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Old 09-18-2016, 02:14 PM   #61
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I'll try to get some posted next day or two. Fuse is all glassed, as are the tail feathers, lots of sanding and filling to go, then primer.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:11 PM   #62
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ok sounds good. I'm carving and sanding my flaps right now.
So far so good.
I'm not sure which way to go with the hinges. I have had a heck of a time with the Robart hinges in the past and was wondering if using the Robart inserts would make it any easier?
The only other option is making some hinges by hand.
Any thoughts?
I don't want to hijack your thread but there is no sense me creating another build thread if your ok with that.

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Old 10-02-2016, 01:54 PM   #63
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Back on the T-34, getting the rest of the sanding and priming done, prior to setup for paintwork.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:58 PM   #64
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Re: Top Flite T-34

Hey Randy, sorry for not replying sooner, no worries about hijacking, so post as you see fit. I've been lucky with Robart hinges, I do have the Robart Hinge drilling jig, which does wonders for ensuring perfect alignment every time. The jigs in the kit for doing the flap hinges work great, just have to take your time, and keep things straight. If you need to drill a hinge hole out slightly, to handle a misalignment, then simply mix up some thickened epoxy, use some Vaseline on the center of the hinges to keep them from getting gummed up, and then insert all hinges, line everything up, and off you go. I normally will do one side at a time, i.e. wing side, or flap side, make sure everything is good, then do the other side. 15 or 30 minute epoxy will give you the working time you'll need.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:02 PM   #65
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Last bit of work on filling/sanding, all priming will be done over the weekend, and then it's time for detailing. Hopefully paint will go on next week, or shortly thereafter. Can't wait to do the paint, and get the fuse and wings together for a couple of photos.
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Re: Top Flite T-34

Looking Great Dave.
I'm working on the fuse of mine right now. Laid up a couple sheets of balsa to do the sides.
Not sure of I want to glue it the way the books says though.
I can see attaching it to the rail but squirting a bunch of glue between the plywood formers and the sheeting doesn't sound too secure to me.
I'll have to sit back and look at this.
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Balsa to balsa, sure, but always seems to be an issue with lite ply, thin CA soaks in way too fast, and never secures things very well. Great place for thick CA, and tons of fingers!
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Hi Dave,
Did you decide on a power plant for your plane?
I'm going Gas on mine but I contacted the folks at Bison to see what kind of Muffler can be fabricated to clear the Nose Gear Mount and leave the area clear to hook-up the throttle and Nose Gear Linkage.
Your idea of extending the Nose and making it a Turbo Version might be the way to go on these kits so a person can use what he wants.
I'm not sure how much weight a person would have to add to the tail to get the CG back to where it belongs.
What are your thoughts?

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