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Old Jun 15, 2004, 12:29 PM
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Charlie, No provisions for flaps in the kit. Having to bash them, but it's fairly simple, that is it would be if I could avoid the mistakes. Should have paid more attention to the wing parts not quite fitting right when I glued them in.

The flap bash basically involves just extending another segment of the aileron in to the fuselage. I had to cut the corresponding wing ribs back to make space for the flaps, and I think I can easily reshape the cut off rib ends to make the flap ribs. Also have the aileron ribs to use as patterns. I think I will change the angles at the leading edge of the flap ribs to eliminate the gap at the bottom, as I have some long-moment hinges that I plan to use for the flaps. These are supposed to allow operation more like "fowler flaps" which leaves a gap at the leading edge when deployed. We'll see.

Will try to post some more photo's, when I get them.


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