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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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chris williams
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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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I can't quite work out if this is a scaled-down version of my large one, or a scaled-up version of the small one, but either way, the new Flamingo should still be OAP-friendly... ;)

Fuselage construction is the well proven half-shell method. Much quicker and easier than a jig, but care needs to be taken to keep the fuselage straight...
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Directly related to this project, Motley's Petrel has undergone the same scaling-up process and is proceeding at a great pace...
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The longerons are 5mm sq spruce, my new favourite size. They're shaped at the front with the latest in hi-tec steaming methods. 1.5mm ply planking is applied at the front end. The slots for the little ply transfer plates are cut with the power file......
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Once enough of the planking has been applied, and the diagonals added, the half-shell is stiff enough to remove from the board...
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He probably has Cliff but without hardener the paint takes a long time to dry, so a little patience please :lol:

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It is but the work of a moment or two to install the opposite side...
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The planking & bracing continues...
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Time to add the front part of the top decking, and to make a start on the nose cone...
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The anatomy of a nose cone... It takes around five applications of filler to get the job done...
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With the temporary liteply formers removed, the interior of the fuselage can now be glassed with glass cloth and polyester resin
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