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Old Apr 18, 2011, 08:07 AM
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On call? Just wondering what you are on call for. Being a vet myself I know all about being on call -- and I hate it!

The wing is looking great too!
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 02:09 PM
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3 degrees mate - 3/4" under the extreme tip of the top wing. The struts will set the dihedral on the lower panels.

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Thanks Pete
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 02:13 PM
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On call? Just wondering what you are on call for. Being a vet myself I know all about being on call -- and I hate it!

The wing is looking great too!
Hey Simon,
I work for an electrical company so it shouldn't be too bad, being a vet will be exciting for you!
-Reuben
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 05:09 AM
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Yes, it will follow.

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Hey Charlie,
The motor arrived today, thank you for sending it
It looks good and will set the model off nicely.
Both lower wings are now built and tomorrow night I will start the upper center section.
-Reuben
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 04:28 AM
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Starting to look like a plane now
I managed to follow my plan of building a wing section a night and everything went together well, the main wing components were assembled in a straight forward manner after studying the plan's for a few moments to ensure that the right wing ribs were being used.
The only difference that I have found so far between parts and plan's is that the trailing edge stock has been slightly shorter than the plan's, but only by an 1/16th this has been common with all four wing sections.
Other than that its been a simple and enjoyable build so far
I brought some doculam today, I hope its the right stuff..... its 75 micron's???
-Reuben
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 05:42 AM
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Coming on nicely mate, and all that lovely sanding still to do.

I think you might find 75 micron a bit heavy, but others will have a better idea.

I've no idea why the trailing edge pieces should be short, they are exactly the same size on the cut file as those on the plan.

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Old Apr 26, 2011, 08:14 AM
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It's a combination of two things Pete. The laser cut width is a finite amount that varies from .005" to .010". The other is that pesky acute angle at the outboard ends of the TE. When you have an acute angle the apparent loss of length is much more than the laser cut width. I am actually surprised that it is only 1/16", I'd expect closer to 1/8".

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Old May 01, 2011, 02:09 AM
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The fuse is now sheeted and some of that lovely sanding has begun
I copied a tip that I saw on Simon's (modelholic's) DVIII build thread and painted the inside of the cockpit area before sheeting it.
All the sheeting was done after the sheet had first been soaked with hot water and left to dry for a couple of days wrapped around a spraycan to hold its shape.
I then made a template to cut the cockpit openings which allowed both holes to be exactly the same.
-Reuben
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:01 AM
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Good work. Subscribed
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Old May 01, 2011, 03:53 AM
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Very nice work.

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Old May 02, 2011, 06:40 AM
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That is coming along very nicely mate, she will be a beauty when finished!

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Old May 06, 2011, 02:48 AM
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The fuse is coming along I have added the ply sheeting on the bottom and I have bent and soldered the landing gear.
I have attatched the landing gear using aluminium sheet that started its life as a redbull can..... guess it really has wings now
I got this tip off uranus456's flamingo build thread, which has been very helpfull!
-Reuben
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Old May 06, 2011, 04:59 AM
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That's looking great - the wheels are fantastic. The ply sheeting, is that glued in place?
Thanks for passing on the mounting tip as well.
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Old May 06, 2011, 05:09 AM
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That's looking great - the wheels are fantastic. The ply sheeting, is that glued in place?
Thanks for passing on the mounting tip as well.

Hey Simon,
The rear hatch is held on by the landing gear screws and is the main access panel to the servos and Rx.
The front one will be held on at the front by a simple tab and slot with the rear being latched closed with a couple of small magnets, to allow acess to change the battery.
Its slowly coming together and hopefully I will start the covering on Monday
-Reuben
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Old May 06, 2011, 06:16 AM
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Reuben,
Looking good mate, should make a very pretty finished model.

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