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3D Edge 540 Profile Build (Glitter JR)

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by BalsaDust, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    6620645D-488C-4766-8642-7657197AB39B.jpeg Two floppy bits complete. E9C841BB-2171-493C-95B0-2EC72CA14CCB.jpeg The mistake I mentioned on the wing the root ribs get these doublers at the nose. I drew a notch instead of a flat nose so I had to hand cut two new one.
    91104E35-5BD9-4E1E-8AA1-F1B902848197.jpeg Next up lay the two root ribs facing opposite directions, don’t want to make to left ones. Now get the 1/16” spacers and glue them to the insides. C49F9F31-1F02-472A-8DB5-F2F1E74F0AAC.jpeg now pin the two 3/8” tube huggers in place and do not glue yet. 66EBCF2F-6A8C-4C1C-8C08-9A248E15A4D7.jpeg Now lay your fuse tube inside of them and make sure it’s a tight fit. If not adjust and make sure the tube is centered in the rib. This basically sets your wing incidence. Once good go ahead and glue in place without the tube. 22397E48-627E-4BFF-A7ED-EE7BAAF28CC9.jpeg Now glue the other root rib in place.
    A323FC9F-0BC1-4FF3-BD84-D97E3C3C05DB.jpeg Now glue those doublers onto the le of the ribs on the outside. These just give a little more area for the sheeting to glue too 9A3AD703-8545-4CE0-9C72-D035D4660637.jpeg Finally lay out a piece of angle on the wing plans and weigh it down. But the nose of the rib up to it.

    That’s all for now. Up next will be the spars and laying out the entire wing.
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  2. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    are you cutting these parts yourself? with what? how much? and where do I get one? lol
  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Prototype I did years ago yes I cut myself but had much fewer parts. This is drew it into CAD. A Probro buddy CNC cut it for me and will be doing a kit run of them sometime after I’m done building this one so I can correct the couple of mistakes in cut files and do up this nice build thread for others to follow. Don’t know on the price yet but he will be doing short kits which will include all cut parts, plans, and tube for the fuse. Builder will need to supply their own sheeting and sticks to complete it. I would expect it to be around $100 if I had to guess.
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  4. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Chris, Sorry for the misunderstanding, the kit looks beautiful so far, I'm asking about the CNC router that cut the kit! :way_to_go:
  5. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Ok I think I get it the two tube huggers fit into the fuselage and capture the carbon tube at the same time smart like that you key into the fuselage and the tube in one shot.
  6. JasonMcD

    JasonMcD New to GSN!

    Pretty sure I’ve taken longer than that to get an umx out of the box.

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  7. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    exactly. you will see when I assemble it later on how the motor mount really locks it all together. Also the saying in the profile world is "No tube no love" as the tube makes the planes incredibly durable.
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  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Original fuse of prototype. proto was only 1/4" thick with arrow shaft tube. That proved to be a mistake later when I stepped up the power system on it.
    This is the plane I truly learned to knife edge on and I love this shot a buddy got of it
    Parts covered..jpg
    Proto all covered
    RTF bottom.jpg
    RTF top.jpg
    top. See it was pretty Ugly, best part it got worse just wait
    wing and rons.jpg
    Proto wing all framed up.
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  9. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Lets just say that a twisty 1/4" fuse wasnt too fond of a 4S power system and doing poptops and such with it. Ended up shearing the tail off in flight. only the fuse was destroyed so i built a new one out of 3/8 material and tube. Literally was just grabbing all the scraps of covering and laying it on the structure.
    image (1).jpg image (2).jpg
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  10. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    As you can see I have built quite a few of these and I think at least a dozen have been scratch built by others on the probro site. Needless to say the Ugly one was the one that was ever mine. All others where sent away and even the prototype I gave to a buddy at NASHBRO a couple years ago. It still lives to this day but he doesnt fly it much.

    image (1).jpeg image (2).jpeg image (3).jpeg

    Here is a short video of it playing in the snow. the Beggining of the video was basically a dare so I had to try.

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