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Old Nov 15, 2010, 04:15 PM
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The Tomboy is looking good It looks like you have the right amount of dihedral, remember that there is a two rib flat center section in the wing.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Thank you! Glue and flat piece(which I almost forgot) going on shortly.
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Last pictures

The last pics for a while . . .

The wing is done, I have the one inner rib a little misglued, but its not a biggie as I can hide it. Thanks for reminding me about the flat middle Scott - luckily I checked your thread again before getting brave with the glue.

The servos are mounted on the current balance point. That way I hope that after covering and finishing the battery will be under the main cabin somewhere. With all the models I've built from plans I've always had a problem with servos that need remounting, and look messy - so I used up some of the weight I've tried to save, to make a good sturdy servo mounting.

For controls I have some flexible plastic pushrods that I want to try, then its just the fiddly bits and covering. I can't believe this build is almost over
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Tails

I almost had to rebuild the fin - in my enthusiasm I forgot that it's not going to help if I hinge the rudder, and then glue it onto the stab . . . sounds obvious, but thats what happens if you start to hurry! anyway, no damage done, but I think this is going to be a slightly strange looking Tomboy

Why the sudden hurry? I've got it into my head that I want to see if I can float the Sinbad around for 30 minutes next weekend, and then try the same with the Tomboy. It should be possible I think?
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 11:27 AM
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I like the motor cover. You will be pleased when you get the Tomboy going, it floats pretty good. Also remember to sheet the front of the fuselage on the side and bottom, it's needed for strength. I think it is looking pretty good
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 05:01 AM
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Tailplan ready for covering, as is wing - will start later as I now sneezing from sanding

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 05:18 AM
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Hey Owl, I meant to sheet the front of the fuselage

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Wing covered with relatively few wrinkles - the tail is next. I've got the rudder sorted, but I've added a cap strip from 1mm balsa over the center rib of the stab to give me something to glue it onto. Once I'm happy with tail I'll do the bit at the front of the wing and finish the front of the fuse. I'm saving it for last so that I can be sure my hatches, wiring and control cables are in the right places.

I'm really enjoying thus build
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 04:25 PM
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Keep those pics coming Owl.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 05:14 PM
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You know, for being a relatively new guy on the model scene, you are kicking ass on scratch building, including designing your own models.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 06:34 PM
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I have a Klarich short kit that I had him blow up but just forget what size, maybe 48". I should pull it out and get going.

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Old Nov 20, 2010, 07:27 PM
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I have a Klarich short kit that I had him blow up but just forget what size, maybe 48". I should pull it out and get going.

Bill

Yes you should, immediately, and enter the 2011 Vintage Old-Timer build off with it

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Old Nov 21, 2010, 03:34 AM
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With a short kit, this would be an even faster build!

Thanks guys - but I'll put up photos when its done, at the moment its just bits of aeroplane and shrink wrap and bad language when the cats want to help . . .
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 07:09 AM
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OK - just a teaser . . .

The covering is not going well, but I think at least it will be functional. I think I'm trying too hard, I haven't struggled like this for a while!
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Old Nov 21, 2010, 07:43 AM
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I dont know what you are talking about, the covering looks great.
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