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Old Sep 26, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Building jig advice

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I was going to start on my first scle project, Chris Williams' 1/6 Begfalke. I was wondering if there are any good tips on setting up a fuse building jig. I have only built Thermal Duration RES type planes that don't use a fuse jig.
THanks,
Ray
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 01:32 AM
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Hi
I was going to start on my first scle project, Chris Williams' 1/6 Begfalke. I was wondering if there are any good tips on setting up a fuse building jig. I have only built Thermal Duration RES type planes that don't use a fuse jig.
THanks,
Ray
We built our last scale plane (supposed to be a tug, but it's too nice to risk that way) following Dave Platt's method, outlined in his "Dark Arts" series of DVD's.

The jig is built by gluing braces onto a piece of plate glass using CA. When you are done the CA scrapes off easily. You can draw lines on it with grease pencil and all in all it worked very well.

I've got some pictures, but I can't find them right now.

Edit: BTW, we got our plate glass by asking for scraps at a place that makes things like shower stalls. If you just walk in to buy, the price is astronomical, but the scrap heap was FREE. We got a shower door for a few buck tip to the guy who pointed it out.

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Old Sep 27, 2007, 01:55 PM
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Kostuk, here are some pics from my 1/4 scale Bergfalke II 55 build; the jig is pretty much the same as for the smaller one...
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 03:06 PM
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THanks Chris!
The pictures are very helpful.
How do store so many beautiful big sailplanes?
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Ray
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 04:04 PM
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It's been a long time since my car saw the inside of my garage...!
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