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Old Feb 01, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Ya'll got it. It would take those little Tamiya paint bottles to the cleaners. And it still works.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:45 PM
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I hate waiting but must not hate it too much or I would order sooner. But then one would have to know ahead of time what needs ordered. Anyhow. The flexible exhaust pipe came so here it is. These are very bendable and super light. Good stuff!
And the 0 x 3/8 screws came so tomorrow I can get the aluminum panels fastened to the frame.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Those look sharp.

For me I find that even the parts that are covered up need to look good, although not necessarily as good as the skin of the plane.

I just remade some completely hidden (with wing on) linkage parts on the rebuild I am doing because although there were perfectly functional, I could not stand their looks. They grated on me.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Those look a far cry better than the other method I did first. And much lighter. The pic is the first try.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:48 AM
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The bottom ailerons are done, almost. Waiting on epoxy so I can finish sand and add control horn. So while waiting I started on the fuse panels and thought I would show a little.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:49 AM
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How I do it. I cut a strip of 1/16 ply, then measure and mark up for the screw holes and drill them out. In this case the screws are 1" apart with the first one on the strip at 1/4 from the end. Thats how they measure out from the plans. Then I tape the strip in place, triple check. Then drill the holes.
I started on the Pitts with #0-3/8 but the head size just looked to small to me. So I went with a #2 screw, it is a little larger than scale but looks better to me.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:01 PM
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And the right side. Now to remove all of them and drill the screw hole one size larger in the aluminum.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:03 PM
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The panels were drilled for the screws. Now the bottomwing is done and ready for a good final sanding.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:36 PM
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all I can say is "WOW"!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:01 PM
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Well, I'll be a soamfsob!
Got the top wing on the board and commenced to measureing off of the plans. Made all the mark's and thought hmmmmm this looks different than the bottom. So I went and re-measured the bottom. I am a retard. Apparently when I did the bottom I made the first cut and continued to build from it instead of makeing the other cuts as marked. I guess after cutting the aileron off I must have turned everything over and commenced to build from that cut. I ended up with an aileron 1/2" smaller than it is supposed to be.
The first pic is where the pivot, hinge point, is suppose to be. The second pic displays the three marks (of which I did not use) the top mark is the wing T/E, bottom mark is the aileron L/E, and the middle mark is the pivot point or suppose to be.
So I get to build them again!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:04 PM
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The ailerons are gone and the T/E of the wing has been rebuilt. Tomorrow when I get home from flying I will rebuild the ailerons and get them back on.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Well, best discovered now. Me, I'd have *maybe* found it just after covering the wing.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:42 PM
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I hate making the mistake to begin with. Was just stoopid.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:50 PM
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and would probly make a pretty noticable flight difference!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:15 PM
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There's a saying in aviation: "Those that have, and those that are about to".

I'm with you. I beat myself-up when I make a mistake and should have measured a second, third, or even fourth time. Then I do something I'm proud of and it balances out.

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