HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 26 Oct 2019, 11:43

Time now to make a start on the wings...The preliminary jigs take care of the gull bend; later, an entirely different set of jigs will set the wing up without any unwanted twists. The main spars are 5mm sq spruce, with some of the tension steamed out at the gull change...
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 27 Oct 2019, 14:53

Top spar added, followed by web plates...then it's time to start the other wing, prior to a dihedral check...
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Post by chris williams » 28 Oct 2019, 09:57

Time for aforementioned dihedral check...
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Post by chris williams » 29 Oct 2019, 17:08

With the dihedral check safely passed, the brass boxes (one 13mm, one 15mm) can be epoxied in and closed off. Then it's time to fit the sub spars in front of the web plates...
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 30 Oct 2019, 14:59

With the lower sheeting added in two sections, preparations are made before adding the top sheeting, which will be in three parts. The centre sheeting spans the gull break and is forced into a compound curve to preserve a smooth transition around the bend...
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Post by chris williams » 31 Oct 2019, 09:38

The most critical part of the wing construction: adding the top sheeting locks the wing into its final shape...
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 01 Nov 2019, 10:13

Then it's time to finish off the wing roots...
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Trevor » 01 Nov 2019, 13:19

Where did the wiring go?

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Post by chris williams » 01 Nov 2019, 14:20

I'm not allowed to open up the wing root until Christmas...!

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Barry_Cole » 01 Nov 2019, 14:21

Trevor wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 13:19
Where did the wiring go?
We usually cut a hole in the wing root, on the field, just before the maiden.

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