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Stephen Jones01/12/2013 19:24:59
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Hi , Wood Worms ,

 

I have started this Canard to use as a Test bed for some testing i would like to Experiment with .

And as this is already a flyer and a Quick build it will make it ideal for my purposes .

So i will make some minor alterations as i go along .

Although the build will look much the same .

 

 

Edited By Stephen Jones on 01/12/2013 19:49:14

Stephen Jones01/12/2013 19:53:50
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Ok ,

1st i Altered the fin as i think they might break off too easy .

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So a slot is cut into the wing to accept the fin .

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candoowing2a.jpgSo not much of a change

Stephen Jones01/12/2013 19:58:42
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Ok next i have made the Fuselage 10mm wider .

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And altered the angle of F1 .

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And this is where i am up to at the moment so this will not be as a Quick build .

Colin Leighfield01/12/2013 20:16:13
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Good start Stephen.

Stephen Jones01/12/2013 20:43:28
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Thank you , Colin .

wink 2

brfc702/12/2013 09:11:07
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Going to have a go at building one of these after I finish the pushycat i'm halfway through.

baz

Bill Tubb03/12/2013 20:45:27
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Looks nice I am up to similar stage and just checked battery fitment.... the servos will foul the battery as is so either c of g will be exactly with battery butted upto them or its scrap. I have checked with the drawing and its the same on there so I am hoping above all hopes I am wrong

Bill Tubb03/12/2013 22:17:00
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just checked c of g think its gonna be ok sorry if I put the wind up anyone

Stephen Jones04/12/2013 00:07:28
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Hi Bill ,

I haven`t had any free time to get back on this Yet , But i had also noticed that the servo for the front wing would be in the way of the battery .

So you may of seen by the picture above that i have not cut the hole out for the servo and i have also made the fuselage 10mm wider .

As i will be fitting my servo on top of the fore plane and in the Centre linked via a brass tube soldered to the torque rod .

It will all be hidden by the cockpit their will also be some more changes but best i show pictures when i get back to it .

Cheers Steve .

Bill Tubb08/12/2013 13:22:52
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img_20131208_120752.jpgjust thought you might like to see my progress stephenimg_20131208_120722.jpg

Colin Leighfield08/12/2013 17:51:43
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That looks great Bill.

Bill Tubb08/12/2013 17:56:12
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thanks colin its my first proper build from a plan so high praise indeed

Colin Leighfield08/12/2013 18:01:29
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No bother Bill, if it looks right, it generally is.

Stephen Jones08/12/2013 18:51:05
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Hi Bill ,

Looking fine isn't she , i haven't had any time to get back on the build of mine .

Hopefully tomorrow i will pick-up from where i left .

Cheers for sharing ,

Steve ,

Stephen Jones20/12/2013 23:09:18
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Hi ,

I have done a bit more work on this one today un fortunately my camera takes batteries and all the batteries in the house are flat so i can not share any pictures with you today .

But i have just noticed that Bill , you have sheeted the top front of the fuzz all the way to the back of the foreplane and i take it the wings and fin are all glued now .

So will that not make it harder to cover , or are you painting yours .

I will be covering mine in solarfilm so i will cover the wings and fins before before fitting .

And as i find the film peels back from the join over time i will be using one continuous piece wrapped around the wing so that my exposed edge is at the back . so if and when it does peel back it will not cause any problems .

I have also decided to mount the elevator servo in the cockpit area so as to keep the front of the plane free of clutter .

Bill Tubb20/12/2013 23:16:16
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Don't worry the fins will be glued in place once the wings are covered. I received a nice little parcel from 4max yesterday so hopefully all things considered It should be covered and ready by this time next week. Christmas may get in the way but will show you the end result either way (good or bad)
Stephen Jones20/12/2013 23:24:43
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Good man ,

Would be nice to see how some of you guys get on with this one ,

so many things just seem to get in the way these days . Should be a quick build but i keep getting distracted .

i Haven't decided on my power setup yet i seem to have a few options when it comes to motors but limited by Esc`s .

Stephen Jones22/12/2013 17:05:32
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Hi ,

Now the pictures are done i can make a start on the covering .

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I made some hinge tape up from some solarTex to hinge the control surfaces .

dscf1195.jpgFitted the rear servos as per plan . but i will fit my Elevator servo in the cockpit area .

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The wings and fins are not glued in place yet until after i have covered them .

Un till next time wink 2

Steve ,

Bill Tubb22/12/2013 21:33:05
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Revved up the iron tonight... seem to have less solarfilm in stock than I realised either way forgot how much fun covering is. one problem came up the fins bowed upon being covered but not an issue at this stage. nearly forgot to cut hinge slots (there,s got be an easy way of doing that) I see your not using them so wont be a problem. As far as solarfilm peeling that's honestly never been a problem for me as expected life is not normally long enough to to get any peeling.. and this is only my second balsa build but I do have high hopes for this one so you never know it may become a problem

Bill Tubb23/12/2013 21:06:17
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As a newcomer to solarfilm covering I learnt three lessons tonight, 1, make sure when balsa locking that when its dry no hairs are left on balsa 2, do not put hot down on off cuts 3, don't try to cut your finger of with the trimming knife

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