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    Here's a nude photo to drool over while I plan my...

    Here's a nude photo to drool over while I plan my radio install.
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    Next I bent the landing gear wire best I could to...

    Next I bent the landing gear wire best I could to the shape on the plan and assembled the box it fits in. Then I glued it and the forward brace for it into the fuselage.
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    The center of the elevator is strengthened with...

    The center of the elevator is strengthened with some 1/32" ply on both sides. I had some scrap 1/64" so I also glued a hard pad to the bottom of the rudder.
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    Before gluing on the firewall, I needed to decide...

    Before gluing on the firewall, I needed to decide on the engine. At first I was going to use a PAW .03 diesel, but for various reasons I've decided to go with a Cox TD .049 on a tank mount. I can...
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    The dihedral for this airplane is two inches...

    The dihedral for this airplane is two inches total. I blocked up each panel 1" and sanded the root flush. Then I kept one panel on the board and propped the other up 2" and glued them together. ...
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    The rear sheeting can be glued on now. The bottom...

    The rear sheeting can be glued on now. The bottom wings need slots for the wing struts. It's easier to cut them now. Be careful gluing the sheet on so that the slot is next to the rib. Carve and sand...
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    Glue the tapered stock to the front of the 1/8"...

    Glue the tapered stock to the front of the 1/8" leading edge stock. Pin to the board and then lay down a 3/4" jig stick in the position drawn on the plan. Install the R2 ribs. The top and bottom...
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    All that remains for the fuselage is to install...

    All that remains for the fuselage is to install the firewall and bottom sheeting. The bottom sheeting goes on after the lower wing, so I'll leave that for later. Get the wing parts organized to...
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    After prepping the rudder assembly and fin, I cut...

    After prepping the rudder assembly and fin, I cut slots in the top deck sheeting for the dorsal part of the fin and glued the fin in place.
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    The next thing I need to do is modify the...

    The next thing I need to do is modify the vertical tail parts to match the plan. Some of the first builders felt like the plane needed a little more rudder authority.
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    The headrest assembly can be done now. I hope the...

    The headrest assembly can be done now. I hope the photos explain the process.
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    Prepare to assemble the front upper deck blocks....

    Prepare to assemble the front upper deck blocks. It is made from the 3/16" X 3/8" balsa stick and the laser cut center piece. Cut the laser cut piece so that you remove the area that is taken up by...
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    Glue on the top rear deck sheeting. Trim and sand...

    Glue on the top rear deck sheeting. Trim and sand it to shape.
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    I next glued on the horizontal stab making sure...

    I next glued on the horizontal stab making sure it on the fuselage center line and perpendicular to the cabane.
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    Prepare the center cabane and 3/8" X 3/32" spruce...

    Prepare the center cabane and 3/8" X 3/32" spruce cabane leading edge re-inforcement. Then glue it in making sure it is on the center line and vertical. I used 5 minute epoxy....
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    I next glued the tail end over the plan view to...

    I next glued the tail end over the plan view to keep the side straight. Then I glued in F 4, 5 and 6. When sure all was straight and square, I finished gluing the formers to the left side with thin...
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    I have F-1 offset to build in right thrust as...

    I have F-1 offset to build in right thrust as called for in the plan.
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    Formers F-1,2,3 and the panel are the same width,...

    Formers F-1,2,3 and the panel are the same width, so I began the fuselage join by tack gluing the left side and then checking to be sure everything was in alignment.
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    Nah, I'll do it the hard way. I have to now.

    Nah, I'll do it the hard way. I have to now.
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    I'm trimming my doubler strips from the edges of...

    I'm trimming my doubler strips from the edges of the laser cut sheets. Next, install the strips, prepare the fuselage formers and cockpit floor from the 5/8" X 1/16" strips. There were no laser cut...
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    Mark the fuselage sides for the bulkheads. This...

    Mark the fuselage sides for the bulkheads. This will also give lines to guide the installation of the side stiffeners. Be sure to make a right and left!
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    Here I've separated the parts by airframe part. ...

    Here I've separated the parts by airframe part.
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    Select Hobbies SkiniWag build thread

    A Select Hobbies SkiniWag rode home with me from SMALL. Thanks Steve A (skaliwag)! It comes in a poly bag. Here are the contents. I broke a few parts in transport. That's one of the reasons they make...
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    I drive 12 hours to this event nearly every year...

    I drive 12 hours to this event nearly every year (too bad you can't make the 4 hour drive to find out for yourself). I see friends I made at my first one in 1999. I also miss some of the old f@rts...
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    It is. Use way-points. On the way down stop in...

    It is. Use way-points. On the way down stop in Dayton and see the AF museum at Wright-Patterson. On the way back, spend a day in Nashville (you may decide to move down here if you do though). I...
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