Post by Desertguns on Nov 23, 2014 14:28:01 GMT -5
I doubt it would have taken months
Thought I post this shot of lower wing fab & some materials I'm using on this project. 180 & 220 grit paper for wood fab & sanding block, Elmer's wood glue & filler, superglue is only for a quick tack to hold a piece in place, & the X-actos. Scrap balsa is good to have too (I've got lots). And the tee top push pins are essential. You usually cross them to hold a small piece in place, rather than poke thru it, so you don't damage the part.
The red dispenser that looks like White Out is double faced adhesive. It's not tape but dispenses a small amount of sticky to the work surface. I'm trying this instead of pins for some assembly. The outer ribs are glued but the other ribs are just lightly stuck in place for alignment. Glue will follow. First time I've tried this & seems to be working well. Same with the Avery labels. Just a cheap light sticky - lighter than Scotch tape - to keep a part straight while the glue dries.
Again, this is really not the right way to build & I'm trying shortcuts to save time. There's still a bunch to do in 3 weeks time. This would normally be a couple months of evening work for me.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2014 14:33:02 GMT -5 by Desertguns
Post by Desertguns on Nov 23, 2014 17:41:01 GMT -5
Like bike parts, I rarely throw away old models. Sometimes an old warbird from the bone yard comes in handy. This is an old P-51 free-flight 60 second charge toy. It has a motor, capacitor, microswitch & charger port that will be perfect the SE5. It too will be free flight. I'd have to go with a .020 class methanol/diesel engine to get servos & batteries off the ground for remote control. And I don't have the newer micro stuff laying around. Now I have a motor & canopy for the modified SE5a. (stock it's intended to be static model or rubber band powered) ink
Post by Desertguns on Nov 23, 2014 23:26:10 GMT -5
About had it for today. Started on the fuselage - which in a way is more tedious than the wings. Getting all the stringer flush with the retaining slots is a trick. Also lots of trimming & sanding outer & connecting rib surfaces. Glad I got a jump on it. Got a pay project that goes though Dec 9th or 10th so wanted to get more of the pin & glue work behind me.
Post by Desertguns on Nov 24, 2014 18:40:43 GMT -5
Thanks guys. Encouragement is appreciated.
This is not a kit I'd recommend for beginners or kids under 13 or so. I wanted to post the sequence (2 from last night) completing just one half of the fuselage. This took about 5 hours & is 95% complete. Your time may vary. Fine sanding will be done after the other side of the fuselage is complete & access panels are added. Each stringer is cut to fit & needs to be glued on at least two sides at all contact points - all sides if this were gas powered. About 60 pins were used & the needle nose pliers are used to pull pins covered by stringers when completed. This part of a project is more like work, but has to be done before getting back to the fun stuff.
I write these notes more for newbies to the hobby. Seasoned guys develop their own techniques.
Strigers tacked, not glues or trimed 3 hrs later, stringer cut, shaped & glued Symmetry is more important than perfection (and there's no such thing anyway)
Post by Desertguns on Nov 25, 2014 13:58:02 GMT -5
Yeah I probably bit off more than blah blah... But that adds to the challenge & forces me to be creative with the process. I've never deviated this far from my usual proceedures. Something's going to backfire before it's done - thats not always bad either.
Now thinking about the paint scheme & the most important part - where & how to place a UVG button(s) or logo.
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