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Old Sep 14, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Wow - he's gotta have the last word too ?
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Wow - he's gotta have the last word too ?
He's been doing it for years.

When you're always right, you're always right.
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Hey everyone been a long time since I posted. I got a new job and relocated and haven't had the time to build the plane until recently. I have started again and will post pictures as usual if I make good progress.
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 01:34 PM
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A new job and a relocation? Congrats!

Take your time, settle-in. The model building will wait.

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Old Nov 25, 2013, 01:59 PM
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gratz on the job, good too hear good news!

glad your back on the plane also!
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Old Jan 05, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Hey everyone finally got a chance to do some work on the plane. Quick dumb questions before I glue. Does the base that has the formers glued to it install with the formers showing up or with the sheeting side facing up?



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Old Jan 06, 2014, 06:07 AM
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Hey everyone finally got a chance to do some work on the plane. Quick dumb questions before I glue. Does the base that has the formers glued to it install with the formers showing up or with the sheeting side facing up?
I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Do you want to know where to install the sheet piece that you are holding in the pic ?

If so, look at the cross section of the fuselage formers, on your plan. It should show the location.

From what I can see, the piece looks like the fuselage bottom.
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Old Jan 06, 2014, 07:45 AM
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Yes that is what I was asking. Whether or not it was the fuselage bottom or top, for some reason I couldn't figure it out from the plans.
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Old Jan 06, 2014, 08:04 AM
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Can you provide pics of the plans, showing the rear formers, from the rear of the wing saddle, back ?

What is the thickness of the piece in question?
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Old Jan 06, 2014, 08:43 AM
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I just realized that this is a Sportster thread. I still have the instruction manual and plans sitting here, from before.

Glue the former/deck base assembly to the top of the fuselage sides. You may find it easiest to flip the fuselage on it's back. This will insure that the deck base is flush with the the fuslage sides. Make sure that the front of the deck base is glued to the rear of bulkhead #3.

Do not glue the fuselage sides together at the rear, at this point.

If you are using medium CA, you can put the assembly together and wick the CA into the joints. It may simplify the process for you.

I'm glad to see that you are getting back to this project !
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Old Jan 06, 2014, 09:25 PM
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Thank you so much that is exactly what I was needing to know! I'll try to get some done tomorrow and update! Happy to be working on it again
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 06:50 AM
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Good to see you back !

I'm surprised that my wife hadn't "suggested" that I put my plans away. LOL I'll keep them by the computer. They'll be close at hand, if you need any further clarifications during construction.
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Old Jan 07, 2014, 08:19 AM
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Hey Trey,

Good to see you back at your build. I'm just sitting' back and watching Tom help you along.

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Old Jan 07, 2014, 01:07 PM
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This is a nice kit. Go at it with the goal of learning as much as possible about building planes.
The best way to learn is to jump right in!

You can use thin CA for balsa joints that are tight, and medium for balsa joints that have some gap. The medium is easier to handle (not glue your fingers to the wood!). Get a bottle of CA desolver, because you will glue your fingers to the model! I use Allenes Tacky Glue as a white glue. Cheap, and can be thinned and painted on, or left thick and painted on more quickly glue with white glue. Walmarts has it cheaply by the pint.

For $25 or less you can get a straight door core at Home Depot, as a building board. This is worthwhile.

You can get an instructor at an AMA flying club to trim out the Super Sportster, and help you to fly it, if you want help.
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