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Old 07-24-2013, 01:03 PM
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Under the covering this extra still has you name on it so anytime!!

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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Hopefully I am not doubling up on pictures. I have been working on the leading edge of the ailerons and the trailing edge of the wings. Here are a couple of pictures where balsa sheeting is added prior to gluing the L.E and T.E on
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So in the previous set of pictures you see we already have the edges beveled and pre drilled for Robart style hinges. I have a confession. I have a friend that I gave some of the 1/2" x 2" x 48" balsa to be used on the LE and TE, he is a pretty good wood worker and has some real nice tool. He took the balsa stock on his table saw and angled the blade for the double bevel. ( that saves lots of saw dust ) then he drilled the alignment for the hinges. It's nice to have friends like that.

I glued the LE and TE on using gorilla glue. When dried I took the small planner and in about 5 minutes removed the excess wood. One more step and the ailerons are done.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:50 PM
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No confession....thats productivity!!! I did that on my last two and it saves a stupid amount of time! Nice work
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:54 AM
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No confession....thats productivity!!! I did that on my last two and it saves a stupid amount of time! Nice work
He was confessing to having a friend. I know who he was talking about.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:54 AM
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No confession....thats productivity!!! I did that on my last two and it saves a stupid amount of time! Nice work
I am always amazed by the little smart things guys come up with that make it easier to build. I have been building models a long time and never though of doing that. Used to be grab the sanding block and get down to business!! LOL

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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He was confessing to having a friend. I know who he was talking about.
Ok so he was your friend first!! So now I have two friends!! LOL

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:04 PM
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Doh!! Got me.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:47 PM
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Ok so he was your friend first!! So now I have two friends!! LOL

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2 1/2 if you count me
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2 1/2 if you count me
ok you count as 2 1/2 more
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So Al does that mean Kevin has 4 1/2 friends?
just checking to see if i did the math right.


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ok you count as 2 1/2 more
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:57 AM
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No, Kevin on his own!! We're talking me!!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:44 AM
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I am not sure I want friends like that! I have enough problems as it is
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:14 AM
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Ok, not sure anybody noticed but we are building the ailerons with counter balances. We are still playing around with the effect but currently Jerry Hailey's version has it done and rolls and snaps stop as soon as you nutralize the sticks. He is running two servos per aileron

On the two sets of ailerons I am currently finishing, I im putting end caps on the counter balance and shaping them. Once done I will start to fit the wings up on the fuse to bring in the proper fit for the root rib.

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Had some time to get to the shop today and work on both the remaing extra's. Today I trimed the aileron counter balances on the wings and added some 1/2 balsa stock so that we can sand and taper the leading edge. Glue is drying!!

Now on to the pictures: I wanted to fit the wings to the fuse today so that meant I needed to trim and sand the carbon sleeve to be flush with the root rib. I am just placing the root rib on the root of the wing for now for fitment. I will glue it on later

Picture one shows the carbon sleeve that needs to be trimmed
Picture two shows the root rib on and what needs to be trimmed
Picture three show me using a zona saw to trim the excess tube off using the rib as my straight edge

Picture 4 ,5 ,and 6 show it needed sanding and finished again using the root rib as my reference,

Once we are at this point we can place the wing on the fuse and see how it fits. A little sanding and it came right in as a tight fit on the fuselage shown in picture seven.

I repeated this for each wing on both planes
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