward was to make a tool....

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I made up this tool using a chunk of the 5mm brass tube, a small piece of brass, drilled to 5mm and outer diameter of 9mm (same size as the larger tube cutter) and I punched out a piece of 180 grit wet and dry. The metal was all held together with loctite and the wet and dry was epoxied onto the face.

Worked a treat, now all of the holes have a nice flat bottom and the balsa is all removed.

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I also made a start on the wing tips:

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Cheers

Mark

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