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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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Adam, although the HQ section is different to the Gottingen 681 section of the full-size, the wings are set at the same relative angle to the fuselage. The tailplane is then set 1.2 to 2 degrees negative to the wing. Of course, manually attaching the wing to the fuselage can be slightly hit & miss if you're not careful, but the incidence gauge keeps you on the straight an narrow...

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Once the the gaps have been filled with balsa, the fairings are finished off with filler...
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Now to set up the spoilers...
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Time for gritted teeth...The Canopy

The small compound curved part at the front is achieved with the use of a clear plastic lemonade bottle, but if I was to do it again, I'd use the one-piece top segment, as I did with the 5th scale version. I suspect that the moulding I had made at Sarik for the MO2a would do the job nicely...
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Just a few details left, now...

Note: the servo aperture is covered with a patch of vinyl that is colour-matched to that part of the wing:
Note: The TE gussets on the ribs were not originally fitted, but were retro-fitted when the opaque film covering was removed and replaced with the matt clear
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A few details of the finished airframe...
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The current state of the Minimoa with its translucent finish... (The 5th scale version is shown for comparison)
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Chris, That's absolutely superb mate. I followed your build with interest.
A good build thread, with lots of pici's and a great model at the end. can't wait to see it fly.

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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

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Hi Chris

What do you do to "prime" the HK film before painting.

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I think it is all film on the wings....

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