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Old Nov 09, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Wing Progress - Ailerons

1. Added .03" CF rod Leading Edge (not for strength, but to prevent LE dings). Photo 1

2. Built up ailerons and hinged them using full span tissue on bottom . Photo 2 & 3

3. Covered the outer wing panels with tissue, starting with bottom and wrapping around the LE to the top. The top tissue over the aileron supplements the bottom hinge.

Depron Fokker D.VIII Ailerons (1 min 49 sec)


4. Finished wing. Photos 4 & 5

5. Applied weathering with chalk pastels, and airbrushed wing servo leads and the interior of the wing at the ailerons.

6. Mailed the wing to Pete!

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Super job on the wing Gene! Looks like it should create a lot of lift too..

What's the weight of the wing Gene?

Thank you Sir


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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Got the wing made by Speedy01 (Gene) yesterday it looks great and the aileron push rods work very good. So now I need to add the aileron horns and the wing struts.

Thanks Gene...


I also got the FZ 4 blade prop and spinner for my micro Spitfire I did a few years ago and replaced what I had on it.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:32 PM
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So now I need to add the aileron horns and the wing struts.
I left some extra Teflon tubing sticking out of the wing, so you can remove some of it depending on the horn location - maybe even trim it flush to the wing. Don't nick the bead wire, though....

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I also got the FZ 4 blade prop and spinner for my micro Spitfire
Man, it even looks even better now! Hope you get to fly it before you take off for Thanksgiving this Friday!

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Hey Pete the Spitfire looks great now with the proper prop on it. Gene the wing is a master piece of workmanship. I think with it all put together that like the real one it's going to be a heavy wing load and would fly fast and be very robust in maneuvers. I like to video it when you get her ready to fly. Hopefully the wing will stay on when you do the power dive pull out,just like in the movie we watched awhile back.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:05 PM
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I attached the wing strut CF rods. I used a scaled up Windsock D.VIII drawing to match Speedy01's (Gene's) ROF plans and foam parts.

I made a wing height template and it worked out well. I did some minor damage to Gene's super tissue covering job (I'll fix later). I have not yet glued anything except the CF struts into the fuselage. After the holidays I will glue all in place and do test flights before I finish this bird.

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:53 AM
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I did some minor damage to Gene's super tissue covering job


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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Temporarily CA'ed the wing and cowling in place for a test flight. Gun's and other details including LG not glued in place yet. I also just put some Velcro on the bottom of the fuselage for now until I cut out the battery hatch.

At this time she's one of the heaviest micro WWI birds I have at 40 grs WO the battery.

It won't be a problem though for the PZ P-51 motor/gearbox. My last Nieuport -11build was 38 grs and it flys great.

When I mounted the wing for this temporary test flight I did so by eye and in a hurry it's very slightly tilted to starboard but shouldn't be an issue at least for the test flights.

Oh, funny Gene I only have one of my British pilots ready for the test flights

I am going to wait until after Thanksgiving to do so as I've run out of time.

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Temporarily CA'ed the wing and cowling in place
(repeat after me, "I will start using UHU Por, I will start using UHU Por, I will....")

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one of the heaviest micro WWI birds I have
In my hurry to get the wing into the mail, I forgot to weigh it. When I do mine, I'll have to compare it to a simple undercambered wing. However, I think the added weight of the full wing is "outweighed" by the character it gives The Razor. Your build looks terrific.

Like I've said before, Pete, you can make anything fly...and fly well!!!

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:26 AM
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How do you mount the struts into the wing and fuse? Just a bit of glue or epoxy?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:26 PM
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oddshot,

Pete's on Thanksgiving holiday (and roadtrip), so he likely won't be able to get back to you right away.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Odd,

I try to line everything up and check all angles not so easy with all the struts involved so I keep test fitting, eyeballing and marking locations. I use just a little CA with a kicker that holds all in place quickly. Later if everything is looking good I go over all struts and their connections with white Elemers glue and let it set up before flying. It's light weight dries clear and is pretty strong then I just repaint as needed over it.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Thanks.

Also, the Curtis has a bunch of struts and etc between the wings ... I was thinking that getting everything to line up was gonna be a real problem. The height template you used is the answer. I can see that jig is gonna save me a lot of cussin'!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Pete,

Can you post a video of the rotating engine, please?

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:05 PM
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K, when I return.

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