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Old 05-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #51
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Thanks Dean for the nice comments. I will be using an ASP 61FS. I got two that I bought for a Royal P-38 that I am going to build later. So my plan is to break in both engines on the Citabria.

I started to cover the plane with Solartex. First time I try it and I think it's the best covering material I ever used. I love it. I will try to order several rolls from Balsa USA as they are they only distributor I found in North America other than my LHS whose asking $40 for a 2 meter roll. Anyone know another source for Solartex?
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #52
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I installed the vertical and horizontal stabilizer. The elevator had to be installed before the fin but I still have to glue the rudder as I want to install the tail light before I do it.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:49 AM   #53
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I decided to replace the stock tailwheel bracket with a nicer unit that I had intalled on the silver plane of the second picture. I don't think my Frankenplane will need it anymore... Very few modifications where necessary to make it fit. That will look a little more scale and will allow me to use pull-pull cables for the rudder.

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #54
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Keep it coming, great thread. I like the choice of Solartex, should be a nice finish and very strong when painted.

I picked up a used Saito 65 recently and have started thinking that this model would be a great project for it. Looks like a fun build.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #55
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I started to install the pushrod for the elevator and the cables for the rudder. I used a Sullivan semi flexible Gold n'Rods for the elevator and some Ernts pushrod exits that I will use for both for the pushrod and the cables. There was a bit of trial and error for routing the pushrod and I decided to "plug" the unnecessary holes that I made...

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I made a small fillet at the base of the fin as per plan. After looking at different pictures of the real thing, I don't think it really looks scale but I'm building my Citabria more as a sport model so it doesn't really matter. I made it out of Bondo as it was the only stuff I had on hand and the weight is not really an issue since it's so small.

I assembled the thing before finishing the wing...
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:35 AM   #57
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Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Thanks Dean. I might have to take a break on the build as I am moving in 3 weeks but I'll try to keep working on it.

Next step was to finish the wing. I installed the wing tip blocks and the leading edge strip. A really useful tip I found on a video showing the build of a Nobler C/L stunter is to draw a line along the leading edge before you start shaping and sanding it (#2 pic). Makes sanding the leading edge straight a lot easier. Building this airplane makes you work on your carving skill as you can see the before and after wing tip. Lots of dust in the workshop...
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:30 PM   #59
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I didn't build the aileron control system as per plan as I prefer to use 2 servos instead of one central for both aileron. Therefore, I made some servo holders out of plywood and I made some supports that will allow to screw the servo holders to the wing. All assembled now, the only thing left to do is to run the wires for the lights, some final sanding of the wing, do the covering and paint.
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Time to re-activate this thread as the build was put on hold a couple of years ago due to a move an other things getting in the way, here's a few pictures of how it looks like now. I'm really planning to have this one flying this summer as there is very little to do to complete the build.

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