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1/4 Scale Salto**

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Cliff Evans
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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It is not the ribs that are removed, it is the section shown that is removed to place the joiner box in.


section to remove after construction of wing for placement of joiner box before sheeting
section to remove after construction of wing for placement of joiner box before sheeting
section in black to be removed after construction for wing joiner box.
section in black to be removed after construction for wing joiner box.
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andynrose315
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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Cliff thanks. okay so involves removing those areas including r4. was not sure if joiner stopped just before it or not. and no intention of taking the ribs out. :D
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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joiner stops in R4 and cap the end with 1.6mm ply.
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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first wing is progressing well and been sheeted. i have gone with 0,6 mm ply rather than the 0.4 in the thread. the ailerons are top hinged. with previous smaller models i have taped the hinge or used covering. any suggestions for this model?
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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A tape hinge will be fine.
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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Only reason I didn’t use 0.6mm ply on the prototype buiId was the slight extra weight & thought of cutting flaps free with the thicker material. ;)
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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thanks Peter. i hope you are recovering well. looking for guidance on how best to finish the wings once glassed. is there a recommended paint to use? i have had limited success with spay painting but that may reflect i rarely spray paint.
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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Andy, I seem to remember giving the model to Cliff with unpainted wings, so I expect he used rattle can primer/ filler, then rattle can top coat. Perhaps Cliff can correct/ elaborate if he spots this post :D
I’m slowly recovering, but I guess in reality,it’s likely to be around the end of the year beforeI’m recovered as far as I’m likely to be😏
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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Peter's memory serves him well, rattle cans it was!
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Re: 1/4 Scale Salto**

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Peter thanks. sorry this is probably a very New Member question. if i were to spray paint the fuselage can this be done directly over the white finish?
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