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Reply #380 - Jan 30th, 2019 at 10:03pm
 
Made up the forward sheet for the bottom center. The holes will be enlarged later. In the shot of the single gear, right at the rear bolt is the break in the Hurricane wing. Not where I'm breaking my wing I might add...I'm out 1 bay. Huh Sign
But, with no break at the right place, I get a compound curve in the sheeting. Pffffft. Right now the sheeting is pinned and lying there with ammonia and lots of weight to try and bend the sheet around...

If you look closely at the "bottom sheet" you can see the outline of the wheel cover.
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Reply #381 - Jan 31st, 2019 at 7:08pm
 
And here are dummy covers lying in place for "gotta see this" purposes. Covers will be made of either litho or flashing material from my local home improvement depot...With a reflex in the covers they should close up flush to the surface  This is Good
I have a small piece of aluminum that would make 1 set of standoffs, need to \scrounge another
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Reply #382 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 3:21pm
 
OK, I've thought on this for a while (yes Glen, a looong time) Nah To You. Going to the 3 piece wing complicated the flaps a lot. What had been 4 flap panels has become 5, with 3 of them in the center section. I could have used 5 servos but didn't have the $$$$ so I'm trying this.
Mocked up so we can see it, and think about it. Yes Al, it's likely over thought and over engineered  Gossip. Now for the pundits to kick in  Anyone.
All the ribs in the center section have a 1 5/8" hole, and those holes are lined up. I made a bunch of 1 5/8" ply disks, cut some copper tubing to act as bushings (I wanted bearings but Al said no  Smiley). I threaded the 5/32 rod, five nylon 5/32 nose gear steering arms, and the ply disks into the right sequence, stuck the disks into the rib holes, and Voila as the French say. I have a single torque rod, actuated by a 1/4 scale servo in there that I have to get mounted so it's removable, and the 1 servo will run the 5 flap pieces.
The outer wing panels each have their own servo.
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Reply #383 - May 18th, 2019 at 2:54pm
 
Feeling bit off today, so tried another item.....Kinda satisfying to see something covered, but not sure this is the correct fabric.
This is Super Coverite, and I'm wondering if it might be "too" finished for the Hurricane fabric. I know Phil Clark says that you shouldn't really see the grain of the fabric after the plane is painted. This stuff will certainly ensure that!
Iron on fabrics is getting hard to find since the demise of Solartex. What was Oracoat is available again from some places.
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