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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for letting me know.

Man you guys are really moving along quickly with the build. Can't wait to see what paint scheme you come up with.......... hopefully not pinholy ones
Jordan- don't confuse most of us with Brian's speedy building!

Greg (plodding along with too many builds at one time)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:16 PM
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Jordan- don't confuse most of us with Brian's speedy building!

Greg (plodding along with too many builds at one time)
You're still building faster than me All I got done on mine over the weekend was a bit of filling and sanding on the fuse. Haven't even cut cores yet. I'm still trying to decide whether to sell a kidney and buy some thin ply or just do a heavy-ish glass layup on the wings.

What thickness ply did you guys use?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:41 PM
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What thickness ply did you guys use?[/QUOTE]

The ply is 1/32".
And I'm seriously considering lining the box I'd be bringing to Manilla with thin plywood......It might pay for the trip!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:44 PM
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The ply is 1/32".
And I'm seriously considering lining the box I'd be bringing to Manilla with thin plywood......It might pay for the trip!
You may need to take a cooler box filled with ice too. I hear they pay for that stuff in body parts down there.

-Jonathan
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:52 PM
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The QC agent translator is often punctuated by the mother unit...

You built a James Bond ejector seat for your motor?
Don't push that red button...bad things can happen when you do...
The triangular button lights the emergency flashers...the ones with the flip up covers should be avoided...

The Batmobile went on the auction block and outsold the original Shelby Cobra price to a guy in Phoenix area...
Can I get the auction fees sent my way to finance my move?

Afraid I will have to part company with my Slope scale Spitfire along with a few other high value kits I've collected...

Time to go ship some 242GT Strut tower braces to a fellow in PA.

David
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:05 PM
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You may need to take a cooler box filled with ice too.
There's a fridge at Godfrey's. I'll bring along a recipe for a killer steak and kidney pie.

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You built a James Bond ejector seat for your motor?
She's all fixed up. Has a nice moulded FG cowl now. Put a few batteries through it yesterday. That little thing really gets the adrenaline pumping!

Real bummer you have to sell your nice kits
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Here's a few pics of the build so far. I too a couple showing how to install the wing into the fuse with the least amount of hacking. Basically you remove the trailing edge behind the linkages, then lay them flat in that cutout and then slide the wing through. Once through you have to straighten the nylon horns. I used a long copper tube with a slot in the end of it to straighten them. Once they are straight you thread the pushrods onto the clevices.

Other than that everything is pretty stock PSS build. As you can see mine is pretty well ready for paint. I have a few areas in that need a little attention with spot putty and primer. Right now it's exactly 2 lbs (32oz). With paint and gear I still expect to hit my 40oz target weight.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:39 AM
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That looks nice. I'm guessing that once the torque rods are lifted up and the wing's glued in, they're pretty difficult to get at for servicing? Could I trouble you for a pic of the aileron servo install (I haven't done torque rods in a long time and then just on a foamy so got a lot to learn about that)? The aileron pushrods can still be adjusted at the servo end, right? Thanks for taking the time to document your build. It's the little things that make a good build great.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Looking good!

Thanks for posting pics of the torque rod install. I was wondering how that all fitted into the fuse.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:50 AM
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That looks nice. I'm guessing that once the torque rods are lifted up and the wing's glued in, they're pretty difficult to get at for servicing? Could I trouble you for a pic of the aileron servo install (I haven't done torque rods in a long time and then just on a foamy so got a lot to learn about that)? The aileron pushrods can still be adjusted at the servo end, right? Thanks for taking the time to document your build. It's the little things that make a good build great.
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s
Yes, it's pretty difficult to get at the torque rods but then you shouldn't have to. All adjustments are made at the servo. Very rarely in an "unscheduled arrival" aka crash one will pop off back there. With some artistry and a long screwdriver they can be re-attached.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Not a F'n happy camper right now. Even though I thought I had the pinholes taken care of when I peeled off my first masking it pulled a boat load of primer off those hidden pinholes S$#@!t
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Gah. Sorry to hear that :/

So any suggestions on the remaining fuses? Acetone the fuses and fill with the red glazing putty?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:52 PM
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Jordan may know how to handle this but I'm also curious about what can be done with the parts creation. I thought the bladder method left parts pin hole free - even if there was no primer in the mold/mould. Now I'm wondering if some veil may be called for.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:58 PM
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I tried putting duct tape on the fuse and pulling it off. I hoped that would pull off the primer that was covering the pinholes. It did work but obviously I missed a few spots. You could just sand all the primer off I suppose.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Ah bugger

My one (the first one I did) came out real good. No pinholes. I had extra pressure in the bladder.... until it popped about 10min in. Then I stuffed it all back together, put in another bladder in, and just had it under 25" vac. It came out great so I thought the 25" was all I needed. Maybe that extra pressure at the beginning got rid of all the little air bubbles trapped in the layup.

Only one doesn't have a veil.... that had lots of pinholes. You could see them real easy through the paint. Did Dan grab that one?
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