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    #51
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    Ok I'm back at it so here are some more pics.
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    #52
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    Setting up the aileron servo's!
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    #53
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    aileron servo setup!
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    #54
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    Aileron leads and caping off wing edge. After capping off the wing I capped off the aileron at the same time and just cut and trimmed it away from the wing.
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    ok now this is what i've been working on the last few weeks.making a plug to form my own canopy on. I'll take you through some of steps and show you how I make my own vacuum formed canopies and parts. first up I made a false fusalage top off of the plans using the correct size formers and plank sheeted it. I then picked up some of that dense foam they use for insulation. The stuff is relitivly cheap for a sheet. I then cut and glued pieces and shaped and sanded to the propper canopy shape. I used templates of the shape as I sanded. I then covered it with the light spackle from Home Depot. Then i sanded it smooth. I covered the bottom with light ply and installed plywwood strigers to lift it off the table, so when I vacuum form it the plastic will contour the bottom edge.
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    #56
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    I then used a light fiberglass, and resined it on for a hard top surface.
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    Then i sanded the resin down.I debated to put on another coat of resin,as not to enlarge the dementions of the canopy to much,so i coated it with filler primmer then sanded it. I'm on the third cycle of saqnding and re-spraying.
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    #58
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    I'm getting closer to Vacuum forming my canopy,but I put that to the side for now.I just got some GOODIES in the mail.The engine and props and spinner I'm using.
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    #59
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    Next I started on the servio layout for the rudder and elevators.I like to dedicate on servo per control surface so each half of the elevator gets a servo.Rudder will be pull-pull cable.
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    #60
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    i then set up the tail bottome with a piece of light ply for the tail wheel assembly, by installing 2 blind nuts in the wood.the piece will be added later after the control rods and cables are installed.
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    #61
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    Then I beefed up the Tail sufaces with extra 1/4x1/4 stock since I'm going to be Using the O.S. .75 AX. I then Positioned the tail feathers for glueing. i used 30 min Epoxy and clamped it in position to cure.
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    #62
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    once dry i glued the vertical stab on with the fuselage filler pieces.
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    #63
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    I then seperated the Elevator Halves as i'm using 2 servo's ,one on each elevator.Then i started hinging the control surfaces.I'm using Robart hinges.i then used light vinyl spackle to fill some areas.
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    #64
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    Hi Joe, I enjoyed reading all of the very useful information that you have supplied with your build. I was giving some serious thought on ordering the plans. For some reason this model has very little to no information on it. Is there enough room for a gasser in this model? Did you ever get it finished and out for any flight time yet? I would be curious as to how it handles. If you have any finished pictures that you could post would be great.

    Thanks,
    Mike Roda
     

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