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Dwain Dibley.20/11/2020 15:04:56
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I suppose I could put it in the vice the other way round Geoff, but as you say, it's a case of minimal hurricane damage.

I am looking forward to spending days up at the field with a selection of old timers, and some vintage models too. LOL

D.D.

Tim Hooper20/11/2020 22:51:19
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Hi Dwain,

I hit upon the scheme of loading the 2S 1300 pack from below. The pack lies against the U/C former in a foam cradle.

Tim

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john stones 1 Moderator20/11/2020 23:16:25
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Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 20/11/2020 15:04:56:

I suppose I could put it in the vice the other way round Geoff, but as you say, it's a case of minimal hurricane damage.

I am looking forward to spending days up at the field with a selection of old timers, and some vintage models too. LOL

D.D.

Lol, keep smiling Dwain. wink

Dwain Dibley.20/11/2020 23:46:38
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I do me best John. cheeky

I'm afraid I scuppered that option Tim, when I made my motor mount, but it's a good solution mate.

I can still fit it there from the top and put the ESC under the hatch, a few options really.

Here's mine, bear in mind it all has to be sanded to shape yet.

I always line the hatch contact points with ply, to take the magnets.

D.D.

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Dwain Dibley.21/11/2020 19:45:15
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Got a bit more done today, shaping the hatch and getting the magnets in.

I use magnets on the hatch and small screws in the fuselage, plus a lip of thin ply each side which locates in a slot.

Overkill really, but I have never had one come off.

Loads of places to put the battery now tho. laugh

D.D.

Marking up needs to be quite accurate.

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Shaping up.

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Magnets and screws.

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Dwain Dibley.22/11/2020 13:18:50
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I fitted the motor, did a bit more shaping and added a few more layers of balsa for a neater front end. laugh

D.D.

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Dwain Dibley.22/11/2020 16:10:50
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A bit more. smiley

D.D.

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Dwain Dibley.22/11/2020 18:58:33
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While all the white glue is drying, I thought I would put the tail together. I had already made to fin, which I used as a spacer for the two middle ribs, this ensures a nice tight fit. (anyone remember them ??)

I soaked the 3/16th sq leading edge and then bent it around the assembled tail, pinned down well.

This build will slow down a bit as I'm back to work tomorrow (Boooooooooooo)

Mind you if the stress kicks in and give's me another fit, I may well be back on it .LOL

Cycling everyday despite the weather, as no driving allowed, forecast looks fine.

Wish me luck Boys. crookcheeky

D.D.

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1/16th sheet in place but not glued yet.

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john stones 1 Moderator22/11/2020 19:19:11
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G'luck Dwain, nice progress. yes

Dwain Dibley.22/11/2020 19:25:33
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Cheers John. kiss

D.D.

Dwain Dibley.25/11/2020 00:04:47
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Mock up.

D.D.

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Got the top formers and rear stringers in.

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Dwain Dibley.28/11/2020 17:38:50
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Spent a coupla minutes setting up the rudder. It's really small. laugh

Also added the top sheeting on the tail.

D.D.

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Dwain Dibley.29/11/2020 17:35:29
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Had a covering day today, I like to get some covering on the parts that are sanded, mainly to stop the inevitable dinks.

D.D.

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McG 696929/11/2020 20:00:22
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... why does it always looks so easy when watching other's build threads? ... frown

Well done & nice progress, Dwain.

Cheers & keep prudent, young man

Chris

Dwain Dibley.29/11/2020 22:22:36
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Hi McG,

I think it's the same for everyone matey, for example, after I did the covering I put the side stringers on the fuselage.

There wasn't enough 1/8th square material in the kit so I had to make the last one out of pieces.

I didn't mention it, so from your point of view, the build went smoothly.

Thank goodness for the scrap bin Eh ?

Nice to know you are looking in tho Mate.

D.D.

Dwain Dibley.05/12/2020 19:29:29
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Hi All, as mentioned in another thread, I had ordered snakes and a little threading tool from RCWorld.

The Royal mail sent me an email to say they had the parcel and it would be delivered on Wednesday between

9 and 1. On said day I got the email to say it had been delivered......it hadn't !!

It came today like this, postie said you better check it's all there.

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The snakes were sticking out of the end, luckily the little threaded rod driver was in there, thanks to Suzie's good packing.

D.D.

Snake outers measured and cut.

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The servo end, I cut the arms down to fit the narrow chassis.

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The threading tool, it takes both 2 and 3 mm rods.

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Inners made up. (if you look close LOL)

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The tail skid fitted.

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I covered the under side first, to make things easier later.

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Dwain Dibley.05/12/2020 23:06:58
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Would you believe it, the wing band dowel holes line up directly with the newly installed snakes. laugh

So I moved the holes. It would be great if you could buy a bag of holes, then you could put one where you wanted it without the grief.

I also added pads to the sides to help when covering.

D.D.

Old position as per plan.

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New position, as per Dibley Towers. I may brace this even more as it doesn't have the support of the main side stringer.

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Just clearing now.

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Pads.

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I covered the skid as well.

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john stones 1 Moderator05/12/2020 23:13:09
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Tidy work Dwain. star

Dwain Dibley.05/12/2020 23:19:18
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I got a star !! laugh

Dwain Dibley.06/12/2020 17:48:27
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Looking out of my workshop window.

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Normally you can see Clee hills over there.

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When I wasn't looking at the view I was sanding and fixing the snakes, a bit of covering was needed before fixing the snake outers.

I made my usual balsa cradle/clamp to secure the snakes.

Then I covered the fuselage in good old Hobby king burnt Orange translucent.

D.D.

The final radio installation.

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Where the battery will sit.

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Sanded the "nose", I used 1/8th sheet underneath and not the supplied 1/2 " block insert.

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