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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:42 PM
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wings

I have experimented a bit about how to cut wings without over burning.
The best result came with an pre-cut wing form making the hot wire go out of the foam in the front and then come back for a new cut of the underside.
OK I cut cnc but done by hand it will be good as well.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:58 PM
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clausxpf,
As I have watched your builds over the years, you never cease to amaze! I also like the looks of this aircraft. It is a hard subject (at least to me) to even try and decide on how to duct this thing. But if anyone can do it I know you can. You are one superb craftsman my friend. I will watch this thread with great interest.
Well wishes.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:02 PM
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great subject Claus. can't wait to see the finished product. you guys gonna sell these, or just a one off for yourself?

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:20 PM
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Claus contact Fahim at "wow planes" he cut the cores for his T-38 kit with one cut ,the wire went in the top T.E went all the way around and came out on the lower side at the T.E....dont know how he does it but the cut was nice and the tapered wings are hard to do with out over burning .
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:07 AM
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how i do it.

the best results I have got is when the wire do cool down by leaving the material and re-enters in one flowing movement.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:41 AM
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intake ducts
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:57 AM
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nice plugs .
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:16 AM
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one piece too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:48 AM
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working on the exit.

it is a little tricky but it is manageable.
I have to work a little on the face to to fan but that is all

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Fine tuning of parts

The biggest advantage of making the model in two half's is the possibility to adjust
everything before glueing together.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:09 AM
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Looks nice Claus..... now get some glue on it so we can see the bird in action.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:55 AM
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top of vertical fin.

It is indeed tapered165 -62 mm
Adjusting heat down to almost contact cutting I got this result.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:55 AM
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droptanks.

I dared to cut them one way first and then second way.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:02 PM
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elevators.

a little test and it is as it should be .
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:06 PM
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now it have a picture too
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