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Jan 15, 2020, 09:25 PM
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We're going to build this wing with the original open bay design that was another unique feature of Charlie's Turbo, rarely seen on solid foam core wing
As I mentioned above, I wanted to build this wing with the original Open Bay style of the original Turbo wing. I've built them both fully sheeted and with Open Bay and they come out the same, just a different look when the light hits the monokote

Anyway, here's what the sheeted wing looks like, before adding my root rib/cap and squaring off at the root.
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Jan 16, 2020, 07:20 AM
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Oh OK thank you

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Jan 22, 2020, 05:15 PM
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Now that the wing sheeting is completed,

let's get started on the mechanics . I mentioned previously that there a couple of ways to secure the Drive Pin (ie hardwood block, epoxy hardspot). I've decided to go with the epoxy hardspot for this set.

I'll start by inserting the wing rod into the wing and fitting the wingeron actuator onto it. Next, insert the drive pin (music wire) into the actuator and align the wire with the midline of the foam wing core, at the root. Now, slowly rotate the music wire while applying force into the foam wing core, til it travels 2 in into the core. Viola

Next, I pull off the wing rod, actuator and drive pin and use a 1/4in drill bit to remove 1 in deep of foam core around the drive pin. This will create my hard spot.

Re-insert the drive pin, mix up some epoxy and micro balloons and fill in the relieved 1/4in diameter around the drive pin. I filled in the root area of the wing, as well to create a hard root rib . Place the wing rod and actuator back onto the wing to help maintain proper drive pin alignment and allow the epoxy to set up.
Jan 25, 2020, 07:23 PM
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I traced out a Half Stab from my Turbo St,

...and cut it out of 3/32" Balsa. Next I cut my " Brass tube to size for both the pivot rod n the swing rod. Cut the relief in the Stab and insert the Brass tubes. Then slide the Stab onto the Vertical Fin for the Show
Jan 25, 2020, 08:16 PM
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Looks nice!

Feb 21, 2020, 04:11 PM
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I finished up my wingtips,....

....and covered both wings and hatch.

Here's what she looks like, before adding Turbo graphics to the top of the wing and some contrasting Black on the bottom surfaces
Feb 22, 2020, 07:35 PM
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Tough decision for the Bottom-side contrast,...

....between Black & White Checkered-board or Invasion Stripes.
Feb 22, 2020, 09:55 PM
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Looking great!
I still need to resurrect my Turbo.
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Yes, looks really nice.

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