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Old Oct 03, 2012, 04:38 AM
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Bit of progress.Cut out a pair of blanks for the wing roots.The series of holes are to take tubes/rods to aid compressive strength(they'll also stop it squashing:-) ) After a lot of trials with heating and sharpening brass tube I drilled them with a 6mm router bit.
Next I put the cores back in the blanks and fitted templates to cut slots for the brass wing box.I arranged them this way so there are no corners to trap the wire.
Any suggestions as to fixing the box(with hindsight I had no need to cut this deep:-( )
To hand I have epoxy and micro balloons,also a gorilla type glue.
I've had the drive running-I remembered I had an old Hornby train controller stashed away.Perfect for the job.Unfortunately the coupling wasn't good enough so I've got a neat alloy one on the way. Otherwise it ran fine,at 12v it was moving really fast,I'll post a vid when I get the new parts.
Regards Stuart
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