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Scale 35% Krill Extra 330SC....CUSTOM-ARF!!!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Pistolera, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Good things take time.;)

    Rome wasn't built in a day, but they did manage to burn a lot of it down in a day.:LOL_gif:
  2. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Don’t know about you guys some planes can take me two or three years to build trust me I can re kit them in a split second.
  3. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    So....after all the work (a few years back) to split the ailerons, I have decided to make them 1-piece again. Primarily because I hope to enter this in some scale competitions and split ailerons would be a big deduction since they didn't exist on the full scale.

    When I split them I used 1/8" CF/balsa/CF laminate for the end plates. I drilled and located 2 CF pins to tie them together. In addition to the hinge pin they are solidly located and act as one. Drilled additional holes in the end plates to allow the Hysol to squeeze in and further tie things together.

    I will need to glue them and install on the wing while the Hysol cures so they remain in perfect alignment. Plan on applying some vaseline around the hinge pin holes....hopefully that will keep any epoxy from bonding to the hinge pin.....I HOPE!!!!
  4. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    After all that work you are putting them back together. I have one plane with split ailerons and really like it. Why would you not put the pins in and a little shoogoo between the two and then cover it with covering no body would know and you can then always split them again.
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  5. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Don't get me wrong....I had splits on my Raven and really liked them. But this plane is destined to be a scaled out Extra 330SC and will be entered in some high-end scale contests. It will get a custom paint job once I finish up the ailerons and a couple other scale touches planned.

    So...ailerons back to the way they were....solid 1-piece :)
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  6. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Oh....and before someone asks about the extended tab shown on one half in the last pic....it's the mounting bracket for the spades. :dancing-chicken:
  7. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Got some more work done before all the family arrives and we stuff ourselves!

    Ailerons joined with Hysol. Then just basic body work to blend everything so the joints disappear (hopefully). I tried some new (to me) Bondo Pro 2-part spot putty. Really works nicely although sets up very quickly. They advertise zero shrinkage, which is an issue for the older single stage stuff.

    Although they look like hell until the get shot with primer, they are as smooth as a baby's butt....cannot feel or see the seam in low angle lighting. Of course when I get some primer on there will probably be a touch more sanding filler needed.

    I think putting these things back together was as much, if not more work than splitting them!!!
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  8. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yeah the 2 part fillers are the way to go. I can highly recommend one called Dolphin Glaze as well.
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  9. acerc

    acerc 150cc

    Look's putty good to me.
    You guys ever try the Stits SuperFil, I love the stuff, it is a two part epoxy but sands like balsa.

    By the way Earle, your not going to actually fly with them spades on, are you?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018
  10. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    I haven't tried either the Dolphin Glaze or the Stits.

    Yes I do plan to fly with spades, although it will be maidened and setup 1st without them. Then attach the spade arms without the triangular plates and fly it. Lastly would be adding the plates.

    At least that's my thinking right now.

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