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AC-119K Stinger based on Palmer plans
AC-119K Stinger based on Palmer plans
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Aurora plastic model
Typical SEA scheme-my favorite
Cutting 4x8 sheet of 2" blue foam for the fuse blank
All glued together
Tracing the outlines
New vertical hot wire cutter
Fuse blank hot wired
Reference lines drawn on the fuse blank
Turkey carving knife to knock off the edges.
Shaping with Stanley sureform tool
Bottom roughed out
Canopy area drawn on
Styrene glued in for window shapes
Reverse templates for checking progress
Picture says it all
starboard side windows
Mounted on stand and spackled
Rotate to any position and lock
Sanded and glassed with 2 layers of 3/4 oz
3 coats wax and 3 coats PVA
4 layers of 3 oz glass cloth
After wet sanding
Another view after sanding
Primer sealer sprayed on to check for blemishes
Cut down the middle top & bottom and slipped off the plug
Two halves glued back together
Strip of 3 oz glass glued in for reinforcement.
Peeling PVA out of Fuse #2
Canopy cut out of plug
arking for bulkheads
Shaping nose plug- fuse #1
Spackled and ready to sand
Sawing the plug up
File folder slipped in so that I can trace the bulkhead.
Ooops, just realized I have an extra frame on it. Damn, glad I caught that before I sent it! It's the one above the front windscreens.
Half laid up
Second half complete
Molds laid out for wax and PVA application
Notice bondo repair on some bad places
Door laid up, this is 8.5 oz coarse weave cloth.
Nose cone laid up
Door from previous pic with final layer of 3/4 cloth to hide the weave.
Here is the nose before repairing blemishes, it is a good fit. Dark spot is the small void.
Door trimmed and ready to be pulled out
Here she is
Little primer problem
Both doors, checking for proper fit and closure.
Ready to box up
16x8 Biela 4 bladers, motors and escs
Pinned 1/4" balsa to back bulkhead and shaped 1/32" undersize.
Layout pattern for internal structure
One door with its own rear bulkhead
Internal structure fitted
How they fit together
Close but not right
Using styrene for internal structure
Even worse fit with the styrene
Glassed balsa internal structure
Two slabs of balsa sandwiched between the doors after cutting off 1/8th inch of each door. Doors taped on solid. Glue the door edges and then sand the balsa down level.
Bondo to even out the surface at the door junction
Here is the fit after leveling the surface
Inside the door and ready for structure layout.
Traced out and two coats poly.
Holes drilled and cleaned up.
Structure cut out
Nice fit, just needs edges cleaned up a little.
Balsa skins taped together
Outer wing panels( under all those books)
Yes, it's a "foamie"!
Blank for "bubble" plug
Finished with 2 coats epoxy, wet sanded
Bubble for me and my friend
Sawing off LE
LE & TE glued on
LE shaped on one panel but not finished yet
That is a 96" workbench and it hangs over about 13"!!!!
First cut, too high in the fuse.
About an inch to shallow.
Now that's more like it!
Tapered top of TE bulkhead
View with tapered bulkhead
Tapered TE repaired
Another view of front mount
Damn this thing takes up a lot of space!!!!!
Bolts with paint on ends
Add'l layer of 3 oz glass and ply pads for bolts
Wow, and these are just the booms!
So well packed
Actually engineered packing I would say
Tape residue being removed
Long dowel tool next to boom
Work end of the tool
All three installed
Dorsal should give a lot of strength
Depron LE bulkhead
Depron standoffs and middle section glued on
Setting the position
All glued up and curing. 30 min epoxy along the seam and CA along the wing
Retaining bolt sleeve and corner repair
It does still come off!
And bolted on
String glued on cans, booms squared up over plan, light on top
Shop lights off, trace the shadow
Four 3.5" and two 2.5" Hangar 9 Prolite wheels A bunch of wheel collars and a Robart air pump
Has some flare in toward the wing CL
Image stolen from the foamies thread...
Joiner tubes ends sealed
Used the tubes and a dowel for alignment to trace rib on lite ply
Ribs tacked glued together and slipped on tube
Used Gorilla glue to glue the tube and the ribs on the wing ends
Stab ready to be trimmed for LE & TE
Plastic tubes for elev and rudder wiring runs
Insert the Zona to cut the tube
Alum tube inserted
LE & TE on and shaped
Retainer collar for nylon bolt, you can just see the bolt in there
Locator dowels and plastic bushing receptors
Alum tab glued in middle section, 3/4 ply glued under it in the outer wing
1/8" ply plate glued above the 3/4 ply with a slot for the alum tab
Holes oversize in 1/8" ply and alum tab, it only screws into the 3/4" ply
V1........ note the depth into the fuse
Ripped it off....... felt good!
Added 3/4" to the saddle
Here's the result......... V2
How cool is that!
Great start on a cowl plug!
3/4 ply firewall
Notice the oil on the engine and tarmac, prop in feathered position
Spackle to seal the foam
Nose gear door layup
Main gear doors layup
Mains & nose doors
Marking the flap on the cowl
Hog out to apply the fanfold cowl flaps
Glued on, spackled
Finally glassed with two layers of 3/4 oz
Working on ail & flaps
Using right triangle to mark parting plane outline
Clay the seams, this is the most time consuming of all
Parting planes removed
Second half finished
Flap has a funky shape
Mold halves off the plug
Checking the fit, bolts will tighten it up
Cowl #1 laid up and curing
What a mess
Fillets where the top meets the wing
Slip fit on the nacelle/boom
Glassed center section wing
Handy little cones to guide the nylon bolts
Sanded to shape
Look at the size of that cowl! Ooops, I meant canopy!
1/2" wide sanding tool
Section sanded for the inlay
Gap cover glued in
it is a little racy but I have always liked this one.
Inner flap cut out
Facing the flap and opening with 1/16" balsa
Completed port flap
Both inner flaps
One cowl done, other almost done
Wing completed and primered
Preshaping foam fairings
Glued to fuse only/ wax paper on wing
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