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ANGUS BAIN31/01/2011 17:49:33
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having difficulty with wings how to put together and where smaller ribs go and problems with front and rear of fuselage trying to build from magazine plan
Alan Cantwell31/01/2011 20:22:23
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i think you will have to give bigger clues than that
Marko31/01/2011 21:44:27
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Hi Angus same as Alan really give us lots more info matey !
what exactly are you building , would be nice to see some pics they can be useful to identify the probs you having , you could turn it into a build blogg with help all the way
help is not far away

Cheers.............. Marko

Peter Miller03/02/2011 18:15:14
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Sorry. Don't understand "Smaller ribs" They are all the same size.
Do you have the magazine with build notes and did you buy the wood pack or just working with your own stock of wood.
Basic fuselage. Cut sheet sides out. Add all 1/4" sq. strip at front and 3/16" sq. at rear. Join completed sides with formers in cabin area, then pull in at rear and add remaining built up formers.
Peter Miller03/02/2011 18:16:36
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There is already a build blog on the Big ship
kc03/02/2011 20:29:56
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There is another thread where Angus detailed the problem and received a reply.

Edited By kc on 03/02/2011 20:30:42

kc04/02/2011 11:31:01
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Peter, I have to disagree with you, or rather your plans disagree with your comments! According to the plans some ribs are smaller and shown by dotted lines where they are under the sheeting. This is unlike your usual designs that utilise capstrips on ribs to compensate for lack of sheeting.


Peter Miller04/02/2011 18:13:35
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Yes, you are right. The reason is this. The original Little Ship used 1 /32 sheet over the L.E. spars and T.E. On the big ship I inserted the sheet between these members.
The Big Ship is as close as possible to the original design inspite of being bigger so that is the reason for no cap strips.
Geoff Bradley05/05/2011 16:35:00
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Angus I've just found your thread and understand your problems. I started the Big Ship as a first build and found it difficult to follow the plans and instructions. However with a great deal of help from the forum it is ready for covering (not a lot of spare time at the moment!).
If you go to my thread :
you will find pictures of the fus. and wing assembly.
Hope this helps.
Peter Miller22/05/2011 08:10:50
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I have just fitted my Big Ship with an OS 35 FP. The extra power makes the model much better in the wind and makes take offs from longer grass and up hill easier.
It does not need more than this power but it does make it better than with the 30 FS or old 30 two stroke I had used before.

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