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« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2007, 18:00:05 PM »
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Hey Stephan, welcome !

Damn it, i have to stay polite and don't say bad things about Retroplane so !  :D  :P

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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2007, 19:52:29 PM »
I'm screwed ! :)
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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2007, 08:03:51 AM »
Hi there,

I finally received my plywood for the Opel !
0.8mm plywood for the fuselage, and 0.4mm for the wings.

I've started with the fuselage flanc, to finish (for the time being) with the bottom fuselage. That still give me access via the top section to the fuselage interior to install the pilot seat and so on before closing the fuselage definitively. Easy to do, but no mistakes allowed with the plywood, but by going slowly that do a perfect job !





For the struts, I've cut the space for them after I've glued the flancs. Easier that way, once again if you are carefull (using a small router) :



And that's it for now ! This week end, I'll finish the fuselage and start to cover / do the sheeting of the wings.

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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2007, 08:03:51 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2007, 20:37:18 PM »
How's the project going Fred.

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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2007, 11:25:14 AM »
Hi Alan,
Almost there ! I think this week, will be my last one on the Opel  :(

Here are some pictures :


Plywood, it's beautiful ! I think I've just fall in love with this material ! So much easier to work than the balsa !






I just have to finish the sheeting under the wings on the fuselage, but I leave it like that for now as I'm doing the servos wirering.. Just in case.. But nothing is glued yet.
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« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2007, 11:29:24 AM »
Your right. Plywood is so much easier to work with than balsa. Its great. A pitty it is not as easy to cut as balsa.

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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2007, 11:30:43 AM »
More...



1 servo / rudder. you can also see the rubber, used in kites that has been modified to connect the 2 tail booms. Almost like the real one ! And simple !



This week, I just have to keep concentrated to all the moving parts (rudder, elevator and ailerons) and finish to install all the electrics cables and so on. After that, that's the finishing.
ARTF !
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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2007, 11:32:01 AM »
Hey Alan,

On the size I've used, it's even easier to cut than Balsa ! I've used scisor for most of my cuts  :D
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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2007, 11:52:49 AM »
:shock:  A scisor. It must be some special scisor.

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« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2007, 12:02:11 PM »
No no, normal ones.
But the plywood, at 0.8, and 0.4mm it's almost like paper !
Really easy to cut !
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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2007, 12:06:27 PM »
Hmm. Thats a good idea. I might try that. I have to sheet the wings of my K8 with that thickness Plywood. Thanks fred  :D .

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« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2007, 23:42:12 PM »
Scissors. Such a simple idea yet works brilliantly. Why oh why didn't I think of that?
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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2007, 08:30:18 AM »
Hey Carl, welcome to the forum !  :D

Yep, scisor, with that thickness of plywood, it's hard to find a better tool !
I've found this trick playing with scisors (don't do that at home kids !  :P ) and some piece of woods... Then, I saw the light !

Very handy as I use lots of plywood for the Opel.
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2007, 09:14:28 AM »
Well, after a lonnngg break on the Opel (almost 2 weeks without gluing wood... :(  ) back to work ! ARTF !




Just to give you an idea, here is the model, ready for transport... You need a bit of space, but no other solution at that size / scale.



So, this week, last week on the machine ! Just to do the electronics, covering and finishing... May be not fully ready to fly next week end, but that will be really close !
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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2007, 09:33:56 AM »
Looks great :D . How are you going to paint it?