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Feb 03, 2020, 08:46 AM
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Thanks for the link above for the Zero build. Found it very interesting. Did a search for more threads by Wombat. Found one on the FW 190 using the same method. Unfortunately his activity stopped ten years ago. Hope that wasn't a bad sign. I find that most of us scale builders are older and dwindling.

Jim
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Mar 01, 2020, 10:21 PM
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I'm muddling on. I am not far from covering the wing, I think. I am currently assembling the motor mount, retract housing. My dilemma of the moment is about mounting the main wing. Making the wing de-mountable would make this plane easier to transport but I don't really have an idea for doing so that I like.
Mar 12, 2020, 08:33 PM
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step by step. I'm about ready to cover the wing. And start making the 6 bucks I'll need for vacuum forming, canopies and cowling. I am leaning toward making the wing removable, but that does mean reinforcing the fuselage significantly
Mar 13, 2020, 09:24 AM
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Thanks for keeping us up to date.

Do you have a favorite way to make cutouts in the wing for the motor/landing gear mount or for the servo pockets?
Mar 14, 2020, 11:22 PM
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I guess the answer is a sharp blade. In the picture of the elevator work, you can see the two I use the most. I put tape on the blade to control the depth of the cut. Cut around the edges. Then cut a grid. The small cells of the grid are then broken out. The bottom is not so smooth, so if that matters plan to sand it.

I've put a doculam on the wing. First sprayed with wing with a spray adhesive, experimenting suggested that the bond to this foam wanted some help.

With the wing this far along it's time to advance the rudder and elevator so I can then go work on covering the fuze.
Mar 22, 2020, 12:27 PM
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Getting ready to cover the fuselage. Working on the tail surfaces and how to fit them. Noticed that the last eight inches of the fuselage was floppy, and I had not thought about how to run the tail wheel. Extending the skewer that the rudder hinges on might have been better, but I did not do that. I plan run the wire the tail wheel is on up though the tube and into the skewer. Yes the hinges are key cards and bamboo skewers. If hinging back from the leading edge is a good thing or not remains to be seen.

Soon the fuselage will be covered with doculam and then I'll have to address how to attach with the main wing.
Yesterday, 09:08 PM
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Working on the rudder , it is not really glued in yet. I've made the first steps on the wing. It is beginning to look like a B10.

Normally I'd try to fly it before the vacuum formed parts get made. But now that's not going to happen. So it will be a pretty maiden.

- Allen
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