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  • sahartman21's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The leading edge (1/4" thick balsa) was attached with Gorilla Glue. The surface was dampened with a moist paper towel initially. A thin bead of...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Today, 02:11 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    A razor saw was used to trim the trailing edge flush with the shucks. The leading edge was trimmed until the edge was flush with the cores. A...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Today, 02:01 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The wings were removed from the vacuum bag the next morning.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The wing is placed on a 4 mil thick tarp that is used to make a vacuum bag. A vacuum tube and piece of rope are taped in place on the bag. A...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The wing core was installed between the wing sheeting. I test fit and pin the sheeting in place on the core. The cores are fit between the...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    A piece of 1.6 ounce fiberglass cloth was laid over the balsa sheeting. Approximately 1 ounce of finishing epoxy was mixed for each side of the...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Some finishing epoxy is mixed an applied to the spars and vertical carbon shears. They are slid in place.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    I test run the vacuum pump prior to mixing the finishing epoxy. Take the time to confirm that it works before going further.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Slots were cut for carbon fiber strips that will later be glued in the top of the wing.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The wing sheeting was taped together to make a balsa "book" that folds at the trailing edge. The carbon fiber strips were planned out that the...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Some landing gear supports/wing spars were made from 1/8" thick light ply. These were cut about 12 1/2" by 1 3/4" and slid into the wing. The...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    A template was made for the wing sheeting by placing large "T" pins around the wing shucks. Place the pins about 1/4" wider (both front and back)...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Jordon Peace stopped by this morning and we sheeted a couple wings. I began by weighing each sheet of balsa and sorting from them from lightest to...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-30-2016, 05:11 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The servo tray was installed for the other model today.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 08:48 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Shoe Goo was used to attach the tray.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 08:46 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The tray was cut to fit the servos and holes were drilled for the servo screws. The tray was test fit to verify the servos don't hit the fuselage...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 08:41 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Some rails were glued in place with CA and measurements were taken for the servo tray. The tray was rough cut and verified to fit. The tray...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 08:37 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    It was dry the next day. I hadn't had a chance to work on them until now.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 08:35 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Next was the installation of the servo tray. I began by laying a servo beside the fuselage and marking the proposed location. I try for 1 1/4"...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-29-2016, 04:10 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The parts were removed from the peel ply. I trim the edges with a sanding block. Lightly sand the surface with sanding block and 220 grit...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:50 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The parts were placed between the layers of peel ply and placed on a piece of plastic tarp (4 mil thickness). A vacuum tube was taped in place. ...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:39 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    A layer of 1.6 ounce fiberglass cloth was applied to both sides of the stabilizer.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:37 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Some finishing epoxy was mixed and a piece of white fabric (nylon or polyester blend material used for dress linings) was attached to the surface.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:30 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Two more stabs were shaped and then I began planning the placement on the peel ply (blue fabric).
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:27 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Mark the leading and trailing edge to provide a guide where to shape. A balsa plane was initially used and it was followed with a coarse grade...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-24-2016, 06:21 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Some 1/4" wide by pieces of 1/64" plywood were cut into strips. Slots were cut into the balsa sheets using my slot jig. It is made by placing an...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-17-2016, 05:10 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Here are a few pictures of the cutting out the 1/4" thick balsa horizontal tail surfaces. I cut out three as it is generally just as easy to cut out...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-09-2016, 05:00 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    The firewall was coated with finishing epoxy. Some Cotton Flock was added to the remaining epoxy to thicken it. The mix was applied to the back...
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-09-2016, 04:52 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    Holes were drilled for the blind nuts and the kill tube. The kill tube was filled with Vaseline to keep epoxy out while gluing in place.
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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    01-09-2016, 04:48 PM
    sahartman21 replied to a thread Build an Ashley MM in Q-40 Racing
    More pictures:
    65 replies | 1983 view(s)
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