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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

    The wings...

    Not sure why but it will not let me attach more pictures.
  2. I bet someone here knows.
    Nice work on the wing cores.
    -Rick- likes this.
  3. AKNick

    AKNick 640cc Uber Pimp

    Sometimes GSN wont let you attach pics unless you refresh the page prior to uploading
  4. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    The hinges. Had a heck of a time with the aileron hinges on the first wing panel. Mainly because I don't know what I'm doing!!

    I had to cut new g10 hinges from old pilot arf kits to make it work. The hinges have a g10 piece that is to be put behind a lite ply strip that is glued to to trailing edge of the wing first. The hinges have a shoulder that is to sit behind the ply at the right distance. This is where I screwed up. I pushed the lite ply a little to hard into the foam and misaligned the hinges to the matching hinge points on the ailerons. It has to be straight. After I glued my new hinges in I used a steel bar of the right diameter to hold the hinges in place to dry. 20201215_163828.jpg 20201220_172150.jpg

    After I finally had the hinges in I started placing where the aileron servos had to go. Used the demmal to cut into the foam I have made the plates for the servos to sit in and that will go on before sheeting.

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  5. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

  6. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    20210104_145645.jpg 20210104_145645.jpg 20210104_145323.jpg First wing done :) All the sanding was worth it! Turned out very good. I'm happy! Still have the final cutting of lightening cut outs to do but that will wait till I have the second wing at the same stage. It is not an easy kit for me to build, I guess I am more used to traditional builds of a lot more balsa and a lot less foam.

    But learning all the time with this build.
    WMcNabb, pawnshopmike and TonyHallo like this.
  7. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Sorry about the double picture. Still have a hard time with pictures! :mad:
  8. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    20210118_170023.jpg 20210118_170052.jpg
    Starting to look like a plane. Saved a pound with the cut outs in the wing and ailerons. Both are still very stiff. Better than most ARFs.
    WMcNabb, pawnshopmike and Snoopy1 like this.
  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    If that beautiful cowl if it is readable available at a reasonable price and was building kit or something from scratch i would take a long look at that cowl to see if I could make it work.
  10. -Rick-

    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    I would check the Badan website. I am sure that it could be bought separately.

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