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Jul 03, 2019, 08:30 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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Foam cutter gave me a few problems but the core are usable
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Jul 03, 2019, 10:21 PM
Just Toss It !!!
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I can see you holding that thing over your head and running through the neighborhood humming : "BRRRRRRRR!!!!"
Jul 04, 2019, 02:07 AM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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Except I do it with an Italian accent
Jul 04, 2019, 03:50 AM
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Joiner bar and tube ,once again Tassie oak Joiner and ply tube ,tube will have carbon tow wrap
Jul 04, 2019, 05:22 AM
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Love it when a plan works out


Dihedral built into the joiner boxes worked out perfectly,very happy
Jul 04, 2019, 06:51 AM
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Looking good Steve.
Out of interest, looks like the joiner box is ply but do you wrap it to make sure it doesn't pop under load?

Al
Jul 04, 2019, 03:43 PM
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Post #64 Al
Jul 04, 2019, 04:55 PM
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Joiner box


Carbon wrapped
Jul 04, 2019, 04:59 PM
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Centre box glassed in
Jul 05, 2019, 01:23 AM
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Starting to look like what I drew


Most the sheeting is done turned a blue foam spinner ,needs some filling and glassing but looks about right,centre section all but done . So I think it looks like a Fiat
Jul 05, 2019, 06:37 AM
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Missed it by that much.....

Al
Jul 05, 2019, 06:54 AM
Delusional Wanna-Be
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Steve, what glue(s) did you use to build the fuselage? Always amazes me how you kinda build them in mid-air — with no fuss about jigs etc — and yet the alignment looks good.
Jul 05, 2019, 03:50 PM
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CA ,PVA ,epoxy thats about it . If you start your build straight the end result will be straight .I do use set squares and straight edges . Oh a trick I use is to give the sheeting a squirt of Orange power , lets me tie knots in the balsa. Being precise with your measurements is very important to ensure everything fits together . Of course these days a good laser cutter can solve that need . But hey I like being old school .
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Jul 05, 2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by steve wenban
Except I do it with an Italian accent
BooHarrr!
Jul 06, 2019, 03:05 AM
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Now I'm getting some where


It's the little things that slow you down
But doing little bits when the big bits are drying still gets the job done


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