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Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build.

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Snoopy1, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. I should be able to fix you up bro. I think I have most of a large roll at the house. Shipping might be kinda pricey but I'll send it your way if it helps you out.
     
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    Thanks for offer let me see what happens in the next week or so and if it does not show up I will take you up on your offer. Thanks again.
     
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    The top motor box is fitted and screwed down. This leaves me with ability to work from the top whenever required.
    Now I must remove the engine and the top cover and give everything a coat of thinned epoxy, and it takes for ever to dry. Hopefully by tomorrow morning it is cured sufficiently to work on.
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  4. Beautiful work Snoop.
     
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    Thanks for the compliment really appreciate.
     
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    The front of the plane has received a coat of thinned epoxy. That does it for me today. Will see how it looks tomorrow and if it is hard and dry.
    Like we say around here done enough damage for the day.

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    Ok finishing up some fine details added 3/32 balsa to the leading edge of the rudder because it was not lining up with the fin properly. And will also be adding an additional Robart hinge pin at the servos horn location for some extra strength, because I ended up doing a push-pull setup.
    This should do the job two 3/16 Robart hinges either side.
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  8. OK your plane is just about built, would you build another or past on the is plane? I have one on the shelf and really do like the fuselage scale shape rather than the slab sided birds we have today. I think if I built the kit I have a would make foam core wings just because I like them, not sure if I would make the ailerons any bigger since I'm not a 3d flyer. Once the Champ is done I need to decide what to build next and this plane is on the list.
    Where did you get the carbon fiber gear?
     
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    Tough question, I have not flown it so just on the build. The wings were painful to build but like you if I did it again I would definitely go foam wings. The fuselage is great and must say looks so much nicer than all the flat side square boxes. What I know now I would definitely build another. Remember the cowl is a pain but you know the problem now. So it is very easy to work around that. Please understand this plane was purchased many year ago and if my memory serves me well it was purchased from Graphtec at the time the kit was purchased.
    Note on the ailerons were made from balsa covered foam, because the ailerons shape and slope just did not look right compared to the wing they just tapered to much, that’s just me. Not trying to make it a 3D plane this plane was built to be close to scale. Have few of the ugly crazy super light over power 3D plane’s.
     
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    The sanding has started hopefully it does not take to long. I have found over years that sand down to 600 is just a wast of time. Did an experiment once sanded one piece down to 600 and the second down to 220 and could not tel the difference. Maybe this time I am going to go down to 150 and see how it looks. Have any of you gentlemen any advice or commitments.
    One thing I did try once is spray the wing hair spray and then sanded it down to 220. If gets rid of the tiny fuzz of the wood, but it did not cover any different or better. One thing with the hair spray you could lift and reposition it.
     
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