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Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:08 PM
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I've done enough of the fuselage, including some of the side sheet, so that it's rigid enough to remove from the plan. It was built upside down as the top is the only area flat enough. There was considerable use of my trusty ruler and a sheet of thin cardboard was used to make angle templates. I'm sure that some kind of fuselage jig would have made it easier but only half the fun!

I've decided where all the leccy bits will go but though I'll make 2 hatches in the bottom to allow access to the battery, motor, ESC and receiver, for access to the servos, I'm just going to cut a hole in the top sheeting which will be covered by the Solarfilm.

I toyed with the idea of a closed loop rudder but have decided to use Multiplex snakes hidden inside the rear fuselage. They are only about 3mm thick with a thin wire and concentric plastic tubes to add rigidity and very free operation. They work very well on my Easy Star and Fun Cub. Foamies!!

So here are some Photos with a couple of Mrs M's best clothes pegs.
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