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HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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Re: HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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Full disclosure...when I first rigged the basic wing panels to the fuselage, there was insufficient dihedral. As I had already epoxied the joiner boxes in place, I had to resort to bending the wing joiner blades. Although I'm pretty sure I modified the drawing, a dihedral check at this stage with the joiner boxes clamped in place is probably a good idea...
Note: With the correct dihedral, the lower surfaces of the outer wing panels should be in line with each other, thus giving the upper surfaces a slight anhedral...
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Re: HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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With all the ply webbing finalised, the lower 1.5mm balsa sheeting can be added...
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Once the sub spars have been added, the wing can be laid on its jig supports and the top sheeting can be added...
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Now the rest of the top sheeting can be added, making sure at each stage the TE is clamped straight...
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Now the wing roots can be finished off..
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Re: HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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Now the wing roots can be lined with 0.8mm ply...
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Adam, these days I prefer to use 0.6mm ply: lighter, easier to bend and still suitably strong...

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Time now for the spoilers...
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PM your email address, Adam, and I'll send all the gubbins...

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Re: HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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For the sake of simplicity, the ailerons are top hinged, and built flat to the board...
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