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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Speaking of brass tube.......Here's how I used it to cut the holes in the top wing sheeting. I basically made a saw out of one end. I took the dremel and sharpened the edge, then cut slots across the sharpened end. Here's how it turned out.........



....and here's how the holes turned out. Nice and clean........



Thanks for looking!!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Looking good Mike
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Dremel's also come with different sized cutting stones (that are flat on the top). I always use those as long as I have the right size...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Thanks guys!

Got my epoxy, and got the wing halves glued up. Woohoo!!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Took the clips off this morning and everything stayed where it was supposed to last night. Can't wait to get back to it this afternoon!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:39 AM
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I use tips like these. I stick them on a new bottle of CA and never take them off. When I'm done with gluing I just stick a piece of masking tape or blue painters tape over the tip. They very seldom are plugged, and if they do plug I just nip off the very tip.

Saves allot of glue. I remember my first build. I spent more on CA than the plane. LOL.

OOPS, EDIT,....Forgot to add the link. Gettin old. LOL

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNXD4&P=7
Tacx, the tips I got were exactly those in your link. They work very well, and the tape on the tip works great! Thanks!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Ok, I am about to sheet the center section of the bottom wing, and I have a question for all you guys who have hog bipes and have done the dual servo mod.......

How did you pass the servo leads through the center sheeting into the top of the wing? I thought about making some sort of box that would keep the servo leads from dropping back through the holes that I'll make in the center of the wing, but not sure. Any thoughts? I want this to be a clean installation. I hate having to fish a lead back out through the wing. I don't want anything elaborate either, like the rubber grommets you can buy.......some pics would be nice.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:49 PM
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Mike,
I can't give you a pic cause my Bipe is hanging in the garage for winter storage, but what i did was cut two separate holes for each lead. One for the left and one for the right. Then after I brought the two leads out of the holes I put a small nylon ty-rap around them to hold them together. That way they cannot fall back into the wing.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:15 AM
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This is how I do mine. I cut my holes before I glass the center.

Pat
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Pat, that's how I normally do them, but I invariably end up having to dig them back out because I let it fall back in.....

Tacx, the tie wrap thing gives me an idea....I guess I could put some shrink wrap around both of them, that way they'd never fall out.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:42 PM
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ok, another question.......at the point where I'm about to wrap the fiberglass tape around the center of the bottom wing. The manual says to glue the tape in with CA; I've always used epoxy for this. Any suggestions??
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:42 PM
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I also wrap a twist tie around them, but I do that after I have covered the wing. I will pull the servos again, when I cover the wing & servo hatches. My paper tubes are left almost to the center, you can see them through the holes.

Pat
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:46 PM
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ok, another question.......at the point where I'm about to wrap the fiberglass tape around the center of the bottom wing. The manual says to glue the tape in with CA; I've always used epoxy for this. Any suggestions??
I have always used epoxy when joining wings with cloth. I just don't trust the CA in that application. I like to glue down the beginning of the tape with CA just to hold it in place to start, and then I can pull the cloth tight as I apply the epoxy.

I add some alcohol to the epoxy mix to thin it out which makes it easier to brush on.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:46 AM
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I have enjoyed following your build, now the only problem is I want a Hog biplane! I wish they were still available. I'm a big fan of the 4-star planes, I have the 40 & 60. Wish they would make that into a biplane.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:59 PM
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I have enjoyed following your build, now the only problem is I want a Hog biplane! I wish they were still available. I'm a big fan of the 4-star planes, I have the 40 & 60. Wish they would make that into a biplane.
74ranch,

You do not need them to do it.

You can do it yourself. Build an upper wing and give it about 3 to 5 degrees of leading edge sweptback and join it with struts to the fuselage and lower wing.

Voila _ _ _ done.

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