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Posted by Jim.Thompson | Apr 09, 2014 @ 12:30 AM | 14,453 Views
These pictures show how I build the box section fuselages - I hope!
The EPP beds that the foam cores come in is cut down to 10mm sheets using a hot wire and a couple of spacers on the bench.
After the sides and top are cut out, I line the inside with 80/20 glass and epoxy.
The wood that I'm using for the bulkheads is recycled Douglas Fir venetian blinds that I have cut into strips. These are glued together and first tacked in with CA.
The final assembly is done with PU glue.
Posted by Jim.Thompson | Apr 06, 2014 @ 12:56 PM | 14,376 Views
I flew my new little 3 servo plank out at our favourite beach headlands. It flew just fine without an problems. Smooth and agile. I did make a very slight CG adjustment, but ended up setting it back to where I had it from the bench set up. I look forward to flying it out at Mt. Borah in some good lift.
My flying buddy Andrew even took a short video of the launch here:

Jims Plank (0 min 11 sec)