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Re: SG38 1/4 Scale (Krick)

Posted: 29 Oct 2019, 18:35
by Ted
Stab and Elevator:
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Laminating the centre section of plywood and core balsa
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Getting there
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Re: SG38 1/4 Scale (Krick)

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 17:22
by Ted
OK so I've found a Model shop in Cardiff that sells Balsa "Hoora" will drop by over the weekend, pick up a few pieces to complete the tail-plane.

In the meantime, got on with finishing the rudder and covering a few bits, going for natural Solortex.

Re: SG38 1/4 Scale (Krick)

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 19:05
by Cliff Evans
Looking good!

Re: SG38 1/4 Scale (Krick)

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 21:38
by Paul_Williams
Hi Ted, looking good - I have one of these bought years ago but I didn't realise that you can build one in a week ! You really work quickly !!!!!!!
Can I ask what you used to stain the wood and if you had any problems with that ?
Also, have you found any problems with the parts (except the seat) and the build instructions ?

Looking forward to a flight test report too.

Paul

Re: SG38 1/4 Scale (Krick)

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 11:04
by Ted
Paul_Williams wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 21:38
Hi Ted, looking good - I have one of these bought years ago but I didn't realise that you can build one in a week ! You really work quickly !!!!!!!
Can I ask what you used to stain the wood and if you had any problems with that ?
Also, have you found any problems with the parts (except the seat) and the build instructions ?

Looking forward to a fligh6 ttest report too.

Paul
OK so the stain used is a repair stain purchased from my local Wilko store for £2.75 available in 2 shades Dark and Light oak, it I'm using the lighter shade for all areas although I may use the dark for the main wing panel sections for contrast.
The stain does have wax in so yuo will need to balsalock the areas that will be covered otherwise the covering will simple not adhere.
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Instructions: The translated instruction I have posted are OK but make sure to read them thoroughly as the comprehension is difficult and constantly referencing the parts list both on the translation list and the German instruction list on the last 2 pages.

Quick Build: Well I did the initial build over 2 weeks of evenings before I started this post and after inadvertently using the wrong piece of balsa for gussets I have had to stop the build until I can purchase some more balsa, hopefully later today, the aim is to complete the tail section by the end of next week although the wife has a list of DIY to do around the house :cry:, Ideally I will complete the tail section and covering before I make a start on both main wings.

The seat: you'll find the plywood seat is only marked on the plywood not actually punched through so a lot of cut to near size with fret saw and sand in the rest, the hole were drilled out and again final sanding to shape, just take your time, its worth it to get the finish.

Hope this helps