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Jul 04, 2019, 06:06 PM
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Adding trailing and leading edges. The Leading Edge is made up of 1/16 inch strips. I glued the first strip to the ribs with CA, then used Titebond for the rest of the strips.

Came apart a little, so added the clamps.
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Jul 04, 2019, 06:10 PM
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I am a bit undecided about the ailerons at this point.

The plans call for rudder/elevator, and I was originally going to add ailerons. But now I am not sure; the inner wing rib is set to the 'non-aileron' dihedral, per the plans.

The reason for adding the ailerons (for me) was to make the model more capable in windy weather. But not sure. We shall see. Open to your thoughts.
Jul 04, 2019, 10:57 PM
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I am a bit undecided about the ailerons at this point.

The plans call for rudder/elevator, and I was originally going to add ailerons. But now I am not sure; the inner wing rib is set to the 'non-aileron' dihedral, per the plans.

The reason for adding the ailerons (for me) was to make the model more capable in windy weather. But not sure. We shall see. Open to your thoughts.
Ailerons would be a scale look , might not improve performance.
Jul 05, 2019, 08:41 PM
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The Left Wing was so much fun, let's do the Right Wing.

Trimmimg the Lower Spar: 1/2" at the root, 5/16" at the tip. This is the first model, that I can recall, that has a tapered spar.
Jul 05, 2019, 08:44 PM
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The Wing Ribs are pre-cut, but not perfect.

The drawing has the ribs, and it is good for checking shape. But all the ribs need a little fitting, and my files come in handy.
Jul 06, 2019, 08:03 AM
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I received another email from Eric this morning. His attendance at SMALL 30 is looking very promising!
Very good news.
Jul 06, 2019, 11:26 AM
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Eric will be proud
Jul 06, 2019, 02:09 PM
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Eric will be proud
More so if itís diesel powered.
Jul 06, 2019, 02:25 PM
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Not planning to go diesel at this time, but not impossible.
Jul 06, 2019, 02:26 PM
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More work on the Right Wing.
Jul 07, 2019, 04:05 PM
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I received another email from Eric this morning. His attendance at SMALL 30 is looking very promising!
Sweet!
Jul 09, 2019, 07:31 PM
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Any progress??
Jul 09, 2019, 10:44 PM
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Any progress??
Starting a process I like to call "Smite the Balsa". Razorplane and sanding blocks. Yum, yum!
Jul 10, 2019, 09:19 AM
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Starting a process I like to call "Smite the Balsa". Razorplane and sanding blocks. Yum, yum!
How do you like that razor plane? I was never real happy with mine.
Jul 10, 2019, 12:14 PM
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How do you like that razor plane? I was never real happy with mine.
My razor plane works good on big ol' soft pieces of balsa, like the leading edge of my 1/3 scale WW1 model (110" ws).

On something small like this Spitfire, I use it a little. You have to get the blade set just right.


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