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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Top is completely done. We also made the master templates for the center section. There are some changes to be made to them, but they are cut out.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Sounds great! Are you planning to assemble the center section structure in the mold...unlike the WoW version?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Yep,
We sure are! Basically all that the center section will involve, is painting and equipment install.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Templates were cut out and glued to some plywood:


Then my buddy Tom got to cutting out parts while I was doing the inlet molds:


Parts cut to shape. All that is left, is to make the wing tube notch's and figure out the lightning hole/battery tray arrangement:


Inlet molds with the first coat of surface resin applied:


Top half of the inlet molds completed:
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:32 PM
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What would it cost me for a copy of that plan?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Check wings on the web...That is where the orig plan came from
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:51 PM
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I've been trying to go to the wings web site but I don't seem to find it so would you give me the whole address.
Thanks
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:55 PM
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http://www.wingsontheweb.com/
Here ya go
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Gary and myself have an agreement that will allow me to include copies of my plans with our center sections without requiring you guys to buy a set of his 82" version.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:36 PM
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After work today started prep work for this saturdays work on the bottom part of the mold.
Flipped over the center section trimmed up the flange and rewaxed.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:50 PM
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And some more photo's:




I also have 3/4 of the panels lines drawn onto the outer wing panels. All that is left, is the panel lines on the bottom of one wing panel:

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:05 PM
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erm..originals' Wings were as one piece plywood skinned surfaces.. as in virtually no visible or intended panel lines beyond the leading edge join seam and the movable surfaces.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:09 PM
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erm..originals' Wings were as one piece plywood skinned surfaces.. as in virtually no visible or intended panel lines beyond the leading edge join seam and the movable surfaces.
I'd say it is nearly impossible to have One single piece of plywood to skin that entire wing, there were "joints" in the skin, and that is essentially what I am replicating. granted they would be much smaller than a typical sheet-metal panel line, I can deal with it to give the wings some "life", as my experience with this paint and my FW-190 is that if you keep the primer over the tape light and then wet-sand down to the tape, the paint nearly fills in the panel line left when the tape is peeled.

Speaking of, I could even leave the tape on the surface and then it would be a small ridge instead of an indentation..

Things to ponder one still..

Oh, and the wingtip and curved LE at the tip was actually aluminum, so these area's will get flite-metal'd, along with the access hatch's.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Great work Invertmast!
And a nice building speed
Hope you make your F14 ready soon!
regards Martin
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:43 PM
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The larger portion of thd bottom of the center section is molded. Tomorrow we will mold the bottom half of the inlet lips.





And on the subject of F14, i have a gentleman machining up parts for it. So i sillbe molding more components of that soon as well
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