Surface creation in a flap or two
Ok, so basic wing shape completed.
Time for the fun part x 4 in each case
This really chews up time… and more time….
so possibly a big decision on next project will be
how many bleeding engines does the thing have
because doing everything 4 times in a row can really get to you.
Tends to add that never ending feeling to the build!
The only part of this build that is not hand made are the nacelles and air intakes.
Pre-vac formed, and I ordered them with the plans as
I was aware that that was going to be a time chewer as well either way.
Cutting the surfaces free and cutting out the servo bays, all previously drawn up
on tracing paper from the original foam cores, then placed over the balsa
to ascertain position of servo lead channels and servos bays. Flaps cut free as well as ailerons
Due to knuckle joint for ailerons, 10mm cut from trailing edge and then .5mm ply
placed at trailing edge to give a good clean strong trailing edge, that balsa would normally fail at.
Back plate of balsa add to leading edge and outside edges of the flaps and ailerons
so that no foam is left open and aids the orocover later on
Flap is base hinged with Cyno hinges. Hard points were added from light balsa
before adding the back plate of balsa to the trailing and leading edges respectively.
Hinges were then added at 45 degree angles to ensure that they were
not just hanging onto the skins.
Ailerons get a center hinge hole for the robart hinges as well as a light balsa “knuckle”
added to the leading edge to slot into .5mm ply casing on wing trailing edge
With this finish once all is covered and finalised
Will update with more later in the week, but this is basically all the surfaces ready
for cover and spray work