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Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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Trevor
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Re: Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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It's shaping up very nicely now Max. Now that you mention it, I seem to remember a fair bit of shimming and sanding to get those huge wing roots to sit well against the fuselage.

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Thanks, Trevor.

That makes me feel a lot better. 8-)
Max

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Coming together well now.
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Thanks, Cliff. 8-)
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Today, Sunday 7th January was spent laminating the spoilers.

The plans say two layers of 3.0 mm balsa, but the balsa I have is very soft. I've laid up two layers of 2.5 mm balsa with a 0.4 mm ply layer each side.

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The control horns are piano wire bent into a loop at the ends . . .

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The eyes are filled with "Knead it" epoxy filler, which will be drilled to accept the clevis'.

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Re: Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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OK Two days in the studio and it's hard to see where the time has been spent.

There has been a lot of sanding and filing, and I missed the cladding at the root of the left wing. :oops:

And I've installed the spoilers.

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I've run the calipers over the two wings and the measurements all stack up - except that the left wing is 1.00 mm longer than the right one.

I'll call that "close enough."

Now to clad the bottom and finally get started on the ailerons.

Cheers
Max

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Max Wright
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OOoer! It pays to take photos.

The braces in the left wing are back to front. :oops:

How embarrasment!
Max

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Re: Falke T-61A Cliff Charlesworth Plans.

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Don’t worry Max, you’ve joined the builders club :lol: :lol:
At least you haven’t built 2 identical wings :o

It’s looking good & is all coming together much easier than you initially thought I’m sure. :)

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Thanks, Peter.

Even with my OCD, I can make mistakes. :lol:

Fortunately it's an easy fix.
Max

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Ah. That's more betterer. :)

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Now, I've been looking through the 45 photos I took when I visited the prototype during the inspection for sale.

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I noticed that there are small ribs in the front half of the wings - each one between the main ribs.

To improve the scale look of the wings, I'm thinking about running some pin striping tape across the sheeted areas.

Pin striping tape is available from Speed Shops in a variety of widths. I have some left over from when I was a rail modeller in another life. I'll see if have some in the same width as the ribs.
Max

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