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Old 11-26-2008, 10:31 PM
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Well, I've studied the plans and decided to start glueing this plane together. I don't have a useable instruction manual, but hopefully if I get stuck someone here can chime in with the answers.
Well, I started with the fuse. I got the former locations marked and glued along with the triangle pieces. Next, I glued my thumb to one of the fuse sides. I am surprised I got this far without losing some skin. The fuse sides are joined and true. Next comes the L.G. blocks and wing saddle pieces. Here are a couple of pics.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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You're doing a nice job! Thin CA is treacherous, [if that's what you're using]. It soaks away from the glue joints, too. Hard to imagine this hobby without it.
Looks like you picked out a project that will reward you with some good experiences and memories.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:02 PM
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If you haven't glued yourself to your work at one point or another then you ain't using enough CA! Looks good I built one about 10 years ago. Have fun.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:37 PM
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I sometimes wrap a paper towel around a bottle of thin CA it tape there...that is where I usually get stuck, from the dribble on the bottle.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:36 PM
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Well, I got some more work done on the plane last night. I got the landing gear blocks in and drilled. The firewall is on along with the triangle stock on it and the 2nd former. I also built the tail feathers. I am going to sheet some of the top of the fuse, but leave the rest open until I figure out where to mount the servo rails for the ele., rudder and throttle.
I'm using CA for the joints that won't have heavy loads and 30 min epoxy for the ones that will. I.E. firewall, l.g. blocks. I also used some aliphitic resin glue on a couple of the tail feather joints. I like using this stuff sometimes just for sentimental value. I built many a stick and tissue plane in my room as a kid using this stuff and it's always good to go back to your roots every now and then.
I hope everyone here had a good Thanksgiving Day.
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Looks good Ian, nothing wrong with yellow wood glue.
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