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lastvautour

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Re: Air-Toons
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2011, 08:18:03 AM »
The stab starts off being 10mm thick. Cut the centre line of the stab leaving 5mm of material. Make off the tip to centre lines as shown. Remove material as show using a knife or chisel. Careful there, this is where I cut myself quite deeply. One should put oneself into his projects, the spilling of blood is not required.

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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2011, 08:33:04 AM »
Next spit some wood and reduce to 1mm thickness. Cut sections 10mm long and 2.3 mm wide. I use a block with various cuts and ledges as a guide. The flap hinges which are cut out with the leading edge being from the front bottom corner to a point 1/3 back at the top and the trailing edge top to bottom cut to form a triangle. The under fuselage stakes are cut to the pattern provided. 6 hinges  and 2 stakes are required.

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« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2011, 08:33:47 AM »
The pitot boom is a round toothpick cut to size and usually exaggerated to no end.
Since I am making a formation of Hawks I require 60 parts.

We will take a break now and return tomorrow with shaping and sanding.

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« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2011, 08:43:31 AM »
What is the length of the fuselage template?

lastvautour

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« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2011, 08:51:26 AM »
Dave the image is a scan of a cut off 8.5" page. I am upstairs now and all my stuff is downstairs. I would guess around 5". I will measure and get back to you.

Lou

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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2011, 11:46:42 AM »
For  Dave, I may have led you astray. The F-18 is 5.5" and the hawk is approx 5".

For  Paul, one of the most important things is to keep your significant other in good spirits. So clean up after yourself. This hobby has a habit of visiting all corners of the house.

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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2011, 01:12:49 PM »
Wow Lou, there's no stopping you   :o,that's a very detailed tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to do it. Having seen the pics as well as as your comments it makes things a lot easier to understand. Do I have to cut myself or is that optional?. I will remember to tidy up as well.
                                       Best regards Paul J.

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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 02:52:13 PM »
Bleeding is optional, the enjoyment of the hobby is priceless.

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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 05:46:35 PM »
Lou I notice that the local joinery shop from where I scrounge wood has two sets of doors to the office area,this is to stop the spread of dust and debris from the wood cutting,my own workshop is divided into two one where the Tawney Owl lives and the other my winter quarters despite shutting the door dust settles everywhere on everything,the local art shop does picture framing at the back and the wife who runs the shop side is always dusting the painting stock from the wood cutting operations on those frames,this is a international problem ! but your shop always looks nice and tidy.
Barry.

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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2011, 06:27:13 PM »
The camera hides a lot. Dust is all over the house. I frequently do the vacuuming(Hoover in UK) to avoid hardships!!!! Sweeping up and closing doors help, but I have to dust my collection often.

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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2011, 02:01:24 AM »
Problem is heightened with balsa dust floating literally in the air,it gets everywhere,yesterday the wood shavings in the yard were getting airborne themselves being sucked upwards ! I guess that we just have to live with the inconvenience and accept is as part of what we do.
Out of the wood we actually use a hefty percentage is just plain scrap and must amount to tons of the stuff,I bet the kit manufacturers have a real problem with waste material ?
Barry.

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« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2011, 07:37:02 AM »
Do the wings taper or are they 2mm thick throughout?

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« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 07:52:26 AM »
Dave, I usually taper down to 1mm. Speaking of wings, the Hawk wings are tapered next using a chisel or whatever tool you wish. Once sanded, mark the location of the wing on the fuselage and cut out a 3mm section to slide the wing into. It is better to cut slightly inside the line to provide a tight fit.

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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 08:03:03 AM »
Once the material is removed insert the wing and line up the rear edge of the intake trunk to the trailing edge of the wing and mark the under side of the intake. Next mark off 3mm section to fit the wing into. And voila! The extra piece on my intake is because of to much eagerness and I took off the tip in error then could not find the exact piece that fell in my garbage bin.
Moving right along.

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« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2011, 08:14:42 AM »
Mark off 4mm from the outer edges of the intake block and remove the material between the lines. Once done either carefully use a knife or sand paper to round things off.

That all for today, unless I find time later this evening.
Everybody have a good one.

Lou
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