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Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by BalsaDust, May 28, 2019.

   
  1. Snoopy1

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    Got the three drawings Rolled out and weights on the four corners. I guess I need to make a crude work list and a material list to get started. First need to do good review of the drawings and see how I am going to approach the build. First decision build the wings or the fuselage first.

    @BalsaDust which do you recommend to build first. The question is do you fit the wing to the fuselage or do you fit the fuselage to the wings.
     
  2. BalsaDust

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    I generally build the fuse and tail surfaces first. When building the wing though if I have the room I build it as one piece and separate after. First thing I do is grab the root ribs and cut spacer blocks the thickness of the fuse to go between them just using small spring clamps to hold it all together. Then I slip the wing tube phenolic in and and get it square but don’t glue it. Clamp or weigh down the whole assembly really good so it won’t move the add the rest of the ribs that slide on the tube. Once that are dry fit on there I wick in thin CA really good all around the tube on the root rib. Then build the wing as normal. I normally go as far as sheeting the entire side facing up and then when I flip it I go ahead and cut the phenolic holding the half’s together and work on the individual half’s.
     
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  3. Snoopy1

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    Thanks for that hope to start on the plane with in the next week. Well I have started just looking for stuff, and just scanned the hole thread quickly.
     
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  4. Snoopy1

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    Well made a start printed out all the ribs and the end plates. Had to make some minor corrections to the print outs but they are all correct now and ready to be glued to some balsa wood. 8 ribs and two end plates.
    O yes found all the parts so far a believe. Now all I need to do is make some time to get into the rib making.
     
  5. Snoopy1

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    Question to @BalsaDust you recommended to use 1/8 balsa for the ribs, I was thinking of using 3/32 have a lot off it in house and do not have any 1/8 right now. What do you think if I use it or would you recommend that I get some 1/8.
     
  6. BalsaDust

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    Should be fine to use 3/32 just use some that’s a little denser.
     
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    C885AD64-8641-4DA5-A453-38C6DC50EAC3.jpeg B97E3F31-2A71-4069-86F2-1E2AF9335A95.jpeg Made a start at last. Got some of the edge gluing done on the 1/16 sheeting. Ribs laid out on some balsa sheets, just need to be glued down and then the sanding and cutting starts.
     
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  8. BalsaDust

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    Did you have to tile print your plans?
     
  9. Snoopy1

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    Yes and no I did get all three prints done on full sheets but I printed out ribs at home separately to make templates so those are tile printed.
     
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    The ribs are now rough cut and ready to be final sanded. Will finish sanding the ribs tomorrow. Then make a start on the parts for the fuselage.
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