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1/4 scale T-21 CW

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SedB
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Joined: 14 Nov 2019, 09:17
Location: Netherlands

1/4 scale T-21 CW

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Hi all,

Here's a tread bout my very first build ever, so how much scale this Sedbergh is going to be...!? Anyways, the kit is from Chris Williams, and since I haven't found a tread on a completed T-21 in 1/4th scale, I am using 2 treads as guide. These treads are of the same kit but 1/3.5th scale:
http://forum.scalesoaring.com/forum/aer ... ams-design
http://www.retroplane.net/forum/viewtop ... sc&start=0
Chris Williams has already been of great help, thanks for that!

Since I live on the metric side of the Channel, some stuff will not be a 100% fit to the plan, though with the conversion table I'm using I should(...) be OK.

First thing I had to do was to wait for these:
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6xx6x2000mm longerons, these are none standard size so they had to be ordered.

And off I went:
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This might be the easiest part of the build, pretty straight forward.

First errors already made, some of the skin plates are the wrong way around. Not a biggy, but need to pay more attention in the future!
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That's it for now.
Even though this build is not as high standard as most builds here, I hope it's a welcome tread. Feel free to comment!

Daniel

SedB
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Re: 1/4 scale T-21 CW

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Once the sides were ready, they could be lifted and stuff stared to take shape;
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The double longerongs are glued in place with the side standing straight up, guess I could just have flipped the sides without having to pin them to the table..

Parts F4, F5 and F6 are the main parts of the whole frame. The kit provides the ply plating for these, though the the actual structure has to be build

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The ply top part of both F5 and F6 are not a perfect match with the drawing. I hope I got it all straight, otherwise I might run if to issues much later..

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Am I overdoing it with the clamps? :D

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Cliff Evans
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Re: 1/4 scale T-21 CW

Post by Cliff Evans »

Looking good. Keep the tail end as light as you can.

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