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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:18 PM
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I'm eking out these pictures to give me a chance to get a bit more done before we're back to real time! The nose area had some rounded formers attached and was then sheeted/planked with soft 1/8 balsa. I'm still deciding whether to glass this area for some extra strength or not...
The fuselage then had all its top, side and bottom semi-formers added before the stringers were to be applied. Huston doesn't notch for stringers - they are shown on the plan views and cross sections - you just glue them in place as accurately as possible. Pictures later

The servos, both standard size, were fitted as low as possible to clear the cockpit - just in case I wanted to detail it later. A rather large hatch exposes all the belly area for access to battery, servos, UC mounting, rx etc. This was planked and held in place with a peg and 4 small magnets.

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