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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:07 PM
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The fin and rudder also use the lamination type construction. I cut out a few more strips, and made the rest of the tail section.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Welcome to the fold RMCCOR7737!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:27 PM
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It's 4F outside, but it was 65F in my shop. A good day to stay inside !

The two rear fuselage sides were built today.

I need to study the plans. To me, the front fuselage half construction is a bit ambiguous. It looks like it is built from 1/4" ply, which is way overbuilt and too heavy.

More study is definately required.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Good to see your starting a new build Tom!!! Looking great so far.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:20 PM
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.........The two rear fuselage sides were built today..........
You're playing with us now Tom. I'm thinking you left that one brace out on purpose (or maybe added one to one side panel) just to see if we're paying attention.....

We are!!

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Thanks, Aaron. it feels good to be gluing sticks together, again.

Don, i used a slightly thinner wood, on that cross brace, so I added an extra. Remember, I building this airframe from as much salvaged scrap as possible. I'll use what I have, as long as it doesn't adversely effect the airframe.

Good catch on picking that up. That way I know that somebody is paying attention. LOL
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Hah! I thought he didn't know which way it went.

Wait -don't TWO braces cancel each other out?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:28 AM
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Wait -don't TWO braces cancel each other out?
Short answer - no.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 01:47 PM
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After cleaning 6" of snow, in 6F weather, I decided to spend a little time in the shop. ( I know the EJ is envious of our weather. That's why I included the weather report.)

I figured that since the plans show 1/4" fuselage sides, that it would be easiest to build them that way. I decided to substitute balsa for the hard ply shown.

Are you guys ready ? This marks the appearance of the cartoon wood. LOL I traced a template from the plans, and transferred it to the cartoon wood. I cut the part out, and used it for a template.

I was fortunate to have a few sheets of 6" wide, 1/8 balsa. I traced the parts to the 1/8 sheet, and cut them out using my band saw.

Two 1/8 parts were laminated together to make the 1/4" thickness required.

The laminated parts were then glued to the rear fuselage sections.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Hooray for cartoon wood! Red Green has his duct tape, but our man Tom has his cartoon wood! Red should be green with envy...

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After cleaning 6" of snow, in 6F weather, I decided to spend a little time in the shop. ( I know the EJ is envious of our weather. That's why I included the weather report.)
I always admire you weather - from afar! I've had this last week off, next week too, but I've been busy 'round the house. Figures Mother Nature would share a wee bit if your cold conditions with me - for humbleness' sake.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:58 PM
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That dog still hasn't moved an inch.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM
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That dog still hasn't moved an inch.
Yes she has. She's curled up in my recliner, right now. LOL
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Looking really good so far Tom, It is going to be a cool looking plane when finished.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:56 PM
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All in the family

Mono "prep," and Mono "Coupe"...-a logical progression...We're covering both ends of the family, Tom.

I've been on mine off and on for 12 hours today....I don't want to stop !

Gotta quit before I burn out,though.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:02 PM
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This "mono" must be extremely contagious.
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