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Mar 12, 2006, 09:05 PM
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Here are the required templates for the first stage of the build.
Next step is to harden the edges with cyano.

When cutting out the sides; make the servo opening in one side only.

Don't forget to make two identical bulkheads.
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Mar 12, 2006, 10:40 PM
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I usually run cyano around all the edges of the cardboard template to make them hard after this they can even be sanded smooth.

This is usually quite a messy job. In the past I just applied thin cyano with the fine tip on my cyano bottle. Brushing also works if you have cyano with a brush.

More recently I have a spare tip that I have cut a step into which makes it easy to follow the edge of the cardboard.
Mar 13, 2006, 06:17 AM
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Found another minor fault. The cutouts for the bulkhead in the bottom template needed to be 6mm deeper. I have amended the plans and re-posted.

This is one of the reasons why I am doing the build thread so that the plans can be verified. I'll continue to post updates as i come across them.

At the end the posted plans should be error free.
Mar 13, 2006, 06:59 AM
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Mar 13, 2006, 07:26 AM
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is the wing flat plate or is it builtup like the mid west DAS Little Stick?
Mar 13, 2006, 07:39 AM
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I am now building a "Cubish" thing, and this Ugly looks nice to start with when itīs finished. You said, pmjass, that you could do .dxf-file. Yes, that would be nice. I like CAD-works. The Cub ( presented in the Foamies thread ) will be floppypowered.
Mar 13, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Ahhh an oldie but a goldie im interested in what the specs are as to weight and power ect' when you have time just keep building and snapping pix cheers Lez.
Mar 13, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Here are a couple of pics of my cutting table.
Mar 13, 2006, 02:44 PM
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One of the templates held down with map pins and ready to cut.
Mar 13, 2006, 02:46 PM
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Dry fit of parts to show how it goes together.
Mar 13, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Nice clean looking cuts. That's going to be a rugged fuse. I see your nice wire rig there, that's how you get such presision cuts. I just finishes your indoor Baron yesterday, nice rugged interlocking design on the frame, I have a 20T cd motor on it, Hope I can do it justice. I built it out of skinned FF, ans just a hint of uncercamber and sanded the LE & TE edges.
Keep up the good work, I love these show as you go builds!!

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Mar 13, 2006, 07:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gorge windsurfer
is the wing flat plate or is it builtup like the mid west DAS Little Stick?
Its a flat plate with two 5mm carbon rods to keep it that way.

While I personally don't like the look of flate plate wings that much; they perform very well. In the air it is diffcult to spot. They also seem to be able to slow up very well with forgiving stall characteristics.

With this design it should be easy to modify the side templates to allow for a full section wing. The fuselage in the wing seat section is constant width.

I had thought about doing a full section wing however I decided that a flat wing would be quicker and easier and after flying one for a bit I'm quite happy with the performance.
Mar 14, 2006, 02:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phlygaren
I am now building a "Cubish" thing, and this Ugly looks nice to start with when itīs finished. You said, pmjass, that you could do .dxf-file. Yes, that would be nice. I like CAD-works. The Cub ( presented in the Foamies thread ) will be floppypowered.
Here ya go.
Mar 14, 2006, 02:56 AM
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Next step some hardpoints for the servos, I use around 1/16" (1.5 mm) ply.

MAKE CERTAIN YOU DO A LEFT AND A RIGHT SIDE

Its a lot easier while everything is flat and avoids a lot of hangar rash later
on.

MAKE CERTAIN YOU DO A LEFT AND A RIGHT SIDE

Cut around the perimeter of the hardpoint area with a sharp knife to the depth required.

MAKE CERTAIN YOU DO A LEFT AND A RIGHT SIDE

I then use my dremel to router out the area. Because of the knife cuts you can get a nice sharp corner.

I've also attached a pic of the dremel attachment I use.

MAKE CERTAIN YOU DO A LEFT AND A RIGHT SIDE


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