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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Trevor
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Coming on well Chris. No tow release in this one?

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Trevor, It has to be retrofitted. If he tried to build it in, it would end up full of body filler.....

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Take no notice of 'em, Trev...all will be revealed in my new novel: 'Why You Need a Nose Job'

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Time now to sort out the rear end in readiness for the elevator actuating arrangement
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The tailplane, being tapered in thickness on the underside, is initially built upside down. Once the top sheeting has been added, the jig supports are temporarily glued to the sheeting, and the bottom sheeting added with the structure weighed down...
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Before the elevator can be built, the false LE needs to hinged up to the tailplane and sanded flush. Then the rest can be constructed vertically with the false LE pinned to the board...Then the final LE can be added and slots cut for the hinges, before rounding off the finished LE
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With the tailplane built, now the elevator actuating arrangements can be set out. Lacking a suitable length carbon rod, the pushrod is a 6mm sq spruce core with 2 x 6mm sq balsa stiffeners
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Now the fin can be put together and the sheeting at the top of the fuselage can be finished at the rear...
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The rudder is pretty straightforward...
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Now the fin can be permanently fitted, using a guide to ensure that it is vertical to the fuselage. Then the lower rear ply sheeting, with the rudder cable guides installed...
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