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Martin Gough
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Chris no wonder there is a balsa shortage with all the building your doing!
Regards Martin.
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chris williams
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8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Obviously, setting the wings to the fuselage is quite important. I usually set one wing relative to the tailplane with the help of the incidence meter. Once satisfied with this, I prefer to set up the second wing with the Mk1 eyeball, as I find this to be more reliable than the meter. This is done by lifting the rear of the fuselage up until you can sight along the first wing so the under surface forms a straight line. Moving your head, look at the other wing and check that it looks exactly the same: if it does, then the wings are properly aligned with each other relative to their respective angle of attack...
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Good old body filler sorts out the final shape & fit...
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Now the rear end can be tidied up...
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(Can't resist it!) Should have gone to Specsavers :D :D :D :roll:
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A few more details, including the mighty lump of lead that was required! (In retrospect, the Schweyer version with the shorter nose might not have been the best choice)
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Now for some details of the fin fairing...
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The airframe is now ready for the process of covering & painting...
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Looks stunning Chris! I hope you share some pics of the covering and painting process!!
Looking at the very small gap between the stabiliser and the elevator, I was wondering wether you used 'normal' pin type hinges, or are they temporarily fixed?

Dan
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