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EarlyBird09/10/2020 18:44:04
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Rough carved the tip and adjusted the aileron to fit.

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The other tip will be fitted tomorrow.

Cheers beer

Steve

EarlyBird10/10/2020 17:13:25
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Fitted the other tip and continued shaping.

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and the other tip.

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I am getting there, slowly.laugh

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Steve

EarlyBird11/10/2020 14:39:19
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Steve

EarlyBird11/10/2020 18:25:48
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So the building board is empty!

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So what to do about it thinking hmmmmm

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Start the fuselage?

I brought the hardware from 4-Max and they included a present.

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Nice but I don't think we need remindinglaugh

Has any one else got one and what do you do with it? It does look like a thing of purpose and must have a use.

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Steve

Peter Miller11/10/2020 18:59:19
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I have one. Could be useful for car keys if you have to retrieve a model from the outback.

EarlyBird11/10/2020 19:36:31
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So I am not the only privileged customer then? crying

Thinking about it Peter you must be their most privileged customer so therefore maybe I am their second most privileged customer. smiley

I like to think I am special!

Car keys, now I was thinking they must be model related.

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Steve

Fun Flyer11/10/2020 20:20:17
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so you got the wings all joined up like and started the fuz respect i never got no present from 4max gutted

Apologies to all the Grammarians on the forum. (Tongue in cheek, like)

EarlyBird12/10/2020 19:41:17
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So on with the fuselage.

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All dry fit at this stage glue tomorrow.

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Steve

EarlyBird12/10/2020 20:05:40
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I did not glue it because I could not get F4 and F5 to fit. I have now worked out why.

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As you can see they are not flat bottomed.

Which is stopping me building over the plan.

Peter looking at you build the rear of the fuselage does appear to be flat on the board.

Puzzled dont know

Steve

Peter Miller12/10/2020 20:14:12
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But I don't build the fuselage flat on the board.

I lay one side down. Glue the front formers onto that side vertically. When dry I glue the other side on and then the rest is built in the air.

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EarlyBird12/10/2020 20:22:19
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Here is your build photo.

Even more puzzled.

Steve

Fun Flyer12/10/2020 20:37:43
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I think its just sitting on the plan rather than being built over it.

Peter Miller12/10/2020 20:43:13
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Ah yes. I did that one differently I see.

NOTE the fuselage is is lying on the board but not flat. You can see the extension of the former under the fuselage.

I forget these things.

Today I found a photo and plan advertised on Ebay. I didn't even remember the model or plan and had to go and search for it.

I still don't remember building it.It was called Fantasy 2. I remember the original Fantasy as I did a fancy airbrush paint job on igt. But I have no recollection of the mark version.

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Edited By Peter Miller on 12/10/2020 20:50:07

EarlyBird12/10/2020 20:46:10
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I am not sure dont know

If I chock the front up by 1/8" then F4 will sit on the triangular balsa and then I can build over the plan,

I like building over the plan.

I paid a lot of money for it so I am determined to use it. laugh

Cheers beer

Steve

EarlyBird12/10/2020 20:49:26
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I forget things from yesterday and the RF-4 was nine years ago.

Thanks.

Steve

EarlyBird13/10/2020 07:50:44
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Peter,

This is amazing

I am speechless.

Thanks for sharing as it gives me something to aspire to.

Cheers beer

Steve

Gary Clark 113/10/2020 08:13:05
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You could make some sort of jigs to allow it to be built over ther plan Earlybird. Just need some scrap bits of balsa tack glued to the fuse sides to raise it up enough to allow the curved ends of the formers to just touch the plan. You just need to make sure it is all evenly raised but very simple to do.

Enjoying following your build.

Gary

Peter Miller13/10/2020 08:24:41
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Posted by EarlyBird on 13/10/2020 07:50:44:

Peter,

This is amazing

I am speechless.

Thanks for sharing as it gives me something to aspire to.

Cheers beer

Steve

Thanks Steve.

I must admit that I was rather pleased with that one

EarlyBird13/10/2020 08:46:35
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Posted by Gary Clark 1 on 13/10/2020 08:13:05:

You could make some sort of jigs to allow it to be built over ther plan Earlybird. Just need some scrap bits of balsa tack glued to the fuse sides to raise it up enough to allow the curved ends of the formers to just touch the plan. You just need to make sure it is all evenly raised but very simple to do.

Enjoying following your build.

Gary

Thanks Gary I was thinking along those lines but it is good to know hat it is easy to do.

I think I also need to mark the former position on the sides in order to get them in the correct location.

Once I have the lines I can use pins adjacent to the lines as a location aid. The pins are necessary because of my eyes and shaky hands, the joys of getting old frown

The upshot of it is, having spent a sleepless night thinking about it, I have to take it apart and start again.sad

No big deal as nothing is glued, which is why I test fit.

Cheers beer

Steve

Peter Miller13/10/2020 08:51:56
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I use map pins a lot. They can go fully home and the bigger heads hold the sheet in place better

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