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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Let the fun begin.

My first ever laminated part...

Brad said I should have made the front solid and cut
out the gap for the fuselage after sanding and covering.
It is not real strong, so I put a piece on the front to hold
it till I get ready to put it on the fuselage.

One thing, there is not a lot of sanding on this one.

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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Laminating is good

Looks nice

What adhesive are you using (for the lamination)?

Ray
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Laminating is great! Amongst many others, there's good reason a Lazy Bee's roundy bits are so durn tough. I stuffed a Bee in way back, all that survived was the fuselage and the laminated wingtips. Had them back in the air at the ends of a new wing in a week.

When you fit your tailplane, a pair of gussets between the laminated outlines and the centre 'ribs' may help strengthen things up for not much weight.

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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:38 PM
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laminating is good

looks nice

what adhesive are you using (for the lamination)?

Ray
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Laminating is great! Amongst many others, there's good reason a Lazy Bee's roundy bits are so durn tough. I stuffed a Bee in way back, all that survived was the fuselage and the laminated wingtips. Had them back in the air at the ends of a new wing in a week.

When you fit your tailplane, a pair of gussets between the laminated outlines and the centre 'ribs' may help strengthen things up for not much weight.

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I think it will be fine once it is epoxied to the CF fuselage
stick. It is just a 3/16 square at the trailing edge holding
it together now. I hople my little front piece holds it
straight.
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Nice work, Kimber!

Andy

PS - Now can I be back on the Christmas list?
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Old Apr 25, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Nice work, Kimber!

Andy

PS - Now can I be back on the Christmas list?
Thanks,,

PS: I would try candy, flowers and a large precious stone.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Oh well.

BTW, I suggest you put a fillet in the stab to match the one in the elevator. A bump on the LE will disconnect that glue joint very easily.

Andy
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 08:49 AM
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And to think you could have used lots of artistically drawn and laser cut holes in sheet balsa instead...

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Old Apr 26, 2013, 01:34 PM
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And to think you could have used lots of artistically drawn and laser cut holes in sheet balsa instead...

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My complete, uncovered tail weighs 14g. How much does
your tail weigh??
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 01:45 PM
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That's a rather personal question, no?!?!

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Unfortunately, I can't weigh my tail, as it's been fastened on the back of a Lazy Bee for four years now.

The reason for the big slab of balsa at the front of my tail - top, in the naked shot of my tail - is that's how it's shaped according to the plan. Don't have any photos of it handy, but the two big bits are now sewn together, while the little bit is on pinned hinges with the pins removed and replaced by a piece of wire. That's screwed on, so I undo one screw and take my vertical tail off.

My horizontal tail is glued on though - holding it on with rubber bands is allowable, but it's a bit of a fiddle to drill holes in my tail, poke the bands through and hang them onto a length of dowel through my body.

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Old Apr 26, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Brad is fixing the landing gear on my Nextstar Mini so, the Fundango
is off the table for a little while.

It had plastic main gear, when I tried to take off, the wheels spread
out and the tail hits the ground. I was afraid it would damage the
fuselage if I tried to land it that way, we got an aluminum main
gear for it.
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