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MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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chris williams
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Once the elevator false LE is hinged up, the TE & ribs can be added. Once complete, the elevator is sanded flush to the tailplane.
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Now it's time for the elevator actuation arrangement: Hopefully, the pics should be self-explanatory. Because the servos are difficult to access, they are mounted on a removable plate should any maintenance be required.
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Now the rear end of the fuselage can be closed up. Note the rudder cable guides that will be embedded inside the ply outer covering...
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Time now to put the rudder together: as I don't seem to have any pics of the process, I've used the ones from the 5th scale build, which, apart from the size, is pretty much identical...
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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On the full-size, the gap between the rudder and the fuselage was covered by hinged plates on either side. In this instance, they are sprung-loaded to keep them flush to the rudder. As usual, card templates are used to make up the lower ply covering on the fuselage...
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Nice scale details!
Is the rudder counter weight functional?
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chris williams
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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No, the model doesn't fly fast enough for it to matter...
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chris williams wrote: 04 Dec 2020, 15:05 No, the model doesn't fly fast enough for it to matter...
Usually...... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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I really enjoy looking at your builds, quit jealous of your pace (I think balsa shortage as a result of building windmills is a hoax, it's you building gliders 24/7 not!?) :lol:

I'm looking forward to see this model come along!
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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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A quick tidy up of the wheel mount...
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