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Scale Building a Bulldog II

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by acerc, Feb 17, 2017.

   
  1. acerc

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    Today is a I can't get to involved with anything, mother in law issues, so I have been double checking everything. The formers from the cockpit rearward definitely will be cut in half and widened. The forward formers will wait until I have the rear put together enough to turn it over and prop it up. That way I can get a better look at where the top half will fall, then make the necessary adjustment to the forward formers. The base stringer will run form T/E of stab to the L/E of former #1.
    But being as I was more or less in limbo today I had plenty of time to think and I think I am going to go and finish the Challenger. That way it is not setting in the back of my mind nagging at me. Should not take to long to finish it up so see ya's on that thread.
     
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  2. acerc

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    Any day now.
     
  3. Snoopy1

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    Waiting patiently
     
  4. acerc

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    May be a bit. With what we have going on I don't know if I have the ability to focus enough for this build.
     
  5. Snoopy1

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    Sorry to hear that
     
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  6. acerc

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    Who was I kidding, only myself. Cut the rear half of the formers in half, widened them to where they need to be, and glued strips across each end.
    On the front former shown the side stringer slots are wrong, I cut the one that runs parallel with the datum but will wait to cut the other when the stringers are ready for placement so as to align it properly.
    And no more than what I have cut I can honestly say, "I am thoroughly in love with this little table saw!"
     

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  7. acerc

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    Ok, I just ripped a 1x4 select pine for two strips of 11/32nds square and I do mean 11/32nds. How did I ever get along without it. Seriously, if you do any kind of building this is an absolute must have.
    The two hardwood's on the thrust line are in place, now to cut a few strips of balsa.
     

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  8. Looking good
     
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    I have that saw for a number of years and I do not think I could build without it. It is always within arms reach.
    Nice building board looking at your setup it looks like you build on a steel plate and magnets. Never tried it but looks interesting. What do you have the steel plate covered with.
     
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  10. acerc

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    The steel top is galvanized and has no covering. The paper drawing is covered with painters plastic, nothing sticks to it.
     
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