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Scale 20cc DHC-2 "Beaver" Kit Build from Moustache Model Works

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by AKNick, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. AKNick

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    Appreciate the input. It's hard to see in the picture, but the twist only starts at the lower 1/3 section. It's strait on the upper 2/3. It's pretty delicate, but I'm afraid it's going to drive me crazy if I dont do anything about it. The DHC-2 full scale loves coordinated turns. It's ailerons are pretty useless. As an aircraft mechanic I was given some instruction and shown this. So the Rudder is important to me! I really wish this kit had jigs for building the tail. Would have saved me a lot of time.
     
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    Whelp I literally had to crush and break my rudder, add a slap of light balsa to it and power sand it down.... I just need to attempt to make it look pretty again. What a pain. Franken-Rudder needs a make over. The pointy end now is correct-ish. Probably would have been easier to hack the lower end off and put a balsa tree on and sand it down. Starting to think maybe I shouldn’t have attempted to work on it at 1:30-2:30am after work... I was getting a bit angry with it after the umpteenth snap crackle pop.
    just need to smooth/blend it out and cover it back up. It’s not by any means perfect.
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    Looking a lot better, I would rather have your problem than mine getting the cowl colours right is out of my control. Making the rudder right is aggravating but doable.
     
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    touché, I’d trade you in a heart beat ha ha. You make balsa work look easy!
    Ok, off to bed for me! 4am is almost here... yikes
     
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    Covered the horizontal stab. This took a little extra thought for me. The manual notes that you may need to make a relief slot in the HS9 for the rudder control rod. I had to make a pretty significant one. Since I feel like all these notches were compromising its structural integrity I decided to add a couple very thin strips of glass. Sanded down and covered over it.
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    Need to start back up on the rudder now.
     
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    I really need some balsa filler that matches.... Used a darker filler and I'm afraid it's going to show up super bad through the bright yellow ultracote... even considering priming the rudder now. No pic at the moment.
     
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    Frankenstein rudder is coming along. It’s pointing the way it should which makes me happy. Bit of a gap at the bottom which I may add more balsa somewhere. My off color filler I just decided to dust some rattle can over to mask the dark line a bit.
     

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    Added a piece of balsa under the lower rudder to fill in the gap and sanded it down until I was happy with it. I did sand it down more than what you see in this picture.
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    Recovered and it sits strait like it should.

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    feels good to get that done. Next up is covering that balsa tail cone piece and adding blue covering to the rudder and elevator tips/counter balances.
     
  9. Looking good!
     
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    Nick the tail cone is it plastic and is it going to be covered with ultra coat. If is need detailed procedure if that is ok with you.
     
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