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MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

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chris williams
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 13 May 2019, 08:46

The ply sheeting is wetted up, taped into a curve, and then forced-dried with a domestic iron. Once glued to the fuselage, masking tape plays a big part in holding it in place. Polyester filler can them be used to smooth out the contours...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 14 May 2019, 08:56

Attention now moves to the tailplane...as it tapers in thickness underneath, the frame is built upside down...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 15 May 2019, 09:20

The elevator is slightly over-size in relation to the tailplane: this allows it to be sanded flush once the hingeing process is set up. Then the elevator LE can be rounded off and fit finally fettled.
With the tailplane complete, the elevator pushrod can now be set up, once the elevator servo has been fitted in the fuselage...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 16 May 2019, 14:43

Now the top half of the rear of the fuz can be closed off as construction of the fin commences...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 17 May 2019, 19:34

Tailplane seat now ready for tidying up, fin/rudder ready for fitting, and rudder cable guide tubes ready to install...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 21 May 2019, 09:24

Quite a complicated fin fairing on the Steinadler, but a bit of perseverance will see it through... ;)
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by roo Hawkins » 22 May 2019, 15:11

Looking good chris.

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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 24 May 2019, 11:42

Thanks, Roo... Time now to start on the wings. As there is to be no join at the gull break, the wing is build directly over 6mm balsa jigs. The spars are 5mm sq and steamed to ease the bend... The wing joiners are to be of the 15mm Aeronaut type. The ribs are at right angles to each panel...
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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 May 2019, 12:43

Did you spill your coffee over it????

Any pics from yesterday???

BC

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Re: MG19a STEINADLER 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 25 May 2019, 10:04

No, but I've spilt blood, which is of much greater significance...

With the wing removed from the board, the remaining ply webs can be glued in place, and the wing joiner box epoxied between the spars...
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