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From: "raincityflyer" <lewis08@...>
Date: Monday, March 19, 2012 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone Building Yet?
Thanks, John. The tip is 1/8" on a 45' bias. The spar is channeled in almost to the back side. The thumb grip (airfoil shape) is contest balsa notched for the spar and then hand sanded to shape like a Nipper wing tip. The LE is some sort of Asian import that is more like Rattan or something and bent around the entire tip using the "wet one side" technique. I'll secure it with a strap of CF tow to the TE prior to to covering as it's still under a lot of tension. Cheers! Chris in Seattle --- In BugHLG@...m, John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...> wrote: > > Looks Great!  Love the lightning bolt on the rudder.  Are your tips made of two layers of 1/16" balsa to form the airfoil shape or are they solid? >   > John > > > ________________________________ > From: raincityflyer <lewis08@...> > To: BugHLG@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:47 PM > Subject: [BugHLG] Anyone Building Yet? > > >   > I got started building this weekend and posted an update in the files section. > > Changes so far: > > Full flying elevator - First attempt at this new design. It's a little heavy, but works how I imagined. > > Fuselage - I like my servos standing up, so I changed the shape a bit. Also added a curved top, bottom and some side reinforcement. It's covered with tinted Water Based Poly Urethane (WBPU) and covered with .75 oz fiberglass. > > Wing - I curved the LE all the way around to the tip and squared it off. I also like to let my ribs into the TE, so I used a wider one and slotted it to accept the ribs. I was out of 1/8" CF for the spar, so I used a Skyshark P100. Those of keen eye will notice that there's an extra rib bay. My LB will be 36-1/2" span. I's turning out a little heavier than I'd like, so the extra square inches will help. > > Good luck to those building! > > Chris in Seattle > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >