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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:59 PM
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This plane is incredible. Thank you for sharing your plans!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Very, very cool. What is it covered with? Did I miss that?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Laser cutter computer is still down, so I can't do a live build yet. Here is my first crack at an assembly guide using the CAD parts. All parts are covered first, by adhering the skin (I use RA Microlite) to the foam with 3m77. All paint also happens before assembly. The skin is used as the hinge material for all control surfaces.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Great guide.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Great guide.
Thanks! I wanted to incorporate the skinning process, but it ended up being too much of a pain. For those interested in learning more about the process and materials selection, I highly recommend reading Gordon's Skeletonized Airframes thread, where I learned many of these techniques:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1362423

One thing to note on the fuse construction, I do not bond the forward, middle, and rear fuse sections together. I bond them all to the skin, and use the skin as a hinge to make the tapered forward and rear sections. After everything is set to shape, you can go back and wick a very small amount of thin foam safe into those joints to bond the foam sections of the fuselage together.

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Laser cutter's back up! Foam sets should go out Saturday.

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Time to clear off the bench!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:49 PM
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What do I owe you Adam? Did the foam ship?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:23 PM
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What do I owe you Adam? Did the foam ship?
Just put the first batch in the mail. You guys get them for free, just post some build pic in here.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Adam,I had some laser cut by Brian and 2 that are big enough for 2s micro stuff...witha fleet....I'm brave
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Just put the first batch in the mail. You guys get them for free, just post some build pic in here.

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Cool thanks. Will do!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:16 PM
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cad question

What scale is the cad file? It appears to be drawn in millimeters but I'm not sure.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:03 PM
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What scale is the cad file? It appears to be drawn in millimeters but I'm not sure.
I believe import should be in millimeters. The drawing should end up as a full 24x12 inch sheet.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Just put the first batch in the mail. You guys get them for free, just post some build pic in here.

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Foam came today Adam. Thanks a bunch.

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