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Old Mar 04, 2013, 04:04 PM
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I agree with your assessment of the nose block.

I think the 3-channel will work if the dihedral is sufficient. If I build it light enough, it will be a slow flyer. The underwing struts will let me keep the wing structure to a minimum. I'm thinking a 1/16 upper and lower cap strip without a web. I'm planning to sheet the first two bays with 1/32; make the wing-fuselage intersection a one-piece section, removable with the wing, so I can can make a smaller box to store it. I will put diagonals in the 3rd and 4th bay to handle landing loads. The servos and electronics will be on a 1/16 horizontal shelf below the wing that extends forward to support the motor. I'm also thinking of placing a 1/32 transverse, vertical bulkhead below the wing LE and the electronics bay, for a battery shelf, with access through an opening beneath.

I may also choose a different color scheme... perhaps like a SE.5 (antique white beneath and OD green above) and add some guns.
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