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« on: October 19, 2012, 04:25:07 AM »
Well it had to happen, this one has been waiting since 2008 to get up on the building table. I bought a short kit from Fred at Island Models to help speed things along.

Wingspan: 333cm / 131in
Length: 180cm / 70.8in
Weight: ~7kg / 15.4lb

Decent sized plan.


Better start with something easy to warm up, part of the tail.   :wink:


Hmmmmm, maybe not...   :?:


Might be better like this.


Starting to look like something.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 09:43:30 AM »
Good start!  :D
 And all the formers looks the good way around  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 20:59:39 PM »
Cheers Fred, just a happy coincidence about the formers!     :wink:

Well after some cutting, sanding and gluing we are starting to see a structure form.  
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 20:59:39 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 13:00:46 PM »
Well...
You're not here to put butter on sandwiches! (French expression  :lol: ) Fuselage is already almost done!  :clap:
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 14:36:55 PM »
True, no time to post, build, build, build!   :lol:

I'll post some pictures tonight.    :D
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 15:13:34 PM »
Wait.. What are you doing here?!
BUILD!!   :lol:
Not even time for beers!!  :P
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 15:16:12 PM »
Working...    :wink:

Always time for a beer, not so sure if the build gains from it though!   :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 02:01:35 AM »
V-tail starting to come alive.


Few cuts with my little hacksaw, 8mm outer tube as I couldn't find a 7mm od. tube.


Tad of Hysol to keep it all together.


Squeesing the outer tube end together will keep the inner tube in place.


Sweeeet!




First change, v-tail servos in the tail. Hobbyking sells these re-badged MKS DS6125 servos, they shouldn't have any trouble moving their surfaces.


Not much left, just the bottom sheeting and access hatch for the servos.   :)
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 08:02:05 AM »
Hello

Very strong servo for V tail :D

nice work
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 08:12:42 AM »
Very very nice!  :clap:  :clap:

Servos in the V-Tail is one of the mod on the new kit being produced  :D

Also, on a side note, as your kit is from 2008, do you have diedhral on your wing?  :?:
I have added a bit at some stage, I can post the templates if you want to modify the holes for the wing joiners in your wings  :D
Purely cosmetic as mine does not have any, but it looks better on the ground  :wink:

I'll post build photos of my new Ka3 this week end  :D
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 08:59:04 AM »
asn't like as mine, added a positiv diedral . lol
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 09:00:34 AM »
Yeah, on the ground, the wings looks like they are going down  :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 10:52:55 AM »
it look like depressiv glider
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 11:34:33 AM »
Cheers.   :D

Quote from: "Fred"
Also, on a side note, as your kit is from 2008, do you have diedhral on your wing?  :?:
I have added a bit at some stage, I can post the templates if you want to modify the holes for the wing joiners in your wings  :D
Purely cosmetic as mine does not have any, but it looks better on the ground  :wink:

I'll post build photos of my new Ka3 this week end  :D


Propably not, though there's a plywood angle that isn't 90° so maybe that's for the dihydral?

Looking forward to seeing the new Ka.   :clap:
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 11:38:23 AM »
Ok, cool, if it's not at 90 degrees, you should have the one with diedhral then  :D
You can easily check anyway by aligning all the wing joiner holes of the first 3 ribs, the top of the last rib should go up  :D
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