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Old 07-10-2008, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: Top Flite B-25 - Wingspan Models Add-ons Build Thread

Now we’re ready to glue FL1 in place in the fuselage. Place FL1 inside the fuselage and position the turret cylinder on the drive motor output shaft. Make sure that the cylinder is firmly seated on the motor shaft so that the cylinder is properly positioned in the fuselage hole. Mark the position of FL1 inside of the fuselage and remove the cylinder. Now verify the position of FL1 and then use medium CA to glue FL1 in place inside of the fuselage.

As I stated earlier when I removed the original turret assembly from the fuselage, the Monokote took a bit of a beating. If you look at picture #5 you can see that the covering is a bit torn up around the edges of the hole. Once again I used a bit of covering I saved from earlier assembly of the plane to repair the rough edges. If you didn’t save the covering when assembling the plane and are in need for a bit to do these repairs, I know of a “super secret” place you can get some on the plane. On each wing remove the fiberglass nacelle covers on the top of the wing. Underneath these is an area where you can steal a bit of covering. I would recommend recovering any area you take the OD covering off of with black Monokote so that the bare wood isn’t exposed. But there is plenty of covering in this area to do small repairs.

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1. Position FL1 inside the fuselage.
2. Ensure that FL1 is in the correct position.
3. Place the cylinder on the output shave of the drive motor.
4. Use medium CA to glue FL1 inside the fuselage.
5. FL1 glued in place.
6. Use scrap covering to repair damaged area around the turret hole.
7. Repaired covering.

Until next time

Ken
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