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Old 07-22-2022, 02:29 AM
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More of the rudder build, starting with the balsa blocks for the torque rod and finishing with shaping the tip.







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Looking good
Old 07-23-2022, 08:24 PM
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Thank you bryanmiick.
Some finishing touches to the rudder and fin






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Old 07-23-2022, 08:25 PM
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Covering...






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Old 08-07-2022, 05:04 AM
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Wing Construction. The wing construction method didn't work for me. In addition, the ribs being extremely flimsy ended up with many of them broken during construction. This is where this kit went from fun to being not enjoyable.
The wing construction starts with laying down the sheeting and gluing the TE to the sheeting.








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Old 08-07-2022, 05:12 AM
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Next the 2 pieces making the LE are glued together. Rib R-1 is prepared with a doubler and a lock nut. The bottom spar is then glued to the sheeting followed by the Plywood sheer web and ribs and then the upper spar.






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Old 08-17-2022, 12:31 AM
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With the wing spars in place, the two servo hatch plywood liners are glued into place. Next I got the wing tube ready and glued into place. Note that the wing tube end piece was not used as it was incorrect diameter.











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Next were the 3mm lite-ply hatches doublers, hinge support blocks and anti-rotation pins.









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Old 08-28-2022, 03:37 AM
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Not in the sequence suggested by the manual, I now glued the shear webs and hinges support blocks, followed by sanding the TE to shape








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Old 08-28-2022, 03:49 AM
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Next was the TE sheeting followed by the D-Box sheeting. The balsa sheeting provided with my kit was reasonably stiff and did not bend easily to conform to the ribs. After attempting to glue the bottom sheeting as proposed in the manual it was clear that the proposed method for the top will not work. Therefore, the balsa sheet was soaked wet, then temporarily attached to the wing with blue tape overnight which created fully conforming shape that was easy to glue into place. With this done, the mid section sheeting and cup-strips were added. Last, the Leading edge was glued into place.








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Construction of the other wing is identical










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Old 09-02-2022, 05:09 AM
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The last three photos here show the D-Box sheeting formed into shape by wetting the balsa and letting it dry while taped into place.








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Old 09-02-2022, 05:13 AM
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These photos session ends with both wings ready for the leading edge shaping.








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Shaping the Leading Edge









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Gluing and shaping the triangle stock to the Trailing Edge





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lookin good!!
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Thank you bryanmiick, it is appreciated. Considering that this is up there with my worse and least enjoyable kit builds I'll take it : )

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Flap link hole in the TE and Wing Servos mounts












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Some filler applied to the wing where I scratched it when sanding and wingtip assembly





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Wing Covering, Servo Hatch covering and attaching the wing-tips









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Flaps








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Ailerons. Note the use of scrap sheet balsa between the clamps and the thin aileron sheeting.







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Old 10-07-2022, 11:09 PM
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Ailerons and flaps covering











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Hinging the flaps and ailerons





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Fuselage - As I will never use floats the attachments for them was not installed. In a hindsight, as I have no intention to fit the interior I should have left the magnets off this build as well...










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