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Old Feb 09, 2015, 05:00 AM
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Time to move on to the lower half of the nacelles. Due to the way I had to place the gear this area won't be the same as scale, but with this location it shouldn't be too noticeable. I have several pieces cut out that will be glued in and shaped. No doors for the gear, just openings.
Once I get the nacelles done I can work on attacking the outboard wing panels.
Sounds great Kevin. . . Keep up this level of work on your 404 and she'll be ready by summer.
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 06:21 PM
A Day @ a Time - Matt. 6:25-34
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Did some more work on the lower nacelles... She won't be scale in this area, I just didn't work it out properly to get the wheels completely recessed. So, no door gear and a bit sticking out like the A-10 and DC-3.

I should be ready to glue in the pieces before long. Final shaping to take place after attaching to wing. Not long before outboard wing panels are attached!
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 06:24 PM
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You won't be able to see any difference with the gear down.

Looks good to me!
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 06:29 PM
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Looking good. Nice job. What retract sets are they?
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 07:22 PM
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Thanks, I don't have the build pace of a lot of you guys.

Change Sun 30 Class (planes up to 2.5 Kg). They seem to work OK, but I'm not real happy with the setup to lock the mains. I had to turn them 90 degrees to lock properly so the springs are sideways.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 08:55 AM
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Did some more work on the lower nacelles... She won't be scale in this area, I just didn't work it out properly to get the wheels completely recessed. So, no door gear and a bit sticking out like the A-10 and DC-3.

I should be ready to glue in the pieces before long. Final shaping to take place after attaching to wing. Not long before outboard wing panels are attached!
Stop saying it woln't look scale Kevin, its not finished yet! Once you've added some spackle and done some sanding , maybe adding some gear doors it will look Great! and scale!

Those are good reliable retracts Sir . . .. Good Choice!
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