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H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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well all the parts have been drawn. To finalise just thinking what i should use to skin the wings; i have balsa sheeted before but see many use ply. Looking at either 0.8 mm or 0.6 mm ply. Quite a big cost difference so want to make sure i make the right choice. I have made a trial wing panel and tested sheeted it with a spare piece of 0.8 mm ply and quite impressed with the finish. I was going to go with the 0.8 mm - is this a reasonable choice for a 3 m span?

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chris williams
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Oooh, bad choice IMHO... Hard 1.5mm balsa works not only for small models but large models too....

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RobbieB
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Absolutely - too heavy and unnecessary for a 3m model; 1.5mm balsa will be fine but if you prefer to go down the ply road then 0.4mm at most.

andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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thank you - balsa it is!

andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Well parts received in the post. No excuses to start.
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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Made a start. A few ribs in place and soon one side planked. A few modifications to the cad file needed and think I will try slightly narrower planks when I turn it over.
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First pieces on the board.
First pieces on the board.
Starting with centre ribs. Using carbon tubes to align wing joiner.
Starting with centre ribs. Using carbon tubes to align wing joiner.
Planking nearly completed on one side.
Planking nearly completed on one side.

andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Progress on planking fuselage. Changed the width of the planks for the last two thirds which made things easier. Still learn by your mistakes and picked up a few additions to the parts I drew.
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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Bit more progress. Wings I’m building in two panels as limited by building board. One inner panel is skinned on both side the other one side. Had a few issues trying to get the balsa in full contact with the ribs at the trailing edge where the airfoil curves up. Trial fitted one to the fuselage and seems a good fit.
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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Outer wing panel now underway and balsa sheeted one side. Looks a bit plank like. Taper should be more evident once aileron is constructed.
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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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Some progress with fuselage. A little filling and beginning to sand. Beginning to take shape. So far just a light sanding. Are there any particular suggestions how thick the sanded planks should be?

Made a silly mistake with the vtail. So will make from scratch a bit later.
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