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My Smaller Tailwind Build Pt1

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Cyclicscooby15/04/2011 00:33:50
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Hi Guys..

Thought i'd show you my Tailwind build..

I'd already started before finding this Forum, so the Fuse sides were already 90% complete... but atleast I found you, and started taking pics, before

I crashed it...

I'm trying to do 3 things at once at the mo, this is on a Timeshare with other projects, so don't expect flying pics just yet...

I'm spending most of my time on my Heli scale rebuild -

Retracts  -
Exhausts  -
Rear Stab -
Digi Cockpit -

A Bit of time fixing the wings on my E-flite Extra 260 480, after I got too close to a magnetic tree
And any time left on the Tailwind... So..


I've resized the plans down to 66% 32" as its more manageable, and I have servo's n motors for that size already kickin about..

First issue I had, and I say this with NO reflection on the plans, just my novice-ness, was the top fuse spar. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do,

but figured it out in the end, even if it was in my own way..


I miss-read the plan again here, at the tail, not noticing that what I thought was a peice of wood, was infact the tail plane hole... Doh..!!

Altho, it worked out ok, cuz i made the triangular infill a snug fit before cutting this 'extra' bit back out


Apart from those two minor screw-ups, the rest has gone fine...

Heres the two fuse sides, and tail parts finished, apart from a couple of gussets...


With a lighter, for scale...

The tail fin, with my artistic lisence on strengthening with a few strips of hard wood in the mix
Edited By chrisie webb on 15/04/2011 01:05:16

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 15/04/2011 06:15:02

David Ashby - Moderator15/04/2011 06:17:33
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Thanks, that'll be interesting to follow.
You might want to check out the tips here re posting links and piccies.
David Ashby - Moderator15/04/2011 06:18:52
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Pete's neatly summarised it in his post here.
Peter Miller15/04/2011 18:18:35
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Definitely Learn to post pictures innthe thread. Chasing a linnk for each picture takes too long.
It would slow production down on my next design.

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