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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Do these models just keep getting a bit bigger every time now Terry. Be honest now is this just because you are getting longer and longer sighted?

Seriously way too good to be considered a foamy you are moving into some new plain of modelling.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I`m convinced my Kitchen is getting smaller.
Skinned remaining Tailboom sections.
Now for the wings.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Remember we only have the top half of the airframe at this point.
Pin down the wing, use the still free alloy tube (With end roughened) to bore aligned hole in wings one side at a time. Cut required length of tube & epoxy in place. I used 30 Min epoxy to allow to wick around contact points and form webs for strength.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:42 AM
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Fit ply wing incidence plates. Form and fit upper wing skins. Build lower wing structure and lighten by removing most of centre skin.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Very nice work
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Fit & sand wing lead edges.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Sand edges and cut out ailerons.Note guide holes previously made with piano wire after centre and before upper & lower skins added to accurately allign cuts.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Wow. Love this build thread so I'm going to be watching. you are a very taltend man. I hope to learn a lot from you.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:20 AM
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Hinge with Micropore tape.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:45 AM
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Fit Ply horns, Servos ,extension, leads ,safety keepers , control rods and test.
Wings finished.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:08 AM
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wow,really coming along now Terry.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Terry, can I ask why you put the horn and so pushrod and servo right at one end of the aileron?
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:56 AM
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The main reason I suppose is that it gives the shortest leads, the meatiest part of the wing to fit the servo & Horn and being just a glorified park flyer I have no worries about force or flutter, it`s worked ok on the previous seven models. What`s your thinking ?
Started work on lower booms.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Just wondered if with that length of aileron and the movement that might be in a tape hinge if putting the horn right at one end would mean the movement inboard would be more than the movement furthest outboard. I didn't know if that was clever or not, but thought it may be as it may reduce the risk of a tip stalling at low speeds.

As your thinking always works really well I wondered if that was one of your considerations or if it was shortest wires and no need to as the hinges are stiff enough as is the structure.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 05:37 AM
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I`ll go for that Tango.
Finished tail assy. just building plate to be cut off when required.
Just got my Xmas card from my Daughter.
Seeing a solicitor tomorrow. Where did she get that pic of me drinking in the Sgt`s Mess?
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