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Oct 24, 2012
, 02:31 PM
Owen Sound, ON. Canada
Joined May 2007
Yahoo, just finished pulling the last cowl. Of 6 units weight varies between 2.8 oz. to 3.3 oz. Luckily there are matching pairs.
I got to start the fuselage today. We decided on a light ply box to carry the wing tube, batteries, radio, servos etc. Paul worked on the design and I got to try it out. Things are fitting well. Lots of measuring, cutting and fitting to get the short kit formers to fit. I am up to station 6 and am planning replace the plywood formers F6A and 7 with balsa. I am not going to have a working bomb bay as I think I need the strength in the fuselage bottom as the fuselage top is going to have a hatch that will run from former 2 thro 10.
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Paul provided a photo copy of the portion of the plan that has the fuselage box.
Here is the box in 2 halves. Plan is to build the fuselage around the box halves and then join. I put in couple red rings to indicate where the carbon wing tube will mount.
Left fuselage box side on plan
First formers added.
View from bottom.
Former 6 is added. I am going to replace the ply former 6A with balsa.