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3D Vertigo build, any interest in a build?

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by -Rick-, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    I finally have a build worth posting here. I received a part built 2 meter Vertigo last weekend. Still a long way to go with it.

    I am having a hard time posting pictures, sorry. 20201109_172234.jpg
     
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  3. Heck yea.
     
  4. Snoopy1

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    Interesting plane, and yes would be nice to follow a build.
     
  5. WMcNabb

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    COOL!!!
     
  6. dhal22

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    Is it done yet?
     
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  7. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Ya almost! (I wish!)

    Yes the Vertigo from Badan kits is a totally different type of build that I am used to. As I said I bought this kit that had been partially built. When I pulled up beside the gent that sold it to me in a parking lot it seemed like he had a van load of foam! That is what this kit is. Instead of sheeted wings almost everything on this plane is sheeted foam. I have to say this design is brilliant!

    Because there is so much sheeting to do I had to pick up some special glues to work on it. I heard that gorilla glue works but can leave the sheeting a little wavy so I picked up some West system epoxy which works well and keeps the weight down. I lot of what I am doing I am copying from one of the best builders in Canada, Trevor Brum.

    A few picks of the crazy thin balsa sheeting... 20201123_130516.jpg 20201123_130516.jpg

    The leading edges of the rudder and elevator get sheeted so soaked the balsa in water, wrapped it around and let dry...
    20201118_202227.jpg

    Turned out prefect after drying...

    20201119_192728.jpg
    This plane has hidden hingeing all around but was told that the carbon rods wears at the ply, So best to insert the blue nyrod in all the hinge points. Working on that right now.
     
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  8. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Working on putting the nyrod bearings in.. 20201119_164639.jpg

    20201119_165542.jpg
    Cutting them flush... 20201119_164626.jpg

    I should add that the rudder and elevator were glued together before I received this kit.
     
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  9. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Using the west system to glue the lead edges on, waiting for it to dry. 20201121_143545.jpg
     
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  10. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    For this type of kit its nice to work on a glass surface, easy to scrape the glue off! Cause I'm good at making a frigging mess!
    20201122_130803.jpg
     
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