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Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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Max Wright
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Re: Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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Yesterday at the Club was Thermal Comp. One of the winches developed a bird's nest tangle. Our Vice President was helping to untangle it when someone stepped on the switch. Off came the end of his left index finger.

Clearly the battery must be disconnected before any remedial work is attempted. :oops:

Today I thought I'd cheer myself up and headed up to the penthouse for some modelling.

I managed to finish the covers for the servos in the right side wing.

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I seem to be going in slow motion. :P

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Max

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OOOOUch!!!!!
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Max Wright
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There's been a lot going around here - also some modelling. :P


I rather liked the look of these lightening holes in the ailerons.

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I finished installing the servos in the second wing, and connected up the spoiler.

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And installed one of the wing wheels.

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Well, it looks like all of the actual building of the wings is done.

The last of the hatches is done . . .

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The wiring is done and both wheels are on . . .

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So tomorrow I've dedicated a full day to putty, sand paper and general tarting up ready for covering.

It's taken around 4 months to get here - Chris would have built two gliders by now. :lol:
Max

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Barry Atkinson wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 18:37
Hi Max

Your canopy and cowl are on the way to you - shipped yesterday.

Barry A
Hi Barry

They were waiting for me on the deck when I arrived home last night.

Pretty good service - what with COVID and all.

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Max

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Today we started to get a bit of colour . . .

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I wasn't able to use the 3mm pin striping tape to simulate the riblets as the tape wouldn't stick to the wood.
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Before I finish the second wing, I need to make wing bags to protect them during the rest of the build.


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The bags are made from the aluminum/foam rubber used as underlay for floating timber floors.

I make them for all of my models and they keep them safe from harm.

The joins are stapled and reinforced with gaffer tape.

They cost around A$10.00 each to make. I haven't included the cost of my labour. :lol:

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Apologies in advance, chaps. I couldn't resist a couple more "glamour" shots . . .

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Now, I promise I'll put them away in their wing bags and get on with the fuz. :P
Max

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Re: Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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So the wings didn’t turn out too bad after all Max ;)

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Nooo. But I was a bit worried at the begining, begninnin, begingin, start Peter. :?
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