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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Slope Commander- Part 7

This weekend I managed to complete the stabilizer and rudder construction.
I still have to cutout the elevator and moving part of the rudder as well as the hinging.
More about that in a later build.

I started with the wing on Saturday sanding in the groves for carbon tows that will form the spar caps and formed the carbon L.E on the center panel.
I joined the center sections and laid in the bolt beams in the bottom of the center section of the wing.
Note that the bottom spar cap and ply dihedral keeper all join up on this beam. Once the wing is bagged 13 mm dowels with clearness holes for the 5-6mm bolts will inserted thru these bolt beams The 4 X 5-6 mm will be use to secure the wing to the fuse.

I hope complete the wing construction this week. Still 25 days left. It is going be a close call to finish this baby on time.

More on the slope commander in Part 8.


Izak Theron said...

Looking good Piet! What scale are you building to? You have inspired me to post the progress on my F18 on our blog as well. Check out the ETB Blog.

Piet Rheeders said...

Hi Izak,

The full size Aero Commander wing span was 49 feet and I scaled it down to 7 feet that is 2.2 meters, 1/7th Scale.

I had a look at your bolg.
It all starts with that blank block of foam.