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Old Nov 21, 2010, 08:39 PM
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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!
If it makes you fell better I also battle with the covering; looks ok in the photos.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 10:54 AM
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It does make me feel better
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 11:31 AM
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My method of enlarging plans obviously leaves something to be desired The wing is about a centimeter too wide (i.e. chord) This explains a couple of niggles I've had with this and the Sinbad. Anyway, its not a big problem - with plan building there are few big problems . Also, every little bit drops the wing loading!

I don't know if covering is affected by weather, but I think it must be. It has been very hot and humid the last couple of days, and now that everything has had a chance to settle the covering looks much better!

What I'll do is line up the trailing edge correctly, and just extend the cabin top/ bit that the leading edge rests on a tad. I guess an open cockpit is out of the question . . . ?
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 05:55 PM
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It is better to extend the fuse at the trailing edge then the leading edge. Just add to the fuse to support the trailing edge of the wing and move the dowel back to suit you. I don't have a way to illustrate this , but I think you know what I mean. You can do it.

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Old Nov 23, 2010, 10:05 AM
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Good call! No one will even realise. Thanks

I've been a bit under the weather, but OK again now, so hopefully I can still finish for the weekend. But I'm not going to hurry things, that leads to problems!

Tomorrow I'll get something in the right packaging to make a canopy
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 03:15 PM
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You got it going
Yes the canopy/windshield is necessary, I used a clear 2 liter soda bottle.

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 11:49 AM
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The bamboo sticks are in, so now I can mount the wing and start playnig with the positioning of stuff. The front is also more or less done. I'm still considering the finish as this bit won't be "oracovered". The inside of the cabin I think will go matte black, the dashboard brown and the surrounds silver, but I'm still thinking . . .
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 02:06 PM
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I wish I had put some detail in the cockpit of my Tomboy
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 02:46 PM
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I actually think its a little out of place on a model like this, but its also a good time to try things for when I eventually get to the finishing stages of my scale stuff. I'm going to go with c.g. on the main spar as its not very clear on the plan.
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Cockpit done. Now to finish the rest
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 06:35 PM
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It is starting to look like a Tomboy
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 01:36 PM
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covering

Covering done - now just linkages, some tidying up, and a maiden
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 03:36 PM
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That looks very cool, bug and all . Good luck with your maiden flight.
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Thanks Colin. All that remains is to make the control horns, and cut the pushrod tubes. At the moment the c.g. is a bit far back, but I'll see what happens when the tubes are shortened. Taking a break and doing some flying, as between work and other comittments I'm not sure when I'll be able to get out to play again.

In the meanwhile I've got an unfinished project eyeballing me, while I eyeball another plan . . . well, if I have to work through the festive season I might as well have lots of toys ready for when I get some free time!
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 06:39 AM
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Finished!

Right - we're done! I really like the great planes flexible pushrods- they are easier to use than piano wire, and not as heavy! Balance has come out just right, so sometimes one does get lucky (thanks Scott). Not a show stopper, but I feel really good about this one - I think its going to fly well, and for a long time. As always, I learnt a lot with the build (I guess when one stops learning its no fun any more?)

Maiden maybe Friday.

Thanks for all the input everyone, it does make it more fun!

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