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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 10 Oct 2019, 17:19
by Cliff Evans
Just getting a couple of dash panels ready for Chris's 1/5 scale petrel.
Petrel dash panels.jpg

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 10:12
by chris williams
With the temporary liteply formers removed, the interior of the fuselage can now be glassed with glass cloth and polyester resin

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 16:36
by Trevor
Coming on well Chris. No tow release in this one?

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 16:45
by Barry_Cole
Trevor, It has to be retrofitted. If he tried to build it in, it would end up full of body filler.....

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

BC

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 17:02
by Cliff Evans
Barry_Cole wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 16:45
Trevor, It has to be retrofitted. If he tried to build it in, it would end up full of body filler.....

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

BC
Oo, you bitch!

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Oct 2019, 17:08
by chris williams
Take no notice of 'em, Trev...all will be revealed in my new novel: 'Why You Need a Nose Job'

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 11:45
by chris williams
Time now to sort out the rear end in readiness for the elevator actuating arrangement

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 12:45
by chris williams
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...

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 16:36
by chris williams
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

Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 12:52
by chris williams
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