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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2011, 08:37:18 AM »
It's a strip added to the edge of the existing rudder, usually with the grain running in the opposite direction to the main structure.

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2011, 08:55:13 AM »
Okay Bill, thanks.
 But this begs a further question…… :?:
Did JP reduce the original rudder & fin by the thickness of the  edging pieces, or are the rudder & fin now a little bit larger than the original parts?

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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2011, 11:19:25 AM »
Keith! I reduced the size of the rudder and fin, then added the strips of balsa, as Bill remarks 'cross grain' for strengh, the rudder is now back to the size on the plan, an old builders trick :lol:

Fred question, I have no cardon tubes, therefore could I use Aluminum 10mm tubes for the wings, the 1m tudes are 50g each, also how did you join the wings to the fusleage??

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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
hey john i'm planning on using a couple of cup hooks on the wings  and a small rubber band or O ring to hold it together

another question fred what about the position of the CG i'm gonna put a tow hook on mine and use the bungee  :clap:
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2011, 12:57:26 PM »
A-Har, That’s the reason! :o

These little tricks are all very interesting to know.

Thanks to both JP & Bill. :D

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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2011, 16:53:31 PM »
Half day today, so with the sun beating down, wow!! I got the fuselage sanded down on the belt sander, so next comes the wings tonight.


Fuselage ready to cover

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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2011, 18:03:12 PM »
looking good john  :clap:  :clap:

that's the bit i hate the most the sanding down

i have the servo's installed in the fuselage and i'm now putting servo's in the wings more photo's soon  :D
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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2011, 18:30:11 PM »
looking good John. What colours are you going to use?

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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2011, 18:34:13 PM »
Hi Bill

I will have to have a look what's in the box, I may ask Terry to make up a set of graphics for 'Islandmodels' if Fred can send me the Logo!

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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 19:41:00 PM »
Hey folks!

Well, lots of chat in here!  :D  Sorry, had to deal with some flooding in the garden!
All good, all the water is in the neighbour's garden now!  :lol:

John, the build is really looking good!!  :clap:  :clap:  Hats off Mr P!
Or should have said Harry?  :?:  Scary one for sure! Good photo anyway, made the daughter cry!  :lol:  :lol:

Ok, so, for the spar, I have to admit that using aluminium went into my mind at some stage... I'd say, why not!
After all, this is a prototype, so why not trying! Just don't crash the thing, you might bend a wing!  :lol:  :P  (well, no, I would be surprised!)

To hold the wings, if I remember, all is on the plan  :?:  But as Andrew said, the design use a hook and rubber band (good old fashion!).
In N1, you have to glue N1'. The hole in the middle, is where you screw the hook. Holes in N0 and fuselage should align to allow to put the rubber band (should have plenty of access through the canopy. Designed the shape to have maximum access to the radio  :D ).
Well, I'm sure you know what I mean, but let me know if not, and I'll take a photo for you.

Logo now... Funny enough, I don't have one for Islandmodels!
What format do you want for the file?
I can make up a 3 view with the logos / names, and I'll send you the files to scale if you want.

Anyway, all that is looking good, I'm happy! (autosatisfaction full on!  :D )
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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2011, 19:44:57 PM »
Found a photo for the hook!

That's on the right of the picture  :D

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« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2011, 20:24:27 PM »
hey john
i was in with bill ervine the other day and he has some nice transparent oracover first time i've ever seen clear covering but it's £17.99 for a 2m roll  :(

i'm sure terry would be delighted to make a glider Ireland logo
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« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2011, 21:18:37 PM »
Thanks Andrew!

I have went with the carbon 10mm tubes, which I got today. The Aluminium tubes required epoxy for fixing ribs to much work and added weight to the wings. So hope to get back to the wings tomorrow night and over the weekend, and get it finished by the end of next week, fingers crossed.

I will have to contact Terry and see what he can do for us Andrew!

By the way Fred, look what I picked up today, two big sexy ladies */~# 'I mean glass fuselages'



Can't wait to get these big models onto the slope!

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« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2011, 22:04:53 PM »
Look like a really nice finish on those John....nice job :clap:  :clap:

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« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2011, 00:58:47 AM »
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Thanks Andrew!

I have went with the carbon 10mm tubes, which I got today. The Aluminium tubes required epoxy for fixing ribs to much work and added weight to the wings. So hope to get back to the wings tomorrow night and over the weekend, and get it finished by the end of next week, fingers crossed.

I will have to contact Terry and see what he can do for us Andrew!

By the way Fred, look what I picked up today, two big sexy ladies */~# 'I mean glass fuselages'



Can't wait to get these big models onto the slope!


Hi John,
My green monster is breaking out.

Brian
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