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Old 01-14-2022, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by fokke
Beautiful work!
Thank you Sir! Headed home from work today, dying to get back to it this week!
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If you don't mind, I would like to put the photos from all your work in a personal build thread on our website? Totaly fantastic work you have there John !!!
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Originally Posted by fokke
If you don't mind, I would like to put the photos from all your work in a personal build thread on our website? Totaly fantastic work you have there John !!!
Rumen, I donít mind at all, Iíd be honored. By far and large this is not a professional job of building, but Iím always learning and trying to improve my techniques. Thanks again!
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I think your build is best for MK9 1/5 , so I up on our website. You can check your threa on this link and if you want you can write me on PM some words with base info about the model , , engine , landing gears , I will up the inf in the thread : https://www.fokkerc.com/user-builds/...tfire-mk9-1-5/

Here is the all threads : https://www.fokkerc.com/user-builds/
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Originally Posted by Wyoturbine
Rumen, I donít mind at all, Iíd be honored. By far and large this is not a professional job of building, but Iím always learning and trying to improve my techniques. Thanks again!
Your making your way to top gun quality. Keep going!
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Can I get your autograph?
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Originally Posted by Lifer
Can I get your autograph?
Ha! Iíll give ya a shout tomorrow John, on my way home today.
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Originally Posted by spitfire66
Your making your way to top gun quality. Keep going!

I gotta loooong ways to go for that, but thanks Man.
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Not that far, actually....
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I was able to dive back in yesterday. Finished up the spring return for the flap actuator door on the left wing half, started working on inside flap detail as well. The plans do not call for interior flap sections, just the main sections. I began looking at possibly installing the inboard ones. I think a sliding ball link connection mid cord would work but Iíve got doubled ribs where the interior flap would meet the main flap. So Iíd need to remove quite a bit of rib structure there so they can meet. Iím chewing on this, weíll see.
Also revisited the g-10 gear doors. I heated it up with a gun to shape and then a bit of sanding got it to where Iím happy, still need to finish sand and begin the right side door.
Today I should be able to get my right side gear tapped and mounted, gear door and hopefully remaining fliteskin finished on the underside. Also need to build the flap actuator door for this side.









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Are you done yet? :-P

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Not quiteÖ

I did get the right wing half caught up to the left side, minus that flap door(Going to try and get that finished tomorrow). Mounted servos, gear and gear door. Shaped the leading edge, finished fliteskin and joined my wing halves this afternoon! Big day!







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Using Solartex?
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Fliteskin, fabric on rudder and elevator.
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Finished up the right side flap actuator door this morning and spent some time working with the flaps and aileron fit. Hit the inside of the flaps with primer. Next up I need to mate the wing to the fuse and install the mounting brackets Then I can get going on sheeting the fuselage.




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Definitely making progress. I expect a maiden video by march 31st young man!

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Well, you are certainly doing the best with your limited time off!
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Lol Thanks guys, yea it has been a productive week!
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A very productive week!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
A very productive week!
Unfortunately, back to work today, but Iím stoked, with the tail fairly finished I should be able to skin and finish fuse in the next month. Then glassing and laying scale detailsÖ.then paintÖthen etc etc etc
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Workin on the cowl Iíve decided some fiberglass reinforcement will be needed, also a cowl-cap of 3/8Ē basswood upfront on my lathe glassed into the structure should help. Iím thinking of separating the cowl at the scale line to access the engine, using Leo Spychallaís techinique there..(Thanks Leo!). This will be b
acked by 1/4Ē ply block and blind nuts. This way I can build the upper cowl into the fuse.


this is not the cowlÖbut itís the scale line Iíll remove.

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This week made a big jump in progress. Roughed in the wing saddle and mounted the wing, took a bit of fitting/sanding etc, but it mates up very well. I still need to finish roughing in the forward saddle and leading edge then run the wing fairing.
I ran my pull pull for the rudder so I could continue sheeting the fuse. The upper spline sheeting just takes timeÖand patienceÖ.and more time but itís coming along.
Today I built my switch plate and decided to install it where the scale radio hatch equipment is, seemed fitting.



















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Before headed off to work today I was able to get a bit more done on the access door, it needed to be shaped a bit from the rough-in. I found some low profile magnets that secure it nicely and ordered a mini piano hinge that will be in when I get home. Also started looking at my canopy. I want it to be operable, so before I get too far skinning, Iíd like to get that set that up. Nice thing about building, if one spot burns you out, thereís always 30-40 other areas to work on.





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Nice job!
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Thanks! Iím looking forward to getting back to it. I need to install my canopy rails then I can get back to skinning and finishing the fairing. Iím really pushing to have her glassed by flying season. Iím not a fan of having raw balsa sitting in the shop. Too susceptible to dents dings and hangar rash.

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