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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Brodak Shoestring build

I thought i'd post a few pics of my Brodak Shoestring build as i go. Any and all comments welcome! This is my first C/L build in allmost 40 years, been building R/C models since then.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:39 AM
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First thing i did was to make a tool to enlarge the holes in the wing ribs to fit the steel rods that i have, (5/16") .
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:44 AM
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After all the holes were enlarged I slid them over the steel rods and supported them with angle iron on both ends and in the center. I made a piece of wood with drilled and taped 1/4-20 bolts on each end to keep the spaceing the same and prevent movement during the construction of the wing. A simple C clamp prevented any further movement. Crude, but it worked and i didnt have to buy anything to get started!...Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:48 AM
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I used a piece of lite ply to act as a rib spacer, and assisted in keeping the ribs 90 degrees to the plan.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:56 AM
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The glueing has begun, here i have tacked the ribs in place to the leading and trailing edges, and added the main spar.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Next was the leading edge sheeting, and installation of the bell crank.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:06 AM
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I sheeted the center section, then flipped the jig over and repeated the same on the bottom of the wing. My method doesnt allow for the addition of the wing tips, so once the wing was sheeted top & bottom , i removed it from the jig to add the wingtips, and the tip weight box.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Next up was the fuse, First off i had to widen the engine blocks, to allow the Mcoy .35 to fit up there. Here i attached the canopy to the fuse.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:14 AM
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I trimmed off the underside of the fuse to be able to finish it off better, then i'll re-attach it later.Here i added the plywood fuse re-inforcements to both sides.....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:19 AM
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I glued together the pieces of wood to form the cheek cowl and test fit it with the wing slid into place. Not sure if i'm happy with the cowl nose shape!
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:22 AM
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In addition to widening the engine blocks , i had to make them deeper to fit the Mcoy in there, so i added hardwood blocks with 1 degree of offset built in....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:26 AM
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After looking at full scale pics of the Shoestring cowl, i cut my cowl nose off and re made a new one closer to scale. As you can see i added the rudder and stab assembly.......Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 07:36 AM
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I worked on makeing & carveing the wheelpants today. Like a kid, i had to assemble everything & stare at it. , I also started filling in all my dents and imperfections with vinyl spackel. Next up will be laying down several coats of clear dope before covering with silkspan. So far i have two weekends into my build. I only get to work on the weekends....Gene
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Nice job, and the new cheek cowl looks great.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Great job Jene. Looking real smart. Keep us posted as I'm keen to see the end result
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