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Purbeck 1/3rd Scale DG800 Build Thread

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Simon WS
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Thanks Roo. Rather a grey day!
Congratulations Paul - one down two to go (as it were!)

Si

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Another small step towards completion...

Taped and glued some sides made from balsa to the binnacle so that the instrument panel itself would be recessed in the final part.

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Then a quick strip of glass around them to form a support prior to adding the rest of the glass.

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Then and bit of filling and painting.

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I'm not even attempting an "Antonia Level" of scale detail, but having said that, I might make some pedals so that the pilot has somewhere to put his feet...

Simon

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Beautiful work again Simon, not far off now. Ter.

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Aww... go on Simon, you know you want too!..... :lol: :lol:
Brilliant work though, really looking forward to see your 800 in the flesh.

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Antonia wrote:
01 Sep 2018, 22:32
Aww... go on Simon, you know you want too!..... :lol: :lol:
Brilliant work though, really looking forward to see your 800 in the flesh.
Are you coming to a slope then Antonia? (just to wind Barry up!)

Thanks all...

Si

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I've been severely lacking in motivation, but despite that I have actually been working hard on filling, sanding, filling, sanding, filling.....(you get the picture!). I didn't actually add up all the hours but I would guess it might be as many as 20 - and I'm still not really satisfied with it, but the fuselage is "done"
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I also added the rudder pivot bar which I will (one day) add the rudder pedals to - almost certainly not before it's made it's first flight because right now I just want to get it into the air. Having said that, the one wing with non cured paint is pretty bad now so I think my pride won't allow me to let it be seen in public so I may re-do that before the maiden...

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List of things to do:-
1. Re-do one wing
2. Add rudder pull pull control system
3. Paint wing servo covers
4. Mask & paint canopy outline
5. Calculate and add about 10Kg of nose weight (well, slight exaggeration, but it's going to be a lot!)
6. Sit down in a darkened room and decide if I wanna fly it!

Simon

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Looks very nice Simon.
I’m sure we all want to see it take to the air :D

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Thanks Peter. Fuselage cured enough to handle so tried a quick wing fit...

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Nice very nice ;)

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One of those jobs I don't like much - masking up and spraying the canopy outline. I discovered I had some Sikkens Plastoflex paint which is specially made for priming plastics (car bumpers mainly) so used that prior to top coat.

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Looks so much nicer now...

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Paul very kindly made me some servo covers, so I primed and painted those too and then fitted them today.

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Finally with gritted teeth I sanded most of the non cured paint off the top of the wing with the problem and sprayed several new layers of 2K primer. I hope it has worked but it remains to be seen if the composite finish will be durable. Still it should look better than the pock marked surface did when I spray a new top coat on it tomorrow.

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Getting there...

Si

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