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alexis scott
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1/2 scale Lo100

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I have been fortunate enough to purchase a preproction fuselage and tail surface kit from RCplans and I have a detailed build thread going over on rcg, but thought I would like to share some of the pictures of its progress here also
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Renato Machado
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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:) Beautiful model!!

Thank you for sharing.

Renato

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Barry_Cole
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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You need a bigger car.....

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alexis scott
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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I'd like to have as much of the internals working before I skin the fuselage. So I have decided, as there is a fuselage stiffener externally on the Lo100 that starts behind this point, I may as well make the tow points scale so I'm making a pair of these one for each side. With a nice grunty servo between them, then the bridle will also be on a loose loop so as long as one side releases, I'll be off tow. I envisage using bungee help for slope launches, so this should also allow a little climb on lift off. Next I'd like to get all three serrvos sorted for the tail surfaces, a pull pull with bellcrank for rudder and a pair of carbon pushrods for the elevators.
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alexis scott
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Tailplane

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Tail end progress, today the leading edge and top of the fin bave been trimmed and sanded closer to their final shape and the tailplane is now all glued up as a frame work ready for the skin, ive put hard points into tbe mounting area, tbe front has a 20x10mm channel in tbe box and the rear mount is filled with laminted spruce as its a bit thinner.
Before i stopped for the afternoon i started setting up the .8 ply skins for the stab because tbe tail is longer tban tbe 4' sheets I trimmed tbe sheet to fit tbe second to last rib each side making the joins in tbe ply out near the end in the lower load area and also making the joins the same on each side and by cutting tbe cut off piece in half i can do the complete top side with minimum material waste
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alexis scott
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Mounted

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Another small milestone this morning, tailplane mounted after leaving overnight to dry, after breakfast im hoping to glue down the tip skins and add the leading edge before i can start work on elevator horns and sheeting.
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john greenfield
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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Looking good Alexis. I do hope you used scarf joins in the ply !?

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alexis scott
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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Glad you like it John Not scarfed on the tailplane as yhe only joins are so close to tbe tip and also at tbe point the spar starts tapering sharper, I do plan to scarfe the fuselage, do you have a jig or secret master zen tip to making the scarfe easier ?

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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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Alexis

See my turorial videos here for an easy way to make scarf joints. It also shows how to form ply around sharp radii.

http://www.ghostsquadron.co.uk/ply_shee ... plete.html

Although it shows a wing, the method for the fuz is the same.Hope it helps.

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alexis scott
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Re: 1/2 scale Lo100

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john greenfield wrote:Alexis

See my turorial videos here for an easy way to make scarf joints. It also shows how to form ply around sharp radii.

http://www.ghostsquadron.co.uk/ply_shee ... plete.html

Although it shows a wing, the method for the fuz is the same.Hope it helps.

AEB
Thanks John that can be my after work wind down study tonight

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