new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:11 pm

terminals for servos going on and i'm useing the modifed HK crimper, note the centre terminal with part of the clip still on. This gives you something to hold on to whilst you crimp the wire then it just needs a wiggle to break it off.
And congrats to Dale for getting that beautiful Harvard into the air,well done Dale.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:15 pm

servo in wing and new terminal on. Didn't shorten the servo lead as there's a ton of room and no weight to worry about.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:20 pm

testing of terminals with my servo tester and i leave the servo in the centre/neautral position ready for the arm to be fitted.I filled in the centre section with some more 1/16" balsa and left some large holes in it so i can push wires back in when i'm covering it.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:23 pm

wing on the fuselage, ailerons will stay off until the wing is covered.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:29 pm

plane on C of G jig. Couldn't help myself. The level on the nose weighs 9 grams but with the ailerons and covering on i'll need a little more but happy at the moment.
Sent a photo to the House Of Balsa,[the kit originaly came from them] and they didn't shoot me down for messing with their design but were happy to see what modelers did with their kits and would like to know how it flys,me too.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby Dale » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:51 pm

Cheers,
I like your build style, very nice and clean. (I'm a messy bugger, which always results in more effort at the far end cleaning up, sanding etc.)
Looking forward to that flight report!
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby owl » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:33 am

She looks spectacular Tigger! I'm sure she'll fly like an angel
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:47 pm

all set to go with the covering and thanks guys for the kind remarks.
Okay, i have drapped covering from tip to tip and find this is an easy way for the bottom of wings. I made a jigg up from some scraps and with a couple of clamps it holds an upside down wobbly wing steady.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:50 pm

Starting to bring the edges down and trim covering to size ready for rolling under.
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Re: new wing for house of balsa 2x4

Postby tigger » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:54 pm

A bit over 2 on the heat setting is enough at this stage. I'm using solarfilm and it sticks well enough without Balsa lock which can cause a few problems if you don't get things sitting right and apply the heat as it's hard to lift the cover for another go.
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