RE: Palmer B-25 Build
Thanks for the response. I plan on fiberglassing now, but instead of finishing it like Panchito, I wouldn't mind doing a scheme in camo. The first picture is the nose gear, gear door and and a hatch I made for access to the nose gear steering and retract servo. The second is a side view of the gear retracted. The third is the nose gear and door open. The fourth is the forwardarea sheeted. I did this now to add strength, as my hand are to big for these stringers. They keep snapping on me. For the gear, I made a close outline of the real doors, but I didn't include the second door. Since this plane is smaller and I'm not using air cylinders on the doors and I don't want the weight of servos to open and close the doors. The door is hinged with CA hinges, so that when the door is open, they are "neutral" and a thread across the opening is what pulls them closed. I'm worried that the air flow might cause the door to close whie the gear is still down. I may end up using micro servos to open and close the doors, I would just need to sequence them with the gear somehow. I wanted to start on the horizontal stab., so I made the elevator connecting rod and Palmer shows, which has to be soldered the right way to work. I went to Gator tools ( It seems as if everything in FL is Gator something or another), and I bought a 99 cent butane refill, a $1.33 pencil torch and then some silver solder and flux at Home Depot. Before I learned how to light it right, the control valve jammed (It's what I get for being cheap). So I went on ebay and bought a $12 propane torch so that'll come in soon, I hope. We are going on a surprise vacation (to me at least) to North Carolina this weekend and staying in our friends cabin. I wish I could take at least one of my planes with me, but no such luck.