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Great activity for these days, weeks.
Nice pictures, beautiful plane.
Keep up good work.
Thank you Florin!
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Hi Ian, I am not sure but the aircraft you are building is a kit. Still requires building skill and accuracy. Does the kit include the cut parts for the aileron servos placement in the wings or do you have to design and build this yourself.
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Hi Ian, I am not sure but the aircraft you are building is a kit. Still requires building skill and accuracy. Does the kit include the cut parts for the aileron servos placement in the wings or do you have to design and build this yourself.
Hi John... the original placement of the aileron servo is at the center of the wing and drives the ailerons by torque rods. Yes, I am making the modifications and therefore building the aileron window mounts and cutting out the holes through the ribs. There is some building skills for sure, but I would say more patience, attention to detail and mostly time. With the stay-at-home regulation right now, I guess I'm lucky to find a little more time to work on this project.
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Did you consider installing retracts? It would look great...
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Did you consider installing retracts? It would look great...
Hey Ricardo... oh man, I absolutely did consider retracts! I was looking at the websites of AMR, Greathobbies, etc and I was considering the e-flite retracts, I believe they don't need a servo to actuate anymore? In the end I decided not to do it because I got worried that the modifications may get too complicated and I might mess up the airplane. Oh well, it will be on my list for my next project... maybe a 60-size Curare or Super Kaos? One day... hehe!
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Stay away from the eflite retracts......
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Stay away from the eflite retracts......
Thank you Ricardo!
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Update 29-Mar: Filler, Sand, Repeat.

Hi Folks!

Another interesting week concluded. Unrelated to the this project, but still relating to this hobby: Yesterday was my first flying session for 2020. So nice to see familiar faces at the field. Special thank you to Mike Jenkins for jumping in to take control of my airplane so I can remove my winter gloves. Learned an important lesson: Don't use winter gloves when flying! I did not have the feel / dexterity of the transmitter and the sticks, I was borderline loosing control.

To this project... just finished one of my least favourite, but necessary, part of the construction: hinge slotting. Luckily before all the store closures, I bought hinge slotting blades from Ted's Hobbies to make this task a little easier to accomplish. I was never very comfortable making hinge slot holes, especially on thin structures like the stabilizer and fin. You need some pressure to push the blade into the balsa but you don't want to put too much to start stressing the open structures. I'm happy its all finally done, and the rest of the week was spent adding balsa fillers, sanding and some more bevel sanding on the surfaces. Oh, and vacuuming after each building session!

Have a safe and productive week ahead everyone, cheers for now!
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