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Trevor24/09/2020 19:53:29
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I reduced the wing/fuselage connections by fitting one receiver in the wing and a second one in the fuselage. If you don’t want to use two receivers, it may still be worth considering fitting the Rx in the wing but in this case it might not make too much difference.

Trevor

Nick Somerville27/09/2020 14:54:20
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Planking the belly of the whale!37d82f26-8955-4a81-9382-c4c4ad9cc21f.jpeg

Gary Clark 127/09/2020 18:20:54
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I do enjoy a bit of planking but this aircraft maybe has than I would consider fun if you do the whole lot!

If you want to see a masterclass in planking, look at Mark Elen's Grumman Cougar build

Gary

Nick Somerville27/09/2020 18:39:28
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Mark’s planking is in a different league to my clinker boat looking efforts. Oh well, should be fine after a good sanding.

James Stanton 302/10/2020 12:58:19
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Nick I like the planking idea for the belly pan. It seems like it my be easier to get the shape right using that method.

I have to finish a 1/4 scale Cub build I am working on that i hope to be done with this month then I am starting this P-47 build. I have already ordered everything I need to get started with it.

Nick Somerville02/10/2020 13:21:38
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Yes the belly pan worked out well and sanded easily to a good finish. I wish I had been more patient and used more narrow planks on the rear of the fuselage as it has been hard to get a fully rounded shape without sanding too much of the thickness. I will try to take some photos later to show the issue. What retracts And struts have you gone for?

Nick Somerville02/10/2020 19:09:59
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Roughing in the fairings and ready for some Big Boy car filler437d57a4-f894-4a46-aeaa-c27a7c8393e4.jpeg

Gary Clark 102/10/2020 19:34:15
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Fairing are a tricky bit to get right in my experience. Usually slot of sanding and shaping but well worth it for the results

Nick Somerville02/10/2020 19:40:11
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Definitely a rewarding part of the build. Here’s the fairing after the first round of filler and sanding. James, if you look at the planking up towards the cockpit area you can see the flat areas I have been struggling with. Hopefully after glassing the primer filler will help lose them.cb194eb2-1b91-49cc-8e16-1a89e9e92e92.jpeg

Gary Clark 102/10/2020 22:40:31
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Lovely work Nick. It's always impossible to know if they are perfect until you glass then get primer on to see any imperfections but those look the buisness.

I'd be careful relying on the glass and filler to solve the problem at the top of the fuselage. I sometimes feel it takes more effort and quite tricky reshaping areas with filler but perfectly achievable eventually. I just prefer to cut out bits I dont like and replace the balsa then shape it closer. The glass and epoxy add strength so thinner areas due to sanding get some protection. It is hard to see from photos but the rest of your build has been great so just do whatever you think and it will work

Gary

James Stanton 303/10/2020 00:57:49
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Nick,

Your build is looking great. I really like your job on the faring. It looks like it is coming along just fine. I think you have the right idea on what to do with the cockpit area

To answer your question on what retracts I am going to be using. I have the same hanger 9 150 P-47 retracts that Trevor used on his Hun Hunter P-47. I will be using them. I already have the spectrum a7040 retract servos for them. I will be making the same modes to the wing ribs Trevor used on his.

Y

James Stanton 303/10/2020 00:58:32
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Nick,

Your build is looking great. I really like your job on the faring. It looks like it is coming along just fine. I think you have the right idea on what to do with the cockpit area

To answer your question on what retracts I am going to be using. I have the same hanger 9 150 P-47 retracts that Trevor used on his Hun Hunter P-47. I will be using them. I already have the spectrum a7040 retract servos for them. I will be making the same modes to the wing ribs Trevor used on his.

Y

Nick Somerville06/10/2020 20:05:48
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Garry, what are you thoughts re the attachment of the cowl? I haven't built a model with a round cowl before so have been looking at the techniques employed by modellers on the forum builds. Various options along with BT's drawings on the plan, though I can't see how the fixings are accessed with his notes

Glassed the fuselage today in one go/piece of cloth. Bit of a mission once I got around to the underside but at least the resin I have been using has a decent pot life. We will see tomorrow how it has worked out! Was made easier by holding off attaching the stab and fin which I will do when all other fus detailing has been completed. As mentioned previously, with a small workshop it makes sense.

Have shaped a plug for the turbo exit from a small off cut of Celotex insulation and primed with acrylic paint. If the resulting overlay of glass cloth is not smooth enough I can use the result as a negative mould. Looking forward now to the rest of the key detailing before priming up.

Nick Somerville10/10/2020 12:42:10
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4dd01319-56b3-4564-9f40-d3328add3423.jpegRub a dub! Lots of primer filler to loose still but the surface is coming up nicely. The Turbo exit worked out really well and incredibly light. I party sanded the celotex foam away to give the appearance of internal space but left enough foam to give a good glue land. Pretty happy with the wing seat fairing, it’s such a key visual on a model like this so worth all the time spent shaping.985c74e1-d5aa-4f2b-95d4-0e175b56a2a9.jpeg

James Stanton 310/10/2020 13:07:58
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This is looking really nice. You are doing great work on your Jug.

I am getting close to start painting my 1/4 scale cub then I will start on this kit.

Nick Somerville10/10/2020 13:25:13
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d3972809-67b3-478f-9938-ece305e491ed.jpegThanks James. Cut outs for the oil cooling shutters, note I lined out inside with Litho and plan to split the exhaust from the Laser 180 and pipe it out through the shutters on both sides. ac266223-251f-453a-9578-7475d83d4a30.jpeg

Nick Somerville10/10/2020 13:49:58
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And as the sun is shining a chance to have a trial fit of the wing now the belly pan is 0fc4d8e1-5735-44d1-8ab7-469c5d692afe.jpeg24048e5c-fcc7-4b7a-bc59-b17cbe4aed84.jpeg

Gary Clark 111/10/2020 22:13:09
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Hi Nick,

Sorry i missed your previous message, must have missed the notification.

For the cowl, i like to use the method of attaching brackets inside the cowl that screw onto the firewall or something around that area. I find it is easy to put a couple of screws in through the cowl to attach it in place initially then mark the brackets position inside, epoxy them in place then fill the holes where the temporary screws were. It means it is all hidden. Either that or put the screws somewhere that would have something similar on the fullsize.

The detailing is coming along great and makes a huge difference to the overall look. Thats when the model starts to feel like a proper P-47.

Keep up the great work.

Gary

Nick Somerville27/10/2020 20:55:58
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Been carving and glassing some Celotex foam again, this time for the pylons. I know Garry has been busy working on a 3D printed cockpit interior for me and once that has been painted and installed I can focus on the canopy frame and then start painting. f745fff6-9f17-47c3-a8cd-7ad8f60a04ad.jpegd0df00a6-3195-4cbf-aabf-10305f909a57.jpeg

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