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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Cliff Evans
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 10 Oct 2019, 17:19

Just getting a couple of dash panels ready for Chris's 1/5 scale petrel.
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 12 Oct 2019, 10:12

With the temporary liteply formers removed, the interior of the fuselage can now be glassed with glass cloth and polyester resin
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Trevor » 12 Oct 2019, 16:36

Coming on well Chris. No tow release in this one?

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Barry_Cole » 12 Oct 2019, 16:45

Trevor, It has to be retrofitted. If he tried to build it in, it would end up full of body filler.....

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

BC

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by Cliff Evans » 12 Oct 2019, 17:02

Barry_Cole wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 16:45
Trevor, It has to be retrofitted. If he tried to build it in, it would end up full of body filler.....

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

BC
Oo, you bitch!

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 12 Oct 2019, 17:08

Take no notice of 'em, Trev...all will be revealed in my new novel: 'Why You Need a Nose Job'

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 13 Oct 2019, 11:45

Time now to sort out the rear end in readiness for the elevator actuating arrangement
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 14 Oct 2019, 12:45

The tailplane, being tapered in thickness on the underside, is initially built upside down. Once the top sheeting has been added, the jig supports are temporarily glued to the sheeting, and the bottom sheeting added with the structure weighed down...
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 15 Oct 2019, 16:36

Before the elevator can be built, the false LE needs to hinged up to the tailplane and sanded flush. Then the rest can be constructed vertically with the false LE pinned to the board...Then the final LE can be added and slots cut for the hinges, before rounding off the finished LE
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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

Post by chris williams » 17 Oct 2019, 12:52

With the tailplane built, now the elevator actuating arrangements can be set out. Lacking a suitable length carbon rod, the pushrod is a 6mm sq spruce core with 2 x 6mm sq balsa stiffeners
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