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Sport Bud Nosen (!!!) 1/4 Scale Citabria Build! Woo hoo!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Bartman, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Nice work on the body stick building is time consuming but it is light and very stiff structure. Have one question what or how are you sanding all the little angles on the diagonals.
  2. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Thanks Snoop', I cut them with a hand saw and then sand them to fit using a Craftsman 6" disc sander. If I'm lucky they fit as cut and there's no sanding but that's rare.

    Spent some time this evening getting the first couple of pieces of the fuselage sides laid out and glued into place.

    Had to make a brace to keep the firewall centered and vertical over the plans. I'm still not sure if I was supposed to build the fuselage upside down or right side up. The directions make it sound like it was supposed to be right side up but it only really seems like it could have been done upside down. I'll be scratching my head for years over this one. :ugh!::ugh!::ugh!:

    firewall 1.jpg firewall 2.jpg
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  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Looks good Bart. If I didn’t already know better I would say it looks like you know what your doing. Lol. Keep it up.
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  4. acerc

    acerc 150cc

    Can't believe I have not seen this thread, all caught up now though. Nice work Bartman!!! Especially considering it's a die crushed kit...
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Really like Bart's building table and shop. And all the cool framing apparatus .

    Obviously well organized and meticulous :way_to_go:. But could you please put a fire extinguisher in there?
  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Thanks for caring! :)

    Fire extinguisher is present and accounted for.
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  7. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Fuselage progress continues, it's done being pinned to the bench and now we add the bits and pieces that will give it that funky Citabria outline. I may stop working on the fuselage to get the wings going. It isn't likely the wings will be built to the plans. More likely is a clipped wing, little to no dihedral, and one piece like a Sig Clipped Wing Cub. Not sure yet how I'll do that but I've got to work on the changes now because there will be some stuff in the fuselage that will have to change to make it work.

    The landing gear is from an old Cap 232 ARF that I got in an estate package I bought maybe eight years ago? It is going to look so much better than the too wide dural style gear that came with the kit. Citabrias have skinny spring gear legs!

    Latest pics.

    fuselage4 1apr2018.jpg fuselage3 1apr2018.jpg fuselage1 1apr2018.jpg fuselage2 1apr2018.jpg
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  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I like it.
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  9. +1:way_to_go:
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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

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