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    When the fuse comes off the building board I'll...

    When the fuse comes off the building board I'll take a look. The rudder would need just a little wood/reshaping as well.
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    When the fuse comes off the building board I'll...

    When the fuse comes off the building board I'll take a look. The rudder would need just a little wood/reshaping as well.
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    The fin-stab alignment is perfect, it’s the fore...

    The fin-stab alignment is perfect, it’s the fore and aft that’s off. The kit instructions said do not glue the fuse sheeting at the aft end so I didn't, I just sanded everything smooth and even. ...
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    That's correct, it's the fore/aft alignment...

    That's correct, it's the fore/aft alignment that's off, it's totally square with the stab.
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    How will this error affect flying?

    Right before glueing the fin I put two drops of CA on the fuse sheeting. I didn’t think to re-measure, and the CA threw off the fin alignment. By the time I figured out what went wrong it was too...
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    I've read that a lot of builders have moved over...

    I've read that a lot of builders have moved over there...
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    Thanks guys, I'll be back to this forum after...

    Thanks guys, I'll be back to this forum after finishing and flying my 60 size spitfire.
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    Although I do like German designs, especially the...

    Although I do like German designs, especially the ME 109 and 262, I'll be staying with the Allies on this one. btw, a Guillow ME 109 was the best flying plane I ever had (until I put ski's on it for...
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    That's why I thought I'd build and fly the Top...

    That's why I thought I'd build and fly the Top Flite first. I realize it's not scale by any means, but it should count for something. I know about the narrow wheel base (and nose overs), I think...
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    I would definitely have a kit cutter do the...

    I would definitely have a kit cutter do the formers and ribs, at least I know that much about my skills! I bought a set of Ziroli Beechcraft plans super cheap from eBay and will be studying those. ...
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    A little intimidated by Ziroli

    I'm hoping to make the jump from 60 size to giant scale as early as my next build. It will be a Spitfire and although I like building from kits, I don't think the Meister Scale "fun scale" is for...
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    I weight everything, I think I'll put the...

    I weight everything, I think I'll put the sheeting on a scale and see how much I'd save - an ounce in the tail equals three in the nose...
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    I went and cut slots in the main stringer to...

    I went and cut slots in the main stringer to weaken it, and thereby weakening it's warp. The stringers and sheeting, along with fiberglassing (water-based) will be strong enough, and I'm hoping that...
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    The stringer has a groove in it, and I don't have...

    The stringer has a groove in it, and I don't have a replacement. So what I was thinking is cutting a series of 1/16" slots 3/4 through the stringer to relieve the internal stress, then gluing a...
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    I never understood builders who don't like to...

    I never understood builders who don't like to sand. Sanding brings the airplane to life.
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    Warp prevetion/fix question

    I’m building a Top Flite Spitfire kit where the fuselage formers are placed on long main stringers. One of the stringers was warped (very, very warped, very, very dense balsa), so I used extra pins...
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    I prefer plank and frame construction, but have...

    I prefer plank and frame construction, but have never done foam core wings. Is your Cessna balsa over foam core wings? If so, what glue are you using?
  18. I have no interest in any ARF, they're just nor...

    I have no interest in any ARF, they're just nor for me. I started the TF because I wanted a Spitfire to fly, but couldn't afford the giant stuff - $450 retracts... I almost bought a PICA 1/5, but...
  19. I was just reading the Meister Scale instruction...

    I was just reading the Meister Scale instruction manual before this post. So far the ones I seam to be drawn to are Meister Scale, Ziroli and Mick Reeves 1/4 scale. I must say I'm a little...
  20. cubic loading - haven't heard of that, thanks. ...

    cubic loading - haven't heard of that, thanks. What color scheme are you using? I'm going with Tunisia/desert colors
  21. Starting to save for my first giant scale build (Spitfire), looking for general tips

    I’d like to start to plan my first giant build, but do the high cost of these projects it takes a lot of planning and saving – will have to sell stuff to finance it. The plane I’ve chosen is the...
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    I use the same glues in the same way as P-40...

    I use the same glues in the same way as P-40 Driver. Titebond Original is my favorite, Titebond III is rubbery. After a lot of testing, wood breaks before the Titebond.
  23. The solvents in Lustercoat will reach down to the...

    The solvents in Lustercoat will reach down to the very first coat of primer, and will find any incompatible paint, primer, sealer.
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    After a lot of looking I found this one - has...

    After a lot of looking I found this one - has everything I need to scale up to about 60%. Thanks for replying though, I'll post a short build thread later.
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    Star Wars X-wing plan attached

    I have to build an X-Wing fighter stage prop - about 12'x12'. After searching the web a lot for plans I found these. Not a lot to go on, but with plans from paper models and pictures, there's...
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