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SFS 31 Milan

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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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...the covers where then shaped to a perfect fit.
This means that I had to filler the gap between the LE of the elevator and the fuselage more to the original.
I used masking tape this time! And that worked well!
A magnet on both the elevator and the cover was glued into place with 5 min epoxy.
There was a tape between both magnets while the glue was setting...
A small wooden block was also glued into place so that the rudder hold the cover down at the rear.
I have to lift the rudder to take the cover away. So it is a perfect fit!!!
This was all not too bad, but now the finishing was on hand...
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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...now the finishing was started. Not too much work but still.
After a lot of grinding and filler, paint and paint in the end, the job was done!
The small scaled screws were installed and pre drilled first.
These screws are just there for scale purpose! The magnets and the rudder hold all down firmly!
Noël
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Noël Rumers
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Re: SFS 31 Milan

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With the rudders both stripped down again, only the fixed part, I was able to install the scaled Pitot tube too.
I had not forgotten but was still a to do job. In the end the model looks nicer with this detail too.
The bags are ready so the tube had to be removable. That is why I taped a M 4 thread on the connecting end. A small O-ring locks it in place.
On the second Milan, I had to fill the gap between the elevator and the rudder bottom too.
A balsa block was made to fit and now ready to cover.
Now the covering and painting will be done a second time!
With only the wings to paint now, I can start dreaming of flying both models!
Noël
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