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Scheibe Spatz

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StephenB
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Joined: 26 Dec 2018, 08:45
Location: Hungary

Re: Scheibe Spatz

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Thanks for the advice chaps, much appreciated. I have found a Futaba S148 that will be going in!

StephenB
Posts: 146
Joined: 26 Dec 2018, 08:45
Location: Hungary

Re: Scheibe Spatz

Post by StephenB »

Some further progress to update. I must say, things happen a bit quicker when there are few parts to cut out!

Liteply to box in the wing joiner area and then sheeted with 1/32" ply making for a very robust construction:

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The aforementioned lightweight servo was removed and replaced with a Futaba S148 positioned in the nose, cockpit floor was glued in place with a provisional location for the Rx which should sit neatly hidden under the seat:

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Cockpit surround laminated from 6mm square spruce bonded in place after soaking in hot water to achieve the curvature, this near enough completes work on the front end prior to sheeting:

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Work then commenced on the tail feathers with the fully sheeted fin and tailplane:

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And completed with the rudder and elevator, just needing final shaping and sanding:

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Battery is as far forward as I can get it (weighs 330gms), I'm wondering how much lead I'm going to need up front? Maybe Chris will know ..........

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