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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Thanks folks - it's sort of a holiday building something that's WW2-ish rather than a biplane (although the next biplane is in the planning/negotiation stages....)

A few days have been spent swearing, changing, pulling apart, learning and finally succeeding (mostly). Those curvy flaps are logical enough once the geometry is sorted but a bit of a pain while trying to make it all work!

Basically, the hinges must all be in a straight line (obviously) but the curved wing TE and flap LE should ideally coincide at full up and down. I got it fairly good given the limitation of balsa and ply but it should suffice for all but the picky

The hinge trunnions are of 1/4 or 3/8 balsa with 1/32 ply sides for reinforcing. The large Robart hinges will be glued down through the trunnions and into the rear spar. The trick was getting the right amount of hinge in the wing AND the flap so the opened and closed properly. It's now close enough and I can move on......

Anybody know what colour the spaces inside the wing would be in this class of aircraft? Obviously it is aluminium and may be some sort of chromate stuff......

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