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Old Aug 30, 2010, 05:52 AM
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F1 25" scratch build by special request

Right he we go again,iv been asked to build a F1 tunnel to run inboard by a friend who also wants a particular colour
I will post as much as poss to keep him informed of progress and thought id share with every1 else.
Overall dimentions are 25" L x 11" W 4 1/2" H
Sonsons and centre body parts cut ready for sanding and laminating together
Stringers,bulkheads and CB floor cut:

Hardware we are using.

Will post some more shortly as the build progresses
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 06:25 AM
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you would happen to have plans for this build, as i wouldn't mind building the same size F1 configuration down the track?
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 06:36 AM
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you would happen to have plans for this build, as i wouldn't mind building the same size F1 configuration down the track?
There is no plans at mo as i design them myself,but i may draw up and sell the plans eventually.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 06:47 AM
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oh, i see.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 03:52 AM
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how do you cut the wood so smooth? Are you using balsa or ply and how thick is it?
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:06 AM
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as f1 told me, he cuts and sands everything in 2's, he says this way its exact
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 05:08 AM
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how do you cut the wood so smooth? Are you using balsa or ply and how thick is it?
Alrite bud i use mainly 2 & 3mm light ply which can be cut using using a stanley knife,i do use some balsa again cut stanley knife,but i use 1/4" ply for the bulkheads and transom,i use a fine blade hand saw.then just sand and file.

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as f1 told me, he cuts and sands everything in 2's, he says this way its exact
Correct bud,if you got 2 pieces excactly same sand them together this way you know there matching,on the F1 builds as you can see from the pics theres quite a few pieces that i will sand together,its also quicker LOL
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 06:12 AM
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Frame work glued together,will start cutting the bottom inner wings,and the transom today,and hopefully get the centre floor in aswell:


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Old Sep 03, 2010, 04:19 PM
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thanks for the tips but i cant seem to cut even 2mm ply with a stanley knife, guess i have to resort to hand saw and lots of sanding. Your build is looking great , i hope you keep updating this thread. Cant wait to see it finished.
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Old Sep 04, 2010, 06:50 AM
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Will post some more pics of this build once done some more.
But theres been a change of plan as hes now buying 1 of my other hulls,so gotta get that 1 done instead.
Iv also decided to sell some of my other hulls if interested pm me to see what im selling
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