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Reply #360 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 7:50pm
 
And Voila (that's French for "It's friggin' well about time") I have a wing panel up in the air. Haven't tried yet to take it off the center section, that's a challenge for another day  Cheesy
I'll take it off and re-jig it. As soon as I get my leading edge material I can put that on and sheet the top. Ton's of stuff to do from unber neath. While I'm doing that, I can jig up the center section the other way, and repeat for the left wing panel......
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Reply #361 - Apr 5th, 2018 at 3:45pm
 
Nothing glued, just cut first piece of sheeting for angle, and laid another to take a look. Starting to almost look like something familiar, but been sooooo long.. Embarrassed
Can't remember what part of a ship I'm working on.
I will lay the pieces out and glue them into a single sheet. PVA glue, lots of plastic tape to hold things together...will make for a nice hull.  Smiley
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Reply #362 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 2:39pm
 
Rough cut some sheeting, then taped them all together. Laid them out upside down, and glued all the seams with PVA. Always thought that trailing edge was fragile, so after I "banged" it,  Cry,  I laid a piece of CF strip along it.
I removed the center section so I could overlap the edges, re-checked the washout jigging, and glued on top sheeting for one panel. Not having the requisite bean bags, I used about 30 old MAN magazines for weight. Result not too awful. Panel still slides on the spar to the center, AND slides back off  Smiley. I realize the pic shows the panel NOT tight against the center...with nothing to shove on from the outer end I didn't push it too hard.
I do know the Vegas odds for me ever getting this far were in the area of 4,372 to 1. Mr. Mosher, who had some faith in me, wins based on his wager... Raa Raa Thank You Loyal Fans.  Odds for the next 3 sides go up exponentially..
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Reply #363 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 4:05pm
 
Looks like a wing!  Good job!
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Reply #364 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 6:45pm
 
Thanks Ben. About 2/3 of a wing counting the center panel...Once I decided on the "how", doing isn't too bad.
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Reply #365 - Apr 10th, 2018 at 7:59pm
 
No Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore. And no, this thing isn't a kit.  Undecided

Attached pic is a wing tip; there are 2 of them, and amazingly they are both 1.40 oz.  Egyptian Dancer

Also attached pic, each tip is 6 layers, to be glued and shaped. 6 x 1/4" = 1 1/2 inches. End of wing panel = 1 10/16". So I have to thin down the sheeting at the tip, or add to the pieces
So, since I'm thickening the assorted pieces to match the end of the panel, I might as well make the thickener out of plywood to strengthen the tip, because this stuff is soft.
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On the bright side, this does give lots of room to remove some material from the middle sheets; all in the interest of weight reduction (or at least offset the plywood).
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Reply #366 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 2:17pm
 
OK, obviously there is a centre section missing here. But, outer panels sheeted on top, ailerons need cap stripping on top etc etc etc. Once the aileron shape is final I can sand and gouge and plane the tips, then attach them. Leading edge of entire wing needs sanding, gouging, planing....
But underneath - servos, servos and more servos. I think it's best to have servo on each flap section..
each outer panel will have aileron servo and flap servo, centre section will have 2 flap servos...SBUS here we come.
Trick will be to get the 4 flap servos reasonably close in action.
Almost starting to begin to look like something, just not sure what.
I'm going to use robart hinge pins so it's not a problem, but plans show ailerons top hinged with dubro pinned flat hinges, but the wing has a HW spar. Not sure how to slit the HW.
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Reply #367 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 8:29pm
 
With a great planes hinge slotting machine :
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Reply #368 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 9:58pm
 
Yup, that'll work....or my version of the same thing...
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Reply #369 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:18pm
 
And you guys think I'M nuts..

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Reply #370 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:01am
 
So awesome and so sad at the same time 😳
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Reply #371 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 12:00pm
 
Fingers wrote on Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:18pm:
And you guys think I'M nuts..

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This is another nice one from the guy.

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Reply #372 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:14pm
 
And here i think my SBach scheme is too hard to replace so I'm thinking of just going straight lines.... Angry

Love to know what he uses for masking tape
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Reply #373 - Jun 11th, 2018 at 9:12am
 
Fingers wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:14pm:
And here i think my SBach scheme is too hard to replace so I'm thinking of just going straight lines.... Angry

Love to know what he uses for masking tape


I agree with you.  Although, I am curious how much is down to technique.  The lettering was so crisp.
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Reply #374 - Oct 28th, 2018 at 8:30pm
 
Sigh snore, back at it..... What Was That Naaah
Flap time. 3 panels each side, plans show 2 but with the 3 piece wing the main flap is split. So 3/32 balsa laminated between 2 pieces 1/64 ply. These raw pieces have no flex. Next I'll cover the flaps with .75oz glass cloth, inside and out, THEN I'll put the ribs on, 20 odd ribs. Per side.

Doing it this way because the thought of trying to glass around and over a bunch of ribs...well I don't have a hope in hell to get that right.

3 servos for the flaps - 1 center and 1 each panel.
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Reply #375 - Dec 31st, 2018 at 1:55pm
 
And here are a bunch of ribs sandwiched in a ply jig. Easy to sand on the vertical sander so they're all the same. If I run out can easily sand some more..
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Reply #376 - Jan 15th, 2019 at 4:33pm
 
OK. Flaps sections are hinged. Was going to use Robart hinge pins but I never have good luck with those, so Dubro HD it is.
Flaps are ribbed and hinged and reliefs for the hinges are on the wing panels. I guess a servo in each outer panel, and I have a 1/4 scale servo for the center - 3 pieces can run from 1 servo.

Also, I cut out 2 stimulated wheel covers for fitting. I don't know if I'll leave the piece that runs off at 60 deg and covers a drag link on the real plane. By reports it is fiddley to get hinged right so if I can't come up with the geometry I'll take that piece off. The actual flaps will be made from either 1/66 aluminium or heavy lithoplate.
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Reply #377 - Jan 20th, 2019 at 4:52pm
 
The "large" Robart air tank is large. No where to fit the thing. Courtesy of my cupboard, and Mr. Cool, found my self with 2 small tanks. Easy fiddledit in the wing.
Since I won't be contesting this thing  Wooo Weee  with all the manouvers like "gear down slow pass" "gear down try again" I only need air for
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I think I can run the flaps from the 1 Hitec HD servo (250 oz/in),  either torque rods with universal joint of some kind or CF sheet tongues.
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Reply #378 - Jan 29th, 2019 at 4:32pm
 
Waiting for steering arms and 3/32 rod for torque rod on the flaps.  What Was That
So I used a piece of clear plastic sheet and made a sort of see-through template of the front sheeting piece around the gear.  Huh Sign Some fiddling to make the fit right and I'll glue a second sheet to this, then cut the wheel wheel out. Once I know where that is fur sure I'll make liners for the well. Real plane didn't line the well, but with our dirty fields I think it's better to do it.
ANNND once the wells are cut out the wheel covers can be made....bit oversize.
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Reply #379 - Jan 30th, 2019 at 7:16pm
 
Looking good Sandy!
Sounds like my project; work a while, stop because I need a part, order part, spend money, rinse and repeat.
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