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Old Oct 02, 2007, 02:35 PM
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If you're fitting retracts and plan on doing ROG's then the rudder seems like a good idea to me, she's coming along a treat, keep it up!

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Old Oct 02, 2007, 03:13 PM
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Yup, the ROG thing got me thinking afterwards about putting the rudder in. If I use a pico or HS55 it won't add too much weight. Besides, sure would be nice pulling up into the vertical and doing a hammerhead to come back down on another straffing run!
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Old Oct 02, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Who is Xterac?

Hi -- Looks like a good kit but I can't find any information on the kit manufacturer/distributer. I read that this is a beta kit, will it become available to the public? Thanks. -David
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Old Oct 02, 2007, 11:59 PM
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He's one of those Scottish critters over there in the land of Scottish critters. I'm asuming this will become a kit, hopefully mine doesn't get re-kitted!
Rudder is together and I made an addition that I talked to the boss man about earlier. I felt the 1/8 thick surfaces would be a little too thin for my handling, so I've laminated a layer of 1/32 on each side. Now I will sand all the pieces to an airfoil section like on the full size. Also gives me a little more meat for the hinges to bite into.
Come to think of it, this Scottish critter never did give me his first name, none that I can pronounce anyway. But heh, I ain't the most gifted fellow.
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Alrighty then. Rudder and vertical stab are done. Bevel has been sanded into the leading edge of the rudder for the hinge line. The 2 layers of contest grade 1/32 really stiffened up the whole structure quite nicely, without any real weight gain. Now to decide if I'm going to try and hook the tail wheel steering to the rudder or run 2 sets of rods, one to the rudder and one to the tail wheel.
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Forgot the pic
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 01:31 PM
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Trial fit of the formers onto the crutch.
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 01:43 PM
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That laminated rudder is looking nice craig!

...He's one of those Scottish critters over there in the land of Scottish critters...
My girldfriend said that I look like a badger the other day so you proably right My avatar should rather read: frenzy greek leaving (and loving Scotland)

<<I read that this is a beta kit, will it become available to the public? Thanks. -David>>

Well if craig enjoys building the plane then you are more than welcome to give it a try. I will most definitely post the laser-cut-parts file once plane is maidened , don't think it is worth paying the cost for making a plug for the cowl so if you don't enjoy planking it, and there is no reason you shouldn't, maybe I could make a cheap female mold and laminate a cowl.

PS also glad you are going for rudder control, really worth the extra weight, nice!
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Old Oct 03, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Thanks Frenzied Greek! Figured no way that name was Scottish. Just screams out for a rudder,so a rudder it is. Besides, gives me something to do with these little servos I got laying around
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Old Oct 04, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Yeah, I know I'm rushing it a bit. But I just couldn't help myself!
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Old Oct 04, 2007, 02:23 PM
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Well if craig enjoys building the plane then you are more than welcome to give it a try. I will most definitely post the laser-cut-parts file once plane is maidened , don't think it is worth paying the cost for making a plug for the cowl so if you don't enjoy planking it, and there is no reason you shouldn't, maybe I could make a cheap female mold and laminate a cowl.


Please let me know if a short kit becomes available as I am not skilled in cutting out formers and ribs. That said, I only recently have tried planking and did not find it too difficult. Kind of like putting together a 3-D puzzle.
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Old Oct 04, 2007, 02:26 PM
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Planking isn't too difficult, and if you cut your edges on a bevel, it can make for really nice joints. I might try some formed sheeting over this fella, haven't decided yet. So far I'm having a blast building it.
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Old Oct 04, 2007, 02:54 PM
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all guns blazing

That wing platform is looking really nice, but before you finish building it I will throw my advice, hope you haven't finished

Note that you have to trim the ribs of the central section that fall within the width of the fuselage according to the plan. ie the pre-cut central section rib needs to be trimmed at the leading edge,that essentially brings the wing forward compared to the picture you have attached, look at mine attached image.
also the stabiliser seems to be below it's normal sitting position in your picture. just checking
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Old Oct 04, 2007, 03:39 PM
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SAY WHAT!!!!!!!~!
Just kidding! Just stuck them together for my own curiosity, nothing glued. Figured the center rib would have to be shortened at the leading edge in order to fit into the fuse. Stab is just hanging in place, wrong place mind you, but just hanging there. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some CF rods for the wings when I'm in the big city. If not, it will be time to glue up the fuse.
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