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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Hi Al
That lightens up the cost of the cutting bow power supply a lot. I recall back when US mags were actually mags and not mostly catalogues, some company sellling what looked like a very complicated rig for cutting wing cores. Took up most of a bench top and weights set at various distances and weight looked to drive the cutting bow ends at different speeds. Looked very complicated and expensive, especially compared to the route you describe.

Those English kits all had squared off LE and TE sections, you stuck balsa sheet, appropriate depth, onto them after, or before sometimes, joining the panels.

The really clever trick is that no balsa company in England made pre-shaped TE sections that matched anyone's wing kits... So ailerons inevitably were significantly skinnier than the wing TE.

Now, that thing on the telly last night - how did they score that bit when all the millionaires in shoulder pads were replaced on the pitch by three women wearing about enough leather to cover a cow's leg between them? And what about when the lights went out? Did whoever owns the stadium not have enough money saved up to pay the electric bill?

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