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Old 05-31-2016, 09:50 PM   #41
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I actually HAVE plans for the F4F main gear, for a model that was featured in the August 2009 edition of Flying Models. Different scale, "only" 63" wingspan. (I have the plans for the plane as well)
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #42
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Think the Wildcat gear would give the guys a headache, but they'd tackle the standard stuff quick enough, hoping they can do some gear for my 1/5th Bronco!
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:31 PM   #43
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Latest work on the T-34, wings are now fully sheeted, and I've got the flap and aileron on the left wing done. Just finished the right flap, except for the hinging. Shots show the wing, the installation of the robart hinges for flap and aileron, and my method for shaping the leading edge on the flap, and then installing the ply control horn.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:01 PM   #44
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So, once again, I find myself shaking my head at robart. they make sure that the 1/4 in diameter axels, of very nice hardened steel, are just shy of 1/2 in too long.
I still can't believe the axles are 1/4 inch in diameter. It's not like the RC model is a B25! Maybe they thought you'd be building it with epoxy throughout

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:21 PM   #45
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My best effort yet with robart hinges, the robart curse might be lifted finally. They all fit perfect first time, no slop or twist, so I'm quite happy! New wing tips are on and airfoil shape sanded, just need to draw the outline, sand that, and we're almost ready to glass!
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:02 PM   #46
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Robust gear for a trainer, maybe?

Nice work on the wing. That flap leading edge is scary, at least for me! Maybe with a long sanding bar... maybe.
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It's pretty simple, tack glue the LE piece to the flap, trace out the end profiles, then start with a razor plane to rough out the shape. Sanding bar to finish it off, then I popped the LE off, cut out for the flap control horn, glue back in place. About 15 minutes work.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:42 AM   #48
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All the ailerons and flaps have been hinged, and installation checked, sanded, and ready to glass. Doing the final sanding and filling today. Glassing will start Monday, plan will be to completely finish the wing, then set it aside and get going on the new cowl for the T34-C mod, the vertical stab changes, and getting it ready to glass as well.
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Upper wing has now been glassed, along with one side of the flaps and ailerons. Wing is progressing rather nicely.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:14 PM   #50
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flaps and ailerons fully glassed, while that dries, puttering away on my TF P-39, to get that finished and ready to maiden!
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