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EarlyBird16/09/2020 07:54:44
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Thanks Peter.

Peter Miller16/09/2020 09:56:56
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I strongly reccomend Thixofix as the best contact adhesive

EarlyBird16/09/2020 14:04:42
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10 mm cork tiles have arrived. I have tested them out, the pins push in without too much effort and the cork seems to grip the pins nicely.

Just the job!

Cheers beer

Steve

EarlyBird18/09/2020 10:41:54
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Building board cleared and cork tiles fitted.

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It looks like I have started the build. smiley

Cheers beer

Steve

EarlyBird19/09/2020 06:06:41
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A new empty building board with nothing on it! embarrassed

So I just had to make a start.

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Cheers beer

Steve

Peter Miller19/09/2020 08:39:16
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There is no point in staring at a lot of bits and an empty building board.

Just one thing that I would ask.

PLEASE DO A SCALE COLOUR SCHEME

There is one thing that I truly hate and that is a scale model in a non scale colour scheme.

Call up Google search and look at images

Fun Flyer19/09/2020 11:30:17
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I'm looking at finishing mine in this scheme. There are enough red and white models in our club already and I have lots of blue covering!

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Martian19/09/2020 11:59:10
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I did my Westwings Fournier in blue and white it looks great .Will be following

Geoff S19/09/2020 12:16:01
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I would strongly recommend that you screw wooden battens (50x25mm) underneath the MDF sheet or it will eventually bend and no longer be flat. I made a similar building board with MDF with cork tiles which is now useless for most work. I now use it as a cutting board (supported on tressels) for film etc. I use a sheet of steel and magnetic blocks but it still needs a flat board to rest it on.

This looks an interesting project and (yet another!) one I fancy myself. After viewing your Ballerina build I'm sure this will be just as stunning. I agree with Peter re scale scheme for a scale model.

Geoff

Peter Miller19/09/2020 13:24:20
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THat looks a nice colour scheme

EarlyBird19/09/2020 13:59:24
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How about this?

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Lots of nice straight lines, which I can do.

Cheers beer

Steve

Peter Miller19/09/2020 14:56:54
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Very, very nice

EarlyBird20/09/2020 18:39:51
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I am happier now that I have some balsa on the board.

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All dry fit obviously but it's a start.

Cheers beer

Steve

Peter Miller20/09/2020 18:45:27
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There is nothing like building.

Looking at the weather forecast you had better get on with the Ballerina

EarlyBird20/09/2020 21:03:23
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The Ballerina is all ready for tomorrow yes and I have booked in with the club. smiley

I will let you know what happens of course.

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Steve

EarlyBird23/09/2020 18:29:02
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I have been steadily working on the first wing.

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Ribs and spars are glued in place aileron is dry fit so they will be glued in tomorrow then onto the shear webs.

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Steve

EarlyBird24/09/2020 19:47:57
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Aileron glued and shaped.

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Shear webs dry fitted as is R1 and the wing joiner so glue them tomorrow. Then leading edge and bottom sheeting, I hope.

So far so good smiley

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Steve

EarlyBird25/09/2020 11:33:20
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Shear webs glued in place and wing joiner adjusted to fit and glued.

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Followed by the front of R1 set at the dihedral angle and lined up with the rear part of R1.

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Followed by the rear half glued in place.

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Looks good to me but how good, I will find out when I join he wing together.

Leading edge next when the glue has dried, obviously.

Cheers beer

Steve

Fun Flyer25/09/2020 11:47:08
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At this pace of building you'll be flying it on Sunday!! What a tidy workspace.

Peter Miller25/09/2020 12:39:26
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It is a good idea to sand off the black charred wood as this can interferre with the joint.

Seen it happen to a clubmates model when the engine fell out.

Edited By Peter Miller on 25/09/2020 12:39:55

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