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Aug 19, 2019, 04:30 AM
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the first and the longest step of the construction is the CAD (computer aided design) i change lot of parts from the original design . i'm using Fusion360 who is free for hobbyist and you can found lot of good tutorials on youtube to help you .
when i'm happy with the design , i create a 2D big "pattern " to print on several ( ISO) A4 sheets of paper
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Sep 07, 2019, 12:19 PM
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After the 3D views , some pictures of the constructions of the fuselage . all parts are made with 6 mm Depron except for the empeneages where i use a 9 mm depron .
i print the pattern on several sheets of paper . i assemble all the sheets of paper with adhesive tape then i cut out following the pattern . Afterward i glue all the pieces of paper on the foamboard and i cut all the parts with a japanese knife and a scalpel for the precise cuts
I'm using PolyUrethane PU glue (glue for wood in outside ) for assembling all the parts together and masking tape to maintain some parts together to let the glue cure
Feb 23, 2020, 03:32 AM
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The wings are build very quickly , i glue the main spar and the ribs on the inner side of the wing skin , and when the glue is dry i fold the skin at the leading edge and i fall back on the ribs and spar . i hold in place with masking tape and a stack of magazines.
i let it dry overnight then i cut the aileron with a utility knife
Feb 24, 2020, 06:02 PM
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The fuselage frame looks very professional with and without the skin... I have to learn that method!
The plane itself is very nice to look at.
Feb 25, 2020, 05:21 AM
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The fuselage frame looks very professional with and without the skin... I have to learn that method!
The plane itself is very nice to look at.
Thank you . i like when my airplane are same me : STRONG because i'm flying in the bush and i need a plane who need to resist to the unconventionnal landing like into the tree or on a stone's field
Feb 25, 2020, 10:08 AM
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Haha! Good strategy.
Mar 22, 2020, 11:21 AM
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i really enjoy flying with this plane , i had built several models and i still flying with 2 of them . The oldest (withe and yellow ) has around 120 flights , some hard landings but no big crash
the second with the US navy livery is less lucky , 2 big crash and i lost him into the bush . i found it after 2 days of searching with a drone . he have now lot of "scars " but he still flying well even after 36 flights


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