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DART 17r QUARTER SCALE**

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chris williams
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Re: DART 17r QUARTER SCALE

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Followed by the AMT...
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chris williams
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Now the rear end can be brought nearer to a conclusion...
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Moving on now to the canopy frame...
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Now for the wings...The Dart has two brass joiner boxes in the wing, one 16mm & one 13mm: each one sits under one set of the 5mm spars. It's always a good idea when epoxying in the second joiner to insert the blades and check that they are absolutely parallel...
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Re: DART 17r QUARTER SCALE

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Hi Chris, is the ply sheeting on the rear fuselage 1/64 or 1/32? I ask as I would have assumed 1/32 but it looks more like 1/64 to me from the colour in the photos.
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No Andrew, that's 0.6mm, or 1/48th ply...
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Ok, thanks, .6mm is a size I hadn't come across. I'm enjoying seeing this come together.
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You can get 0.6 from SlecUK.
https://lasercutsailplanes.co.uk
https://patteaklegliders.co.uk
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With the lower sheeting added, the wing can be laid on its jigging supports and the top sheeting glued in place....
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Thanks Cliff, I've just had a delivery from SLEC too!
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