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HABICHT QUARTER SCALE

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chris williams
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Now for the top fairing...
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Moving on to the canopy fairing...Twin strips of 3 x 6mm spruce are laminated together to follow the curve of the cockpit aperture
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Finishing off the canopy aperture framework
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Dale Nicholls
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Thats a great photo tutorial on a complex canopy section.
Each component is not complex in its own right, but together they are !
thanks for sharing that with the community Chris.

looking forward to seeing the finished model and the test flights.

Dale

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It's worth noting that it's much easier to ply sheet the canopy framework in two parts, with a join at the front/centre. (It only falls apart when there's a window in the middle!)
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Once the framework is complete, it can be rendered flush with the fuselage with a dose of filler...(Always remembering to run the knife through the join before the filler completely hardens!)
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With the wheel mount tidied up, the lower rear sheeting can be added, including the Bowden tube cable guides...
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We can move on now to the wings...1st job is to make up the bent TE for the inner panel. This is 1.5mm spruce laminated over the jig support with 5mm balsa... Then the gull supports can be pinned to the board. Also, the wing joiner box components can be readied...
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The basic wing structure can now be started...
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With all the ply parts added to the basic structure, the wing will soon be ready for the wing joiner box etc...
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