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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:41 AM
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Yesterday I took some time to cover the h-stab, elevator and rudder. I have to say it took much more time than expected. I think I worked 4h-5h on that.

But I really took some time and found the results much better than the outer wings which I did years ago ().

I used Orastick scale white which I bought also years ago for the rest of the plane but man, this stuff is heavy. I cannot use it for the rest of the plane. But I neither cannot uncover it without the risk of ruining the rudder. But I certainly will need to find a solution.

Next will be detailing the surfaces: panel lines and access hatches. But this will need some research. I was not aware enough to take pictures of the empennage in total so I only have a couple of pictures where I can barely see some details.

What I found out was that the right and left h-stab / elevator are the same, e.g. one is mounted upside down. I saw that the fairing of the elector tab is on top of one stab and under the stab on the other side. Interesting.

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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:47 AM
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Very impressive DC-9 !
Looks like one of the early short fuselage 'series 10' type DC-9s.
Working flaps and slats as well - very good attention to detail :-)
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 05:52 AM
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Indeed. If you happen to have a couple of days off, don't miss to read Johns build log

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208512

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Old Jun 29, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Very brief update: I did the panel lines and access hatches of the elevators. Used an edding 780 paint marker with a 0.8mm tip. Looks all right to me.

Cheers Alexander.
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Very brief update: I did the panel lines and access hatches of the elevators. Used an edding 780 paint marker with a 0.8mm tip. Looks all right to me.

Cheers Alexander.
Hi Alexander, Your panel-lines are looking very good !
Did you also use the silver colour for the less tinted lines?
Had a look at the Edding shop and was looking for a grey colour, but found the silver pen.
I tried several pens, but my lines became too black....
Succes with building, the dc6 looks great !

Regards Paul
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 03:39 PM
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Thanks Paul,

It is silver indeed. It took me some time to find this pen. Could be more thin but this is the only one I found not to be too blackish.

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Old Jun 29, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Alexander:
Two very well done models.
Looks good sitting outside next to another airplane.
So the next visit your going to get a couple of formation flight pictures?
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Old Jun 30, 2014, 05:57 AM
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Really cool, and great you are building again.


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Old Jul 19, 2014, 07:16 AM
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Hi Folks,

I got a question of how I did this threaded end for the hinge rod. I took a couple of pictures which show it quite well:

1) I used a knurled nut where I screwed the aluminum screw tightly in. This knurled nut was clamped in the lathe to protect the thread. I tried to clamp the screw with the thread directly but - as I thought - that destroyed the thread.

BTW I had to counter the screw with another screw.

2) I drilled a center hole with a special drill.

3) Then I drilled an 1.8mm hole through the entire nut.

4) In order to save material I used a saw (very carefully not to touch the chuck)

5) done. It was easy to get the screw out of the knurled nut.

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Old Jul 19, 2014, 07:18 AM
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So eventually I call the H-stab / elevator section done. I added the fairing for the outer trim tabs (note that the elevators are symmetrical hence one is on top and the other is on the bottom) and.. added the static dischargers!

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Old Jul 19, 2014, 08:59 PM
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So eventually I call the H-stab / elevator section done. I added the fairing for the outer trim tabs (note that the elevators are symmetrical hence one is on top and the other is on the bottom) and.. added the static dischargers!

Cheers Alexander
Alexander,

Looks fantastic and glad to see you are able to work on it again. Used to be a full scale pilot and I always wondered what those were on all the control surfaces.

Dave
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 04:45 AM
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Thanks Dave,

I love these little details. My finish-skills are not so well but I think it's OK.

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