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Dec 30, 2012
, 06:43 AM
Germany, BW, Karlsruhe
Joined Nov 2012
Yesterday a huge order went out for more material.
I got a little bit stuck because I need to test-fit the control snakes first.
Also got the covering material and some filler to fix up my mistakes. I decided to go with SolarSpan on the Fuselage to make it stiffer around the tail. Wing gets regular SolarFilm.
I will also pre-tack some of the tricky areas with Balsaloc.
Colour will be classic Red and White.
I'm pretty much done. I just need to test-fit everything now. Give the Stab a level seating and add the bottom sheeting after I fitted the snakes. And put in the hinges for the controls.
So enough theory. Here some pictures.
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This is the biggest FAIL of the whole build. See that botch piece on the left? I had already glued the two pieces together and notched them to fit in the stab. Then I noticed that they don't look right. I had the back piece back to front. I had to cut it
Hardwood insert in rudder for landing gear
Fuselage almost done
I made a little hatch.
I added some triangle pieces to the tail 'firewalls'. They are under great tension and have very little gluing surface. This should be safer.
Balsa is soft. Have to fill that up later.
Stab and elevator. Was good I did those last. I needed the experience.