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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 06 Dec 2020, 08:32
by chris williams
The wing joiner box is set behind the main bulkhead, and packed out at the top to align with the angle of the wings...

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 07 Dec 2020, 05:47
by Paul Neville
Hi Chris, is this new plan available to purchase yet?

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 07 Dec 2020, 08:23
by chris williams
It's being donated to the forum, Paul: you can get a copy plus the parts PDF's from me...



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Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 07 Dec 2020, 10:09
by chris williams
The crescent shaped ply part on the rear cockpit bulkhead performs the twin duties of tying the two former halves together, and providing an edge to which the canopy can be glued.
The canopy frame is built up in place, with the starboard rail first being hinged up with brass doll's house hinges

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 08 Dec 2020, 12:24
by chris williams
When adding the ply sheeting, I always find it easy to apply it in two halves, with the join in the middle, over the short longeron...
Where possible, the joints are reinforced with short lengths of fine piano wire, inserted via the drill...

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 10 Dec 2020, 08:08
by chris williams
The aileron shrouds are made up from 0.6mm ply, grain cross-wise, and 1.5mm balsa sheet. The balsa will be later sanded flush to the cap strips

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 11 Dec 2020, 08:17
by chris williams
The ailerons are built flat to the board...

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 12 Dec 2020, 10:01
by chris williams
The ailerons are hinged with Robart style hinges. The final LE is rounded off in order for it to rotate within the aileron shrouds on the wing. The hinges are supported in the wing with 9mm dowel, and the hinge knuckle set back in the aileron to allow for correct rotation. The servo is mounted on 3 x 6mm spruce rails...

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 13 Dec 2020, 08:24
by chris williams
With the fuselage now fully sheeted, it's time for the tricky business of setting up the wings in their rightful place...

Re: MINIMOA 1/4 SCALE

Posted: 14 Dec 2020, 08:00
by chris williams
The 1.5mm ply wing fairing plates are set up flush to the wing, and the space in between filled with balsa, then finished with polyester filler...