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Nov 23, 2012
, 02:05 PM
Joined May 2004
I finished cleaning up the underside and then glued on the balsa cap pings ready for sanding. I then took a look at the nose leg. I made a birch ply plate 1/4" thick to take the retracts. I am not worried about the weight as I know I will need nose weight and I would rather have a strong structure and less nose weight. I copied the Habu style nose steering arrangement which is nice and neat.
I made the nose leg offset so as not to compromise the structure too much. It is unusual but not unheard of to have offset nose legs.
I need the triangular spaces at the front for lead and the space on the other side from the retract for batteries. I shall have 2 cell A123 1100 mAh batteries for both rx and ecu. There is always very little room on my planes for all the electronics but I think I should be able to fit it all in ok.
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